• 15 Must-Have Maternity Photo Ideas

    Published Monday, May 11th, 2015

    15 Must-Have Maternity Photo Ideas

    Do you want to give your clients maternity photos that they will love? There are a number of different poses and possibilities when it comes to maternity photo shoots, and here we’ll take a look at 15 shots that can serve as a foundation of your own sessions. Of course, adding some creativity to incorporate unique shots and putting your own twist on the shots is a great idea, but these basic poses will give you a great start.

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  • 60 Incredibly Useful Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

    Published Monday, May 4th, 2015

    Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

    Photoshop provides unlimited potential for photographers, but it’s easy to find that you’re spending more time than you would like in Photoshop. Taking advantage of keyboard shortcuts is a great way to reduce the amount of time that you spend in Photoshop. Get to know the shortcuts for the tools and functions that you use frequently and you may be surprised at how it impacts your workflow.

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  • 5 Effective Ways to Boost Traffic to Your Photo Website

    Published Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

    Using smart tactics to increase your photography site’s traffic is a way to achieve lots of goals. Those goals could include selling your photography products and services, building brand awareness, creating useful connections and more. Whatever your goals are, traffic gives you an ability to engage and sell. Without visitors nothing happens.

    So, if you have just started a photography site or you’re struggling to grow your traffic, the tactics listed below will help you to dramatically increase your traffic.

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  • Senior Boys Photography Pose Guide

    Published Monday, April 20th, 2015

    Senior Boys Photography Poses

    A few months ago we published a pose guide for senior girls photography that gives plenty of inspiration and pose ideas, and today we’re following up with a pose guide for photographing senior guys. This post showcases more than 70 different senior boys photos from a variety of awesome photographers. Bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need some ideas that you can put into use in your own work.

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  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Prime Lens

    Published Monday, April 13th, 2015

    Prime Lenses

    There are a lot of reasons to shoot with a prime lens. Sure, you’re losing the convenience of having multiple focal lengths on one lens, but using a prime lens will more than make up for it in other areas. Not only are they relatively inexpensive due to their simple design, but prime lenses also typically produce sharper photos, have wider apertures, and are less bulky than their zoom lens counterparts. Here’s some pointers to make sure you’re getting the most of out your lenses, including some tips on purchasing a prime lens that you won’t “outgrow” as your skills improve.

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  • 3 Important Things To Remember When You’re Shooting In Black And White

    Published Monday, March 30th, 2015

    faster Lightroom editing

    It’s not an uncommon occurrence for photographers to process their RAW files to black and white in an attempt to fix a lack of interest issue in a color photo. While black and white photography can give the photo a more romantic appearance, it really shines when used to accentuate an already interesting scene. Some photo ops are seemingly destined to be shot in black and white.

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  • 8 Photography Projects on Kickstarter Worth Your Attention

    Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

    8 Photography Projects on Kickstarter Worth Your Attention

    Got an idea for a nifty photo gadget? Dream about publishing your own photography book? Have an innovative idea you think will make your peers’ lives better? A modern factory of dreams, Kickstarter helps creative minds bring their ideas to life and enables everyone to become a part of this amazing process.

    In this list we put together some of the most interesting photography related projects currently running on Kickstarter. From a sunrise photo project through 50 states to a one-stop photography marketing platform, there are a lot of ambitious ideas here. So enjoy the 10 promising Kickstarters you might want to watch closely.

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  • Free Film-Inspired Photoshop Action

    Published Monday, March 16th, 2015

    Free Film-Inspired Photoshop Action

    With this free Photoshop action you can quickly apply a film-inspired effect to your photos. The action is a sample from our full set of 32 Film-Inspired Photoshop Actions.

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  • Free Photoshop Action: High Contrast Black & White Matte

    Published Monday, March 9th, 2015

    Black & White Matte Photoshop Action

    This free Photoshop action makes it easy to apply a beautiful black & white effect to your photos. It is a sample from our full set of 26 Matte Photoshop Actions.

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  • 3 Tips to Help You Perfect the Art of Portrait Photography

    Published Monday, February 23rd, 2015

    3 Tips to Help You Perfect the Art of Portrait Photography

    Studies have shown that photographs of people, and faces in general, are among some of the most interesting and memorable photos to look at. Portraits help us to record a moment in someone’s life, and great portraits are often cherished and passed down from generation to generation. If you find your portraits are falling a bit flat or are just missing that ever-important-oomph, don’t despair. There are a multitude of ways to improve your portrait photography ranging from the technical aspects to simply amping up the creativity. Let’s take a moment to explore a few of those options, below.

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  • Senior Photography Poses for Girls

    Published Monday, February 16th, 2015

    Senior Photography Poses for Girls

    If you are looking for inspiration for your own senior photography, including some pose ideas, look no further! This post showcases more than 80 different senior girls photos from a variety of awesome photographers. Bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need some ideas that you can put into use in your own work.

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  • Using Natural Light To Create Compelling Portraits

    Published Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Of course, shooting with speedlights is a blast and oftentimes necessary to perfect a certain type of photograph, but there’s something about shooting with natural light that just gives portraits a natural, soft feel. The way the warm light from the sun sometimes canvasses a face, making it, too, glow. Or, the way a sharp ray of light bursting through a window into a darkened room creates a dramatic portrait, the look of natural light is classic and unmistakable.

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  • How to Use Decorative Photo Overlays

    Published Monday, January 12th, 2015

    How to Use Decorative Photo Overlays

    We offer a variety of different types of photo overlays for all different types of photos, and in this post we’ll go through the process of using an overlay to add a decorative touch to a photo. The specifics of each photo overlay will vary a little, but with each of them you will follow most of the same steps: applying the overlay on top of your photo, re-sizing and positioning the overlay, and changing the colors as needed.

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  • How to Easily Add Sparkles to Your Photos

    Published Sunday, January 11th, 2015

    How to Easily Add Sparkles to Your Photos

    If you want to add a fun element to your photos, adding some sparkle in Photoshop with the help of an overlay can be a great option. We have a set of 12 sparkle overlays available, and they’re especially useful with playful photos of kids. Whether you are working with photos of your own children or photos of clients kids, the sparkles can be a fun touch.

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  • How to Use Badge Overlays from PhotographyPla.net

    Published Saturday, January 10th, 2015

    How to Use Badge Overlays from PhotographyPla.net

    Our collection of photo overlays includes several different sets of badge overlays, which are great for adding a stylish decoration to your photos. They’re great for decorating photos for your clients, especially photos that will be shared online and through social media.

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