LUTs: A Quick-Start Guide to Color Grading for Beginners
Color grading is the magic touch that transforms your video footage from ordinary to extraordinary. In this article, we offer a comprehensive guide to color grading for beginners, focusing on the utilization of LUTs (lookup tables) to simplify the process. Learn how to balance your footage, understand waveforms, and apply the Mastin 3-Step Workflow™ to create stunning visuals. Read more
9 Tips for Growing Your Photography Business in 2023
As a young photographer just starting out in the industry, I (Kirk) remember feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to grow my photography business. I had a passion for photography, but I didn't know how to turn that passion into... Read more
9 Photography Trends in 2023 (Inspired by Film Photography)
Here are some film-inspired photography trends we can’t wait to see more of in 2023! Which will you try? Read more
Popular Types of Camera Film & What They Look Like
Whether you’re thinking about learning how to shoot film photography or you’re interested in how to make your digital images look like film, one of the first steps is knowing about the different types of camera film and which one... Read more
The Vintage Slide Film Look is Making a Comeback—Here’s Why
Slide film is another way that the retro photography look is making a comeback and, of course, the team here at Mastin Labs is loving it!  We’re fans of all things film photography, and slide film is no exception. We’ve... Read more
Should You Learn Film Photography?
If you're wondering how to learn to shoot film photography or how to get that classic, film look in your photos, read on! Read more
How To Make Your Photos Look Like Film Using Film Presets for Lightroom
High-quality film presets for Lightroom are one of the best ways to make your photos look like film with less cost and hassle. Read more
The Mastin Labs Night & Day Lightroom Presets Pack is a Game Changer
The Mastin Labs Night & Day Lightroom Presets Pack is finally here, and it’s already making a statement in the photography community!  Read more
Using Cinematic LUTs to Achieve a Film Look on Videos
Creating a beautiful, cinematic video on your own might be easier than you think! If spending hours upon hours learning how to color grade doesn’t sound appealing to you (and we don’t blame you), cinematic LUTs are the way to... Read more
Why Buying Presets is Better Than Making Your Own
There’s a heated debate in the photography community about whether or not buying presets is worth it. Today, we’re here to share our two cents on whether buying presets or making your own is the better decision for photographers. Spoiler... Read more
Best Tips for Getting That Classic, Editorial Photo Look
One of the amazing things about photography is its ability to evoke emotion and tell a story—and that it’s possible to do this in so many different ways, with so many different styles of photography. The editorial photo style is... Read more
Top Photography Hashtags & Instagram Tips for 2022
The number of photography hashtags on Instagram is...infinite.  It sure can feel that way, at least!  While it shouldn’t be the only tool in your marketing arsenal, Instagram can be a great platform where photographers can build a following, get... Read more
Black and White Photography Examples & Tips to Inspire You
There’s a simple elegance to black and white photography that’s near impossible to compete with. The simplified nature of black and white photos eliminates possible distractions, thereby giving the viewer longer to pause and soak in all other interesting elements... Read more
How to Start a Photography Business in 10 Steps
So you’ve been working on your photography skills, and now you’re curious about how to start a photography business. Awesome! Follow these 10 steps to start your own photography business. Read more
How to Build a Unique Photography Brand
Having a strong and unique photography brand is one of the surest ways to stand out in a saturated market, book your ideal clients, and build a successful business. Read more
Smart Ways to Earn Passive Income for Photographers
Opportunities that bring passive income for photographers can be life changing and lucrative. By utilizing different methods of earning extra money on the side of your regular business practices, you no longer have to worry about exchanging all your time... Read more
Mastin Labs Video LUTs for Premiere, Final Cut, and DaVinci Resolve
So, you’re interested in LUTs (Lookup Tables) for video editing? There are plenty of reasons why that might be, whether you’re a wedding photographer thinking about getting into videography, or you’ve been shooting creative film for years.  In the past,... Read more
Automated Email Marketing for Photographers
By adding your clients to an email list as part of your post-wedding workflow, the client follow-up process gets so much easier, and the chances of earning a repeat customer increase. It’s a win-win! Read more
A Photographer’s Guide to Getting Published in 2021
Learn the best ways to get published as a photographer and discover advice for creating successful submissions. Read more
Tips for Photographing Your Own Family
Join Kirk Mastin, in an interview with community member, Kayla Baptista about staying creative by photographing her family, how it's different than a client's family, and how she's using her own family photography to market her business. Read more
The Easiest ‘Learn to Shoot Film’ Course in the World

I am going to show you that it's easy to learn to shoot film by giving you ONE lesson that will make you a film photographer TODAY. If you follow this guide, you will fall in love with film.

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