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5 Tips for Taking Enchanting Fairy Tale Wedding Photos

5 Tips for Taking Enchanting Fairy Tale Wedding Photos

Whether it’s the dress, the venue, or the decor – some weddings have a few elements of a fairy tale in them, and others are completely based on a fairy tale wedding theme. Many brides often dream of having a wedding that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, and it goes without saying that the photographs from these weddings look nothing short of magical. With dreamy decor, unique locations, and beautiful natural elements, the hopeless romantics go for a fairy tale wedding that is a perfect symbol of their storybook romance. When photographing a wedding fit for a prince and princess, you should aim to capture the romance and the ambiance of the place together. The classic fairy tale decor with soft tones and pastel colors or a modern-day fairy tale with darker tones, each story deserves to be told with perfection. And ShootDotEdit customers have the perfect photographs that will inspire you! 

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A Complete Guide On Culling Photos & Why We Do It

A Complete Guide On Culling Photos & Why We Do It

Culling is the first step in the post-production phase. Whatever be the photography style or type – this is a process that pretty much every photographer has to go through (unless you outsource it. But more on that later). After a photography gig, you often come home with hundreds and sometimes thousands of images in your drive, and not every image is a masterpiece, but what you finally deliver to your clients should be. And that requires going through every single photograph you have taken. Moreover, editing takes time and effort, so in a way, culling saves you from wasting time editing photographs that are not worth it. Want to learn more about culling photos and why it’s a necessary part of your post-production workflow? Then we have answers for you.

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How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom: Tips & Tricks

How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom: Tips & Tricks

There are many features in Lightroom that help you turn your images from a well-photographed picture to a visual masterpiece. And one such feature is the Gradient Filter tool. This filter allows you to apply graduated edits over selected parts of your image, giving it a slight edge over a physically graduated neutral density (GND) filter. In this blog, we will walk you through the different aspects of Gradient Filter in Lightroom and how to use it to enhance your photographs. 

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The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List For You

The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List For You

Many wedding photographers would agree that creating a wedding photography shot list is one of the most crucial pre-wedding day prep that they do. However, creating the ultimate shot list will differ from wedding to wedding. While every wedding has some common activities and elements that can’t be missed, some cultural or unique traditions may require you to customize your shot list. Even though our template can help you create a shot list for your future weddings, don’t forget to consult your couple while working on it. Creating a shot list begins with asking the couple what they want, getting familiar with their vision, and then getting back to them with a carefully curated shot list that seamlessly blends their ideas with yours and also includes all the essential photographs.

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The Art of Working Together: Featuring Husband & Wife Team Joe & Darryl Ann of Salt & Pine Photo

Infographic displaying a quote from Joe and Darryl Ann (a husband and wife team) on the left and a sunset silhouette at the right

There is so much that goes into running a successful wedding photography business and it can be a great experience to get to share that load with someone who has the same passion as you – and more importantly – is someone you love. Different husband and wife wedding photography teams have different ways to succeed, but what’s common in all of them is the love they share with their partner. Joe and Darryl Ann of Salt and Pine Photo are no exception! This husband and wife team not only knows how to successfully operate as a photography duo but also how to successfully operate as introverts in the wedding industry.

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201 Creative Blog Post Ideas for Wedding Photographers

201 Creative Blog Post Ideas for Wedding Photographers

In today’s world, content marketing or blogging is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to attract brides and grooms. Consistent blogging about the right topics can increase brand exposure and help your wedding photography clients connect with you and your brand. One of the best parts about blogging? You can use it to share gorgeous photographs and even some exclusive behind-the-scenes images and videos. Plus, by sharing your expertise in wedding photography, you offer couples a perfect platform to get wedding-related information, which can help them plan their weddings. But if writing isn’t your forte, then this blog offers you some fresh, fun, and creative blog post ideas for wedding photographers that can help you get started.  

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Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

In addition to the bride and groom portraits, bridal party photos, and detail photos, as the wedding photographer, you are also in charge of documenting the ceremony. However – ‘Where to stand as a photographer during the ceremony?’ – is a valid question whether you are a beginner or a longtime pro. The answer to this question is complex as there’s no single rule that can be applied to all weddings you photograph. A wedding ceremony may last from 15-30 minutes, but this might differ for weddings from different cultures. However, one rule will always apply: Try your best to not draw attention to yourself. While you might have to find your best spots depending on the venue, in this blog, we suggest five spots you could consider for wedding ceremony photography. 

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How to Easily Create Vignette in Photoshop

How to Easily Create Vignette in Photoshop

Have you been wondering how you can add a subtle dark or shadowy effect to the corners of your wedding images? If yes, then we are here to tell you how you can do that using Photoshop. This effect is called the vignette effect and is used to enhance images and draw the viewer’s attention to the center, where the subject is placed. It is a classic yet timeless photography effect, and the proof is its popularity among wedding photographers even now. There are many ways to create vignettes in Photoshop, and in this blog, we share some of the easiest ways to do that. Pick the one that suits you the best and enhance the visual appeal of your images. 

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Wedding Day Family Photos You Must Take At Every Wedding

Wedding Day Family Photos You Must Take At Every Wedding

Some celebrations are best cherished with friends and family. A wedding happens to be one of them! This is the day your couple has been planning and looking forward to for so long. So, taking some amazing wedding day family photos naturally becomes a part of that excitement, and they have chosen you for the job (no pressure, but they are counting on you to deliver the best). These photographs are a memory of their special day with some of their closest people. So, while your focus may be on getting every picture-perfect moment with the couple, paying attention to their families at the wedding is equally essential.

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How to Edit Portraits in Photoshop

How to Edit Portraits in Photoshop

As a wedding photographer, a part of your job also requires you to edit portraits. And knowing how to edit portraits in Photoshop, which is one of the best ways to perfect your image after you have already shot it, is a skill you will need throughout your career. You can do so much to improve your wedding portraits in Photoshop – adjust exposure, color, remove unwanted spots from the skin, and even whiten teeth. This skill comes especially handy when you have a couple who has requested you for specific edits. Rather than outsourcing it to someone else, you can deliver exactly what your couple requires from you with just a few clicks and tweaks. 

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