In this video, we’re going to create a black and white Luminar presets packed with high detail for street portraiture using Luminarᴬᴵ’s powerful system. Make sure you download Luminarᴬᴵ (you can use the code SLRLOUNGE for $10 off!) to edit with me!

Video: Creating Luminarᴬᴵ Presets for Street Portraits

Street portraiture is one of my favorite niches of photography that has turned into somewhat of a hobby over the past couple of years. There is something so beautiful about capturing random strangers just going about their day and living their lives that I like to contrast against posed wedding portraits. In this tutorial, I am going…


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to Lightroom photo editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: Light Painting Photography Technique

In this video, we’re going to walk through how to create stunning light painting photography effects featuring our lovely model Renee. Watch and learn how you can use these…


In this video, we’re going to show you just how powerful Adobe Lightroom Mobile can be. Most of us don’t realize we have a mobile photography studio right in our pockets. In this tutorial, you’ll learn all the tools and tricks to level up your mobile photography on the go! Adobe Lightroom Mobile is a free, powerful photo editor and camera app that empowers you as a photographer, helping you capture and edit stunning images, download it here and get started on transforming your editing capabilities.

Video: How to Edit in Adobe Lightroom Mobile

Adobe Lightroom Mobile allows users to transform RAW photos with one of the…


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: The One Lens Minimalist Challenge: 70–200mm Edition

The Minimalist Challenge

The rules of this challenge are simple. I have to do an entire portrait session with a single lens, and nothing else. The purpose of this challenge is to teach us…


Blogging has been a mainstay for many photographers since the early 2000s. An active, well crafted blog helps clients browse your latest work and has SEO ranking benefits for long tail keywords. However, blogging takes some serious time and photographers are busy. So it’s worth asking, is blogging still relevant in the new decade? Did social media feeds take its place? And are the SEO benefits really that great anymore? In this article, we’ll discuss why blogging might be overrated and what you could do instead.

Note: In our business training, we teach our students the importance of blogging. …


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: How to Photograph and Edit a Window Light Portrait

In this article/video, I’m going to show you how to photograph and edit a portrait session using natural light from a window. Windows can provide stunning light that you can use…


Most beginner photographers start their journey using only natural light. As they progress and develop their style, some choose to learn and master flash photography, while others choose to refine and perfect the natural light aesthetic. While there is no “right” or “wrong” path, a strong understanding of flash photography is important to have, even for photographers with styles defined as “natural light” or “bright and airy.” A full understanding of flash gives a photographer full control over a scene, regardless of the weather or ambient lighting conditions. …


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: 7 Common Lightroom Editing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

In this article/video, I’m going to walk through seven common mistakes when editing photos. Make sure to download the exercise file for this tutorial to follow along! These mistakes are often…


All images by Nicole S. Young

One thing I love about photography is that it helps me see the world differently. I see beauty in the light, colors, and shapes around me. And with macro photography, an entirely new world has opened itself before my eyes! When I carry my macro lens, I’m on a hunt for the unseen: the tiny wonders that are hiding on the ground and in trees. I’ve even become fascinated with bees and watching them pollinate flowering plants. …


We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that covers all things photography-related from lighting and posing to editing to help you hone your skills and master your craft and don’t forget to check out our playlist to watch the entire series!

Video: Stacking Two Lights to Create Depth in Your Portraits

There are many ways you can use just two lights to create stunning images. In this article/video, I’ll be walking you through my favorite two light setup that I call “Light…

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