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3 Social Media Tips for Photographers (During Hard Times)

3 Social Media Tips for Photographers (During Hard Times)

3 Social Media Tips for Photographers During COVID-19  We are living through a pandemic.  Just writing those words makes my body rigid with anxiety and my heart heavy with emotions.  A few weeks ago I was on top of t...

How to Make a Photo Gallery Wall in Your Home

How to Make a Photo Gallery Wall in Your Home

How to Create a Photo Gallery Wall in Your Home When I dreamed up my perfect photo gallery wall, I had no idea that everyone would love it as much as I do.  I always get a ton of questions about the details and dimen...

Your Photography Business & the Health Pandemic (How to Keep it Alive)

Your Photography Business & the Health Pandemic (How to Keep it Alive)

How to Maintain Your Photography Business During Difficult Times With all the health scares around us, businesses everywhere are hurting and Photography is no exception.  In the midst of this madness, I have been thi...

Quarantine Bingo for Photographers

Quarantine Bingo for Photographers

Quarantine Bingo for Photographers We've seen the photography industry struggling over the past few weeks (along with so many others) and have been trying to put together resources to encourage our PRETTY Family. We...

How to Create Candid Moments (When Photographing Your Children)

How to Create Candid Moments (When Photographing Your Children)

Creating Candid Moments (When Photographing Your Children) I photograph what I love, and love what I photograph.  I always find myself looking at beautiful spaces, old fences, overgrown nooks and crannies seeing phot...

Photographing Your Family During the Quarantine

Photographing Your Family During the Quarantine

Photographing Your Family During Quarantine Do you need a way to deal with your sudden roll as a full time stay at home mom, teacher, maid, AND doctor? Bust out your camera and photograph your kids!  Everything looks...

Photographing Your Own Kids (+ FREE e-Guide & Video)

Photographing Your Own Kids (+ FREE e-Guide & Video)

Photographing Your Own Kids I believe photographing your own children is mostly about telling a story.  We want to remember today.  We always want to remember the feelings and beauty of our time together.  And we wan...

7 Tips for Better Newborn Lifestyle Photos

7 Tips for Better Newborn Lifestyle Photos

Newborn Lifestyle Photography Seven pounds and twenty inches.  A tuft of dark hair.  Tiny fingers and even tinier toes.  I am sure you can imagine the sweetness of a newborn baby. Capturing those small details and fr...

Benefits of Using Vintage Lenses

Benefits of Using Vintage Lenses

Vintage Lens Photography When building up a modern photography kit, you can expect to spend the largest portion of your budget on glass (a.k.a. lenses).  Autofocus lenses can often cost as much or more than the camer...

15 Items Photographer's Should Have in Their Camera Bag

15 Items Photographer's Should Have in Their Camera Bag

15 Things Every Photographer Should Have in Their Camera Bag If you spend any amount of time shooting on location (as opposed to shooting in a home studio) you may have found that there is something you left at home ...

Cleaning Your Camera Sensor (and Keeping it Dust Free)

Cleaning Your Camera Sensor (and Keeping it Dust Free)

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor When to have your camera cleaned is a very common question that comes up in regards to gear maintenance. Keeping your camera's sensor clean and dust free will help you have sharper ima...

How to Clean Your Camera Lens

How to Clean Your Camera Lens

How to Clean Your Camera Lens I will be the first to admit that I'm a camera gear junkie.  I love my camera gear, old and new, and I totally treat it like a baby. Just like your monitor, TV,  or glasses, sometimes, y...

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor (Which Camera is Right For You?)

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor (Which Camera is Right For You?)

Full Frame or Crop Sensor (Which Camera is Right For You?) Full frame & crop sensor. These four words seem to spark a lot of debate within the photography community!  As photographers, we are artistic, but most o...

How To Easily Capture a Starburst Effect In Your Photos

How To Easily Capture a Starburst Effect In Your Photos

Starburst Photography A “Starburst” of "Sunburst" in photography refers to capturing the sun in your photo where you can actually see the sun’s rays in a star like shape. I don't capture starbursts in all of my lands...

Top Photos of 2019 - Photo Challenge Winners

Top Photos of 2019 - Photo Challenge Winners

30+ Top Photos of 2019 - Pretty Presets & Actions Photo Challenge We are so excited to share these incredible photos with you from our Pretty Presets and Actions photo community.  It's always so hard to narrow i...

Match Total Exposure (A Lightroom Trick to Save You Hours)

Match Total Exposure (A Lightroom Trick to Save You Hours)

Match Total Exposure in Lightroom (A Trick that Will Save You Hours) I had a little incident with my camera recently.  I accidentally turned on the bracketing setting (I’m under a year with my new camera and still hi...

How to Use Lightroom's Multi-Batch Export Feature

How to Use Lightroom's Multi-Batch Export Feature

How to Use Lightroom's New Multi-Batch Export Feature In Lightroom, there isn't a "save" feature like there is in Photoshop.  Instead, photos are "exported".  When you export photos you create new files that include ...

Photographers Guide to Using a Professional Makeup Artist

Photographers Guide to Using a Professional Makeup Artist

Professional Makeup & Photography We all have those rare photos of ourselves that we look at and can’t help but think "Wow, I look good! Maybe it was your clothes, the way your hair was styled, or perhaps the com...

5 Ways to Customize Your Lightroom Presets

5 Ways to Customize Your Lightroom Presets

How to Customize & Adjust Lightroom Presets One question that I get asked quite often from Lightroom preset users is "How can I adjust a preset, when its effect is too much?" or "Is there a way to lower the opaci...

What is a DNG File? (And Why You Might Consider Using It)

What is a DNG File? (And Why You Might Consider Using It)

If you ever imported photos into Lightroom, you have probably noticed the phrase  “Copy as DNG” listed as an option.  You probably just skipped over this option because: A) You had no idea what it is or B) You didn't...

6 Tips for Using Lightroom's Graduated Filter

6 Tips for Using Lightroom's Graduated Filter

What is the Lightroom Graduated Filter Are you getting the most out of the graduated filter tool in Lightroom?  What the heck is a graduated filter anyway? In this tutorial, I will explain what the Lightroom graduate...