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Finding Joy During the Pandemic May 19, 2020

I hope none of your your family, or friends have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus.  It’s clear this pandemic is going to be with us for a while, so how can we make the best of it?   As Stanford economist Paul Romer said in November 2004, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

Finding joy in life, even before the pandemic frequently required effort, awareness, and gratitude, which are often lost in the demands of daily life.  And joy isn’t ecstatic, it’s more subtle and lasts longer.  It’s what gets your though the day, and moving from week to week.

In Monday night’s New York Times Evening Briefing, (which I follow nightly) was an article highlighting 14 writers on ways they are getting through the pandemic, and even finding joy.   Hey, here’s one for us in that article: The Joy of Deleting My Many Mediocre Photos.

So how are you finding joy during this time?  What positive has come from it?  What stories can you share that might inspire others?

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Ahhh…Still Together…Photoshop and Lightroom April 7, 2014




Adobe is running a great special, Photoshop and Lightroom together for $9.99/month.  Yes, that’s the full version and power of Photoshop CC, and the ease and fun of Lightroom for just 33¢ a day! (When was that last time you saw something with a cents symbol that you wanted to buy?)


This offer was supposed to expire at the end of March but is still available.  Enjoy this great offer here before it goes away!

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GREAT DEAL: American Photo Magazine 2-Year Subscription for $7 October 15, 2012

One of the best photography magazines around.  DiscountMags offers an American Photo Magazine 2-Year Subscription for $7  Enter coupon code “DEALNEWS” drops it to $6.99.  It includes 24 issues.

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Simplify Lightroom’s Interface October 10, 2012

One of the things I love about Lightroom is its clean interface. It’s just easy to work with–and enjoyable.

Here is an article on customizing Lightroom’s interface further for maximum usability. Keyboard shortcuts I really the key to powering your way around bigrams different panels. Take some time to learn the important ones that will improve your workflow.

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Lightroom’s Little Vines November 26, 2011

Really good article on vignetting in Lightroom

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1st Place/Best of Show! July 1, 2011

I just found out that I won 1st place/Best of Show at the Marin County Fair 2011 for my photo of friends taken during a camping trip last year. Thanks to Jay and Ezra for allowing me to enter their photo.

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