Camera Giveaway, Free Webinars and New Lightroom Presets

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We've had a lot going on in the last week.  We held our first webinar in the series, launched a camera (Canon 5D Mark III) giveaway and also released our Color Luxe Workflow Collection.  To make sure you're not missing out on any of it, I thought I'd add everything you needed in one place.  Sign-up for the free webinars, enter to win the Canon 5D Mark III and then check out our newest Pretty Presets collection which includes 40 presets and 25 brushes for ONLY $19 during our pre-release! Camera Giveaway - Canon 5D Mark III School is in full swing,...

We have so much to tell you...

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Introducing Color Luxe I'm so excited to share our newest Pretty Presets Collection with you TODAY. The Color Luxe Workflow, an amazing workflow collection, that offers a solution to all your editing needs!  You will enjoy 40 Pretty Presets and 25 Brushes all within one easy download.  This is the first Pretty Presets release to include both presets and brushes in one collection.  We believe this workflow set will be the best solution to all your editing needs!  Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we hope this set will do just that. What is different about this set? You may...

Free Inspirational Printable for Photographers

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Looking for some inspiration?  Enjoy these photography inspirational posters!  Special thanks to Rissa from Riss Design for designing them for our page.  Check back often as we update this blog post with more.   Special thanks to Rissa for putting these beautiful printables together for us!  You can find more of her work on etsy or follow her on Facebook.

Too Cool For School Giveaway - Win A Canon 5D Mark III

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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. AND... sign up for Rock the Shot Forum Membership and...

3 Tips For Finding The Light

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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...

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

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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...

Inspirational Photography Quotes

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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  

Photographer Spotlight: A Piece Of Lisa Photography

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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...

Exporting Images for Print, Web and Facebook

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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...

Taking Images from Lightroom to Photoshop

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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...

What Do Your Clients Expect and Are You Delivering?

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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...

Editing in Lightroom Presets with Pretty Presets - Clarissa Hunnewell

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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...