How to Create a Preset in Lightroom and Save on Lighroom Mobile App?

How to Create a Preset in Lightroom and Save on Lighroom Mobile App?

Hello Everyone!

The post today is going to be about how to create a Lightroom Preset and save it to your Lightroom Mobile App.

First of all, you are going to need to go to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and choose the Photography plan which has in the package lightroom, lightroom classic and photoshop. This package costs $9.99 per month. I have it for over 5 years now and I love it! You can start a free trial for 7 days if you want to try out before subscribing to the plan. Oh! If you are a student or teacher they offer 60% off for all the adobe apps for only $19.99 per month! This package has photoshop, lightroom (both), Illustrator, Indesign, Adobe XD, Premiere Rush, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dimension, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Animate, Audition, Character Animator, Spark, Bridge, Media Encoder, Incopy, Prelude, and Fuse (Beta).

OK, without further ado, let’s get started! How to create an app?! Here is a quick video showing how to.

 

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If you don’t have the Adobe app (Lightroom classic) on your computer to create the presets, stay tuned here because soon I am going to release some preset for free for you to download on your Lightroom Free Mobile App! You will need to download the preset and use on your app in one click! Cool, huh?!

 

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How to Boost your Photography Business – make $460/day

Hi everyone!

Today the tip will be very interesting and I hope that by the end of this post you will understand and try to apply this to your photography business.

Someone told me: “I am so discouraged with my photography business. I will put my camera aside for a while and look for a real job”. I came to him with a very cool tip that he did it and made $460 in 6 hours! That is the todays tip for your.

If you are not working for an agency or own a studio in a cool location, you are more likely to go on your own and find people to photoshoot for, to make a profit. According to an article i read on the internet, “The average photographer salary in the USA is $61,953 per year or $31.77 per hour” (Internet source). Now wow! I know, right? However, this is for those photographer that have studios, and/or work for an agency, tv, etc. If you do not fit on these positions then you need to be creative and come up with ideas to boost your business and make a nice profit and I will tell you a genius idea.

If your photography business has a Facebook fan page and it has a nice amount of likes, people are going to trust your work and book with you. Everyone when wants to hire a service they check their Facebook fan page first to see if they are good, right? My friend has over 2k likes, reviews and nice work.

Here is first step first, create an event on your page. Depend the season your region is, you can do a mini spring session, back to school mini session, sunflower mini session, bluebonnet mini session, Easter, Halloween, so on. Pick a theme. It is better if you have already a previous session from what you are creating. For exemplo, have a previous back to school session? Then you can use those pictures to advertise the event. People want to see your previous work from the mini session theme you are currently creating.

After choosing the theme, look for a place either a public park or your house, because you do not want to spend with renting places, you want to make a profit. This friend choose a bluebonnet field at a public park. Then, you create the event on your page one month in advance. Choose a nice picture that you took, do not pick pictures from the internet. It has to be your. Don’t cheat on your clients. Then, set a day and time, and write a description for the event. While writing the description, don’t forget to mention you are going to stay there from, for example, 10am-2pm, and that the slots are limited. You can choose how long the session is going to be, 15 or 20 minutes I’d recommend. Do not write on the description the charging fee, simply write “message for more information”.

Then, you PROMOTE your post. Now, this is the key to get clients. When you promote your post on Facebook depending on how much you will pay to Facebook pop your post on other peoples account, as much money you pay the more facebook accounts they will show your event. My friend boosted the post for 2 days paying $2.50 per day. The media already tells you the average people will possibly see and click on it. You choose where you want it to show, in your city and/or region. Then, click on boost, wait for it to be reviewed and boom! It is active. Now just wait.

Whenever you receive message, usually they will send “how much for the session?” Now, the fee you can choose which ever you feel comfortable with. Value your work, your time going there, your time editing. It is very important that when the person contact you for more information, have a nice text ready saved on your notes, to send to them. Don’t just write the price. Say thank you for reaching to us, explain your work and how long you have been shooting, why you created the event, then you say the price. Along with that, say the spots are limited and half deposit is required to hold the slot, because if they pay half in advanced then they will have to go, and if they miss it you keep the money for your time being there, correct? Nothing to loose. They will take it more seriously. They will tell your the time they want and book the slot.

This friend of mine got so many messages that he could not manage it! He booked 10 people for 20 min slots and charged $40 per session, now, there was someone that wanted to pay more for more time and specific theme, so he got an extra $60. And there were still more people wanting. But he had set a goal of 10 and didn’t plan for a long shooting. He made $460 in just 6 hours, this is $76.66 dollars per hour on a Saturday! Cool, huh?

Now go and make some money!!!! 😉

 

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Understanding Cameras – From Cameraphone to dSLR

When you go to the store to buy a camera you are more likely to ask the seller what is the best camera. He will ask what type of photography you want and how much you are willing to pay for it. Most of the people like the idea of having “that big camera” usually called dSLR – digital single lens reflex – because they look cool and professional, however, once you have it, you don’t know what to do and what all those buttons are for. Anyone can have a dSLR as long as they know its functions. Otherwise, don’t spend your money on them, unless you plan to study photography and invest on the career. There are many cameras out there that have great functionality and even have zoom lens – attached – that could do a good job, just be creative and rock it.

Now let’s learn a little bit about cameras.

CAMERAPHONE

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It has a fixed lens and minimal control over exposures, but with the advantage that you will have it on hand at all times.

Functionality:

  • Fixed lens
  • Few manual controls
  • Easy to share images
  • Small, discreet, and pocketable

 

BASIC COMPACT 

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A modest zoom range and primal automatic controls makes this an ideal point-and-shoot camera.

Functionality:

  • Zoom lens covering wide to telephoto focal lengths
  • Automatic/semi-automatic shooting models
  • JPEG only
  • Small and pocketable

 

ADVANCED COMPACT

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Provides manual control, and in some cases RAW file – image format like JPEG, but uncompressed, unedited, and larger – capture, with the convenience of a portable size.

Functionality:

  • Zoom lens covering wide to telephone focal lengths
  • Automatic and manual shooting modes
  • Range of creative controls
  • Raw and JPEG capture
  • Small and pocketable

 

BRIGDE/SUPERZOOM

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Combine dSLR styling and features (including manual control) with a wide-ranging zoom lens.

Functionality:

  • All-encompassing zoom lens covering wide to super-telephoto focal lengths
  • Non-interchangeable lens
  • Small, compact-camera sized
  • Automatica and manual shooting modes
  • Full range of creative controls
  • dSRL-style handling

 

CSC 

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A full range of automatic, manual, and creative controls, plus interchangeable lenses, all in a small camera body.

Functionality:

  • Interchangeable lenses
  • High quality dSLR-sized sensor
  • Fully automatic to fully manual control
  • Full range of creative controls
  • Raw and JPEG capture
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • Compact and dSLR-style camera bodies available

 

DSLR

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A tried-and-tested design and the favored camera of countless enthusiasts and professional photographers. Canon has many cameras level in the dSLR list that goes from EOS REBEL to EOS R (latest version launched in October 2018) from beginner to advanced level and updated features. I can do another post about canon cameras, since I have been using them for a while and have experiences with it – plus I love the brand.

Functionality:

  • Wide range of lenses and accessories
  • Full-frame and sub-full-frame sensor sizes available
  • Full manual control over all aspects of your photography
  • Raw and JPEG image capture
  • Optical through-the-lens viewfinder
  • Ergonomic design

 

So here you go. Now you have a little bit of information about the cameras on the market and have some idea on what to choose to buy. Again, do not invest in those expensive cameras unless you are really interested to go into the field and become a professional photographer, and invest in the accessories – they aren’t cheap. Overall, I hope the post helps you to find the camera that fits you and your budget. 🙂

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Source used: “The Beginner’s Photography Guide” DK

Photography – BRAZIL vs UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Hello everyone!

Let me share my experience with photo shooting in a foreign country. I was born and raised in Brazil – I currently live in Texas. I did not take any photography classes when I was living there. I didn’t even think about becoming a photographer. It all happened when I got here in Texas in 2014. I took online classes and to be honest, practicing was the best class. I did go back to Brazil and took all my equipments after living here for over 2 years. So I can say how it is to work as a photographer in a foreign country, in this case, Brazil was a foreign country to me. When I left nobody had a clue I would come back as a photographer, so going as one was a little strange so I could make comparisons between there and here.

I always have heard that photographers do not make enough money for living in Brazil, or that people don’t value photographers and do not want to pay what they are asked for. “But I just want a few pictures, why so expensive?” I heard this most of the time. I did around ten sessions in 7 months there. While in the US, I did three times more than that in a year and a half!

I feel that in my home country photography jobs aren’t as valued as it should. It is sad but it’s true. Here in US people value and appreciate more, they don’t complain about prices, either they say yes and do it, or no and don’t disrespect the photographer talking about how expensive they charge. While in here people tip. No tips in Brazil. I am sorry. Actually no tip at all for any service done down there. If you get a “gorjeta” – a word for tip, make sure they meant to give it to you and did not overpay you.

It is beautiful there. Indeed. I live 10 minutes from the beach, Most of the photoshoot were on the beach. Gorgeous. Enjoying the paradise while doing what you love. Priceless. There are parks but the clients sure would ask to do on the beach, did I say no?

Keep your equipments HIDEN. Get Uber, carpool, etc. but do not ride on a bus with it. It is sad to say it, but there may be someone watching you and will follow you to rob your stuff. I rode on a bus with my cameras and lenses to photograph a birthday party. My ride fail to take me and I had the responsibility to go. I had to hide everything! Fancy camera backpack? No. I dont really remember where I put it in, but was not in my backpack where I carry my equipments. AND, after I left the party I put the memory card inside my bra and took off home late night on a bus – 40 minutes ride, praying like I never prayed before. I am not shamed of saying that, unfortunately Brazil is a country where does NOT matter where you are – the fanciest neighborhood – is still dangerous – okay, kind of, but I would not take the risk. Overall, I love my country, but there are a lot of things that need to be fixed about crimes and violence. Thank God I made through with my equipments while in there. I do get a little scared here in the US, too because there is thug everywhere, so I make sure to always look around and be careful while photoshooting.

Comparing Brazil to USA, photography jobs are more valued here. People pay and don’t complain too much about the price and, there are more jobs opportunities in that field here. There are many seasons that people gather to do photos like Thanksgiving, Fall and Halloween, while in Brazil not so much, we don’t have thanksgiving holiday and like in my state our Fall season is not less than 75 degrees so no reason for cute photos with those pretty yellow and orange leaves.

Some photographers aren’t happy with the demand for jobs in their country. Especially now with mobile phones getting ahead with super cool cameras yet, a mobile camera will never be better than a professional camera. And, people will never be as creative and patient as a photographer.

 

Vanessa

 

 

HOW TO PROMPTLY HOLD A DSLR CAMERA?

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I was always worried about how I look when I am photo shooting.  It is very important to know how, or practice at home. How? Set your phone to record you and start photo shooting around. Watch and see what you need to work on to look as professional as ever while taking pictures. You can also ask someone – if you can, to record you while in a session, because that is when you really can see the way you hold your camera or how you stand while taking pictures.

Holding your camera the right way is indeed the very best method for photographers who wish to minimize camera shake. Get your right hand to grip the camera firmly while your left hand supports the camera from beneath the lens. Doing this will vastly minimize camera shake when you press the shutter release button. This makes it easier to shoot sharper photographs with slower shutter speeds.

Don’ts

– Don’t hold your camera on both sides. When you need to adjust your zoom, your left hand will move to adjust it and that leaves your right hand to be the only support of your camera. Hence, your DSLR will not be held properly, leading to camera shake.

– Never use just your fingers to hold the camera on both sides. As long as your hand is not holding the camera from underneath, there really isn’t a better way to handhold your camera to provide support and minimize camera shake. It really is important that your left hand supports your camera from beneath it.

Dos

– The one thing you must do when using lenses that are heavy is to support your DSLR from underneath. If the lens you use is heavy, your whole camera will tip forward. Even the smallest camera shake will be emphasized by the narrow angle of view.

– Grip the camera from beneath for optimal support.

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