• Understanding And Using Different Apertures As An Artistic Effect

    Published Monday, September 21st, 2015

    Apertures are somewhat of a multi-purpose tool. Not only does it allow you to help control how much light is let into the camera as you take a photograph, but it can also be used an as artistic tool to use when composing your image.

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  • Give Your Photo an Intense Portrait Effect in Photoshop

    Published Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

    Intense Portrait Effect in Photoshop

    With many portraits your post processing will create soft effects that tend to be pleasing, but in some situations you may prefer to create a more dramatic and intense effect. This tutorial will show one method of doing just that in Photoshop. The effect created here is very similar to the effects that can be easily applied with our Dragan-Inspired Photoshop Actions, so if you like this look be sure to check out those actions.

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  • Create a Vintage-Film Effect in Lightroom

    Published Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

    Film Effect in Lightroom

    In this tutorial we will quickly walk through the process of easily creating a vintage film-inspired look in Lightroom. This effect is not intended to replicate the look of any particular film, it is just a look inspired by an old film photograph. The settings used in the tutorial are from one of the presets in our collection of Vintage Film Lightroom Presets. That collection includes 30 different presets, so if you like this effect be sure to check out the full collection.

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  • 10 Tips for Amazing Maternity Photos

    Published Monday, September 14th, 2015

    Maternity Photography Tips

    If photographs are used as a way to remember a specific time in life, what better time to remember than the weeks and months surrounding the birth of a child? Maternity and newborn photography account for a large percentage of business for many photographers, because clients want to have memorable photos of this time in their lives.

    In this article we’ll look at 10 tips that you can use to get the best maternity photos for your clients.

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  • How to Create a Vintage Monochrome Look in Lightroom

    Published Thursday, September 10th, 2015

    How to Create a Vintage Monochrome Look in Lightroom

    In this tutorial we’ll go through the steps of creating a vintage feel for a monochromatic image. We’ll first convert the photo to black & white and then use Lightroom’s sliders to get the vintage feel. The settings in this tutorial are taken from one of the presets in our set of Vintage Mono Lightroom […]

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  • How to Easily Fix Skin Tones in Lightroom

    Published Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

    How to Fix Skin Tones in Lightroom

    Any time you are working with portraits or photos that include people it is important to get the skin tones right in order to have a pleasing, natural look. Dealing with skin tones can be frustrating at times if you are not sure how to correct the issue, but Lightroom gives us some options that […]

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  • 20 Free Lightroom Presets

    Published Monday, September 7th, 2015

    Free Lightroom Presets

    Lightroom presets are our best selling products, and we know that photographers (both professionals and hobbyists) can’t get enough Lightroom presets. While we have more than 1,000 LR presets that are included in our Ultimate Photography Bundle, we want to be able to give back through some free presets as well. In this post you’ll find 20 different presets that you can download for free. They work with Lightroom 4 and up (so currently that is LR 4, 5, 6, and CC) and they will allow you to get a wide variety of different types of effects quickly and easily. Try them out and see how they work with your photos.

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  • The Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

    Published Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

    The Best Portrait Lightroom Presets

    With more than 1,000 Lightroom presets to offer we have options for just about any purpose or type of effect that you can imagine. But we often receive questions from customers and visitors about which presets are best suited for use with portraits. On this page you’ll find some basic information and recommendations about the presets that typically get the best results with portraits.

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  • 30 Fun Props for Maternity Photos

    Published Sunday, August 30th, 2015

    Maternity Photo Props

    Making use of props can be a great way to add some fun to your photos. When it comes to maternity photography there are all kinds of different props that are possibilities.

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  • Easily Add Life to Boring RAW Files in Lightroom

    Published Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

    Shooting in RAW format offers many benefits, but the downside is that many of your photos can look dull straight out of the camera. If you’re shooting in JPG format some finishing touches will be applied to the photo when it is internally converted to a JPG, so by shooting in RAW format you’re not getting those finishing touches done for you. And that’s actually a good thing because the RAW file gives you far more flexibility and control, it just takes a small amount of extra work.

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  • 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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