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4 Tips to Master Indoor Photography Lighting

4 Tips to Master Indoor Photography Lighting I was not one of those photographers who got a camera as a teen and followed my dreams to art school. Actually, it was quite the opposite... Like many photographers, I am ...

Pretty Presets 2018 Winter Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our Winter 2018 Scholarship Winner! During the past 6 months, Pretty Presets for Lightroom has received many essays written by current and prospective college students from around the U.S and Canad...

How to Retouch Baby Portraits in Lightroom

How to Retouch Baby Portraits in Lightroom When documenting babies or children, whether they are crawling or walking, they are often quick and completely unpredictable. Your framing of them can change in an instant a...

How to Photograph Children: Essential Guide

Child Photography Okay, I am asking for a show of hands. How many of you found your love of photography after becoming a mother (or father)? MEEEE!! Yep, no inspiring photography class in high school or time spent in...

Secret to Taking Great Photos from Any Location

How to Take Great Photos From Any Location A few weeks ago, we looked at how to find great photoshoot locations near you and I showed how you can find some really great locations, pretty much anywhere. Its just a mat...

Creating an Exciting Silhouette Sky in Lightroom

How to Create Beautiful Silhouette Sky in Lightroom Silhouettes are one of my favorite photos to create for clients. A dark subject set against a beautiful sky is a stunning image! (If you want to know how to photogr...

Camera Lens Filters & Effects for Beginners

Camera Lens Filters and Effects When it comes to digital camera lens filters, there are so many possibilities, and your choice of filter depends entirely on what you are photographing, and how you would like your pho...

4 Ways to Enhance & Make a Sky Blue in Lightroom

How to Enhance & Make a Sky Blue in Lightroom Sometimes, you just are not going to have perfectly blue skies and big, billowy clouds in your photos. Don’t worry, though – there are a few ways to give your skies s...

20+ Magical Christmas Tree Photos

20+ Magical Christmas Tree Photos We are so excited to share these festive Christmas tree photos with you. There were so many unique perspectives on this photo challenge. To everyone who participated this week, tha...

How to Find Great Photography Locations Near Me

Do You Need a Perfect Photography Location for Amazing Photos? Absolutely NOT! If you're like me, and many other photographers, finding new locations can sometimes seem daunting but, in reality, beautiful locations c...

10 Things to Include in Your Client Welcome Packet

Welcome Packets for New Clients When getting an inquiry from a client, I like to be as organized as I can be. Most of the time, an inquiry wants to know about pricing. I have my photography session fee listed on my w...

Portfolio Building Tips for Photographers

Why do Photographers Need a Portfolio The purpose of the ‘portfolio building stage’ of your business is simply to give you a portfolio images to show prospective clients. And what is a portfolio? Well these days, it...

How to Add Bokeh, Sun Flare & Sun Rays in Lightroom

Adding Bokeh, Sun Flare, & Sun Rays in Lightroom, Creative Cloud and Lightroom Mobile Do you want to add gorgeous light, sun flare, sun rays, haze and bokeh to your images in Lightroom?  Look no further than the ...

How to Find Your Photography Editing Style

How to Find Your Photography Editing Style Here are a few questions that I almost always get asked by new photographers. They have to do with editing and style. If the questions below sound like the same questions sw...

6 Ways to Dehaze Photos in Lightroom

How to Dehaze in Lightroom Haze generally happens when you have taken a backlit photo with the sun directly behind your subject. The haze that naturally happens from a backlit photo is a beautiful effect. However, to...

Monitor Calibration: Is Your Monitor Calibrated?

Monitor Calibration There are many technical ins-and-outs to monitor calibration. Most of us have an average amount of tech-savvy, so I am writing this for people who simply want their images to look better, without ...

How to Remove Color Casts in Lightroom

How to Remove Color Casts I am SO EXCITED to share this little tip with you today! It is quite possible that this is something that was SUPER obvious to everyone but me, but it took me a couple of years to have this ...