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Speed Up Your Workflow With Smart Previews in Lightroom

Speed Up Your Workflow With Smart Previews in Lightroom

As a wedding photographer, you probably have several TBs of data in the form of photographs and videos. These might be stored on an external hard disk, or you could even store these on your computer. However, saving these on your computer might slow down your system, especially when you start editing in Lightroom. While an easy solution to this is simply saving everything on an external hard drive, working in Smart Previews in Lightroom is also an effective way to keep your system from slowing down as you work on Lightroom. In this blog, we tell you all about Smart Previews and how they can help speed up your post-production workflow. 

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Top 5 Things Successful Wedding Photographers Outsource

Top 5 Things Successful Wedding Photographers Outsource

When you are running a wedding photography business, besides shooting weddings, you may just have to focus on other aspects of the business. And while you may be a wedding photographer by profession, to run a successful wedding photography business, you will get yourself familiarized with the world of post-processing, printing, and marketing too. However, if you think that you can’t possibly have time for all of this as you continue to book more weddings and improve your portfolio, we have one word for you: Outsourcing! Not everything needs to be managed by you, and therefore, when you outsource to experts, you don’t need to be involved in every aspect of your business. If you are looking for some ideas to lessen your workload while growing your business, you have come to the right place. In this blog, we take you through some things that wedding photographers outsource.

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Black and White Wedding Photos: Why They Are Timeless

Black and White Wedding Photos: Why They Are Timeless

Timeless, classic, raw – these are the words that are often used to describe black and white wedding photos. Even though photographers have been using this technique for a very long time, many would agree when we say that black and white photos will never go out of style. While many aspects of the wedding industry, including wedding photography, have changed over time, a black and white picture of a bride and groom or the bride and her father or mother will always remain a classic. While color photographs are great for detail shots and images with the whole family and bridal party, black and white wedding photography is all about bringing out the emotions of the subject. In this blog, we will share some stunning black and white photographs from some very talented ShootDotEdit customers and also offer you some quick tips on creating stunning black and white photos. 

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Professional Photo Editing Services for Busy Wedding Photographers

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From a solid marketing plan to keeping up with what’s trending – running a successful wedding photography business requires you to take out time to carefully strategize your business plans. While you may want to be the jack of all trades, the do-it-yourself lifestyle could cost you and your business. For a professional wedding photographer who aims to shoot 15-20 weddings per year, the entire process – from booking the wedding and shooting it to doing all the post-production work – can get exhausting. But you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Outsourcing post-production to professional photo editing services works out as a feasible solution for many busy wedding photographers in the industry. In this blog, we have listed some photo editing tasks that pro photographers outsource to attain a streamlined workflow.

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How to Prepare For Your First Wedding Photography Gig

How to Prepare For Your First Wedding Photography Gig

Congratulations on booking your first wedding photography gig! And while this is a reason to celebrate, it’s okay to feel a little nervous too. For any beginner, their first professional gig can be nerve-wracking. The pressure is high, and there is a lot to achieve. Your first gig is not only your ‘prove yourself to the world’ moment, but it’s also a very important day in your couple’s lives. It’s a day that has no scope for errors. But it’s also a day when a crisis – within or out of your control – can occur at any moment. But while there might be a lot of pressure on you, there are some things you can do in advance to not crack under pressure at your first wedding. From knowing your couple well to packing the right gear, in this blog, we offer you some tips that will help to make your first day at work easy and stress-free!

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How to Create Social Media Ads to Book More Weddings

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Couples who are getting married in this digital age tend to turn to social media to find their dream wedding photographer along with other vendors. Whether it’s Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, the online “socials” scene has become the go-to resource for brides and grooms looking for advice, reviews, and so much more. So, what better way to get more clients than to create a solid marketing strategy that also includes online advertising? In this blog, we take you through some of the best ways to use social media ads to boost your wedding photography business! 

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How To Add Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

How To Add Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

Derived from the Japanese word ‘boke,’ meaning ‘blur,’ bokeh is a photography jargon commonly known to the world as a photography effect. Many photographers use this technique to create a soft out-of-focus blur in their photographs. It enhances the visual appeal of any image by making it appear dreamy and aesthetically pleasing. Often achieved by using fast prime lenses while photographing, it can also be created during the post-processing stage. Moreover, many photographers find that adding bokeh using Photoshop gives the most realistic effect. So, here’s an amazing tutorial that will take you through the step-by-step process of learning how to create the bokeh effect in Photoshop for any image.

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Wedding Photography Styles: ShootDotEdit’s Favorites

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With the ever-changing trends in wedding photography, the job of a wedding photographer has become more than just about documenting the day. Now a wedding photographer also has to know (and show) the wedding photography style that appeals to clients who ultimately are looking for what they offer. We have seen styles evolve over time and watched photographers and customers take a common style and fine tune it to become truly theirs – ultimately becoming the photographers they are today. From artistic to documentary, this blog post is a compilation of our favorite wedding photography styles. Which one is yours? 

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Staying Competitive in the Wedding Photography Market

Staying Competitive in the Wedding Photography Market

It’s tough to enter and make a place for yourself in the wedding photography industry. Especially when most pros in the wedding photography market are continuously looking for ways to be more creative and offer premium services. The competition keeps getting more challenging, and to survive and be successful, you need to keep coming up with innovative business strategies. Even if you have been in the industry for a long time, modifying your wedding photography business plan can help you keep up with the changing trends in the market. From offering something that makes you different from your local competitors to investing time and resources in marketing your business, in this blog, we offer some suggestions on how you can stay competitive in the wedding photography market and attract more clients.

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10 Questions To Include in a Wedding Photography Questionnaire

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Every wedding photography client is unique, and they all have their own unique wedding photography plans. So, as a wedding photographer, knowing your clients and their expectations from you is crucial to your plan of action. Even after you have met them, you still might not have all your answers. And if that happens to be the case with you, a wedding photography questionnaire could help you get some answers. Keep your questions short and easy to understand, and try to cover as many aspects about your couple as you can through this questionnaire. Not all couples may give you the perfect answers, but as their wedding photographer, you can build their story using whatever they provide you. There are no set rules to what you should ask your couples, but in this blog, we offer you some suggestions on what you could include in your questionnaire.

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