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Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days—The Catalog

I love Lightroom.  I think it is pretty user friendly.  However, I also know that anytime you start using a new program there are questions and frustrations that come up. This blog series is intended as a resource to help you get up and running in Lightroom as quickly and as free of frustration as possible! So, here we go! The Lightroom Catalog. As soon as you install Lightroom, it will create a catalog (or ask you to find an existing one.) This might seem confusing, after all isn’t a catalog one of those things you used to browse and.. - Continue Reading

5 Webinars for Lightroom Beginners

Are you new to Lightroom?  Have you had for a while but been a little timid about trying it out? Have you been using it for a bit but things just haven't clicked?   Wherever you are, check out these 5 webinars that are guaranteed to get you a great start in Lightroom! 1. 5 Tips for Getting Started with Lightroom 5   2. Lightroom Webinar for Beginners     3. Essentials to Editing in Lightroom   4. Brushes and Graduated Filters    5. Intermediate Lightroom Tips - Continue Reading

8 Ideas to Spark Your Photographic Creativity

We all occasionally struggle with being creative.  Sometimes we just feel drained and like there is nothing creatively left to pull from.  Sometimes we get bored of what we have been doing and are looking for something new to try.  I tend to feel that way more in the winter or when I let myself get too busy. Here are a few tips and projects you can try to pull yourself out of a creative slump. Visit an Art Museum. This has been my standby when I need a little creative spark.  I love art museums.  There seems to be.. - Continue Reading

3 Quick Steps to Caring for Your Memory Cards

Memory cards aren’t typically the part of photography that we get most excited about.  However, they do hold our images for us, so the better we care for them the better they will care for our images and longer they will last. Format Your Memory Cards Often.  Formatting your memory card in the camera you are using freshens it up and prepares it to best capture the images on that camera. If you switch your memory cards between cameras make sure to format them in the camera each time you insert a memory card. Avoid Using Your Camera to Delete.. - Continue Reading

5 Tips to Saving Time in Lightroom + Adding Snow in Lightroom

---> Download the notes for the webinar here (Enjoy!) Thank you for joining our webinar. We're so glad you came! In this video you'll enjoy learning more about how you can save time in lightroom.  Plus, learn about the newest feature of adding snow in Lightroom 5 and the Creative Cloud.  We have another webinar coming up on Sunday.  You can click on the image below to reserve your spot.  Winter Wonderland Collection  Don't miss out on the Winter Wonderland Collection. This one-of-a-kind collection includes 32 Pretty Presets + 5 Brushes and can be used on any of your images taken in natural.. - Continue Reading

Winter Wonderland Collection - Adding Snow to Your Images in Lightroom

Add, Delete, Move Snow in Your Images This one-of-a-kind collection includes 32 Pretty Presets + 5 Brushes and can be used on any of your images taken in natural light. You can use this collection in Lightroom Lightroom 5 and the Creative Cloud. This collection can be used on both RAW and JPEG images. Learn how easy it is to add snow to your images, delete the snow you may not want or move it within your image.  It takes seconds!  Watch this quick tutorial to learn more.  Enjoy!  View the Winter Wonderland Collection. We wanted to provide you with.. - Continue Reading

Tips to Organizing and Sorting Photos in Lightroom

In the digital age where images rule, keeping our images organized is no small feat.  No matter what “category” of photographer you fit, it’s likely you have lots of photos that you are trying to keep organized in Lightroom. The good news is that Lightroom has some super features that make organizing and sorting our photos easy! Stars and Flags   Lets start with Stars and Flags.  These are found on Lightroom’s Filter bar. (I circled it above.) Here is where you can rate your photos. One way to choose a photo as a favorite/keeper is to flag it.  You.. - Continue Reading

$19 for "Winter Wonderland" Collection for LR5/CC EXCLUSIVE Pre Release from Pretty Presets for Lightroom {Save 51%}

Create your own "Winter Wonderland" with the NEW collection from Pretty Presets!   With the NEW Pretty Presets Winter Wonderland Collection, you have the power to unleash as little or as much snow as you desire.  For the first time ever, you can offer your clients beautiful wintery images regardless of the weather forecast. As photographers, you've never had so much fun!     This one-of-a-kind collection includes 31 Pretty Presets + 5 Brushes and can be used on any of your images taken in natural light.  You can use this collection in Lightroom Lightroom 5 and the Creative Cloud... - Continue Reading

4 Simple Steps to More Organized Photos

We all shoot lots of photos (I am assuming you do because you are hanging out here.)  And lots of photos means we better have a good way to keep them organized or we will quickly be overwhelmed by all the images hanging around on our memory cards and hard drives. If you find yourself among the ranks of the "I-need-to-get-my-photos-more-organized" these 4 steps will have you all fixed up in a jiffy. Use a Simple System: Yep. Simple. Using a simple system to keep your photos organized on your hard drive will ensure that you can sustain this for the.. - Continue Reading

Should You Get The Creative Cloud?

Now that Adobe's Creative Cloud has been on the market for a couple of years, more and more people are switching over to Creative Cloud. On first glance, CC may seem a bit confusing, but I am going to break it down in the simplest of terms for you, because it really is simple:  Creative Cloud versus Photoshop Creative Suite, and Other Adobe Software Purchases * Before Creative Cloud In the past, when you wanted to purchase an Adobe product such as Photoshop Creative Suite (CS), you would either purchase a box that came with a CD, or you would.. - Continue Reading

Match Total Exposure aka. The Trick that Could Have Saved Me Hours!

I had a little incident with my camera recently.  I accidentally turned on the bracketing setting.  (I’m under a year with my new camera and still hit the wrong buttons all the time. Hopefully I am not the only one that does this!) That wouldn’t have been so terrible all by itself, but it happened right before a session and I didn’t know I had done it until I was in the middle of photographing.  During the session, I knew something was wrong but we were pressed for time/light and I didn’t have time to figure out the problem. So.. - Continue Reading

6 Photography-Related Projects to Keep You Busy During Slow Months

Winter is usually a slow time for photography in the northern hemisphere whether you are a photographer or just enjoying photography as hobby! So here are 6 projects you can immerse yourself in to keep you busy through the slower winter months!  Family Photobooks: I love creating these for my family every year and they love them just as much as I do.  Winter is the time I put them together. It’s the perfect time to go through our favorite photos and memories from the previous year and organize them into a book. My favorite method of creating these books.. - Continue Reading