We all want to be better at our craft, so today we are giving you 5 tips to be a stronger photographer.

Winter – traditionally the slower season for photographers – it’s a great time to step back and assess different areas of your workflow.

From shooting, to processing to client images, and more.

It’s beneficial to see where improvements can be made, so you can be even more kick-awesome than you already are!

Here are 5 tips to be a stronger photographer that you can implement right meow!

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5 Tips to be a Stronger Photographer

1 – Organize Your Computer

In my Fresh Look Elite group, we spent a lot of time talking about organization.

Everything from how your files are stored, external storage, and really getting your hard drive cleaned up.

Think about this as a time to “spring clean” your computer!

Get all those old files archived (in the cloud or on an external hard drive) and off your computer.

That way it can run faster and you can work more efficiently.

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2 – Get Your Gear a Check-Up

This is a great time to send your camera in to the manufacturer for it’s yearly cleaning.

You are getting your camera and lenses cleaned every year, right?!

This will save money in the long run because you’ll have maintenance records and know right away if there’s an issue with your camera/lenses.

For something you can do immediately, make sure all your lenses are clean (smudge free), memory cards are formatted, etc.

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3 – Brush Up On Editing

If you haven’t really delved too much into your current editing software (or need to brush up), there are TONS of resources.

How many trainings or online classes have you purchased that are still waiting to be watched…?

There’s no better time than the present!

You can focus on improving your editing and getting a solid workflow set up for when busy season arrives.

We offer private lessons for Lightroom and Photoshop (you can’t beat one on one instruction!), and there are tons of online videos you can watch.

Adobe has actually devoted whole sections on their website to creating educational content for their software.

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4 – Inspire Yourself

We all got into photography because we had that initial spark, that special something that inspired us to pick up our cameras and create!

Take time to find something that lights a fire again!

Whether it’s heading outside and taking epic snow pictures, or working on ring shots with macro photography… there’s always something that can reignite that spark.

Look at past and present photographers, find someone whose work you admire and figure what it is that you like.

Do you enjoy their use of color, posing, location?

Now how you can incorporate that into your work?

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5 – Try Something New

If you always photograph the same things in the same way – you’re going to always produce the same pictures.

Challenge yourself!

Do you always photograph landscapes?

Try your hand at portraits.

Usually focusing on babies?

Try and improve your macro photography skills!

Want to stay in your genre?

No problem!

Brainstorm how you can incorporate new shot ideas/angles/focus into your next photoshoot!

These are just a few things that you can do right now! What are somethings that YOU will be working on during this winter season to prep for warmer weather?!

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Take Your Business to the Next Level

If these 5 tips to be a stronger photographer helped you, let us know!

We’d love to help in your photographic business journey so you don’t feel like an island unto yourself.

Fresh Look Photography offers private mentoring to help with any aspect of running your business, and we’d love to chat with you!

Feel free to drop a comment below or click the { Contact Me } button and we will get rocking and rolling!

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