Hello! We're Lauren & Rob Lim, the head ninjas of Photography Concentrate (and the larger humans in that photo up there.)
First off, thank you so much for being here! We super appreciate it! :)
Need help with a tutorial of ours?
Roger that. Step one is to check out our FAQ page for tutorial help. There are quick fixes for problems with downloading and opening tutorials, and more! Chances are the solution to your problem is there, and you'll be able to fix it up fast.
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Have a question about photography or business?
Well then you're on the right site! This place has hundreds of articles and tutorials about photography AND business. Score!
Now, unfortunately, we aren't able to answer individual questions via email. Our poor inbox is constantly overflowing! But here's the thing: in almost all cases one of our articles or tutorials will better answer your question than we could in a quick email anyway! Sweet! So take some time to poke around, you're sure to finds tons of great stuff.
To help you out, here are some answers to top questions, and important links to help you find your way around.
The Start Here Page: It is named so for a reason! This page will give you links to our most popular articles, resources, topic specific guides, and tutorials! If you haven't yet, make sure to check this puppy out.
The Archives: While searching by date might not be helpful, you can use the Archives to browse by category! Want to learn more about Lightroom? Or business? Or composition? Click on the category and all relevant articles will be yours to read!
The Search Bar: And of course, the handy search bar. Click on the magnifying glass at the very top of the site in the blue bar, and you'll be able to search for anything! Magic.
Answers to the Top 3 Questions We Get Asked (Almost) Daily:
1. What camera/lens/computer/etc. should I buy?
There is no right answer here, and it will differ for every photographer and situation. But we know that's not super helpful, so we've written two very very extensive articles to try to help you out. Go and peruse our Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera, and our Recommended Equipment List. That will give you our best advice to this very common question!
2. How do I start my photography business?
I promise you, I wish I knew the exact steps you should take to make your business a wild success. But I don't. No one does. There's no right or wrong answer – there's just what works for you!
We've written a lot about our own experiences starting and running a photography business in the hopes it gives some insight and ideas. One of our most popular posts is 26 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Photography Business. Definitely give that one a read!
You can also check out our Business Guide, and the business category for more businessy goodness.
3. What software should I use to edit my photos?
When it comes to editing your photos we really like Adobe Lightroom. It's great for organizing your catalog of images, doing edits to things like contrast, white balance, exposure, etc., and getting through lots of edits quickly. We've written a LOT about Lightroom, and have three tutorials that will show you how to use it. Super Photo Editing Skills is the comprehensive guide, and then Before/After and Before/After: Black & White are quick looks at editing photos from start to finish!
Photoshop is great for retouching photos – removing blemishes and distracting elements, smoothing skin, whitening teeth, swapping heads, etc. We use it very occasionally for client work – Lightroom does about 95% of our processing. If you want to learn how to quickly retouch in Photoshop, check out our tutorial, Really Easy Retouching.
And those are the two main programs we use! For a greater discussion of the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop you can check out this article here.
Here's where we're at with for various business queries.
Guest Posts: We are not currently accepting any guests posts. Thanks for thinking of us though!
Reviewing Apps: We aren't looking to review any apps, sorry!
Testing Photography Gear: We occasionally will test out some photography gear if it seems super cool. If you'd like to send something to us please drop us a line first and we'll see if it's a good fit.
Licensing/Publishing Our Posts: This is something we tackle on a case-by-case basis. If you're interested in publishing one of our posts on your website please get in touch with us first with details and we'll get back to you!
So to get in touch with us, please use the contact form below!
You can also reach us at hello[at]photographyconcentrate.com