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Tips for Organizing your Presets (UPDATED)

How to Organize Your Lightroom Presets I recently revised the way I organize my Lightroom presets.  And when I say recently, I mean yesterday.  As I was organizing mine, I thought I would share some tips for organizi...

5 Reasons to Network With Other Photographers

Why You Should Network With Other Photographers I have a lot of friends who are photographers. It hasn't always been this way, though - I only had one or two photographer friends before I got into photography myself,...

3 Tips for Taking Better Black & White Photos

A simple, black and white photo is timeless, and an art-form all its own. Here are a few tips and techniques for taking black and white photos, as well as some of the reasons why black and white photos remain a stapl...

5 Tips for Finding Your Photography Style

Finding Your Photography Style I have loved photography for many years, and even before I started taking photos of my own, I had an appreciation for what was, in my opinion, great photography. When I first started ou...

How to Edit Black & White Photos in Lightroom

I love a good black and white photo! And the last couple of months I have been in a black and white mood. Nice black and white photographs are fun and easy to make in Lightroom. I'll share with you how I change an im...

4 Tips for Shooting in Harsh Sunlight

While many of us love shooting in the soft light of late afternoon (and early morning!) we may sometimes find ourselves having to shoot in harsh sunlight conditions. If you find yourself in a situation with less than...

Posing Kids for Photos + Free Posing Guide

How to Pose Kids for Photos I love photographing kids. They are generally happy, playful, and ready to be photographed. Many times, however, they need a little warming up to begin with. Take time with them and get to...

How Spot Metering Can‏ Help Your Photography

Spot Metering for Better Exposure Have you ever been in a situation where you are surrounded by uneven, harsh, dark, bright, and just overall inconsistent light? I’m sure you have, as this type of situation is all-to...

Planning a Styled Shoot in 10 Steps

Planning a styled shoot with other local businesses or vendors is a great way to express your creativity, network with other business owners, get some recognition for your own business, and practice your photography ...

6 Tips to Better Beach Photography

6 Tips to Better Beach Photography With spring quickly approaching, many of us will be taking our family vacation in the next couple of months. The beach is one of my favorite places for portraits, and if I lived clo...

3 Tips to Put Clients at Ease in Front of the Camera

How to Put Clients at Ease in Front of a Camera Have you ever heard one of your photography client's say this? "We get a little nervous having our pictures taken”. I have probably heard this said a dozen times or mor...

4 Tips for Toddler Photography and How to Pose Them

Tips for Toddler Photography When I first started in photography, posing was a big stumbling block for me.  I really had no idea what I was doing and I tried all sorts of awkward poses with my subjects that really ma...

Lightroom vs Photoshop: Still Not Sure?

Lightroom vs. Photoshop I get so many emails from folks wanting a simple answer to the question "should I use Lightroom or Photoshop?" I think of it like this: if you want limitless editing possibilities and are inte...

Editing Newborns Photos in Lightroom

Editing Newborn Photos Newborns photos are some of the sweetest images you will ever capture. They are beautiful and precious and all things wonderful. However there are many potential trouble areas. Newborn photos c...

Top Photos of 2018 - Pretty Presets Photo Challenge

30+ Top Photos of 2018 - Pretty Presets Photo Challenge We are so excited to share these incredible photos with you from our PRETTY photo community. These were our favorites and they absolutely took our breath away! ...