Q: I AM JUST STARTING OUT, WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
A: We developed the Original Toolkit specifically to address all the situations and questions new birth photographers face. At $97 it is our absolute best place to start for all new birth photographers or photographers wanting to understand the ins and outs of birth work and what it takes to add birth to their services.
Q: WHAT ARE PRESETS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
A: Presets are basically sets of saved image adjustments that are used within Adobe Lightroom. They can give your set of photos a cohesive look and are most consistent when your level of shooting is also consistent and technically correct (ie. correct exposure, focus, framing, etc). When installed within Lightroom they appear on the left hand side in the Develop module and can be applied in one click. That means you can scroll through the collection of presets and see for yourself which one best suits that particular birth or scene. Presets are the documentary photographer's best friend and lifesaver for cohesive, quick post processing.
If you are having trouble installing your presets, read the tutorial at the bottom of the page here.
If you need help installing your brushes, click here to watch the video.
Q: WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO IMPROVE MY PHOTOGRAPHY AND DEVELOP MY STYLE?
A: A great place to start is our Birth Stories. You will see complete birth stories from start to finish and can notice which style of images your eye is drawn to and then study how they are composed and created. We also have some articles in our Learn section written by established birth photographers about how they found their style and set themselves apart in their market. If you want to really get serious and invest in your business, The Online Course is as immersive of an experience as you can have from the comfort of your own home. Occasionally we offer in person workshops as well, be sure you're on our newsletter list if you want to know when the next one opens up.