You've probably figured out by now that I love editing and Photoshop is a big part of my life. I know most of my readers do also. The unfortunate reality is that we all spend too much time doing it when we should be spending more time building our business.
I think it's safe to say there's a lot of photographers out there who wish they could develop a consistent style and cut down on their time behind the computer. If this isn't you, then I understand. Feel free to skip this post and get back to your day. If this is you though, sit tight.
Photographers always ask me what advice I have for them to either get started with Photoshop or how to become better. I honestly believe it comes down to this: Just sit down and edit. Practice.
It isn't more complicated or mystical than that. It is an art, but it's a craft that can be practiced by anyone if they're willing to learn.
You may disagree, but this is my experience as a coach and educator. I want to focus on what...
I always like to speak with my clients before each photo session to get an idea of what they are looking for and how we can work together to create amazing memories for their family.
For this session, the parents let me know that they wanted a shoot of their 2 young daughters with a combination of traditional images (both together and individual) as well as a composite for each child.
We spoke first about the traditional images. I always like to ask parents questions such as what color palate they have in their home (which helps with outfit suggestions) as well as where they would like to hang the images, so that we can discuss size as well as groupings. This way, I can keep it in mind while shooting, what types of posing/scenery etc I will be doing. For example some parents may want to fill their space with one large canvas of all of the children, or prefer smaller images grouped together. If they prefer the grouping, then I will be sure to shoot each child in a similar pose with...