Brand Photographer Editing Tips: 3 Steps to Perfecting Your Photo Edits

How do you get clean edits as a personal brand photographer? This question is one that other photographers ask me all the time. Getting clean, consistent edits doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming! So, today, I’d like to share some of my brand photographer editing tips. 

Whether you are new to brand photography or just looking for ways to streamline your editing process, you’ve come to the right place. I built my brand photography business from scratch. And I’ve picked up more than a few tricks along the way. Now, I help other photographers grow their branding businesses by sharing what I’ve learned! You can learn more about building a successful personal brand photography business here.

Without further ado, let’s get to the list. Keep reading for my best brand photographer editing tips to simplify your editing process!

Top 3 Brand Photographer Editing Tips

1. Know your lighting conditions. 

Before you start shooting a session, take some time to get to know the lighting in your location. When you spend a moment or two observing the quality of light, how it falls, and where the shadows land, you’ll save so much time during the shoot. Instead of wasting time second-guessing your camera settings, you’ll be confident you’ve got it right! And here’s my favorite artificial lighting setup for when a location’s natural light just won’t cooperate.  

2. Get it right in-camera.

Dial in those settings as best you can during the session. Even though this might cost you a little time during the shoot, I promise it will save you so much more time in the long run. Because I do my best to get my shots perfect in-camera, I typically have to do very minimal editing on my images. So, I spend less time post-processing, and my clients get their final galleries faster!

3. Apply a uniform base edit to all your images.

This is crucial to creating a consistent style throughout your brand photography portfolio. I touched on creating a distinct editing style once before on the blog, but I can’t make this list of tips without mentioning it again. When you create a solid base edit to apply to your images, your final edits are much more consistent and cohesive. Plus, it will save you a ton of time in Lightroom.

I hope these brand photographer editing tips will help you get those clean edits you’re after! Put these tips to use at your next session and see how much easier it is to create final galleries your clients genuinely love. Also, be sure to stop by my personal brand photographer’s online shop for must-have business-building resources. Until next time!


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