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Mountain Wilderness Inspiration From ShootDotEdit Customers

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Mystic, majestic, and marvelous – terms such as these beautifully define mountainside landscapes, and these natural wonders evoke a plethora of emotions and feelings. No wonder then that for generations, photographers have been heading to the hills to answer the call of the mountains. And we think we understand why! A mountainous terrain offers a spectacular background and setting for those awe-inspiring photos. And if you are looking to create some stunning images of your couples against such dreamy landscapes and wondering what goes into making these intriguing shots, you have landed at the right place! Take a look at the mountain wilderness inspiration photographs from our customers and read through for tips on how to curate them.

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A Wedding Photographer’s Guide To Christmas Gifts For Brides

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There’s never really a wrong time to give a gift to your brides or your couples. Whether it’s an onboarding gift, a wedding day gift, or a thank you gift after you’ve photographed their wedding, giving a gift to your client is a way to show them that you care and value them, even after you’ve photographed their big day. Another occasion that calls for a gift is, without a doubt, Christmas! It’s a festival that’s synonymous with presents; so why not take the opportunity to add an extra Christmas gift to your bride’s name this year? We know that choosing gifts for brides may not always be the easiest part of your job, and that’s why we are here to help you out. From discounts to creatively curated personalized gifts, in this blog, we bring you 5 Christmas gift ideas that you could give your brides this year. 

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Flat Lay Photography Inspiration From ShootDotEdit Customers

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Has a bride ever asked for your suggestion on what props she should include in her wedding flat lays? Or, did a couple bring in a bunch of wedding details that they wanted you to photograph to include them in their album? If so, you might already be aware that what they’re asking you for is flat lay photography. However, if you are not familiar with this style of photography, let’s break it down for you. Think of it as still life photography, only that in this case, the objects are arranged in a visually pleasing style on a flat surface and photographed from above. The focus is on cutting out the distractions and enhancing the aesthetics to make the image look appealing and attractive. These details could include invitation suites, save-the-date cards, wedding rings, any other jewelry, items of sentimental value, getting-ready elements such as perfumes, tiaras, cufflinks, or even decor items. Now, if you are wondering how to photograph perfect flat lays and still make them look different and unique each time, we’ve shared a few tips for you and some flat lay photography inspiration from ShootDotEdit customers. 

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5 Reasons To Be Thankful As A Wedding Photographer

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Giving thanks or being thankful – this is no longer just a Thanksgiving tradition. With so much going on in our daily lives and the world around us, being grateful for even the smallest victories is what can get you through a tough day. There might be days when you want to quit, days when you can’t seem to catch a breath. You might have to face difficult clients (or their parents), go through 12-hour workdays, or you might be having a tough time closing deals, but it’s important to remember that just like everything else in life, even the challenging times will pass. And that right there is something to be thankful about. When you can’t find the silver lining, remember why you started and all the hard work you put in to get to the point you are at. If that doesn’t help and you feel like you’ve had enough, here are 5 reasons why you could consider your job as a wedding photographer a blessing!

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Don’t Miss These 2021 Black Friday Deals For Photographers

Don’t Miss These 2021 Black Friday Deals For Photographers

Black Friday is just around the corner, and so are some epic Black Friday deals for photographers. Whether it’s new gear or a client management software that helps you run your business seamlessly, your photography business constantly needs some modifications to keep things running according to your plan. And if Black Friday isn’t a good enough excuse to make a purchase, then let this blog be the sign that you were looking for! There’s also another sign: You don’t even have to do any research. We’ve got all the sweetest deals researched and ready for you in this blog. So stop whatever you are doing right now and say hello to savings with these Black Friday (and a few Cyber Monday) offers that you just cannot miss this year. 

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Unique Close Cropping Inspiration + Tips From ShootDotEdit Customers

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How often have you cropped out unwanted details from your image to cut out the noise and focus on the subject? Or, perhaps included an element in your crop that instantly added depth to the story you were trying to tell through your photos? Possibly quite often. And yet, this is one step in your photo editing process that might sometimes get overlooked or ignored amid the many other processes that go into creating a stellar image. However, cropping contributes much more to your image than just cutting it to size. It allows you the creative freedom to play with the perspective of an image – just by tactfully choosing what elements you crop out from or keep in your image. However, as creatively liberating cropping is, it could also be equally challenging at times – and close cropping even more so. Think of it as holding a scalpel and making a cut with extreme precision. While a good crop can enhance the look of your photograph by directing the viewer to look at an image exactly the way you want them to, a badly cropped photo could, in fact, accentuate its flaws. But worry not! To help you ace the wonder technique, this blog brings you some tips and unique close cropping inspiration from some ShootDotEdit’s customers. So let’s get started!

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Why Photographers Need To Discover Sue Bryce Education – Vendor Spotlight Interview With Nikki Closser, Host of The Portrait System Podcast

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Raw. Real. Relatable. Besides helping photographers excel, Sue Bryce Education is all about these three principles. For our new Vendor Spotlight interview, we spoke to Nikki Closser, host of The Portrait System podcast, powered by Sue Bryce Education. Nikki knows the ins and outs of all things Sue Bryce and, as a photographer herself, has been working with Sue since 2012. Our first question for Nikki? Tell us EVERYthing! Why Sue Bryce Education? What are the components that make it stand out as an educational platform? Just a heads up for readers, you might have to focus extra hard to keep up with all that Sue and her team offer to help photographers grow their craft and their business. There are online courses and modules, there’s The Portrait Masters conference, and there’s the Portrait System Podcast. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Each element is created and designed to serve photographers as creatives and in their business. 

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Ceremony Photos Inspiration By ShootDotEdit Customers

Ceremony Photos Inspiration By ShootDotEdit Customers

While you more or less have control of the setting during the rest of the wedding, the ceremony is when you have the least power to change or shift things around. Whether it’s in a church or an outdoor setting – there’s rarely ever a wedding where you can move around your couple (and their officiant) as per your creative vision. And not just that, there might be venues, especially churches, that don’t allow you to move around as freely or use certain lighting or equipment. No matter what kind of wedding, ceremonies are an essential part of the wedding and certainly one of the most important bits that you get to photograph. It’s when your couple finally goes from being fiances to a married couple, and it’s important that you photograph that moment in the best way possible too. And if you are looking for different ways to document the ceremony, in this blog, we bring you some ceremony photos inspiration from ShootDotEdit customers. From wide shots to bird’s-eye view, there’s no dearth of how you can document the ceremony! 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Lasso Tool In Photoshop

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Do you at times have trouble editing a serrated margin on your images? Or, have you ever struggled with finding your way around drawing an odd curve while editing your photos? If the answer to these questions is yes, then using the Lasso tool in Photoshop could put your worries to rest. True to its name, this Photoshop tool helps you capture a shape accurately and with greater ease. You can use this selection tool to draw an outline around your subject, objects, or any other element in your image. What’s even better, this feature offers much more than just making your usual rectangular or elliptical outlines and selections. Just like a lasso is used for catching cattle, you can use this tool to capture any shapes that you want and separate it from the rest of your image. If you think that the Marquee tool is good enough to serve the purpose, think of all the extrusions and protrusions that might be too much to handle for it. That’s when the Lasso tool can play a part and simplify your work by allowing you to select uneven and highly irregular shapes. And the bonus? Photoshop has not one, two, but three of them – the original Lasso, the Magnetic Lasso, and the Polygonal Lasso. In this Photoshop tutorial, we take you through each of them and tell you ways to optimally use them for the best photo editing experience.

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How To Use Google My Business For Your Photography Business

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Google is undoubtedly one of the most used search engine platforms. And over time, it has launched multiple powerful features that could help enhance the overall search experience – both for the users as well as business owners. And one such feature from Google’s stable is Google My Business. This feature allows business owners to take control of how they want their business to appear on search engines. If you are not familiar with the ways to optimally use this feature to your benefit or are unsure about how to set it up for your business, this blog could help you out.

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