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iPad App Giveaway: Photosmith

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. As you may have noticed, I take a lot of photos. Like many photographers, I love Adobe Lightroom – it’s probably my most-used application on my computer… well-designed, fantastically organized, and very powerful. I also love my iPad and take it with me a lot more often than I do my laptop computer. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a Lightroom for iPad? Well, there isn’t.

But there is something that is just about as good: Photosmith for iPad.

iPad App Giveaway: Photosmith

The Photosmith app allows you to, among other things, work with RAW camera files on the iPad, applying Lightroom tags, color labels, picks/rejects, star ratings, sets, etc to your photos right on your iPad. All of that then gets synced to your desktop Lightroom library. It allows you to basically review and start the process of managing your photos before you ever even sit down to your desktop Lightroom library.

The biggest surprise for me was that it works amazingly fast, even with huge RAW files. It’s about the best $20 I’ve ever spent on an app.

And I’ve got a free copy of Photosmith for 3 lucky winners. You’ll get the app as well as a lifetime of free updates (they just keep improving the software). All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, below, about the type of photography you do. Be sure to fill out the “email” field (will not be posted or shared). If you’ve got Twitter, make sure you tweet about this contest, too. You’ve got until midnight (EST), on Tuesday, June 12th, to enter. 

I’ll randomly select three winners and, if you win, contact you with a code good for a FREE copy of Photosmith. One entry per person, please!

You can also learn more about the app here. Good luck!


Dragon Fruit

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Dragon Fruit

Every week, we go to a nearby Asian supermarket in Chantilly called Lotte – a Korean-run market that features fresh produce, spices and goods from around the world. The prices are very good and the selection of produce is astounding. Half of the stuff I have never seen or heard of, and the stock keeps rotating with the seasons. Dragon fruit is my latest find. Of course I wanted to eat it but, I have to admit, it’s also just crazy cool looking and I knew it would be fun to photograph.

Dragon Fruit


Danielle’s Desserts – Homemade Wonders

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Danielle’s Desserts – Homemade Wonders

I took some photos for Danielle Poux of Danielle’s Desserts earlier this week.  Danielle is making and selling home-made style desserts in northern Virginia (Tysons Galleria, to be exact) starting this year.  She has been a wonderful friend and client, and has been kind enough to ask me to do some photography.

Danielle’s Desserts – Homemade Wonders



“Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.”
~ Walt Kelly