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Back to School Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway

  Too Cool For School Giveaway School is in full swing, and what better way to CELEBRATE than by winning a Canon 5D MARK III camera!!  This year we've teaming up with Rock The Shot Forum to make this giveaway one spectacular celebration.  Don't wait any longer!  Enter our giveaway below for your chance to win this incredible camera and have a jump-start on your photography career! Be sure to check out our awesome offer, too!  Enjoy $10 off any $30 purchase during our giveaway with the code "toocool" here at Pretty Presets.  Also, we're offering free webinars that you don't want.. - Continue Reading

3 Tips For Finding The Light

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and two of her friends wanted me to do some photos of them.  I was thrilled to do it.  They are 13 and any chance I have to take photos of my daughter, I will jump at!  One friend came home with us after school and the other friend was supposed to meet at our home at 4:00.  But then 4:00 turned into 5:00.  The girls spent way too long getting ready so we had to scratch our original plan of taking photos at one of my favorite locations twenty minutes from my.. - Continue Reading

Editing Newborns, Getting It Right In Camera, Skin Tones and More

We'll be combining two of our most popular webinars into one session this month. We hope this will give you the opportunity to grow in more than one area, in a very short amount of time. Our goal is to save you time while using Lightroom, so that you can have more time with your family, more time for sessions, or for whatever you desire! We know your time is valuable and hope you're as excited about this as we are. What to know more about what we'll be offering? We listened and found out what you're most excited about! Below.. - Continue Reading

Inspirational Photography Quotes

The goal behind Pretty Presets is to give you a place where you can learn, be inspired, save time and be encouraged.  So, I thought it might be fun to grab some of the most encouraging lines out of interviews and blog posts, here on Pretty Presets, and share them with you.  I'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with you.  Thanks for being here!  Laura   - Continue Reading

5 Tips for Saving Time in Lightroom + Editing Skin Tones In Lightroom

5 Tips for Saving Time in Lightroom Webinar We're so excited to launch this new webinar series!  During this webinar you'll enjoy two webinars in one.  Learn all about skin tones in Lightroom and how to save time while using Lightroom, too.  This is one webinar you won't want to miss.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Reserve your seat today!  Download the 5 Tips for Saving Time In Lightroom notes here.   Editing Skin Tones In Lightroom Webinar Download the Editing Skin Tones in Lightroom notes here.  Lightroom Tutorials You May Enjoy: 1. How to Correct Skin Tones in Lightroom 2. Full length webinar on.. - Continue Reading

Photographer Spotlight: A Piece Of Lisa Photography

When did you decided to pursue photography? I was an avid scrapbooker four years ago. I have always been on the crafty side, and creating anything was always an exciting concept for me. So, my husband, being the smart guy that he is, decided it was time to buy me a camera for Christmas, so that these images I was scrapbooking would be a bit more exciting. I was so angry with him for spending that kind of money on a Christmas gift, and for giving me such a terrifying challenge ( anyone starting out with a new SLR and.. - Continue Reading

Exporting Images for Print, Web and Facebook

You have successfully imported images into Lightroom and edited them. Awesome! Now you need to get those precious little files OUT of Lightroom and off to the printer, or onto a thumb drive for your client, or uploaded to Facebook to show potential clients. This vital step is called EXPORTING. During the export all the edits and changes you made in the Develop module will be applied and the new version of your image is created (because Lightroom is non destructive and does not overwrite the original file). Let's go through the export screen a step at a time. Important! Take your.. - Continue Reading

Taking Images from Lightroom to Photoshop

Many photographers, both professional and hobbyists, have more than one editing programs. And, more often than not those two programs are Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you are new to one or both, you may not realize how beautifully the two programs were designed to work together. Today we want to show you how to set up an external (Adobe) editing program in Lightroom. Lightroom and Photoshop Usually Lightroom will *find* Photoshop and link up with it without you having to do it. However, there are a few changes you may want to make to the settings.. - Continue Reading

What Do Your Clients Expect and Are You Delivering?

What do your clients expect from you? Have you ever taken the time to sit and really think about what it may be? If not, how do you know you’re living up to their expectations, let alone meeting their needs? I’m not often in front of the camera. Whether personal or professional, I’m always the one clicking the shutter and I admit that until recently, I had not focused a lot of time on the question of client expectations.We’ve all heard that managing client expectations in regard to scheduling, session payment, product ordering, etc is vital in providing a smooth.. - Continue Reading

Editing in Lightroom Presets with Pretty Presets - Clarissa Hunnewell

Clarissa wrote me recently and shared some edits she had made with the Make It Matte Collection!  I asked if she'd be okay with us sharing them with our page.  Thanks for letting us share, Clarissa.    "I have either used the Pretty Pastels Collection or the Make It Matte Collection. But, overall the Make It Matte is definitely my favorite. Every time I go to edit a photo the very first thing I do it put a preset over it and then adjust everything else from there. Pretty Presets is by far my favorite preset company. I don't edit.. - Continue Reading

From Import to Export: Keeping Tabs on Your Files

When it comes to organizing your files on your computer and in Lightroom, there is no set standard, and everyone has their own way of doing things that works for them, and their way of organizing is usually a combination of a) what they’ve been taught and b) what they’ve learned on their own. The most important thing when it comes to organizing your files is that you understand your system and can locate your images without spending hours searching, and that your files are safe: ie, your computer isn’t about to explode from being full of unused images, and.. - Continue Reading

How and Where to Backup Your Lightroom Catalog

Today I am talking about one of the most important things you should be doing in Lightroom: backing up the Lightroom catalog to an off site location. In a previous post I explained what the catalog was - the compilation of all the images you have imported into Lightroom. Not only is the catalog file (.lrcat) your virtual picture library, but it is also all the organizational systems you have created such as keywords and collections, and it is all the edit steps you have taken for each and every picture you've ever edited in Lightroom (and is still in the.. - Continue Reading