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Magic can be found in small or large moments, the mundane or routine, and all those tiny little details in between. My love for capturing my own family has helped me realize how magical childhood is and how important it is to document those every day moments. Below are 8 tips for finding that magic and capturing it in everday life photos
If you want to know how to edit golden hour photos with tons of color, then look no further. Golden hour photos are easily my FAVORITE type of photos. The light is just magical, it helps skin tones look amazing, and it’s just too hard to compete with! In this quick Lightroom editing tutorial, I am going to show you just how easy it is to edit golden hour photos in Lightroom. WATCH THE TUTORIAL NOW!
Whether it’s because the lighting was less than optimal or it’s because you want to be a little more creative with your editing. Changing eye color in Lightroom is super easy to do. In this tutorial, I will show you how easy it can be with the use of masks and brushes. You will learn how to make eyes pop and sparkle with definition, shine, and color that looks natural and realistic.
This step-by-step guide will show you EXACTLY how to get creamy skin tones in your photos. And once you can crack the natural lighting code, editing will become so much easier. After some careful practice and utilizing the light to your advantage, you are on your way to creating luminous skin tones in your portraits! Now you are ready to create luminous skin tones in your portraits - WATCH THE LIGHTROOM TUTORIAL NOW!
Mini sessions can be an asset for both you and your clients Your client gets what they want: a condensed session where they don’t have to do a ton of lifting or heaving planning. You get what you want: a fully booked schedule, a new pool of clients, and a chance to to earn massive income in one fell swoop. Click now to get the best mini session tips for your photography business
Taking silhouette photos doesn't always result in the best colors, which can leave your photos lacking the luster you want. So in this Lightroom tutorial, I am going to show you 2 EASY ways to add more color to your silhouette photos quickly. Editing doesn't need to take long. Instead, you can get beautifully edited photos in less time when you know the RIGHT tools to reach for. Watch this Lightroom tutorial now to see how you can edit better silhouette photos bursting with color
What is the tone curve in Lightroom? The tone curve, is a powerful tool that can be used to meticulously make changes to your photo at specific points. Basically, it allows you to adjust the brightness of any given area of your image. The tone curve is used for adjusting tones (shadows, midtones, and highlights) to make images brighter, darker, and to overall adjust the coloring and look of the photos. Learn how to use this powerful tool with this step=by-step guide
Being in business for a whole decade, I have concluded that in order to start a photography business, you only need a handful of affairs in order to get you off on the right foot. But, ignoring these essential business items might leave you in a rut. Or worse: it could completely wreck your business. So let’s get to it, shall we? Here’s the list of 11 essentials that you absolutely must have in order to start a photography business.
It’s our job to know how to work with people. Even awkward people. When people hire a photographer, they expect to be taken care of. I mean, would you pay someone hundreds of dollars to show up to a photo session where YOU were expected to pose yourself, stand in the best light, and not look awkward while the photographer just pressed the shutter? No. You wouldn’t. Or at least I hope you wouldn’t. Learn the best ways to photograph people who don't like getting their photos taken.
4 easy and simple ways to get a blurry background in your photos - perfect for beginnners! shallow depth of field, lens choice, distance, and more. Read now for the best and more simple ways to get beautiful bokeh in your photos with these camera & photograph tips.
Marketing is the act of making your business visible to others with the ultimate goal in mind: to become profitable. Every business should be marketing for that very goal – to book more and earn more. It might seem foreign to you as a photographer, but learning how to market your business can put your business ahead of your competition in a few ways. Read now to learn how to market your photography business and start booking more photo sessions
NOW FOR THE EXTRA OOMPH THAT I LIKE TO DO IN PHOTOSHOP. Curves layers in Photoshop are my favorite! I use it to lighten my subjects even more and to darken my sky as well. To do this without messy halos, I like to use the quick selection tool to easily select my subjects only. After a few more hand edits and a little increase in color saturation, I’m all done! Alternatively, you can achieve a similar look in Lightroom by using brushes and filters as show below. Watch the tutorial now !
“HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR SKIES LOOKING SO DETAILED AND COLORFUL? MINE ARE SO BLOWN OUT!!” This is a question I am asked almost daily. Beach photography can be quite challenging because the light is constantly changing and there is usually no open shade to work with. So get ready to unravel the secret to keeping your subjects correctly exposed while also giving those beautiful sunset skies the vibrant colors they deserve!
Creating moody portraits indoors is a lot easier than it might appear. The top way to create these portraits that are full of contrast, shadows, mood, and emotion is to be mindful of your lighting. Just as with any kind of photography style, the key component is light, exposure, and camera & lens settings. Visit the blog to learn how to take moody photos with these photography tips from two Blooms!
Mini sessions offer a chance to outsiders to “try you out” as a photographer or grab a handful of photos if they don’t have the budget for a full session. When planned and executed effectively, mini sessions can be a huge success to your wallet. They can also be a great way to ease into filling your calendar when a few guidelines are implemented. LET’S UNCOVER A FEW SIMPLE, YET POWERFUL, WAYS TO sell out your next round of mini sessions!
1 model call. 2 clients. a nice cash injection in my business. I know that I share a lot of photography business tips here on the blog, but today I want to switch gears. I am going to break down EXACTLY how I was able to make more money with 2 photo sessions than I ever had in the previous 5 years of my photography business.
If you want to see your business grow, then you will have to eventually step out of your comfort zone and take more action. Action brings results, and if you are just hanging around waiting for clients to magically come to you, then you might be waiting for awhile. But, when you put in the effort and the work, you can start booking more photo sessions in no time! LET’S START WITH THESE 6 WAYS TO GET YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK
Learn how to edit your photos with EASE and simplicity in Lightroom when you join the Lightroom Lounge - an editing club for portrait photographers. Ditch the Youtube rabbit hole and finally master your editing once and for all! Sign up today to see how to edit this photo, along with over 35 more Lightroom training lessons!
The last thing that you or your clients want are awkward photos. I mean, who wants to look like they are being forced to smile and look like they are having a good time when, in fact, they are not? Certainly not me. And certainly not any of my clients. People hire photographers so that they can look their best, not their worst. So, it’s imperative to know how to photograph all types of people, including awkward peeople. These 7 tips will help you get started taking more natural photos now!