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Rule of Thirds: Photography Composition

What is the Rule of Thirds? If you take an introduction to photography class, more than likely, the very first thing you will learn is the “Rule of Thirds.” Even if you haven’t taken a photography class, you have pro...

Customizing the Lightroom Toolbar

Lightroom users who have fast workflow generally take advantage of one of Lightroom's handiest features: Is it a secret? No, but many Lightroom users don't know how to best utilize it. Here it is: Customizing the Lig...

How to Organize Photos in Lightroom

How to Organize Your Images in Lightroom One of the most frustrating challenges I faced when learning Lightroom was how to organize my images.  I took a class from a local professional photographer who teaches an...

Exporting Images for Print, Web and Facebook

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 upload...

Valentines Day Photo Sessions – Feel the Love

Valentines Mini Sessions? I’m a big holiday person.  I love every holiday and the excuse to decorate and craft and celebrate with my little ones.  Christmas is a biggie in our house, and who doesn’t love Easter? ...

5 Photography Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

Photography Tips to Beat the Winter Blues Ahhh, February. The month of love. The month of the birth of my sweet daughter. And also, the month I hate most. February finds me every year in a bad mood. Call it seasona...

A Photography Journey Is Different For Everyone

"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." -Paulo Coelho   Journey. It’s a...

Backing Up Your Pretty Presets for Lightroom

I love my Lightroom presets and brushes!  I use them everyday. I never want to be without them. So I give them a little TLC and choose to back them up so they will always be there for me when I need them.   Here are ...

Creating a Photo Book in Lightroom

How to Create a Photo Book in Lightroom Being a person who doesn’t like clutter, the idea of individually printing the thousand+ photographs I take every year isn’t even an option in my head. Not because I don’t valu...

How to Edit & Retouch Boudoir Images

Guest Post by Tammy Porter Editing Boudoir Photos Editing beautiful boudoir photography images is different than almost any other editing you will do in Lightroom and Photoshop.  I love to edit with my favorite Prett...

Starting a Boudoir Photography Business

Guest Post by Tammy Porter How to Start a Boudoir Photography Business Breaking into boudoir photography can be a challenge, but it can also fun and rewarding for both you and your clients.  Women crave beautiful ima...

How to Smooth Skin In Lightroom

Today, we are talking about smoothing skin in Lightroom with the Skin Smooth Brush from the Perfect Portrait Brush Collection. If you are new to Lightroom brushes, once the brushes are installed, to access them, just...

How to Use Back Button Focus

What is Back Button Focus? A handy feature on your camera you may not be familiar with is back button focus, often referred to as back button auto focus. When using this feature, a button on the back of your camera (...

Tripod Tuesday: How To Use Your Tripod

Introduction to Tripod Tuesday We're so excited to offer Tripod Tuesday in our Pretty Presets Facebook community.  Grab your camera, tripod and learn how easy it is to take a self portrait today!  We want to encourag...