Lightroom and Photoshop

Top 10 Photo Edit Fixes Asked For by Brides

A bride on her wedding day standing next to a rocky beach. Phot by Photography by Orlando and edited by ShootDotEdit.

You are a wedding photographer and love to bring out the beauty of your subjects. You understand that it is reasonable if your brides want to look their best on their wedding day. So it might not surprise you if a bride-to-be approaches you with photo edit requests on or before her wedding day. And why not? It is her big day. She wants to look beautiful and be the center of attention. She wants everything to look perfect, at least in her wedding photographs. That’s the reason she hired you.

Thanks to technology and editing software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, there is so much that you can do when it comes to editing and retouching wedding photos. It has become a trend, for example, to smooth skin or flatten the stomach in photographs. But as a photographer, especially if you are just starting out, the question isn’t always what you can do, but maybe what should you do, and perhaps even, how much should you charge to do it? 

First, it might be helpful to know what common edits brides may request, and have a plan in place for how to set expectations for what is reasonable, and what might be above and beyond your skill level. Because brides may sometimes request very specific — and very time-consuming edits, and they might get upset if things don’t go their way. 

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Fast 5: Our Favorite Tips for Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom can be a fickle beast… but a powerful one.  If you’re serious about editing your wedding photos, chances are you’re going to need to wrap your head around Lightroom at one point or another.  So we’ve decided to put together five quick tips to get you started on your photo editing journey in Lightroom.

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How to Sync Lightroom Mobile

how to sync lightroom mobile

As a wedding photographer, you are constantly on the move. That is why Lightroom Mobile is one of the best features of Lightroom CC. When you know how to sync Lightroom Mobile, you can adjust, add, remove and share your wedding photos. This applies whether you are on a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone.

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How to Rotate a Photo in Lightroom

how to rotate a photo in lightroomTake a minute to think about your current editing workflow. Chances are, you have needed to know how to rotate photo in Lightroom more than a few times. Of all the potential issues that could distract from the quality of your work as a wedding photographer, a crooked or badly rotated image can be one of the most challenging to identify and correct.

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How to Crop in Lightroom

how to crop in lightroom

Cropping is one of the most basic functions of any post production tool, yet it is one of the most complicated tasks to truly master. While there are many suggested guides and tools for effectively cropping a given image, knowing how to crop in Lightroom to make the perfect crop to your work as a wedding photographer can be very subjective.

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How to Use the Liquify Tool in Photoshop

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As a wedding photographer, it is valuable to have knowledge behind some of the best ways to adjust your photos to match your unique photography style. In the past, we have covered how to use several features in Lightroom to edit your work. And now, we are ready to talk more about Photoshop. Do you know how to use the Liquify tool in Photoshop?

The Liquify tool is of the most commonly used filters in Photoshop. It allows you to distort the pixels in an image without losing quality, which is in an important part of the images you deliver to your wedding clients. Below, we cover the various ways to use the Liquify tool in Photoshop.

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How to Add, Change, and Remove a Background in Photoshop

how to add background in photoshop

Here at ShootDotEdit, we provide wedding photography edit services to pro photographers. We also love to provide you with valuable information to help fine-tune your skills and speed up your workflow. Today, we will cover how to add background in Lightroom. Plus, we will also discuss how to remove a background to ensure you have the skills necessary.

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