Whether you’ve had a DSLR for years (and are starting your own business) or you are fairly new to using one, I know you’ve messed around with editing your photos. There are free sites out there to edit your photos on, but if you are truely looking to improve your overall work you need to invest in a system. There are a few choices out there on which you’d like to consider including Photoshop Elements, Photoshop (Creative Suites– the newest being CS6), and Lightroom. Learning one (or more!) of these systems can take a long time and a lot of guidance, but in the end its so worth it! One tool that can really help you with editing is using Actions (for PSE or PS) or Presets (for Lightroom). These are pre-designed edits that someone did for you, so you can actually “plug” in their editing to your photo. The best part about actions is that you can always tweek them to fit your own photo once they are applied.
There are a lot of great sites that offer actions, but one of my favorites is Itty Bitty Actions. I love the way she designs such gorgeous, whimsical actions! Here are a few of my favorites…
I was lucky enough to be gifted the Bitty Delightful Action set to play around with. I was so excited, because I just finished my little neice’s newborn session and couldn’t wait to see what we could do with those images! This set is full of very beautiful actions including LoveV, London, and Charlotte. The entire set is actually 54 actions (that’s A LOT for the money!!) and makes for a fun time editing your photos.
Here are a few of my photos from my newborn session with Itty Bitty’s actions:
To Buy: Itty Bitty Actions
Cost: Bitty Delightful set $99
I was not paid to write this post, I did receive the action set above at no cost to me. These are my honest opinions.