Photoshoot Pricing: How To Set Competitive Rates
Determining the appropriate pricing structure for photography services can be a challenge for any photographer. Whether you're a seasoned or a beginner photographer, setting rates for potential clients requires careful consideration. There are a few things to keep in mind... Read more
Linear vs Nonlinear Editing: Key Differences
In the world of photo and video production, there are two primary editing methods: linear and nonlinear. If you are an aspiring or professional videographer, understanding the intricacies of linear vs. nonlinear editing processes is essential. There are fundamental differences... Read more
5 Newborn Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know
Newborn baby photographs are treasured keepsakes for many parents, helping them remember the beautiful experience of having a newborn child. As a photographer, it's your job to capture these fleeting moments. However, newborn photography can be complicated and requires a... Read more
A Guide to Double Exposure Photography
One of the most popular effects in photography — double exposure — started as a mistake.  If you've ever used a film camera, you’ve probably experienced it at least once. The film gets stuck, or maybe you used a pre-existing... Read more
5 Concert Photography Tips for Beginners
Photographing a concert can be an exhilarating experience — you get to be up close to the musicians and all the action while being creative and capturing the moment. If you're just starting with concert photography, you're in for a... Read more
What Is Backlighting in Photography?
As a photographer, you strive to improve your craft and create images you’re proud of. Incorporating backlighting in your photos is an often-overlooked technique that can elevate your photography game. Backlighting can be a powerful — and fun — method... Read more
A Guide to Indoor Photography Lighting
Any photographer knows that indoor photography can be tricky. Without the abundance of natural light you get outside, indoor photography requires a keen understanding of lighting. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, mastering the interplay between natural and... Read more
4 Best Polaroid Presets for Lightroom
Digital photography has advanced greatly in the past decades, helping photographers reach new heights in their art. Though digital photography brings advantages in terms of accessibility and convenience, many photographers remain nostalgic for the classic quality of film and Polaroid photography.... Read more
Cinematography vs. Videography: A Comparative Analysis
In today’s world of visual storytelling, video is king. Cinematography and videography are the two main ways of creating moving images. While they share some similarities, they also have distinct differences that every image capturer should know about. In this article, we... Read more
How To Install Lightroom Presets in 3 Easy Steps
Ever wonder how professional photographers give their images a polished look? The secret often lies in how they use Lightroom presets. Whether you're a novice photographer or a seasoned pro, understanding how to install Lightroom presets can streamline your workflow... Read more
What Is Boudoir Photography? | A Photographer's Guide
As a professional photographer who’s still in the process of developing their style, it’s a good idea to try your hand at a few different niches. One area to explore that’s creative, intimate, and promotes body positivity is boudoir photography.... Read more
4 Reasons Why Mastin Labs Offers the Best Presets for Photographers
Professional photographers know that achieving the perfect look in their photos involves more than just snapping a great shot. Post-processing plays a crucial role in bringing out the true potential of an image, and Adobe Lightroom or Capture One is... Read more
Film vs Digital Photography: Understanding the Differences
When it comes to film vs digital photography, you’ll find no shortage of avid enthusiasts on either side. Today’s budding photographers generally start with digital photography but soon find themselves intrigued by film photography. The advent of digital photography didn’t... Read more
A Guide to End Of Life Photography
Losing a loved one can really change a person’s perspective on life. Though it’s typically a difficult and sensitive time for a family, many choose to have one last set of portraits done before their loved one passes. End-of-life photography... Read more
How To Remove Objects in Lightroom: 3 Easy Steps
Whether you want that pristine landscape without the power lines or the cute family portrait without that photo bomber, the ability to erase objects from photos gives you the power to perfect your pictures. In this post, we’ll explore how... Read more
10 Best Men Photography Poses (+ Tips and Examples)
Even if you're behind the camera, it's still typically up to you to determine the best photo poses for your models. You can use endless official and unofficial male photography poses, depending on your setting and vibe. However, there are... Read more
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