How To Crop Photos For Perfect Results

You might have a photo you love but can’t add to your portfolio. The composition might not be great, the subject is too far away, or there are too many distractions in the shot. Knowing how to crop a picture in Photoshop or Lightroom will help you fix most, if not all, of these issues. Here’s how to crop photos for the best results. WHY IS CROPPING IMPORTANT?Cropping provides you with a chance to fix seemingly impossible flaws in an image. You can save hundreds of photographs by cropping them the right way. For example, if you have a candid

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A Posing Guide For Perfect Hand Poses

The question I hear most during any portrait photography session is about hand poses. And it’s usually accompanied by a nervous laugh. What do you do with your hands in a picture? Hand poses can make or break what’s otherwise a great portrait. Getting those hand poses right can be tricky to do and tough to communicate. Here are some essential techniques that will help you find the best hand poses in any situation. Give The Hands Something To Do Or Touch People feel awkward when they cannot figure out what to do with their hands. The fastest way to

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Engagement Ring Selfie: You Have The Perfect Ring. Now, Get That Instagram You Always Dreamed Of.

If you just got engaged, chances are you’ll be sharing the great news through an Instagram engagement ring selfie. While you may not be into mirror selfies, post-workout selfies or duck-face selfies, the ring selfie is something sacred. Get the photo just right by following a few simple rules of thumb – er, ring finger. Lighting Is Everything If you’re not outside, set up your shot near a window for some natural light. If you take an iPhone photo in a dimly lit room, you’re pretty much guaranteed a blurry photo. Fluorescents and yellow bulb lights aren’t much better. Trust

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How To Capture Perfect Portraits Of The Bride And Groom When Time Is Essential

Wedding days are super hectic, there’s no doubt about it. My couples and I agree on a wedding day photography timeline so we know exactly what is expected at every hour of the wedding day. Yes, we are flexible but having the order of the day written down is a must for things to go smoothly. This timeline is discussed well before the day and all the key people in the bridal party and key suppliers are made aware of the plan so we are all on the same page. Plan It Out When I sit down with the couple

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Tips for Taking Perfect Pictures of Nails

Nail photography is an important part of both lifestyle and beauty photography. It can be difficult to master taking pictures of nails if you don’t use the right settings and equipment. Knowing a few simple tricks can help you take stunning pictures of nails. Take Care Of Your Hands Before The Photoshoot To Make Them Look As Beautiful As Possible Before you get started, make sure your nails look great. Dry cuticles look unflattering in photos. Use cuticle cream to get rid of unnecessary dryness. You can also use a moisturizer to make your hands look softer. If there are

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6 Great Wedding Hair Tips For Perfect Wedding Hair

Want the wedding day hairstyle of your dreams? Keep your feet firmly on the ground and check out our list of dos and don’ts. Plan Ahead: If you have your hair colored, permed, or treated, have it done at least one month before your wedding date. The extra time will soften your style a bit, so it looks more natural. Also, should disaster strike, you’ll have time to fix it. Loosen Up:Don’t get your hair done (or do it yourself) too early on your wedding day, and don’t wear it pulled back too tightly. Your scalp may start to hurt

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7 Tips For Perfect Teen Photography: How To Get Real Expressions With Fun Experience

Portrait photography has its challenges in every type of portraits. Teen photography is no exception. Teenagers tend to be very self-aware. Some may even feel a little awkward in front of the camera when it comes time to have their photo taken. Here we’ll outline some tips to get real expressions while the teen has a fun experience. Don’t Force Your Teen To Pose It doesn’t matter if you’re posing the whole family. Posing a teen can be quite challenging. They may not be willing to do certain poses because they feel silly, childish, or uncomfortable. Teens are perfectionists in

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Perfect Silhouette Portrait Photography: 5 Tips For Awesome Silhouette Photography

Silhouette portrait photography produces some of the most gorgeous images imaginable – which is why I recommend every portrait shooter try a silhouette shot or two. In this article, I’m going to show you exactly what you need to do for perfect silhouette portraits. I’ll share plenty of tips and tricks I’ve learned from my own time as a portrait photographer. And by the time you’re done, you’ll be a portrait silhouette expert. So let’s get started. Shoot Low And Head To Toe Powerful silhouettes start with clear, minimalistic compositions. Here’s what I recommend: Place the subject’s entire body, from

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Fill Light: Purpose And Use Of A Fill Light For Perfect Portraits

Have you ever tried taking a photo of someone and ended up with a silhouette, instead? Then it’s time for you to learn about using a fill light. As the name implies, it fills the dark areas with light, so you end up with a correctly exposed image. Want to learn how to use fill light in photography? Read on because we have plenty of tips for you! What Is The Purpose Of A Fill Light? Do you keep getting silhouettes in your photos even when it’s bright out? Well, it’s most likely because you’re backlighting. In other words, you’re

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Tips For Perfect Bride Preparation Photoshoot

Do you want to have a perfect wedding day? It all starts with your getting ready. Here are the top tips for a perfect bride preparation from a wedding photography perspective. THE BRIDE SHOULD HAVE HER MAKEUP AND HAIR DONE FIRST: The makeup artists usually start the bride last so that she is fresh for the wedding ceremony. Still, often things run late and the bride does not have time for wedding day portraits. Do you know something? We have a better way of doing things. Have the makeup artists start with you, the bride. That way, you will have

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