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Today’s Favorite: Gazing


This is my most recent photograph. I was up late one night to try and photograph a cactus. Well, not exactly a cactus. We have a century plant in our back yard which has gone to flower. It hasn’t completed its cycle yet, but it has sent up a really tall stalk with branches covered in ... Read more


     The past few days here in Santa Barbara County have been beautiful. Clouds roll over the mountains on some days while a crisp blue sky comes out on others. The light in the afternoons has been wonderful as well. The other day, the light on the mountains was magnificent as the clouds shaded ... Read more

The Filter Bar in Lightroom

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Lightroom has many different ways of categorizing images, however, how do you take advantage of all this? One of the easiest ways is to use the filter bar at the top of the screen in the Library module. There are four different options at the top of the bar: text, attribute, metadata, and none. Text ... Read more

Self Portrait


One of the new exciting things happening this year at my school is a new photography club. So far we’ve met once this year. The first meeting went well. We covered a ton of basics to make sure that everyone was on the same page. Then, at the end of the class we were given ... Read more

Modules in Lightroom

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Lightroom has seven modules built into it, and each one has different features, different tools, and a different purpose. To give a sense of what Lightroom can do, and what parts of the program do each task, I outline the function and features of each module below. If you want to learn more about Lightroom ... Read more

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Image of GracesonMy name is Graceson Aufderheide, but you have probably figured that out already. I am currently a senior in high school who photographs, teaches, and makes jewelry. I have always been creating, that is what I do.
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