Most working moms will tell you that being a professional and a mom takes time and patience. At ShootDotEdit, we are amazed and inspired by strong female photographers who seem to do it all and make it look easy. More than that, we also love when women inspire other women to go out there and get what they want from life. What better way to mark Women’s History Month than to celebrate those women! For this feature story, we spoke to Diane Clifford of Diane Nicole Photography. She is a full-time photographer (for the past six years), mother of two, and a ShootDotEdit customer and we asked her about her journey and all that she has achieved so far.[···]
As a wedding photographer, you probably use Adobe Lightroom for a number of post-production tasks such as culling and color correcting. But in order to carry out those tasks, you first need to import images into Lightroom. And while importing photos into Lightroom might seem easy, to avoid any errors and eliminate confusion, it’s important to know the right steps to take. Since there are many ways to go about this process, in this blog, we take you through the different steps of how to import photos into Lightroom and create a back-up. You will be a pro by the end of the post!
As couples plan their 2021 weddings and beyond, COVID is still very much a player in the planning process. The pandemic has forced them to not only consider how to safely have their wedding, but also to downsize both plans and budget. But they still want their big day photographed. As such, you may be receiving inquiries from potential clients that are peppered with wedding photography discount requests. If you do, or if you’re considering offering a discount in general because of the pandemic, this blog post may help you think through the process and have solutions at the ready.
Your wedding photography business is not just your livelihood, it’s also your creative outlet. And your job is awesome. You get to take beautiful photos, be witness to life-changing moments, explore different destinations, and build lasting relationships. But there are some aspects – like working with unrealistic wedding photography clients – that could easily have the potential to turn your dream job into an unpleasant experience. From setting unreasonable deadlines to making impractical Photoshop requests, situations like these can turn even the simplest of weddings into a monumental assignment. In this blog, we offer some tips that will allow you to handle unrealistic wedding clients smoothly and successfully.
Along with a global health emergency, COVID-19 also brought along a huge financial downfall impacting everyone, including wedding photographers who found themselves suddenly without work. Now it’s 2021 and many of you are back, photographing with new strategies and work models adapted to the new normal. You have resumed business, but still with caution. And now it’s time to strategize to get more clients to recover the losses incurred during 2020. For that, you need a game plan. We can help! From adhering to safety regulations to learning new wedding photography techniques, this blog offers tips that will help you book more weddings in 2021 and beyond.
Do you struggle with pricing your wedding photography packages? Many wedding photographers do! We know it’s not easy, especially if you are new to the wedding photography industry. Not only does pricing photography packages depend on your experience, qualifications, and services, you also have to factor in your target market and local competition. Whether you are thinking about modifying your packages or just beginning to set your prices, this blog can offer tips on how to price for profit.
Social media has undoubtedly changed the way you do business and social media marketing is one of the most powerful ways to promote yourself and build your brand. If you are looking to grow your reach, Instagram could be your tool of choice. Your photographs already speak for your brand, and Instagram is built for promoting photographs – so it’s a perfect match! If you need some tips for how to use Instagram to grow your wedding photography business, this blog post could be a game-changer.
Couples spend a large amount of time planning their weddings – one of the most memorable days of their lives and the beginning of a new journey for them. From the wedding attire and rings to the vendors and guest list, attention is paid to even the tiniest details. However, no matter how intricately planned and managed, things can still go wrong on the wedding day, and sometimes the mistake might occur on your end, the wedding photographer. So, to protect yourself from the repercussions of certain unforeseen circumstances – which may or may not have been in your control – consider how wedding photography liability insurance could help. Here is a bit more information about liability insurance.
Writing wedding photography blogs is one of the best ways to increase audience engagement and showcase your wedding photography business. Blogging allows potential clients to get a glimpse through your lens (and words) at the various weddings you cover and also gives you the chance to make your wedding photography business more “Google-friendly.” There’s so much that people don’t know about weddings and wedding photography, so why not use your experience to offer an insider glimpse into the wedding world? Sound good? Great – let’s get blogging with these 15 wedding photography blog post ideas you can use right now!
The Dodge and Burn tools have been popular among Photoshop users for a long time. Like some other tools and features in Photoshop, these tools have their roots in traditional film development. Photographers around the world had been using the dodging and burning technique to lighten or darken parts of their images much before digital photography was introduced. The effectiveness of this post-production technique is the reason behind its inclusion even in newer digital photo editing platforms. The Dodge tool helps you lighten selected areas of your image while the Burn tool darkens the chosen areas.