SleekLens Lightroom Preset Review

I had a chance to try out the Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography from SleekLens in trade for an honest review of the product. I generally prefer manual editing in Lightroom over using automated methods for my architectural and real estate photography, however for some landscapes and evening photographs I find this collection of presets from them very useful, mostly as a …

DJI Inspire 1 Drone in Flight

Interview with American Photographic Artists (APA) on Drones

I had the privilege of talking with Andrew Buchanan of the American Photographic Artists (APA) group to discuss the usage of Drones for commercial photography.  Based in Seattle WA, Andrew is a 20 year architectural and interior photography professional and drone skeptic, but wanted to show differing points of view for the article.  Also included in the conversation is Cameron …

Living Room with Hardwood Floors and Fireplace, Coeur d'Alene Idaho

5 Questions to ask when choosing a Realtor

With all the options available, how do you pick a good Realtor to sell your home?  Most people know at least one real estate agent, but how do you make sure they will do the best job in making the sale?  These 5 questions should help you make the best decision: Are they legit? What do their clients say about …

Chinese Lantern Festival Spokane WA

Chinese Lantern Festival

We had a chance to see the amazing Chinese Lantern Festival at Riverfront Park and what a beautiful display of art and culture!  Live shows are performed nightly at 6:30 and 8:00 Sun-Thu and 7:00 and 9:00 Fri and Sat night until Nov 15th.  The display covers nearly the entire “island” in the center of the Spokane river at the …