How to Create Your Own Preset in Lightroom

I love presets! They save me so much time! As a mama of two and another on the way, who doesn't want to save time. I have bought some that I love but I also like to make my own. Why do the same thing over and over again, when you can do it at the click of a button?? In the video below, I show you how to create you own preset. The possibilities are endless in the presets you can create. You can create a clean edit, black and white, rounded corners, ISO correction and more. You can also ...continue reading

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Happy Valentine's Day!! I asked on Facebook, to send me some of you favorite "love" pictures!! I was overwhelmed with the response!! Thank you to everyone who sent in some pictures!! I wish I could post all of them but then this would be the longest post in history :O) Here are just a few of the beautiful "love" images. Nicole Mathison Photography Jessica Buhler Kim Thomas photo of Yerttography Kelly Garvey Photography Janell Hughes Photography by Melissa ...continue reading

Critique Me-Elizabeth at Captured Beauty

Critique Me-Elizabeth at Captured Beauty

Remember: -Read How to Critique a Photo -Make a critique sandwich - something positive, something you would have done differently, something positive -My rule: no improvement tip = deleted comment -This will benefit the person leaving the critique just as much if not more than the person receiving the critique. Thank you to Elizabeth at Captured Beauty for submitting the following image. ISO 800 SS 1/50 f/5.0 ...continue reading

I Clicked it Up a Notch Winner and 6 Months

I Clicked it Up a Notch Winner and 6 Months

Hope I'm not boring you with my pregnancy photos :O) I'm 24 weeks! It is going by so quickly. Congrats to Sonomi J Photography for winning the I Clicked it Up a Notch photography contest for January! Your images is truly stunning!! Congrats as well to the other top photographers! You guys make this so hard for us!! Can't wait to see what you produce in February!! Sonomi, feel free to add this button to your blog. ...continue reading

RAW Editing in ACR & Lightroom Using Tone Curve

RAW Editing in ACR & Lightroom Using Tone Curve

Hello again! This week I thought it would be fun to let you into some of my editing techniques. Currently my post processing consists of RAW editing in Lightroom and then I bring it into CS5 for finishing touches. However today I’m going to talk a little about ACR. Lightroom and ACR are a like in many ways and one of those ways is the tone curve. I love the tone curve and it’s a huge part of my post processing and I could not say enough about it. Please read: A few things I need to state ...continue reading