Post The Highest Quality Photos Onto Facebook With These Two Export Presets and Plug-In Options

Post The Highest Quality Photos Onto Facebook With These Two Export Presets and Plug-In Options We all work so hard preparing, shooting, retouching, and giving our all to creating our images. After everything is finished and the photos look amazing, we can't wait to share our photos to the world! But how do we know we're uploading the highest quality photos possible? Last year, I shared with you all a preset that I use daily to export photos out of Lightroom for Facebook. In this article, I'll add to my list of recommendations and show you two options that I swear by and have tested over-and-over to make sure I share crisp not only Facebook, Continue reading "Post The Highest Quality Photos Onto Facebook With These Two Export Presets and Plug-In Options"

Post The Highest Quality Photos Onto Facebook With These Two Export Presets and Plug-In Options

Post The Highest Quality Photos Onto Facebook With These Two Export Presets and Plug-In Options We all work so hard preparing, shooting, retouching, and giving our all to creating our images. After everything is finished and the photos look amazing, we can't wait to share our photos to the world! But how do we know we're uploading the highest quality photos possible? Last year, I shared with you all a preset that I use daily to export photos out of Lightroom for Facebook. In this article, I'll add to my list of recommendations and show you two options that I swear by and have tested over-and-over to make sure I share crisp not only Facebook, Continue reading "Post The Highest Quality Photos Onto Facebook With These Two Export Presets and Plug-In Options"

Three Free Ways to Market Your Portrait Photography Business Face-To-Face

Three Free Ways to Market Your Portrait Photography Business Face-To-Face The month of January is generally a slower time of the year for portrait photographers. While you spend most of the year working hard in your business, the down times give you an opportunity to plan ahead and get organized for the next busy season. Whether you photograph people or pets, an effective way to market to new clients is to engage in activities that involve you meeting them in person. Here are three suggestions for free activities to try in the New Year for meeting prospective clients face-to-face. [ Read More ]

So You Got a New Camera for the Holidays, Now What?

So You Got a New Camera for the Holidays, Now What?

Every year, without fail, I’ll get a handful of emails and Facebook messages from friends and family asking me how to use the new camera they got for Christmas. While I’m always happy to help, I have to assume there are other people out there that may not have a photographer friend to reach out to. So with that, here is a quick list of things you should do with that new camera.

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Do You Need a 4K Video Camera At All?

Do You Need a 4K Video Camera At All? The megapixel war is almost over for still digital cameras. But we see another battle started, the same one for digital video cameras. All camera manufacturers are now marketing their 4K, 6K, and 8K devices, including phones. 2K starts to look quite old school, but is it? [ Read More ]

How to Get Exact Color in Product Photography with a Color Chart

How to Get Exact Color in Product Photography with a Color Chart It's happened to me and it has most likely happened to you: you order a shirt and can't wait for it to arrive. Then it does and it's a completely different hue than what was pictured in the online store or catalog. Odds are the photographer may not have used a color chart during his or her shoot. There are many photographers that never learn to use a color chart at all, and others who won't do a shoot without one. Here are a few major points on how a color chart can help make your product photography color spot on. [ Read More ]

Holiday Sale on Fstoppers Original Tutorials

Holiday Sale on Fstoppers Original Tutorials Fstoppers is happy to announce one final sale for 2016. Enjoy the holidays and dive into some fantastic photography education by getting $50-$100 off our original tutorials. If you've received some extra gift money for photography or want to share valuable knowledge with a loved one, act from now until New Years day to save on Fstoppers products. Check out the full list of deals below. [ Read More ]

Full Sail University Trains Future Filmmakers With Sony’s Help

When a prospective student walks into one of the buildings at Full Sail University, situated on a 210-acre campus in Winter Park, Florida, they cannot help but discover the word “DREAM” hanging on the wall in a large extruding relief sculpture facing the entrance. Dream or the even better the word “dreamer” is exactly the kind The post Full Sail University Trains Future Filmmakers With Sony’s Help appeared first on ProVideo Coalition.

Save Up to 50% Off SLR Lounge Tutorials During the Holidays

Save Up to 50% Off SLR Lounge Tutorials During the Holidays SLR Lounge is well known for their excellent photography tutorials. This Holiday season they're offering deals up to 50% off on their products. Whether you're looking for a better wedding photography workflow, want to learn a few new lighting tricks, or simply want to make yourself a better photographer, this is a great opportunity to grow in the field. Make sure to act between now and New Years to take advantage of these great deals! [ Read More ]

Changes We Wish Adobe Would Make to Creative Cloud

Changes We Wish Adobe Would Make to Creative Cloud Adobe is known as being the creator of Photoshop. Then, they went and bought Macromedia in 2005 which changed the game a lot for the creative industry. Since then, apps were bundled, we’ve moved to a subscription model with Creative Cloud, and all the apps now work together intuitively. I have a great respect for the company that makes the software I use every day. But there are certain workflows that I think can improve. [ Read More ]

5 Tricks to Keep Your MacBook From Overheating

5 Tricks to Keep Your MacBook From Overheating Apple MacBook Pro is without a doubt the laptop of choice for most photographers on the go. However, I've heard of many encountering heat issues when working on it for a prolonged period of time. After recently experiencing this problem myself and having my computer shutting down on its own, I started looking for a solution. It turns out that it's not complicated to control the heat. If you retouch or edit videos quite often on your Apple laptop, you should definitely read the following article. [ Read More ]

Learn How to Restore Vintage Photographs

Learn How to Restore Vintage Photographs Old and damaged photographs are easy to come by. Most have been stored in boxes in the back of a closet left to dust and wither without a second thought. That is until said person goes to tidy up one day and finds an invaluable treasure trove long forgotten. [ Read More ]

Why a Telephoto Lens Should Be in Every Pet Photographer’s Bag

Why a Telephoto Lens Should Be in Every Pet Photographer's Bag Many photographers who are beginning to dabble in pet photography ask about the best lens to use when photographing pets. While there is no right or wrong answer, as a dog photographer who primarily specializes in outdoor sessions, I use a telephoto lens for the majority of photos I take. If I were limited to just a single focal length to use for photographing dogs, I’d go with 200mm, and there are several reasons for this decision. [ Read More ]

Group Composites: How to Get the Shot

Group Composites: How to Get the Shot Annie Leibovitz is well known for her group shots that have a high fashion aesthetic. The posing, lighting, and color toning are signatures to her images. While most photographers may not be shooting for Vanity Fair, learning how to create the staging and composites for family sessions can give you the leg up on wowing your clients. [ Read More ]

New Interactive Tool Leads Auto Mode Users out of Photographic Darkness

New Interactive Tool Leads Auto Mode Users out of Photographic Darkness If you've been practicing photography professionally for any amount of time or even if you're an advanced amateur, you've been asked by friends, family, or strangers if you could teach them how to use their camera. Often, this results in the conversation devolving into bits and pieces about apertures, exposure triangles, and using manual mode, ending with a deer-in-headlights look from the unsuspecting inquisitor. Well, here's a new tool to help teach them how to use that "nice camera" to "take nice pictures" without breaking the bank. And if you're one of the people needing help to switch off Auto mode, this is the tool for you. [ Read More ]

Three Amazing Moments in the Emotion of Cinema That Filmmakers and Photographers Can Learn From

Three Amazing Moments in the Emotion of Cinema That Filmmakers and Photographers Can Learn From I've been in love with the movies since I was a kid. I believe we, both as filmmakers and photographers, can learn so much about storytelling, composition, and minute visual details that can elevate our art to another level. This analysis of three emotionally moving scenes is highly instructive and offers great lessons that makers of both still and moving images can benefit from. [ Read More ]

Apple’s iPhone Photography Tips for Shooting in Portrait Mode

Apple's iPhone Photography Tips for Shooting in Portrait Mode Apple just released some quick tips from professional photographers for shooting in Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. For those that thought you'd find some tricks in the Tips app on your iPhone, you thought wrong. But Apple is finally sharing a few tips online. Although fairly easy to use, these tips can help an unfamiliar user to better understand the dual-camera system and how to get the best out of Portrait Mode. [ Read More ]