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4 Essential Tips to be a Better Wedding Photographer

My husband and I just celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary. But besides getting a super awesome husband and a shiny new ring out of the deal, my wedding taught me some very valuable lessons that have since helpe...

Newborn Photography: How to Get Baby to Sleep

Newborn Photography: How to Get Baby to Sleep It’s every newborn photographer’s dream to have a session where the baby sleeps soundly - OK, OK, we’ll say it, like a baby - for their entire session. Where does that ph...

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts: The Essential Guide

35 Essential Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts We love saving you time! This has been our primary goal at Pretty Actions for Photoshop since our very beginning! Today's post will help you do just that - SAVE TIME! Photosh...

How to Crop in Photoshop: Cropping for Print & Web

How to Crop in Photoshop for Print or Web Use There are several ways you can crop an image in Photoshop, but the most straightforward method to get a precise crop is by using the Crop Tool. In this tutorial, I will w...

5 Awesome Photoshop Tips to Fix Photos

How to Fix Photos in Photoshop It’s difficult to imagine a world without Photoshop and how it can be used to fix and enhance photos. By enabling creators to use their imagination, Photoshop has revolutionized the art...

Tips for Photographing Your Own Newborn

DIY Newborn Photography You're expecting a baby? Congratulations! Have you been asked by everyone you know if you’re planning on doing a photo shoot with your new bundle of joy? Are you planning on trying? You shoul...

Back Button Focus: Guide to Sharper Images

Guide to Back Button Focus Back Button Focus is a powerful feature on your DSLR camera that can help you achieve sharper images in certain situations. In this post, I will explain what Back Button Focus is, how to fi...

Studio Lighting Tips to Avoid the Winter Blues

Studio Lighting for Winter Photography I love outdoor environmental portraits - warm, yummy sunlight and lots of beautiful trees and flowers and elegant compositions. I can't get enough of it in the Spring, early Su...

Softbox vs Umbrella vs Beauty Dish: The Differences

Softbox Vs Umbrella Vs Beauty Dish Is studio lighting using a softbox better than an umbrella or a beauty dish? Today I would like to talk about these 3 different studio light modifiers and share some example photos...

How to Set Up a Storybook Photography Session

Storybook Photography Setting up and shooting a storybook photography session can be quite exhilerating and fun, but can also fairly stressful if you are unprepared. I've put together this tutorial based on my exper...

How to Create Easy Drag & Drop Photoshop Templates

How to Make a Template in Photoshop Do you want to create your own beautiful Photoshop template to use as a Facebook timeline cover, blog template, Pinterest board, magazine layout, newsletter and much more?  In this...

3 Best Ways to Make a Watermark In Photoshop

How to Make a Watermark in Photoshop With social media and online content being such a widely used outlet for photographers to showcase their images, it is important to protect your images the best you can to prevent...