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All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

With its roots in Greek, the word photography literally means ‘drawing with light.’ So when we speak of taking images with the camera, we can’t proceed any further without discussing the importance and impact of light on the resultant images. While there are endless options for lighting equipment, many photographers choose natural light wedding photography. This style of photography allows you to simply document a moment as it is – organic and natural, without having to pause the scene to fix the lighting setup. However, even though many photographers prefer this style to document their couple’s big day, it can get tricky, especially in indoor venues. In this blog, we take you through the different sides of this style of photography and what you can do to perfect it.

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The Importance of Implementing Business Processes in Wedding Photography: Featuring Infinite Loop Photography

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Jerry Cantave of Infinite Loop Photography

Running a wedding photography business means constantly being vigilant on every level to keep your business humming. From maintaining and updating your website to keeping up with social media and the challenges of post-production, there’s always so much to do! And according to ShootDotEdit customer Jerry Cantave of Infinite Loop Photography, managing your wedding photography business is easier, faster, and more successful if you put business processes in place from the start. He believes if you “map out the process first, then bring on the tools that let you reach the goals in the most effective manner,” you will thrive. Find out more about his secrets to success in this feature story. 

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5 Wedding Photo Editing Trends You Need to Know About in 2021

5 Wedding Photo Editing Trends You Need to Know About in 2021

Editing wedding photos are no longer just about cropping or straightening an image. Today, wedding photo editing involves color correction, retouching, spot removal, and many more steps. Each wedding photographer has their unique editing style. However, every year, certain trends gain popularity and are specifically asked for by many brides and grooms. You might be someone who sticks to a classic editing style, but whether or not you like to experiment with what’s trending, it’s always good to learn more about what’s going on in the wedding photography industry. In this blog, we bring you five photo editing trends that we think are here to stick around in 2021. 

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Bridal Portraits You Can’t Miss: Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Bridal Portraits You Can’t Miss: Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Bridal portraits are not just an excuse for the bride to wear her gown before the wedding. For some brides, it’s the day they get to be a model for a day and pamper themselves, and for others, the session is simply about the joy of taking beautiful photographs, which they can then share with their families and friends. As the wedding photographer, the bridal portraits session is a great chance for you to interact and establish a relationship with the bride. These portraits usually happen a month or two in advance, so that gives you plenty of time to help your bride get comfortable in front of the camera and with you. Every bride deserves some gorgeous portraits of herself, and we are here to help you deliver the best! In this blog, we share some stunning photographs of brides by some amazing ShootDotEdit customers and offer you some tips on preparing for the session.

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Top 10 Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

Top 10 Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

Being a wedding photography business owner isn’t just one job but several responsibilities and duties under one. One of the biggest responsibilities out of all is booking more weddings, and to do that, you need to market your business and services to the right people in the right way. This can often get stressful for many wedding photographers, but carefully planning and strategizing business tactics can help you avoid that stress. In this blog, we offer you 10 marketing tips for wedding photographers that you can use to grow your business digitally and offline. 

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Why Networking with Wedding Vendors is Important for Business

Why Networking with Wedding Vendors is Important for Business

For business or pleasure – networking is an important aspect of the wedding photography industry, especially if you run your own wedding photography business. Whether it’s to increase your clientele or get more referrals, networking can help you achieve your goals. But before you think of it as a business meeting, we’d suggest that you shift your focus to building strong relationships with wedding vendors as step one. Try to find commonalities, strike a conversation about what you like about their business, build a personal relationship before you get to the business partnership. But if building relationships seems like too much work or too time-consuming to you, this blog might help you see why it’s necessary and worth it too! And by the end of it, if you change your mind, you can also check out our top tips on networking with wedding vendors.

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Professional Photo Editing: Why Outsource as a Beginner

Professional Photo Editing Why Outsource as a Beginner

You are just starting out in the wedding photography industry. You are fueled by creativity and have a passion for capturing the most stunning photographs and a desire to be the best you can, but it’s not always a smooth journey. And one of the obstacles you can face as you set out to achieve all that you want right from the beginning is the post-production photo editing process. Editing photos is a long and tedious process and can often take up hours of your time that you could otherwise spend photographing more weddings. If this is already happening to you, it might be time for you to consider professional photo editing services. From how outsourcing photo editing can help you book more weddings to how it allows you to explore your creativity, in this blog, we talk about some of the significant benefits that you can get from photo editing services for photographers.

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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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