While you may be completely efficient as a solo wedding photographer, some weddings are so grand that hiring a second shooter may become a necessity. You may not realize it, but that extra set of hands will make a complicated job more manageable. And while hiring a second shooter may make your life simpler and easier, the process of doing so may not be simple. In this blog, we offer you some suggestions on how you can find that perfect second shooter for your brand.[···]
Couples often look for reviews about your wedding photography business from other couples who have worked with you or their trusted vendors. And if you have been in the wedding photography industry a long time, you must already know that reviews, testimonials, and referrals from previous clients are gold when trying to attract new couples and book more weddings. But once you have impressed your couple, photographed their wedding, delivered the final prints, and gotten a fantastic, 5-star review – what’s next? How do you ensure that the review not only boosts your confidence but also gets you more clients? One of the most powerful strategies you could use for your business, in this blog, we offer you some ways of how you can successfully leverage reviews from couples to book more weddings.[···]
You may not edit all your photos in Adobe Lightroom, but editing portraits in Lightroom could be another skill to add to your portfolio. It’s a relatively simple process in Lightroom, but you still have to be extra cautious while editing portraits. Even though it’s a part of most post-production processes, these images may sometimes look unnatural and altered. The key is to balance the way you edit and not go overboard. Since editing in Lightroom involves a non-destructive workflow and your actual photos never get altered, you can always go back to any editing stage. And even though it may be a simple process, we narrow down editing portraits in Lightroom to 12 steps in this blog.
Every February, the U.S. and other parts of the world celebrate Black History Month to honor the contributions of African-Americans and their culture. Hit by slavery in the past and racism to date, this community has had a journey worth knowing and respecting. This year’s Black History Month is more significant with grown awareness and the development of the Black Lives Matter movement all over the world. We, at ShootDotEdit, stand in solidarity and celebrate this month with a feature story on the very talented wedding photographer and ShootDotEdit customer Flavio DeBarros.[···]
It’s no secret that the wedding photography industry is very competitive. And now, with wedding photographers getting back in the game after COVID forced weddings to go on a break, everyone is looking for ways to stand out and book more weddings. But as competition gets tougher, you also have to diversify your strategies and level up to connect with wedding photography clients. But even though it is challenging, there are many ways to attract more clients. You can stick with techniques that will increase your presence in the online world or opt for strategies you can use in the real world. Either way, with some research and planning, you can also grow and take your wedding photography business to the next level.
The Patch Tool in Photoshop can completely transform your images by removing unwanted or distracting spots or objects from them. Therefore, making it one of the most helpful tools for photo editing. Even with several years of experience, you could still accidentally include something unflattering or distracting in a photograph. And once you have taken the image, the chances of recreating it are relatively low. In such cases, the Patch Tool, which belongs to the family of Healing Brush Tools, can become a life-saver. Moreover, just like a magic trick (which needs some practice, of course), this feature can also help you add or copy objects to further enhance your image. It may be a little confusing at first, but in this blog, we offer you some ways to successfully use this tool for your future edits.
An awesome skillset is an essential part of being a great wedding photographer. But do you know what sets you apart from the several other pros in your field? A composed and charismatic personality that’s also reliable and trustworthy. When it comes to closing the deal with your wedding photography clients, apart from the ability to offer high-quality deliverables, brides also pay special attention to a wedding photographer’s traits. After all, they are trusting you with photographing one of the most important days of their lives. Every wedding photographer has their own individuality and temperament. However, some personality traits go a long way in building a successful and happy client base.
As a wedding photographer, chances are that you end up editing several of your images. Lightroom can help you spot the minutest of details, which you can alter to get the desired results. But even then, you don’t want to go overboard with the editing and still want your images to look realistic. So, next time you sit down for an edit, you could use Lightroom to compare the before and after photo. The program even keeps your originals safe and creates another copy for you to edit on. Therefore, you can always go back and compare the before and after images using the Lightroom Before and After tool. And in order to help you do that, in this blog, we take you through the different ways you can compare your before and after images in Lightroom.
Can you recall a time when you were unsatisfied with a service you had paid for? All of us have been in that spot at least once in our lives. Similarly, sometimes, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to handle unsatisfied wedding photography clients. They might be upset with how you handled a crisis at their wedding or unsatisfied with some photographs. Whatever the reason, you can’t get the wedding day back, and now, you have to come up with a solution that makes your clients happy and doesn’t lead to any setbacks for you. So what do you do? In this blog, we tell you all about how you can find a middle ground and convert unhappy or unsatisfied clients into ones that sing your praises.
Once you finish photographing a wedding, the post-production work of importing, culling, and color-correcting the photographs follows. And once you are done with that, it’s time to export and deliver the final photos to your couple! Because there are multiple Lightroom export settings you can choose from for using images on different platforms, this blog will help you decide which export settings to choose and when.