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ShootDotEdit Customer Reviews: True Testimonials

ShootDotEdit Customer Reviews: True Testimonials

Ever since we first laid the foundation for ShootDotEdit in 2007, we have strived to achieve one goal: Empower wedding photographers to focus on doing what they love by providing professional photo editing services and building a reliable outsourcing platform that they can trust. By doing this, we didn’t just want to lessen the post-production workload or ensure quality and on-time delivery, but we also wanted to encourage them to create a healthy work-life balance! We aim to make a wedding photographer’s life and job easier. And in the process of doing so, we have created an incredible wedding photographer and vendor community that encourages every member to be their best, and to pursue getting what they want in their lives and businesses.

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Storytelling in Wedding Photography: 5 Ways To Get It Right

Storytelling in Wedding Photography: 5 Ways To Get It Right

Wedding photography techniques have evolved over the years. And one of the aspects that has gained more popularity over time is storytelling in wedding photography. Even though not every wedding photography style focuses on putting together a cohesive story, storytelling wedding photography is all about forming a visual narrative as you document your couple’s special day. And so, visual storytelling, which is one of the main components of this style, is about catching fleeting moments that may never happen again. It’s about making your viewer feel like they were in that moment, even if they weren’t. If you are interested in the art of storytelling through wedding photography, then this blog could offer some insights. 

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Steps to Create Snowfall in Photoshop: With & Without Snow Overlay

Steps to Create Snowfall in Photoshop: With & Without Snow Overlay

There is something magical about capturing the snow as it falls and turns an ordinary winter photo into a scene from a winter wonderland. However, photographing a stunning snowfall image comes with its fair share of challenges. So if you are looking forward to recreating a realistic falling snow effect during post-production, we are here to help. With Photoshop as our tool of choice, in this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of both how to apply a snow overlay and how to add the falling snow effect organically in your image. Let’s get started!

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5 Ways To Respond When Your Couple Says “Your Price is Too High”

5 Ways To Respond When Your Couple Says “Your Price is Too High”

“Your price is too high”, as a wedding photographer, the chances are that you may have heard this phrase on more than one occasion. Some couples may want to hire you as their photographer but not be able to afford you, and other couples might just be looking for a discount – there are several reasons why they may be telling you that your quote is too high. However, instead of jumping to your defense, you may want to take a moment (and a deep breath) and think about your response before responding to your couple. And if you are not sure about how to respond to your couple in a way that does not offend them or turn them away to another wedding photographer, then this blog is just right for you! 

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Fundy Designer: Increased Productivity & Profitability For Photographers Through Album Design & Sales

Infographic about Fundy Designer at the left with a thumbnail of Andrew Funderburg on the right

When you hear the word “business,” you might, as a reflex, think of an organization that solely exists to make a profit. However, the jury is out on whether or not they exist to bring high value to their customers or to you as a consumer. Well, we are here to brighten your day and affirm that there are, in fact, businesses out there that operate with a “customer-first” mentality and exist to help their customers succeed through the use of valuable products and services. 

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How to Edit Sunset Photos in Lightroom

How to Edit Sunset Photos in Lightroom

During sunset, the light changes with every passing minute, requiring a constant change in settings and, as a result, making taking stunning sunset photos challenging. Imagine you are looking at a gorgeous sunset sky with beautiful hues of crimson, red, and purple – and you take out your camera to take a photo. But your camera setting couldn’t do justice to the scene. No worries, you can make it look as magical as it did to you in Lightroom. In this blog, we will show you how to edit sunset photos in Lightroom in ways that will make them as lively as it was in reality, and perhaps even more.

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WordPress Plugins for Photographers to Build Strong Websites

WordPress Plugins for Photographers to Build Strong Websites

WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that works great for building websites without even having to code or learn about programming languages (even though understanding them is always a plus). Its multiple themes and customization options make the process of promoting your business through a website seamless. Moreover, it also offers a large number of free and paid plugins for various features that help you run the website smoothly. Different plugins serve different purposes, and to build a robust, user-friendly website, it is crucial to know which ones to use and how to use them. In this blog, we have listed the most commonly used WordPress plugins for photographers and how to make the best use of them.

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How to Use the Refine Edge Tool In Photoshop

How to Use the Refine Edge Tool In Photoshop

Photoshop has many selection tools, and all of them have unique features that help make the process of selection fast and straightforward. However, when it comes to selecting complex subjects such as fringes, hair, fur, etc., and busy backgrounds, achieving finesse is hardly a one-step process. The Refine Edge tool in Photoshop makes that job quicker and slightly less complex than it would have been without it. In this blog, we take you through the steps of learning how to use the Refine Edge tool to make complex selections in Photoshop.

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8 Amazing Wedding Photography Giveaway Ideas

8 Amazing Wedding Photography Giveaway Ideas

Sharing your work through your wedding photography business’s social media platforms is a great way to gain followers and build a brand and a digital portfolio. By staying consistent with your posts and content, you might even be able to generate new leads through social media. However, while it’s essential to keep sharing your photographs and videos, sometimes, it may not be enough to engage your followers. In this case, a wedding photography giveaway or contest can get your brand the attention and engagement it needs. You can offer anything that could be useful or fun for your audience. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift, but a few discounts or little freebies can do the magic! In this blog, we bring you some ideas on what you could offer your followers through social media giveaways. Social media marketing is a long-term process, but adopting the right strategies could help you engage your audience and perhaps even generate more leads and increase your page’s reach.

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The Power of Love: A Husband & Wife Photographer Feature with Natalie & Brandon of Studio N Photography

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Love, passion, and commitment – the journey to be a successful husband and wife photography team takes all three. Staying centered in your relationship while being successful in your business means finding a common vision and building strong bonds that will be tested. But even if it takes every ounce of strength, compassion, and patience in you to keep going, it’s worth it – especially for ShootDotEdit customers Natalie and Brandon of Studio N Photography.  When we asked these husband and wife photographers to share their story, we got the ups and downs, highs and lows, and what it takes to make it work. 

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