Category Archives: Editing Tips + Tricks

How To Catch Up On Editing Photos : 5 Habits That Make Editing Effortless

As the year came to an end last week, I shared that I was all caught up with my editing and that my total number of final images of my girls was 1,283 EDITED images.  As I rang in the New Year, I started my year off with a completely caught up Lightroom catalog and…

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Blowing Highlights And Clipping Blacks: The Rule Behind Lost Details

ideally, when we create a photograph we want to preserve as much detail as we can.  we do this by determining what detail is important to the story of our image, choose the appropriate settings to incorporate those details, and then take the photo.  there are times, however, that we will clip the blacks or…

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Cherry Blossom Photography : A Series Of Lost Images Found

if there is one thing i really love about the spring, it’s cherry blossom photography.  living in the washington dc metro area, i am really lucky to be in such a beautiful area during the spring that offers cherry blossoms.  each year i do my best to head into the city and find inspiration among…

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  • Beth Ann - Aside from the obvious out of focus, etc., I save everything.  Every single one of them.  I end up with a handful that I truly love and post to a 365 folder.  I have such a hard time letting go, but have started to delete say, 7 of the 10 almost identical shots of one of my daughters.   Even with that, I still have a ton of photos (approximately 14,000 a year…).  I save to my laptop and an external drive, but want to save to a cloud too.  Any suggestions? Where do you save your go-to, never-want-to-lose images?  Maybe a suggestion for a future post if you haven’t done one already?ReplyCancel

Catching Up On Editing : Creating A Schedule To Get Back On Track

just like any mama, i have felt the constant struggle with keeping up with editing our personal family photos.  being in business, my editing priority always falls to my clients because…they are paying me and there is a time crunch.  without a time crunch, it makes it really easy to fall behind on editing personal…

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  • Reagan - This was helpful! Thank you! I am so hoping you share with us how you make your baby book with artifact uprising! Love your style. 🙂ReplyCancel

5 Obvious Times To Convert A Photo To Black and White

choosing to convert a photo to black and white can be the decision that takes your photo from just an okay photo, to a great photo.  sometimes a photo containing color is necessary when telling a story or creating a compelling image, while other times removing the color makes the image so much stronger.  while…

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