MattK Fresh Start Course – Week 2

Post Date: January 27, 2019 Week 2 of the Matt Klowkowski Fresh Start Course taught us to learn our equipment better by taking comparison shots and examining them in LightRoom, PhotoShop, On1, or whatever. Comparison ideas were raw v jpeg images; ISO tests; Auto v Manual Focus among others. The underlying message is to not… Continue reading MattK Fresh Start Course – Week 2

MattK Fresh Start Course

Post Date: January 19, 2019 I don’t usually make big resolutions for the New Year. Why wait for January to start on something new? I worked this summer to improve my train pictures and was happy with the results. That being said, there are a couple of areas that I’d like to improve and the… Continue reading MattK Fresh Start Course

Photography with LED Lighting

Photography Dates: December 6 & 13, 2018 I recently picked up some LED light panels to use with my food photography. I’ve used off camera flash in the past with some good results but I wanted to be able to monitor brightness and color balance using constant lighting. As you can see in most of the… Continue reading Photography with LED Lighting

Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken

Cook Date: December 4, 2018 I’ve been including pressure cooker posts on my blog since April 2014 so I got an early seat on that bandwagon. That said, I think I’m the last person on the planet with a pressure cooker who has not made butter chicken – an Indian dish made famous by Urashi… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Visit Date: November 24, 2018 We’ve had plenty of Portland area winter rain this past week so we had itchy feet to get out and walk a bit. For a change of pace we headed over to the Tualatin Hills Nature Park off Millikan Way west of Murray Blvd in Beaverton.  Carl and I are… Continue reading Tualatin Hills Nature Park