• 11 Helpful Newborn Photography Tips

    Published Monday, August 24th, 2015

    Newborn Photography Tips

    Newborn photography is special for both the photographer and the client because it can capture a phase in life that is very short, and one that every parent wants to remember. There are a lot of opportunities for photographers to get business from newborn sessions, but there is also a lot of planning and organization that is required for it to be successful. In this article we’ll look at 11 tips that can help you to get amazing results, and photos that your clients will love.

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  • Create a Pinhole-Inspired Effect in Lightroom

    Published Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

    Pinhole Effect in Lightroom

    Pinhole cameras can be fun to experiment with, and you can even make one yourself. Another option is to create a pinhole-like effect in Lightroom, and in this tutorial we will be doing just that. The settings we will be using in this tutorial come from one of the presets in our set of Pinhole Lightroom Presets, so if you like the look be sure to check out those presets.

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  • 30 Free Photoshop Actions for Photographers

    Published Monday, August 17th, 2015

    Free Photoshop Actions

    Here at PhotographyPla.net we have hundreds of Photoshop actions that are available for purchase, but we also want to give out some freebies that can be used at no cost. Over the past few years we’ve released a number of free actions, and we plan to continue to add more in the future. This post is a collection of 30 free Photoshop actions that you can download with no strings attached and use them with your photos, even with commercial photos.

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  • Want to Get More Out of Lightoom? Try These 5 Features

    Published Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

    Lightroom is an awesome tool for organizing and editing photos, but some of its useful features and functionalities are easy to overlook. In this article we’ll take a quick look at 5 useful features that you may not be using. 1. Smart Collections While Lightroom’s features and functionality for processing and editing photos are amazing […]

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  • 9 Props for Precious Newborn Photos

    Published Monday, August 10th, 2015

    Newborn Photo Props

    Newborn photo sessions can be both fun and challenging. With the right lighting, props, and poses you can capture amazing newborn photos that your clients will love. Props are extremely useful for creating memorable images, and there are all kinds of possibilities with props for newborns. Of course, you’ll always want to be sure that any prop is safe for the baby, but use some creativity! Here is a look at 9 different props that are great for newborn photos.

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  • How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Photoshop

    Published Friday, August 7th, 2015

    How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Photoshop

    One of the more popular tutorials on our blog is How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Lightroom. After publishing that tutorial we received some requests to write a tutorial for a similar effect in Photoshop, so that is what we will be looking at today. The effect that we will be creating is not the same as the one in Lightroom, but it is a similar soft color effect with a pastel tone.

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  • Introduction to the HSL Settings in Lightroom

    Published Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    HSL in Lightroom

    Lightroom’s Develop Module gives us plenty of tools and settings to work with the colors of a photo, and none may be more powerful than the HSL settings. Although the HSL sliders allow for plenty of potential, they are often overlooked. If you’re new to Lightroom make it a priority to get familiar with using the HSL sliders, as they can be key to maximizing your results in Lightroom.

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  • How Using A Human Element In Your Landscapes Can Take Your Photos To The Next Level

    Published Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    E Komo Mai

    I know what you’re thinking, it’s probably somewhere along the lines of “Isn’t the entire point of taking a landscape to make the land the center of attention and not people?” You’re not wrong, but by avoiding having people in every landscape you take, you could be missing out some prime opportunities to add even more interest to your images. Having a well placed human element can take a good landscape and make it great.

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  • Free Natural Color Pop Lightroom Preset

    Published Monday, July 20th, 2015

    Free Natural Color Pop Lightroom Preset

    Sometimes your photos need a boost of color to add some life to the scene, but making colors pop can also lead to unnatural looks, especially when people are in your shot. This preset will allow you to bring colors to life in a natural-looking way, without making skin tones go crazy. This preset is a free sample from our set of 20 Color Pop Lightroom Presets.

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  • Free Split Toning Lightroom Preset

    Published Monday, July 13th, 2015

    Free Split Toning Lightroom Preset

    This free Lightroom preset makes it easy to give your photos a split toned effect. It gives the shadows a violet tone and the highlights a light gold tone. It gives you a useful alternative to a typical mono or black & white conversion. This preset is a free sample from our set of 30 Split Toning Lightroom Presets.

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  • 9 Ways to Gain Confidence in Your Photography

    Published Monday, July 6th, 2015

    9 Ways to Gain Confidence in Your Photography

    Many photographers struggle with a lack of confidence while they are learning. Maybe you see the work of other photographers and wonder why your own photos can’t look as great. Gaining confidence is key because it will motivate you to keep learning and growing, and it will help you to get the best results at each stage in your development. In this article we’ll look at 9 different things you can do to gain confidence.

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  • How to Create a Beautiful Faded Effect in Lightroom

    Published Monday, June 29th, 2015

    Create a Faded Effect in Lightroom

    In this tutorial we’ll walk through the process of creating a nice faded effect in Lightroom, and we’ll show the exact settings that you can use to get the same effect. And if you want to save some time you can also download this free preset that will apply the settings for you. The settings used here and the free preset are from our set of Fabulous Fades Lightroom Presets, which includes a total of 20 presets.

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  • 5 Tips To Take Intriguing Photos When The Location Is Uninteresting

    Published Monday, June 22nd, 2015

    Untitled by Asparukh Akanayev

    If things aren’t interesting the way you are viewing them, then look at them in a new way. Sounds easy enough, right? Unfortunately, it’s often easier said than done. A common way photographers can improve their photography as a whole, while challenging themselves to turn the boring into something noteworth is a 365 day project. These types of projects train you to think creatively by instinct. However, in the need of some more immediate results, try out a few of these suggestions to get the inspiration flowing.

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  • Free Vintage Mono Lightroom Preset

    Published Monday, June 15th, 2015

    Vintage Mono Lightroom Preset

    This free Lightroom preset, called “Aged Print” will give your photos a beautiful aged black & white effect. The preset is a free sample from our set of 20 Vintage Mono Lightroom Presets. These presets are very useful for getting awesome monochromatic conversions with a nice vintage touch.

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  • 11 Must-Have Newborn Photos

    Published Monday, June 8th, 2015

    11 Must-Have Newborn Photos

    Every parent wants to have pictures of their new baby. In the first few days and weeks a baby changes quickly and their is only a small window of time to capture the newborn stage. If you offer newborn photography services there are plenty of possibilities for getting photos that your clients will love. In this post we’ll highly 11 different photos that can serve as the foundation of your newborn sessions.

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