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WordPress Plugins for Photographers to Build Strong Websites

WordPress Plugins for Photographers to Build Strong Websites

WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that works great for building websites without even having to code or learn about programming languages (even though understanding them is always a plus). Its multiple themes and customization options make the process of promoting your business through a website seamless. Moreover, it also offers a large number of free and paid plugins for various features that help you run the website smoothly. Different plugins serve different purposes, and to build a robust, user-friendly website, it is crucial to know which ones to use and how to use them. In this blog, we have listed the most commonly used WordPress plugins for photographers and how to make the best use of them.

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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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Destination Wedding Photography: Top Tips & Tricks

Destination Wedding Photography: Top Tips & Tricks

Is your couple planning a white Winterland wedding in Iceland or a tropical beach wedding in Barbados? If your answer is yes, then don’t forget to make the necessary preparations for your travel and photography. Between booking a destination wedding, preparing to photograph in another location, getting on a plane, and photographing your couple’s wedding, there’s ultimately a lot of planning that goes into documenting a destination wedding. From keeping the destination country’s general laws and COVID restrictions in mind to packing the right equipment – this blog offers a basic checklist of things you can do once you book a destination wedding photography gig.

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How to Use the Refine Edge Tool In Photoshop

How to Use the Refine Edge Tool In Photoshop

Photoshop has many selection tools, and all of them have unique features that help make the process of selection fast and straightforward. However, when it comes to selecting complex subjects such as fringes, hair, fur, etc., and busy backgrounds, achieving finesse is hardly a one-step process. The Refine Edge tool in Photoshop makes that job quicker and slightly less complex than it would have been without it. In this blog, we take you through the steps of learning how to use the Refine Edge tool to make complex selections in Photoshop.

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8 Amazing Wedding Photography Giveaway Ideas

8 Amazing Wedding Photography Giveaway Ideas

Sharing your work through your wedding photography business’s social media platforms is a great way to gain followers and build a brand and a digital portfolio. By staying consistent with your posts and content, you might even be able to generate new leads through social media. However, while it’s essential to keep sharing your photographs and videos, sometimes, it may not be enough to engage your followers. In this case, a wedding photography giveaway or contest can get your brand the attention and engagement it needs. You can offer anything that could be useful or fun for your audience. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift, but a few discounts or little freebies can do the magic! In this blog, we bring you some ideas on what you could offer your followers through social media giveaways. Social media marketing is a long-term process, but adopting the right strategies could help you engage your audience and perhaps even generate more leads and increase your page’s reach.

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Photography Copyright Laws and How They Protect Your Work

Photography Copyright Laws and How They Protect Your Work

As a wedding photographer today, it’s easy to publish and sell your work online. You can share it through online portfolios or your website and social media handles. But since people can easily access your work, it’s also easy for people to save/download your photos without your permission and for reasons that you might not be okay with. This is where photography copyright laws come into action. According to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), “A copyright is the exclusive legal right of creators or assigned copyright owners to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, or create derivative works from original work.” Copyright laws for images will therefore protect your work so that it can’t be used by anyone else without your permission. If you are unsure about your rights as a wedding photographer, in this blog, we will offer you some clarity on how you can protect your work. 

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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 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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Top 10 Bride Getting Ready Photos to Take At Every Wedding

Top 10 Bride Getting Ready Photos to Take At Every Wedding

The ceremony, the reception, and the couple’s exit photos are some of the most important parts of a shot list for any wedding. But another set of photographs that is not exactly new but remains a fan favorite is the bride getting ready photos. Wedding day photos are all about storytelling – from the moment the bride starts getting ready to when the newlyweds make their final exit – each photograph is an essential part of the grand story. Hair and makeup detail photos, bridesmaids giving the final touches to the bride’s dress, the bride putting on her shoes, there are so many key moments that can’t be missed on the morning of the wedding day. But if you ever find yourself running short on time, in this blog, we bring you the top 10 getting ready photos that you must make time for. 

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How to Batch Edit in Photoshop: The Step-By-Step Guide

How to Batch Edit in Photoshop: The Step-By-Step Guide

Whether it’s the first look photographs or the father-daughter dance, as a wedding photographer, you are always on the lookout for all the special moments that make up a wedding. And not just that, you strive to get the perfect photo from every activity too! The result? Multiple photos of the same scene. And even after culling, you are still left with hundreds of photos in a similar setting that need to be edited in the same way but individually. This is where batch editing, also known as batch processing, comes into play. The batch editing feature in Photoshop allows you to apply a particular set of editing actions to a group of files with just a click – helping you save a lot of time in the post-production workflow. In this blog, we will walk you through the steps of how to batch edit in Photoshop to speed up your workflow.

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