Tips For Outdoor Wedding Photography

Posted on June 23, 2016 By

566e2168b4a25$!500x500A great way to create a great story for your wedding is through outdoor wedding photography. You have all those beautiful scenes such as the sunlight and fresh air and it also really seems to set the scene for romance. Unfortunately, you need to be aware that the lights as well as the clouds are constantly changing. Since these natural elements are completely different from the indoor environments, there are a number of different things that you will have to consider in order to help you get the best pictures for your wedding.

The first tip for your outdoor wedding photography would be to choose a good background. There are a variety of different things that you will want to be sure that you are including in your picture because of the fact that they will to the overall picture. On the other hand, there are certain elements that you will want to consider leaving out as well. The smaller settings tend to just as well for your wedding photographs as the larger backdrops would be. The smaller backgrounds


Lighting Tips for Your Photographs

Posted on June 3, 2016 By

51sW0FGGpyLWhen it comes to professional looking photographs, there’s much to be said about lighting. Good lighting is one of the fundamental skills that every photographer must learn – whether they’re shooting products and fashion models in a studio or snapping photos at an event.

The right lighting can help set the mood of your images and will help you construct your composition. Playing with shadows will help you highlight certain parts of your images and help you direct the viewer’s eye.

Whether you’re shooting portraits or candids, presenting your subject matter in the “best light” can really make a difference to your portfolio. Here are some of the fundamentals of lighting for taking photos at any occasion:

Three point lighting – when it comes to portrait photography, professionals all talk about “3-point lighting”. When lighting up your subject, you should consider three sources of light:

Key light – this is your primary light source that will be seen as the most visible light source in your image.

Fill light – the main purpose


Digital Camera Accessory Tips

Posted on May 22, 2016 By

9c74875aa3de084cb8c896994d7c238dNow that you are the proud owner of that brand new digital camera, I bet you are looking for just the perfect digital camera accessory to go along with it. There are a multitude of accessories available, so read along and see what some of my recommendations are.

One of the first things I would personally recommend would be a UV filter. Not only will it help to block the UV light which can give your photographs a slightly blue tint, but perhaps more importantly, it will protect your expensive lens from becoming scratched. I don’t know about you, but I would certainly rather replace an inexpensive UV filter, than my expensive camera lens.

Another great digital camera accessory is most definitely an additional memory stick. There is nothing worse than being caught with a full memory stick when you are somewhere without your computer to download your digital photographs to. They come in many sizes from small, usually around 64MB or less, to very large 512MB or larger. For most of us, somewhere in the middle is


Do Cheap DSLR Cameras perform?

Posted on October 13, 2016 By

Cheap DSLR camera is a bit of an oxymoron really. Even the cheapest DLSR cameras are still far more expensive than ‘normal’ cameras. However, we are not going to look at them in comparison to normal cameras. We are going to compare them to their more expensive counterparts in the DSLR world. So, are cheaper DSLR cameras worth it? Let’s look!
Firstly, it is worth noting that there are no real ‘off brand’ DSLR cameras. All the cheaper DSLR cameras on the market have been produced by some of the biggest names in the business. So, think like Nikon and Canon. These are companies that take great pride in their reputation. They do not want you to think poorly of them. As a result, they produce quality cameras. They are not going to be the greatest on the market, but they work. The intention is to get you to buy into their camera ecosystem e.g. their lenses and their accessories. They want you to upgrade your camera in the future.
Your cheap DSLR is not going to be brimming with the features that more expensive units tend to have. For example, you may not have

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How Digital Technologies Are Changing Filmmaking

Posted on October 3, 2016 By

Digital technologies are changing many things about our world and filmmaking is no exception. Even the term filmmaking is a misnomer in many cases, as some videos and movies are produced completely absent of the actual strips of film that characterized the industry for so long. While the implications of the switch are hated by some and loved by others, there is no debating the fact that there has been a major shift in the way that films are made and distributed.

Cost and Waste Considerations

In the past, light hit images and filtered through a camera to embed on the film within. Still frames compiled together to create the illusion of moving images. There was essentially no reusing the film, once it was shot it could either be used or not, but unused film was scrap. Unused film was a waste of money and actually created waste for the landfill. Digital filming makes it possible for scenes to be reshot and material to be scrapped with no actual waste. This is a benefit to the environment and the pocketbook.

Ease of Editing and Enhancement

Editing was a rigorous process at one point, with

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Shopping For Wedding Photography Services

Posted on July 30, 2016 By

Are you wedding soon? Or are you involved in organizing a wedding that is coming soon? Well if you are, then one thing you need to keep in mind is that you will need a photographer for the event. This is something that many people involved in the organization of weddings tend to forget, till the very last moment. It is one of those things that someone in the wedding committee may remember vaguely, but then drive off their minds with the ‘self consolation’ that they will take care of them as the event draws near.

The truth of the matter is that wedding photography is a very integral part of the modern wedding ceremony. It is something you cannot afford to just wish away. For besides the wedding certificate (which is an important document, definitely not for public display), there is simply no other ‘evidence’ for the wedding that remains, except the wedding photos. Couples that get their wedding photography right go on to have nice looking shots, which they keep in their family albums for posterity, and some of which they actually get framed and display on their living rooms. On the other hand, couples


Wedding Photography Services

Posted on July 23, 2016 By

How much do you really know about the various wedding photography services? There are a lot of questions that should be answered by the individual photographer you hire, but more than likely you are going ask these questions to your friends with the expectation of them being answered correctly.

Although your friends mean well, they might be giving you information that is no longer true or information that was never true for a particular wedding photography studio. However, each photography studio and photographer have their own packages and included services.

In order for you to know exactly what is going to be included with your wedding photography services and what is not going to be included you need to talk to your photographer. He or she will be able to tell you about everything that is included with your package and what is going to cost you extra. However, it is possible that you can enter into negotiations with the photographer and modify the package to meet your needs.

Usually, if you are more interested in a particular number of photos but could do without another portion of your package the photographer will be able


Traditional Wedding Photography

Posted on July 14, 2016 By

Traditional wedding photography is considered the norm for wedding photography. Some may call it timeless, some may call it boring, and others may simply call it fail safe.The traditional wedding photography is set up by the photographer. There are the pictures taken of the usual wedding traditions and ceremonial activities, and then there is the after wedding set up where the different wedding parties are separated and then put together.

There are a lot of ‘say cheese’ and ‘hold still’ calls to make the formal even look even more formal.

Then there are the wedding reception traditional activities which need to be recorded and sometimes the photographer is the one who makes the call of when each activity is to be done in accordance to the schedule.

This is a very time consuming way of going about the wedding and even if a lot of people still prefer this style, the younger generation usually find the whole thing tedious as it takes the fun out of the pictures.

The whole effect is formal and none of the informal. Portraiture and posing which can take the wedding party away from the celebration could task anyone’s


Lighting Tips For Wedding Photography

Posted on July 2, 2016 By

Wedding Photography requires a few skills in making your prints appear professional. One section of making a photograph image professional is lighting. Lighting in wedding photography is paramount in creating fantastic images. Taking photos of subjects not well lit will not turn out the way you would wish for. We have listed some great strategies below for lighting and wedding photography.

Tip 1: When to use natural light or flash photography?

If you are utilizing natural light you will depend on the Kelvin level to find out the temperature of light and consequently the colour of light. The colouring of light is essential to maintaining the colours you see around you. For example the warmer the light the redder the light will probably be, therefore you might need to choose the time period you’ll go out and shoot the wedding photographs.

Tip 2: Determine the Sun’s Colour Levels

A Wedding photographer would need to comprehend the sun’s colour level. Images usually lead the viewers toward certain emotions; usually softer colours evoke more emotion. Therefore comprehending the suns impact on the colours can help you find the correct time of day. The sun evokes blue


Digital SLR Buying Tips

Posted on June 29, 2016 By

You fancy buying a new camera and you don’t really know what to buy but you’ve heard the term “digital SLR” bandied about and everyone says they’re great. You search the internet for digital SLR buying tips and there are loads but nobody tells you what the SLR bit actually means and maybe you should know before you take the plunge so here is a brief description.

Digital SLR means digital single lens reflex and it has to do with the way that light is directed within the camera enabling a single camera to allow many different lens focal lengths. You see what the lens sees, these cameras are fast and you can use different lenses. However, this article isn’t about the technicalities of single lens reflex technology, it’s about digital SLR buying tips, so here are some of mine:

Tip 1 – Firstly you need to know that there is nothing to choose in terms of picture quality between the big brand names on the market, so don’t stress about that, but some cameras are better suited to certain types of photography.

Tip 2 – Ask yourself what it is that you’ll take photos


Wedding Photography Tips

Posted on June 9, 2016 By

You wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life and one that usually takes much planning. It is the day when you will celebrate your love and marriage. You can never do too much planning when it comes to wedding photography. You want to capture the essence of that perfect day in a manner that befits your personal style.

Today, brides and grooms are interested in infusing some of their own unique style into their wedding photographs. With the advent of the Internet, choosing a photographer has become a lot simpler. Today, photographers are able to showcase their creativity and talents online, and you can go through their galleries to search for a style that caters to your needs.

Here are a few wedding tips that will ensure that this very special day will give you enjoyment that lasts for a lifetime through the pictures that it produces:

  1. The most important tip of all is to be careful when you choose your photographer. He or she should be able to capture the message you are hoping to convey through photography. Make sure that you are able to look at samples of your


Tips on Buying Digital Camera Accessories

Posted on May 30, 2016 By

Digital cameras may have already completely taken over the world of photography now as they bumped off conventional cameras and their limitations. They brought a whole new world to those who love taking pictures because they allow users to take a lot of pictures without having to change a roll of film or having to count the number of pictures to be taken based on the film being used. Now, it is easier to document things in your life without having to worry about how many roll of films used. With a digital camera, you can choose a memory card with a large capacity. You can also easily transfer your pictures to your computer to clear out the memory card and make room for more pictures. This kind of technology allows you to take unlimited number of pictures.

Camera Accessories to Buy

Once you buy a digital camera, don’t expect to stop spending money on the camera itself. If you read digital camera reviews, you may likely notice just how other users are able to maximize the use of their camera with the right accessories. It is even more fun now to buy accessories that can

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Tips For Organizing Your Camera Accessories

Posted on May 26, 2016 By

When you have accumulated a lot of digital camera accessories through the years, you need to find a way to organize them. This way, you will be able to find what you’re looking for in a fast and easy manner. When you know where you keep them, you save time and effort in looking for the things that you want to use.

Storing your accessories in the drawer is a good idea but if you’re the type of person who keeps forgetting and want to find items quickly, you should use organizers that have transparent materials. If you have lots of lenses, for instance, you can actually use a shoe organizer that can be hung on the wall or on your door. Get a clear shoe organizer where you can slip in your lenses and grab them easily when you need to use one. If you need to hang it on the door, make sure it does not swing and bang on it or on the wall. Hanging it on the closet door is ideal as this does not get slammed too often.

These clear shoe organizers normally come in different sizes and colors. So get


Top Wedding Photography Tips

Posted on May 16, 2016 By

Becoming a wedding photographer can be a very lucrative career choice, however, there are numerous reasons why wedding photography is often one of the most challenging types of events to photograph.

In addition to weddings being very fast paced and often dealing with many different personalities on the wedding day there is little to no room for error – therefore being adequately prepared is extremely important.

If you thrive on challenge and variety – wedding photography may be the perfect choice for you!

Having now done over 80 weddings, I have compiled a list of tips that will make sure you are all set for the wedding day and have all the needed tips to ensure an awesome wedding photo shoot.

As I have been eluding to – preparation is the key element to make sure the wedding day runs as smooth as you’d like it to be.

Here are my top 5 wedding photography tips!

    • Family Portrait List – Without a doubt, the most chaotic portion of the wedding day is the family portraits session. More times than not, at least one family member is not nearby when there is a

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Digital Waterproof Camera Buying Tips

Posted on April 27, 2016 By

Digital waterproof cameras are great if you travel a lot, enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the ocean, or are planning your dream vacation to a tropical destination. To capture your underwater memories on film, you’ll need a digital waterproof camera. A digital waterproof camera will let you take many pictures without ruining expensive film, which is especially important when trying to photograph moving objects underwater.

When buying a digital waterproof camera, your first consideration should be the quality of the camera. Like any other digital camera, consider the megapixels offered. More megapixels will produce a sharper image. Also consider the zoom on the camera. Many digital underwater cameras are able to zoom to focus on images about ten feet away; these will be great for capturing images of fish as you’re snorkeling, for example. Others have a more powerful zoom, while a few of the low-end underwater cameras have no zooming capabilities.

You may also want to take a look at the other features of the waterproof digital camera, such as taking pictures in different modes, if you are interested in something a little more complex than the basic point-and-shoot digital waterproof camera. As with buying


Digital Camera Buying Tips You Can Use

Posted on April 21, 2016 By

Never before has there been a time when so many digital cameras are on the market and available for purchase. The challenge becomes not just about what camera to purchase but has a great deal to do with the types of features you want and precisely how much you are willing to pay for those features. Another significant factor among major manufacturers like Canon, Casio, Kodak, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony is that the competition becomes fierce at times and you have to be willing to do your due diligence to ensure you are purchasing precisely what you want and not just another camera with a popular brand name on it.

One of the best ways to go about doing the research is to refer to a camera buying guide that makes a direct comparison of the cameras in an apples to apples manner; not apples to oranges or grapes to bananas. For example, your main criteria may be to locate some great digital camera offers currently on the market to ensure that your choices are from those cameras that are a bargain for the price tag whether they are on sale or not. These digital

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Digital Camera Buying Tips

Posted on April 15, 2016 By

Do you know the three most important things to consider when looking to buy a digital camera? How about the three least important things? Most people don’t. It’s tough to keep up with the latest info regarding any technology, and digital cameras are no exception. Before digital cameras invaded the scene a few years ago the list of camera buying tips was pretty short. Get a good lens with a well built camera body, and take a photography course. Now it’s like buying a mini computer with a lens attached. Once you know the basics though, it’s not really that bad.

If anything has evolved as rapidly as technology, it has to be marketing. We’re inundated with a barrage of advertising in places we’ve never seen it before. If you can find a web page without some kind of advertising, let me know. While advertising is a necessary evil, the trick these days, is to be able to determine what information is useful, and what isn’t.

Megapixels would be one of those digital camera attributes that we can simply ignore. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or even 12 megapixels just don’t matter. Unless of course your

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Beginning Photography Tips

Posted on April 2, 2016 By

Taking great photographs often depends on practice and experimentation. If you are not satisfied with the results of your recent photographs there are some beginning photography tips that can you can use to quickly improve your photographs.

Beginning Photography Tips #1 – Fill the frame

One of the reasons that many people are not satisfied with their pictures is the fact that the subject is so distant within the frame of the photograph that is difficult to see them. In such cases, the subject is typically lost within the scene.

The following beginning photography tips will help you to fill the frame with your subject and create far more interest:

1. Use your optical zoom lens. This is a great way to achieve close-up shots.

2. Move closely in order to make sure you are positioned as effectively as possible to achieve a close-up shot.

Beginning Photography Tips #2 – The rule of thirds

The rule of thirds is one of the most important beginning photography tips you should be aware of in order to achieve good results. Some digital cameras today have the ability to place a 3×3 grid over


Interesting Photography Tips

Posted on March 21, 2016 By

Some Basic Photography Tips

Any photography hobbyist would do well to keep their eyes and ears open for photography tips. While some people just seem to pick up on the methods of taking great photographs, others can always use some hints and tricks to help them take their pictures from drab to fab. It may seem a bit overwhelming to think that you can apply all the little so-called secrets that professional photographers employ, but in reality, even some basic photography tips can help turn your photos into something worth bragging about.


If you do portraits as a hobby, remember to be creative in your poses and settings. While good photography tips involve keeping things simple, you do need to dress things up a bit when positing portraits. For instance, if you’re going to do a portrait of a couple, don’t just have them sitting and facing the camera. Try getting a profile as they look at each other or a playful pose as one kisses the other’s cheek. Family portraits also mean working on your poses and settings. Again, avoid having them just sitting and facing the camera. Try having one of the


Digital Photography Tips and Hints

Posted on March 11, 2016 By

It is always very important to look out for any digital photography hints and tips. Some people can literally take fabulous photographs without really trying, but the majority of us need whatever help we can get to make our photographs look professional.

It may appear daunting to think that you can, quite easily take on board a few of the professional photographers digital photography tips and hints to turn your photographs into those of a pro. The truth is, you can and it does not take much.

Lets Take a Look at Some of the Main Digital Photography Tips and Hints:


The key to taking better portrait photographs and the number one digital photography tips and hints is that of keeping things simple. You do however need to plan what you are doing.

If you are going to take a photograph of a couple as a portrait, don’t just get them to face the camera and hope for the best. Try to get them to look at each other, or get one to give the other a ‘playful’ kiss on the cheek.

This also applies to family portraits. One of the