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Photoshop Actions are a convenient feature. An “action” is a series of tasks you can save and apply to any file you want to edit. You can use this feature to automate some repetitive workflows and get more consistent results when editing images in batches. Photoshop comes with some predefined actions, but you can create …

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Getting ready to jump head first into maternity photography?! Read on for our 18 tips to success! Maternity photography is such a beautiful opportunity to capture the glowing pregnant woman right before the arrival of her new baby! You have the opportunity to make her feel like a million bucks, but you also need to …

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There are three key elements in photography that work together with each and every image you take that creates an “exposure” – ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed.   It is paramount that every photographer fully understands how these three components work with each other, and what happens to one when you change the other in your …

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Design the Easy Way: Canva for Photographers with LaShonda Brown Episode 31: Show Notes. Today’s guest is LaShonda Brown, an award-winning corporate film producer and Squarespace expert based in Virginia. LaShonda is also an expert on Canva, a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. In …

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Lightroom is an excellent application for editing your photos. But like many editing apps, there’s a bit of a learning curve. We’ve come across in the community how to see before and after in Lightroom shortcuts. There are multiple ways you can view the before and after of your photos, which is extremely helpful during …

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If you regularly take hundreds (or even thousands of photos), you know all too well the frustration of sifting through the images. But what if we told you there was a way to make this task more manageable with a tool called Photo Mechanic? You may be reluctant to add another photo application to your …

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Copying the settings you want is a convenient way to apply the same edits to a series of photos. This technique works best if you’re working with images from the same photoshoot that share similar lighting or that you captured with the same lens. Learning to copy settings will help you get more consistent results …

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When it comes to photography, human skin presents the most complex and varied range of colors of any subject. While it’s possible to match skin tones by eye, our eyes are imperfect and often play tricks on us. When it comes to how to match skin tones in photoshop, a more technical approach is necessary. …

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Overcome All Your Photography Fears with Cole’s Classroom Episode 30: Show Notes. Running a photography business isn’t always easy and can be stressful in pretty unexpected ways. In today’s episode, we dive straight into some of the most common fears that photographers have, tackle them head-on, and provide the best solutions for each. The first …

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Who doesn’t love a classic portrait? When you want to snap the ideal shot, you definitely need the right portrait lenses for your camera. For those of you shooting on Nikons, finding the best Nikon lens for portraits could feel like a challenge, but there are plenty of choices to land you that dream portrait. …

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Making a contact sheet isn’t complicated, but whether you’re going through Windows or using options like Contact Sheet II through Adobe Photoshop, creating contact sheets does require a few steps. Here’s your step-by-step guide to how to make contact sheets. Photo by rpavich licensed under CC BY 2.0  How To Make A Contact Sheet Here’s …

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If you’ve never worked with digital file formats, the word gigabyte probably doesn’t mean much to you.  Whether you’ve just gotten your first camera or you’re shopping for a new memory card, you’re faced with dozens of options that can be extremely puzzling if you’re not familiar with them. A 16GB card may be the …

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If you’re not already familiar with using Tone Curve in Lightroom, you probably feel pretty comfortable using the sliders for highlights, shadows, blacks, and whites in the Basics panel. While it’s easy to assume these two tools do the same thing to your images, the tone curve tool can take your photo editing to the …

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Portrait vs Landscape can mean different things to different photographers. Know the difference! One of my six-year old’s favorite jokes is “When is a door not a door?  When it’s a jar!”  It’s easy to amuse a first-grader.  But just like a door that’s a jar, landscape vs. portrait, as used in photography, can be …

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Boudoir photography is a fun and empowering form of art, especially for plus size individuals who may be hiding their beautiful body behind layers of clothes. When it comes to creativity, let’s face it—taking a decent selfie can feel difficult enough for some of us. We’ve rounded up 34 creative boudoir photo ideas for plus …

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Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just a novice looking to delve into the fascinating realm of wildlife photography, finding the right equipment to get the job done can be tricky. A wide variety of lenses are readily available on the market, ready to take the photography of any wildlife enthusiast to the next level. …

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