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Wedding Week | Getting Ready

Wedding Week | Getting Ready

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  Photos of the couple getting ready are often part of what the bride wants on the day of the wedding.  Notice I said what the bride wants!  Generally the groom doesn’t care! When this is requested, your timeline will begin here.  I am a huge fan of getting these pictures.  This is why: Using this time before the ceremony gives you a chance to bond with the bride and her bridesmaids You get a chance to add more detail shots This feels like a warm up before the ceremony, so you get your jitters out HAVE A PLAN I...

Wedding Week | Top 3 Ways to Stay Organized

Wedding Week | Top 3 Ways to Stay Organized

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As a photographer, you’ll find that you wear many hats.  Sometimes you’ll be a family therapist, a money manager, a baby sitter, a wedding planner, and a communications specialist.  This blog post is going to concentrate on that last hat we often wear, communication specialist.  With photographing a wedding, you have to wear this hat at all times, from the first contact with the couple until the images are delivered.  If communicating isn’t your strong suit, they research what other photographers do or find some local photographers that will walk you through their process so you don’t feel scared and...

Free Training: Workflow from Start to Finish in Lightroom

Free Training: Workflow from Start to Finish in Lightroom

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Workflow from Start to Finish in Lightroom We listened to your recommendations! Join us for the one hour workshop that will illustrate an efficient and effective workflow for a batch of pictures. 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 Collections used during training: Workflow Collection, Perfect Portrait Brushes, Graduated Filters and Fine Art Film. Free Notes: CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ENJOY THE...

Wedding Week | To Be or Not To Be a Wedding Photographer

Wedding Week | To Be or Not To Be a Wedding Photographer

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Over the next two weeks I will be sharing everything I know about weddings.  Each day you will learn about a different aspect of being a wedding photographer. You'll read about things I've done wrong, those things I've totally rocked and lessons learned along the way.  So follow along everyday and see where this crazy little thing called love takes us! Eight years ago I was asked to do wedding photos for a friend’s brother.  I had an old film camera, a Canon Rebel to be exact.  I was reluctant to switch to digital.  I had no idea what to...

Creating Magical Images From Any Location

Creating Magical Images From Any Location

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If you're like me, and many other photographers, finding new locations can sometimes seem daunting but, in reality, beautiful locations can be found anywhere. It's a matter of changing the way you look at the world around you. Everywhere I go, no matter what I'm doing, there's a part of me looking for areas that are magical when you really, really look at them. It only takes a small area and the right perspective and you can create beautiful images in places others have passed right over. Here in the first example is my daughter, Bella. This amazing little spot...

Exporting Cheat Sheet + Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Instant Download

Exporting Cheat Sheet + Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Instant Download

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One of the most frequently asked questions we get in our private facebook group is "How do I export from Lightroom to web, for print, to facebook, etc".  We're excited to share this awesome exporting PDF with you.  We hope it will be an awesome resource for you as you export from Lightroom.  You can right-click on the image and save or you can click on the button and it will instantly download to your computer for you.  Enjoy! Export Location When exporting, you will be asked to choose where you would like your imaged to be exported and stored...

Free Lightroom Training Available - Reserve Your Seat!

Free Lightroom Training Available - Reserve Your Seat!

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We'd love to help you SAVE MORE TIME! This is the first time we've offered the same class within the same week, but are offering two different times. We know your schedules are busy, but we're hoping you can make it! Reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/savingtimelrtraining We've put together a one-hour training dedicated to helping you use presets, brushes and graduated filters to their full potential. We'll also be sharing other great tips and tricks to save you time during our time together. Our hope is that this hour together will encourage you as you use lightroom and ultimately save...

NEW!! Summer Limited Edition Collection

NEW!! Summer Limited Edition Collection

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JUST RELEASED: Summer Limited Edition Set for only $35 We're so excited to introduce our newest Pretty Presets collection to you! Plus, for a limited time it's only $35. This includes 14 Pretty Presets. You can also enjoy a special bonus: 12 Horizontal Bokeh Presets. Come check out the entire collection here! The Summer Limited Edition Collection brings beautiful light and color to your natural light images! Create your own signature style with soft and sunny summer colors, rich jewel tones, and luscious black & white conversions. This collection is perfect for any style of natural light portrait photography. You can use these...

PRETTY: A Resource for the Growing Photographer

PRETTY: A Resource for the Growing Photographer

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Meet PRETTY! This is our very first issue!  As a special thank you for being a part of our community, you can enjoy it COMPLETELY FREE!  This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER and will be available in the store for purchase soon.  Don't wait, download it for FREE today!   When the team at Pretty Presets started talking about putting together an amazing resource for other photographers, it was a simple decision. Then came the brainstorming of the content we would offer. We wanted to offer something that photographers at every level could relate to. We wanted to give them...

Free Training: Editing With Lightroom Presets, Brushes and Graduated Filters

Free Training: Editing With Lightroom Presets, Brushes and Graduated Filters

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  Editing with Presets, Brushes & Graduated Filters in LIghtroom Thank you so much for attending. We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the fantastic questions at the end, too. Be sure to watch it through to the end, so you can check out the Q&A session also. During the webinar Amanda shared: How to install presets, as well as how to create a shortcut so the next time  you install presets it will be quicker. How to edit images with presets, both for a "clean edit" and a special creative look. How to create a snapshot to...

Fixing Wrinkles on a Background Using the Spot Healing Tool in Lightroom

Fixing Wrinkles on a Background Using the Spot Healing Tool in Lightroom

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Last month, Erika of Erika Marie Photography posted a photo in the Facebook Group where she had done lots of cloning and healing in Lightroom instead of taking the photo into Photoshop.  Since many think that cloning in Lightroom not as good as Photoshop, we are on a quest to prove them wrong. We loved her edit and wanted to let you see a video of how she uses the cloning and healing tool in Lightroom.  Go ahead and try it on one of your images.  It won't take long before you aren't taking many images into Photoshop any more!...