AI Tools for Photographers and How to Use Them

Have you been wondering about AI tools for photographers? Are you ready to save time with the help of technology?

Well, I’m sure by now that you’ve heard about artificial intelligence or AI. And how it’s at the forefront of technology right now. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite AI tools for photographers and how they can help you in your business.

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AI Tools for Photographers

AI is changing the technology landscape. It’s the future, and it’s here. I think when we initially thought about AI, we probably thought of robots that could walk around or like Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons. These are still robots, but in the form of chatbots.

I believe that if you leverage the right tools, you can save so much time and free up more of your time to do what you want.


So ChatGPT is probably the one that you’ve been hearing about the most. It’s open source so it’s currently free to anyone who registers. They have a paid option for guaranteed access.

What does it do? You can prompt the AI with questions and ask it to write for something, make a list of things, write an email, write copy, and so much more. While this is not an AI tool specific to photographers, you can use it in your photography business in so many ways!

I find it to be a great tool for brainstorming and helping you get started with whatever you’re working on. You can prompt it to write email subject lines, blog post titles, and more. You can even ask it to write paragraphs for you – even full blog posts – but if you decide to do that, be sure to proofread it and rewrite it so that it sounds natural.

Another great way to use ChatGPT outside of business is to prompt it for a meal plan or grocery list. As someone who often struggles with meal planning, this is a genius hack!

Canva Magic Write & Magic Design

If you’re a Canva premium subscriber, there is AI writing that is in Beta. For what it’s worth, it’s a pretty good starting point to get you going. I think that ChatGPT is more powerful, but if you’re just looking for a few sentences, it works pretty well.

They just released Magic Design, where you can select a photo (or selection of photos) and have it design something for you. While you still have to add text and information to the design, it’s leaps and bounds faster than trying to design from scratch when you’re not a designer.

I recently used it to design a Facebook ad and it was so much faster than if I was to design it myself. Yes, there are some amazing already built designs in Canva, however, sometimes you want to start something original to your photos or elements and Magic Design is pretty cool tool for that.

AI Tools for Photographers: Culling & Editing


I recently tried out ImagenAI for the first time and honestly, it’s a game changer. As a former private editor for wedding photographers, editing can take up a lot of your time. That’s why photographers, specifically wedding photographers, consider investing in a private editor. Do I think private editing is dead? No, absolutely not. There will always be photographers who will prefer someone to personally handle their images.

However, I think that if you’re not that controlling over your editing – like you’re not super picky – like me – if it looks good, it’s good enough, it’s a great option. I know that some photographers are going to freak out about it…in both senses of the expression.

I’m looking at how it’s going to save me so much time. It edited my gallery of 150 photos in less than 10 minutes. I made a few adjustments so that it could learn my style even more for the next time. Typically, a gallery of 150 photos would take me at least 30-40 minutes, that doesn’t even include time to get distracted or interrupted.

You should definitely check out ImagenAI to help you cut down on editing time. Even if you’re the photographer who sends your clients “soft proofs” or “soft edits” in order for them to choose their final images, this is such a game changer!

I hear that ImagenAI is working on AI culling software as well!

Check out ImagenAI and get 1500 edits free!


Who else despises culling after a photoshoot? I only don’t like it because I’m the type who likes to give variety to my clients. And I figure that if it looks good, is in focus, then it’s a keeper. But that can be overwhelming when you’ve narrowed it down to 200 and you promised 75!

AfterShoot is AI culling software where you can import your photos and it will cull for you in a matter of minutes! After the first pass, you can finesse the selections in order to run a second pass if you need it. It saves a tremendous amount of time, especially if you’re an overthinker (like me) or an overshooter!

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I'm based in North Dallas, serving the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Here at Catie Ronquillo Photography, I provide strategic marketing photos that will help you grow your business.

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