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Lightroom 101: HSL/Color Split Tone Colleen Bies Photography (transcription below) Welcome back to Lightroom 101. Today we’re going to be covering the HSL color panel in Lightroom. And we’re actually going to cover split toning as well, just because it’ll be easy to knock out both of these, because they’re not a ton of work. […]

Lightroom 101: Tone Curve with Colleen Bies Photography (transcription below) Hello, and welcome back. So, we’re gonna jump right in, and if you watched the other video you’ve just learned about the basics panel. Right now, we’re going into the turn curve panel. So, for me, I think that this tone curve panel is probably […]

Lightroom 101: Basic Panel with Colleen Bies Photography (transcription below) I’m recording this because I had done a Lightroom 101 class in my home, just to kind of show other photographers some of the simple things, or the things that I think are pretty simple and basic in Lightroom, that I think everyone should know […]

Neenah Wedding Photographer It’s January 2019 as I’m writing this. I have officially been photographing weddings for nine years now. It feels like so long ago when I picked up my camera and began my journey in 2010. To date, I’ve photographed 167 weddings. (168 if you include my younger sister’s elopement I photographed with […]

11 Must Have Business Tools There is so much more in running a business than just doing that one particular task that your business is all about. There are other aspects like the administrative items, and programs and tools that help you do what you do best. I’ve found these top 11 business tools that […]

Pencils of Promise Part Three Day Four Welcome back to my Pencils of Promise trip day four and five. Part of what Pencils of Promise does in Laos and in the other countries that they help with is they offer a WASH program and TS (teacher support). Their WASH program is to really help the […]

Pencils of Promise Part Two Thank you for joining me back again to see and hear more about my trip from Laos. As a reminder, almost two years ago, the Rising Tide Society held an online summit in order to raise money to build a school with an organization called the Pencils of Promise. We […]

Pencils of Promise Part One Let’s start at the beginning. Nearly 2 years ago, The Rising Tide Society held an online summit where creative entrepreneurs could tune in for a donation as little as $1.00. The online summit ended up raising $50,000. That was what we needed to build a school with Pencils of Promise […]

The Howard in Oshkosh I had the pleasure of witnessing the Ribbon Cutting of Oshkosh’s newest event venue this week. The Howard in Oshkosh, formerly known as The Eagles Club has been beautifully restored and is quite the beauty!! Having grown up in Oshkosh, I remember this place when it was still just in limbo […]

Growing up, I felt a lot of shame and embarrassment. And I’m not exactly proud to say it but, as a young person, I was embarrassed of my mom. My mom would constantly hustle, get side jobs, start mini businesses and do all these little things on the side to support my family. I was ashamed […]