Why It’s So Daunting To Promote Yourself

It can be daunting to promote yourself all the time. In any and every creative profession there can be a weird hurdle to overcome where we go from beginning our craft and growing our skillset, to owning our voice and story, and proudly proclaiming who we are and what we offer. It often feels as we ebb and flow between these two points-- always growing and learning, and allowing the changes in our lives to re-shape our voice as time continues on. As photographers, it is no different. The hurdles we face as we begin to self-promote come in the [...]

2020-02-20T14:48:41+00:00February 13th, 2020|Business, Marketing|

How to edit a dramatic sky using only brushes in Lightroom

Hey hey!!!  Today I wanted to take you on a little walk through showing how I edited an image in Lightroom to give it a more dramatic looking sky and a bit more of a glowy sun.   The most important thing to keep in mind for an edit like this is to expose for the highlights in the image when you're shooting. Simply put, that means I made sure I could see detail in whatever was brightest in my image when I captured it on the camera. No detail I wanted to see in the final image would be [...]

2020-01-22T12:57:07+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Business, Editing|

How to Install your Lightroom Brushes!

I am absolutely addicted to my Lightroom brushes and filters!  I love added just a little extra something to my images and in lightroom I can do that AND SYNC those changes to a series of images so that my edits look consistent! I’m gifting you two of my very favorite and most used brushes!  One for bringing in dramatic skies and another for a pop of golden, glowy sunshine. If you need help installing your brushes, read on! Step 1 Ok, so to get started, I’m going to need you to download those brushes HERE  Step 2 Next, Go [...]

2020-01-30T23:20:02+00:00January 21st, 2020|Business, Marketing|

Faking a Tilt Shift Effect Using Alien Skin Software

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. There is nothing I love more than a good, dreamy photo! A couple of years ago I decided a tilt shift lens just had to be my dream lens with all the magical blur and focus it would allow me to play with as I photographed. Being an impulsive person I bought it right away and then it sat in my office for a good year, untouched. I was so scared of all [...]

2019-12-17T15:03:50+00:00November 30th, 2019|Business, Tips|

5 Instagram Tips for Photographers

Show of hands... Are you frustrated with Instagram? Yah, me too. And, we are not alone! Instagram is constantly changing the game, making it harder and harder for our content to be seen organically which is, of course, frustrating since many of us rely on the platform to fill our calendars. I've compiled a few of my fav helpful Instagram tips for you: 1.Plan your content out ahead of time We are photographers so we have it pretty good compared to other creatives who need to figure out how to get or create content. We have beautiful content already at [...]

2019-11-01T16:12:26+00:00October 29th, 2019|Business, Marketing|

How I Worked Smarter, NOT Harder!

How I increased sales and worked smarter, not harder, with Pic-Time A google search of ‘pic-time’ will lead you to pages on pages of photographers reviews on this marketing, gallery hosting and product selling workspace that seamlessly blends workflows with sales. While I, like many others, were skeptical at first, it turns out, I love pic-time, too. I’ve been using and loving Pic-Time for quite some time now (over a year, actually!) but I wanted to wait to devote an entire blog post of precious online real estate to this platform until I knew 100% that I wanted to promote [...]

2019-08-26T18:13:33+00:00August 26th, 2019|Business|

Shooting in Manual Mode

3 Steps To Become Familiar And Comfortable With Your Camera In Manual There’s comfort in having your camera in automatic. When you first take that dive into the deep waters of photography, there’s something that makes shooting in automatic feel safe when there are so many additional things to consider about shooting. Shooting in automatic is like wearing a life jacket-- it can help keep you afloat, but you’ll never deep dive to see the treasures that lay beneath the waters. Those treasures are finding your style, your voice and creating the work you’ve dreamed of. I’m sharing with you [...]

2019-09-23T22:44:02+00:00August 14th, 2019|Business|

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