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Tricks in Lightroom Classic
Lightroom

Top 10 Tricks in Lightroom Classic

Over the years, some of my favorite tricks in Lightroom Classic have saved me seconds per image, minutes per job and hours in a week. Saving time is vital for my workflow and sanity when I have dozens of jobs piling up.

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lighting setup
Lighting

Lighting Tutorial: Soft Light vs. Hard Light

There are two main approaches you can take in the studio or on location. And which lane you choose will have a huge impact on the outcome of your images. You could choose to emulate window light, or you could choose to simulate sunlight.

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Instagram Reels
Instagram

10 Instagram Reels Hacks for Photographers

Instagram Reels launched in August of 2020 in 50 countries worldwide. Since then, photographers everywhere went scrambling to learn yet another social media trend—all while trying to keep their businesses open during the corona crisis and homeschool their kids. Who needs sleep, right?

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Instagram Reels
Instagram

10 Instagram Reels Hacks for Photographers

Instagram Reels launched in August of 2020 in 50 countries worldwide. Since then, photographers everywhere went scrambling to learn yet another social media trend—all while trying to keep their businesses open during the corona crisis and homeschool their kids. Who needs sleep, right?

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Backdrop
Posing

Making the Most Out of a Backdrop

Years ago when I started my own studio, I didn’t have the space I had in previous studios. I thought I would give backdrops a try to give myself variety. After purchasing an inexpensive one, I asked a friend to pose for me as a test run.

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Composition
Posing

Composition Tips for Better Photos

We pass many milestones in our lives, and when each new door opens, we grow in what we do. In photography, some of those moments include understanding how to use our cameras, the exposure triangle, and maybe even Bayer filters and circles of confusion.

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Creative Ideas
Lighting

5 Creative Ideas for Great Photos

Nailing the perfect shot doesn’t always have to involve endless posing or complicated lighting. Sometimes you can capture a magical photo just by thinking outside the box and using an everyday item in an unexpected way.

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Business

How to Survive and Thrive in an Ever-Changing Marketplace

What a year it has been. It’s still hard to wrap our minds around everything that has happened in the last year and a half. It’s been an up and down emotional roller coaster. Even now, as a business owner, Im struggling to find my rhythm again. Do you find yourself feeling the same way?

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Portrait
Lighting

Using Gels to Enhance Your Portrait Photography

Simply defined, gels are transparent colored material used to modify lights for photography (both stills and motion). Gels are placed over light sources to create colored effects. The two basic types are color correction gels and non-corrective (color effect) gels.

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Outdoor Lighting
Lighting

Simple Outdoor Lighting Setups

I love the challenge of shooting on location with wildly varying lighting situations and environmental conditions between sets. It can be an exciting way to exercise blending ambient light and existing light sources with your speedlights or OCF systems and modifiers.

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