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If you are anything like me, you started out taking photos of your family and friends and you really started to enjoy it and then you decided to make a big leap into starting an official business to further pursue your new-found passion on the side of your “day-job” to make some money while doing …

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Have you heard of the program Lightroom but aren’t exactly sure what it is or more important, should you be using it?  By the end of this quick article you’ll see just how powerful Lightroom is as I share with you 25 reasons you should be use Lightroom! While some photographers still prefer editing their images …

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Interested in what Lightroom 6 has to offer? We’re outlining all the details for you right here! My Lightroom 6 review has finally arrived!  After much speculation and rumors it’s finally here! I’ve jumped in as quick as I could for a real life, no BS, review.  The goal for this Lightroom 6 review is to share …

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Need help exporting your photos from Lightroom?  This will help! Presets are designed to accomplish one primary objective – save you time.  The best kinds of presets are the ones that simply help automate any standard or routine tasks that you ALWAYS do the same thing (or settings) over and over.  Today I am going …

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How is it even possible to survive as a photographer these days? We are all among a massive sea of photographers, all vying for the same customers.  Despite photography being so subjective, and in many ways an “art”, the commoditization of the “art” is continuing at an alarming pace. Whose to blame for this? Technology. …it …

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Trust me, I get it, starting a website or blog sounds so scary and intimidating.  I used to be scared too!  But the truth is, it is now easier than ever before and not only that – it’s far cheaper than you may even realize. Can you navigate around a Facebook page? If so, you …

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For many photographers, the thought of learning how to use flash scares the be-jeezus out of themselves.  It’s no mystery that in photography, one of the most important concepts to learn, if not “thee” most important concept is: lighting. “flash is truly a necessary tool in your toolbox” Lighting is so important but yet so many …

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How often do you hear the words, “I’m so awkward in front of the camera,” or “I’m not photogenic”? And let’s be honest, some clients might be totally awkward and might not like having their picture taken. At all. We believe it’s a HUGE part of our job as wedding and portrait photographers to turn those …

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Today’s question is – how the heck do you know if it is time to upgrade your camera.  To make the most of this post, I’d encourage you to jot down your answers to the below questions, it will help you map out your thoughts easily that way. By the time you are done reading …

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We all want to edit our photos faster.  Perhaps you are tired of spending 5 minutes (or more) per photo in Photoshop or maybe you are fumbling your way through Lightroom and you know there has to be a better way… At any rate – I have yet to meet someone who isn’t looking to …

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You may have heard the term, you might have seen Lightroom presets in action, and heck you might even have some presets you’ve downloaded or purchased – but do you know how to best use Lightroom presets or how to easily update and customize presets for your own style? Lets quickly recap with what the …

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I am writing this from 28,000 feet in the air as I am flying back home from Mexico, but before I return back in San Diego on land, I wanted to share some helpful pricing tips with you. Now – you might be wondering, what the heck does Mexico and airplanes have to do with …

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While it’s no secret I love prime lenses and favor them over zooms I wanted to write a mini review of one of the Nikon prime lenses that Nicole and I use a ton… It’s the Nikon 85 1.8G lens.  If you’ve done any research at all on this lens you’ll notice right away it …

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For many of us seasoned photographers it can become quite easy to throw around terminology and words as if we all are speaking a brand new language but the truth is, not everyone knows that language… This quick post is to do one thing and one thing only – give you insight into what exactly …

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Have you ever noticed that your photos seem to look grainy, noisy, or pixelated?! Today, we’re breaking down the reasons why! I totally get it, I’ve been there, and it’s frustrating! You see all these pretty photos everywhere and they look so nice!  The colors pop and they are simply beautiful and “clean” looking.  But …

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We already know Lightroom is an amazing tool for organizing and editing your photos but at some point you might get a little tired of seeing the “Adobe Lightroom” image banner in the upper left hand corner of your screen.  The good news is, you can easily change it and add your logo into Lightroom …

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