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Shooting & Managing RAW+JPEG Files in Lightroom

Should You Shoot in RAW + JPEG? Before I discuss the best ways to handle RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom, let's go over some RAW+JPEG basics. All cameras come with the ability to shoot and store a RAW file AND a JPEG fil...

RAW vs JPEG

RAW vs JPEG A common question that many photographers have is "what is the difference between shooting RAW and shooting JPEG". It's a common misconception that the only benefit of shooting RAW is the ability to "resc...

4 Tips for Shooting and Editing Light & Airy Photos

Light and airy images are a lovely image style that is VERY popular right now!  If this style is one you love, then the following tips will help you create a beautiful light and airy image in the simplest way possibl...

How to Edit Newborn Photos in Lightroom

Newborn photography is more popular than ever and is one of the more challenging types of photo sessions for photographers to pose, shoot AND edit. But it can also be one of the most rewarding! I used to struggle wit...

5 Tips for Mastering Indoor Backlight

There’s a lot to be said about the natural beauty of backlighting. The drama of a backlit image can add an extra level of depth that make the shot interesting, unique and capture the attention of the viewer. So, how ...

Best Family Photos - Photo Challenge Winners!

Best Family Photos - Pretty Presets Photo Challenge We are so excited to share these beautiful family photos with you from our PRETTY photo community. This was such a fun challenge and we loved hearing more about you...

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 ...