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Photography Business Cards (FREE Download)

Photography Business Cards (FREE Download)

Photography Business Cards Are you thinking about starting a brand new photography business, or are you already established and looking to upgrade your marketing materials? Even in this day and age of social networki...

How to Smooth Skin in Lightroom Mobile

How to Smooth Skin in Lightroom Mobile

How to Smooth Skin in Lightroom Mobile Lightroom Mobile is steadily becoming one of the most popular apps for editing photos on the go.  Even professional photographers are starting to use it to edit some of their ph...

Awkward Couples Photoshoot (How to Capture Maximum Awkwardness)

Awkward Couples Photoshoot (How to Capture Maximum Awkwardness)

(All photos in this post edited with presets from the Film Boheman Preset Collection) How to Set Up an Awkward Couple's Photoshoot I recently held a model call on my Facebook page for awkward couples looking to do a ...

Lightroom Mobile: How to Get Beautiful Edits Using LR Mobile App

Lightroom Mobile: How to Get Beautiful Edits Using LR Mobile App

How to Edit in Lightroom Mobile We all love our camera phones and most of us use them to capture images on a regular basis nowdays.  With the increase of photos, the use of mobile editing has absolutely skyrocketed! ...

Troubleshooting Your Digital Camera (On the Go)

Troubleshooting Your Digital Camera (On the Go)

Troubleshooting Your Camera On the Go! Have you ever been taking photos and all of a sudden your camera does something unexpected?  If this happens to you right in the middle of a photoshoot it can be extra stressful...

7 Great Tips & Ideas for Summer Photography

7 Great Tips & Ideas for Summer Photography

5 Tips for Better Summer Photos With summer quickly approaching, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time shooting in the warm, summer months! 1. Timing Do not shoot in the middle of the day.  In ge...

How to Photograph Difficult Children

How to Photograph Difficult Children

6 Tips for Photographing Uncooperative Children If you have ever photographed children, then you know that their moods can often be unpredictable and change on a dime.  They may be upset about coming to your photosho...

4 Tips for Capturing More Natural Photos of Kids

4 Tips for Capturing More Natural Photos of Kids

How to Capture More Natural Photos of Kids Capturing photos of kids can be a bit of a daunting task sometimes.  They are typically on the go and are not always easily guided into natural poses and expressions.  In fa...

3 Self Portrait Photo Tips (For Amazing Self Portraits)

3 Self Portrait Photo Tips (For Amazing Self Portraits)

3 Tips for Taking Better Self Portraits We all enjoy photos of ourselves, including photos of us with our children and photos of our whole family together!  But finding someone else to take these family photos every ...

4 Simple Tips to Care for Your Memory Cards

4 Simple Tips to Care for Your Memory Cards

How to Care for Your Memory Card: Tips for Photographers While memory cards aren’t typically the most exciting part of photography, they are definitely an important piece of equipment that needs to be taken care of p...

Should You Hire an Accountant for Your Photography Business?

Should You Hire an Accountant for Your Photography Business?

Should You Hire an Accountant for Your Photography Business April 15th will be here before you know it.  If the thought of taxes and business finances sends you into a cold sweat, then now’s the perfect time to final...

7 Essential Accounting Tips for Photographers

7 Essential Accounting Tips for Photographers

Accounting Tips for Photographers For part two of this series, I continued my conversation with Karen Schultz of CKS Accounting Services and asked her all those burning photography-related accounting questions that I...

Is it Time to Turn Your Photography Hobby into a Business?

Is it Time to Turn Your Photography Hobby into a Business?

4 Signs it’s Time to Turn Your Photography Hobby into a Business Are wondering if you should turn your photography hobby into a professional photography business?  It is very common for photographers who have been s...

6 Pet Photography Tips for Beginners

6 Pet Photography Tips for Beginners

5 Top Pet Photography Tips It’s no secret that I LOVE my dog, Huxley.  He features prominently on my Instagram account.  Right after we adopted him, my husband deployed and then a few months later, my youngest kiddo ...

Don't Stop Documenting Your Life

Don't Stop Documenting Your Life

Documentary Photography: Don't Stop Documenting Your Life (Originally published in October 2017) For the past several weeks, I’ve been thinking about what to write about regarding photographing my my military family....

Editing Pet Photos in Lightroom (Like a Pro)

Editing Pet Photos in Lightroom (Like a Pro)

Editing Pet Photos in Lightroom Edit Like a Pro Series (Part 4) I love taking photos of pets - dogs, cats, horses... you name it.  I also specialize in elopement and engagement photography and many times my clients w...

Editing Magical Fairy Photos (Like a Pro)

Editing Magical Fairy Photos (Like a Pro)

Editing Magical Fairy Photos Edit Like a Pro Series (Part 3) Pretty Presets and Actions have completely changed my editing.  When I first started photography, my work was inconsistent and far from where it is today. ...

Replacing a Sky in Photoshop (Like a PRO)

Replacing a Sky in Photoshop (Like a PRO)

How to Replace a Sky in Photoshop Edit Like a Pro Series (Part 2) We're so excited to have Kelly Gladwin with us today for our Editing Like a Pro Series!  Kelly has been inspiring the Pretty Presets and Actions commu...

No Cheese! How to Get People to Smile Naturally for Photos

No Cheese! How to Get People to Smile Naturally for Photos

How to Get People to Smile & Laugh Naturally for Photos Be honest, how many photographers reading this are still saying, ‚ÄúSmile on three!¬† One‚Ķtwo‚Ķthree!‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúEveryone say cheese!‚ÄĚ?¬† While these phrases work wond...

Editing Studio Photos in Lightroom (Like a PRO)

Editing Studio Photos in Lightroom (Like a PRO)

Editing Studio Photography in Lightroom Edit Like a Pro Series (Part 1) Studio photography wasn't always a strong area of photography for me.  It was scary and I felt quite intimidated at first (totally normal by the...

20+ Pets & Their People Photo Challenge

20+ Pets & Their People Photo Challenge

20+ Top Pets & Their People Photos Pretty Presets & Actions Photo Challenge We are so excited to share these beautiful photos with you from our Pretty Presets and Actions photo community.  Below are our favor...