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"I'm quite pleased with this collection. I own presets from several other companies and these are my new favorites! Well done." - John R.

The Luxe Blog

For many professional photographers and creatives, there is an inevitable “slow season” where there’s nothing on the calendar. These seasons can often become an overwhelming stretch of trying a million different things at once and you end up buried under an avalanche of good ideas that ends in changing nothing at all. Here we’ll offer 3 steps you can take to ensure you mindfully invest empty calendar hours during your slow season(s) to avoid burnout in your busiest! 
Camera technology has advanced at a rapid pace, with some mobile phones rivaling the best camera options from even five years ago. When it comes to the best camera of 2022, it’s a close race. We offer not only best picks for 2022, but discuss affordable alternatives and what to look for! 
To celebrate Black American photographers, we’ve compiled a list of nine artists who we consider must-follow talent. Diverse in their aims and focus, these artists have made substantial contributions to their respective photography genres. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted both the photography industry and creatives at large. Many (including members of our team) have lost significant contracts and have felt disparaged regarding next season’s prospects. In response and in support, we’ve compiled some suggestions for new protocols and creative projects that you can start right now to boost both your income and your morale.
To increase reach in a rapidly evolving online environment can sometimes be tricky, especially when something is hot one week and almost unheard of the next. We evaluate the options. 
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected freelance and small business photographers everywhere, and so many of us were left reeling - both financially and mentally. We're here, and we stand with you in solidarilty. This article contains suggestions and resources to help you refocus and realign both yourself and your business. Our aim is to provide tools for continuity and confidence in the face of uncertainty and feelings of powerlessness.
Think you’re finally ready to take on the world as a freelance photographer? Follow our eight-point plan for launching your career as a lone-sword in the cut-throat world of photography and you’ll be sure to hit the ground running.
With so many amazing Lightroom preset sellers on Etsy, why isn’t Luxe selling on Etsy? As a small business founded and run by Photographers, we’re big proponents of buying small and supporting other photographers. Etsy would seem the perfect fit. But it isn’t. And we’re happy to talk about why.
More than 20 years ago, in a now-classic manifesto, Tom Peters announced to the world that branding was no longer the domain of companies alone. Everyday people must also become marketers for their own brand — the brand called You — and actively ensure that the world perceives them as they wish to be perceived. That once-novel idea has become an integral part of the way we live now, in large part thanks to social media, where set of precocious toddlers can gain millions of YouTube subscribers, and a household cat can become a household name.
Filters, presets, actions, and overlays can all enhance your photos, but they do inherently different things. Choosing the wrong one can set you back in the editing process. Also, many editing tools are exclusive to either Photoshop or Lightroom, so it’s important to have a basic understanding of compatibility before combining tools.
Presets are a key Lightroom feature. A preset is a collection of saved settings that editors can readily recall and apply to any photograph in a Lightroom catalog. Whether you're looking for an ultra-realistic, artsy or other style, presets can deliver (and fast!) by utilizing the full power of Lightroom.
The unhappy child. The body-conscious adolescent and adult. The negative Nancy. These three types of clients are notoriously difficult. This article teaches you how to manage these photography clients and to have a successful shoot.