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Making the Most of Your Photography On a Budget

Making the Most of Your Photography on a Budget Some of our readers have asked us to write a post on how you can enjoy photography on a small budget, so I wanted to put together a post with some of my own suggestions...

5 Ways to Make Your Photos POP in Lightroom

How to Make Your Photos POP in Lightroom If you shoot in RAW, I'm sure you know that RAW files come out of the camera a little flat and lackluster.  Adding a little bit of "PUNCH" or "POP" to your photos is something...

Using Manual Focus for Sharper Images

How to Get Sharper Photos Using Manual Focus In order to achieve sharp focus on your images, you can set the focusing mode on your lens to manual focus. Manual focus is not ideal for ALL situations, but if you have a...

6 Important Lessons I Learned from Photography

6 Important Lessons I Learned from Photography I am fairly new to the photography world and even newer to the business side of photography. I have been shooting for about four years, and have been self-employed as a ...

3 Reasons to Use Lightroom Brushes Whenever Possible

3 Reasons to Use Lightroom Brushes Whenever Possible Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is an invaluable tool that I use ALL THE TIME! Can you believe that at one time Lightroom didn’t even have a brush? Lightroom’s Adjust...

How to Find the Best Lighting for Outdoor Photos

How to Find the Best Lighting for Outdoor Photos A couple of weeks ago my daughter and two of her friends wanted me to take some photos of them. I was thrilled to do it. They are 13 and any chance I have to take phot...

How to Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

How to Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom The Lightroom spot healing tool saved my life! Well it didn't LITERALLY save my life (as in bring-me-back-from-the-dead kind of save my life). But it did save me TONS of time as ...

6 Tips to Photographing Your Clients in Public

6 Tips for Photographing Your Clients in Public If you prefer to shoot in natural light, you may not always have the luxury of photographing your clients in a private space. If you are photographing them in public, t...

5 Ways to Enhance a Boring Photography Location

How to Enhance a Boring Photography Location I’m pretty sure we have all been in this situation, at least once: you’re hired for a shoot, and the location is far from aesthetically pleasing. Whether you’re shooting p...

6 Posing Solutions for Every Photographer

6 Posing Solutions for Every Photographer In the past, before my sessions, I would look for fun poses that fit my client.  I would then get to the session and remember about 20% of them.  I finally started writing do...

Wedding Photos: 20+ Stunning Images

Best Wedding Photos - Pretty Presets Photo Challenge Winners We are so excited to share these beautiful wedding photos with you from our PRETTY photo community. Thank you to everyone who submitted an image and congra...

Sharpening in Lightroom (4 Days to Sharper Photos)

Sharpening in Lightroom (Day 4 of "4 Days to Sharper Photos") When shooting in RAW, you may find that your images tend to look sharp in the LCD preview on your camera, but soft when you bring them in to Lightroom. Th...

Top 3 Most Downloaded Lightroom Presets

Top 3 Most Downloaded Lightroom Presets Photographers in our Pretty Presets community are always asking us what our best selling presets are.  Below, we have included our top three most downloaded Lightroom preset co...

How to Achieve Soft, Dreamy Images in Lightroom

How to Make Photos Look Soft & Dreamy Are you wondering how you can achieve dreamy, soft edit in Lightroom? While there are many different ways to achieve this sought-after look, one way that is quick and easy (a...

Exporting Your Photos From Lightroom for Print

Lightroom Export Settings for Print Exporting images can sometimes get confusing.  Let’s face it, there are lots of different settings to choose and endless combinations of numbers to input. So today I am going to br...

What Do Photography Clients Really Want?

What Do Photography Clients Really Want? Last year, I conducted a few surveys of past and prospective clients to find out what they really wanted. What I discovered is that they overwhelmingly preferred an all-inclus...