Are You Meeting Your Clients Expectations?

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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 and...

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days--Developing Photos With Presets

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Editing photos in Lightroom using presets saves me so much time!  I can’t imagine editing photos without them.  That being said, the workflow is a little different than editing it on your own.  So let’s get started. **Note: When I say presets, I am also including Lightroom Brushes and Filters. Just thought you should know at the start! :) Where to Start? I always start by evaluating my photo and making a few decisions about what it needs.  Is it underexposed? Is the white balance WAY off? Did it turn out the way I envisioned it? Does it need a...

All About Templates + Exporting in Lightroom

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We're so exciting to have a webinar all about using templates in lightroom and exporting! Learn how to export for web and print. We'll also be sharing how you can save time by creating your blog and facebook timelines in lightroom. We can't wait to see you there. Making exporting a breeze Exporting for print for your clients Exporting for web (facebook and blog) Using templates in lightroom (saving you a trip to Photoshop) Be sure to reserve your spot today! Our last webinar filled up quickly, with over 500 on the waiting list. Thank you!

4 Secrets to a Faster Lightroom Workflow

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As much as I love photography and Lightroom, I don’t want to spend endless hours editing there.  I am a busy mom and my time is valuable. Today I want to share with you 4 secrets I have discovered for speeding up my photo editing workflow in Lightroom. 1.  Pick your Favorites First!   The VERY FIRST thing I do after I shoot a session is come home and pick my favorites.  For a typical family portrait or engagement session, I am looking for 25-40 favorite images (depending on the session) that I will show to my client.  When I...

Can You Help Our Community with 3 Minutes of Your Time?

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We would like to create a resource guide for photographers to share with our community here at Pretty Presets. We know that YOU are our best resource and would love to have your recommendations for services you have used in your photography or in your business. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us in this brief survey! Thank you for being here! Create your own user feedback survey

Backing Up Your Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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I love my Lightroom presets.  I use them everyday. I never want to be without them. So I give them a little TLC and choose to back them up so they will always be there for me when needed.   Here are some tips for backing up your Lightroom presets and a step-by-step for guide for doing it. Why Should I Backup My Presets? Because thousands of computers crash everyday.  And thousands of people change computers everyday. Approximately 6 of those are Pretty Presets users.  How do we know that? Just guessing. (Actually, we field your support questions.) ;) When...

Workflow from Start to Finish

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We listened to your recommendations!  Thank you so much.  This is the first webinar, stay tuned for the second webinar announced next week. Join us for the one hour workshop that will illustrate an efficient and effective workflow for a batch of pictures.  Workflow from Start to Finish With one small group of images we will: ○ Go through the import process ○ Add keywords and make collections in the Library ○ Edit images in the Develop module with presets, brushes, and other tools ○ Go through the export process for the web and print RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE! 

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Developing Your Photos

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Exporting Your Photos for Print

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Exporting images can sometimes get confusing.  Let’s face it, there are lots of different settings to choose and endless combinations of numbers to input. So today I am going to break it down in an easy step by step and let you know exactly what you need to do to export photos for print. **Please Note: When I say print, I mean anytime you are giving files to clients or sending them to a lab/printer for print. Opening For Export You can get to the Export dialog in 3 ways.   The first is just highlight/select any photo from your...

Facebook Groups: Love Them or Leave Them

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Awhile ago, I talked about how important it is to find a forum online to join in order to help you grow as a photographer. This was vital to my growth and connecting with peers in the industry. Another way to connect with others on a deeper, more personal level is to join one of the many Facebook groups that are available. Most have a very specific purpose, such as In Person Sales, Marketing, Photographing Newborns…there are so many to choose from. Some groups are public, where anyone can see the group, its members and their posts. The majority of...

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: The Develop Module

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The develop module is where you will be developing your photos.  This is the the most exciting place to hang out in Lightroom.  There are so many options for editing your photos and when you are finished here your photos will look fabulous. There is lots to know about this section, so lets dig in and get you oriented! Navigator We covered this in the last lesson, but as a review, this is where you will see a preview of your image.  As you use the zoom tools above this small view of your photo, a rectangle will appear and...

Free Lightroom Templates for You (Facebook Timeline and Blog Templates)

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Free Lightroom Print Templates For You Something I appreciate about our private group on Pretty Presets (which you should join HERE) is the feedback we receive.  So many great ideas are shared on how we can enhance your business.  Whether it be through blog posts, the webinar material or through products.  One idea that was shared, was the idea of Lightroom Print Templates.  These templates are not only fun to use, but will save you the time of having to run to Photoshop.   Click on the button below to download them.  It will take you to a page to checkout,...