Mistakes to Avoid When it Comes to Wedding Photography!

wedding-443600_640Shooting a wedding is one of the hardest assignments that a photographer can tackle, there are loads of potential issues and the risk is high when you know that it is such a vital day and one the clients want to remember forever. It’s imperative to be sensible about your abilities and experience before you get started on shooting a wedding – particularly in the event that you are being paid as a wedding photographer.

Be straightforward about your abilities, whether you need a second photographer and show examples of what you can do so you know you’re on the same page with the happy couple.

It is truly totally essential that you know your gear back to front and are certain about utilizing it. A wedding is not an ideal opportunity to attempt something for the first time or to experiment, you need tried and tested.

The white dress is a standout amongst the most vital parts of weddings and it can be a genuine pain to photo effectively due to the amount of white. Each wedding photog’s most awful bad dream is overexposing it so it’s transformed into a mass of sharp white with no details left to look at, and the bride will not enjoy it, however the underexposure makes it look dirty and dark, in general it is better to underexpose slightly than over, as it can be fixed post production.

There are some excellent examples of wedding photography out there. Wiltshire Wedding Photographer Ben Cremin has an impressive portfolio of shots of what you should do when shooting a wedding, and it is worth checking out examples of this kind of work before you get started.…

Featured Photographer: Tobiah Tayo

When you’re looking for someone to photograph what is possibly the most important day of your life, you want your memories to be captured, but not only this, you want somebody who understands the importance and beauty of the day at the helm. Tobiah Tayo photography are a husband and wife team, which for a wedding photographer, is surely the perfect formula! We’re reviewing their portfolio here on the site today.

Based in Manchester, the two insist on working together on the wedding to ensure the utmost in quality, and it really shows in their portfolio, with a wide range of photos both atmospheric and posed, in a wide range of styles, showing the versatility as well as quality the two have to offer.

Their ‘FAQ’ section of the site discusses the fact that they normally deliver over 750 photos from the average wedding, and that they can be made available on a disc, which is great for family and friends and is more images than you’re likely to need! They also provide a beautiful range of prints.

Some of the beautiful examples of black and white photography on their site are particularly pleasing, but there are great examples of every different type of wedding shot including the bridal preparations and of course the partying after the ‘I do’s’

It is clear from their website how much care and attention they give to their clients and this must surely make them an option when looking for a wedding photographer Manchester or Cheshire-wide.…

How to Edit Video Clips From Your Capture Device

vidsCapture cards and devices are great for getting clips of your favorite games and video from other sources. You can even capture video files from old VHS tapes and camcorders and turn them into digital files, but editing can be tough and a lot of people do a pretty poor job, we’ve put together some tips on editing capture card videos.

Transitions with a reason. Distinctive transitions ought to be utilized for various purposes. Don’t generally put effects and transitions over everything. Try not to utilize that insane 3d move or whatever most recent gimmicky effect is incorporated into your program. Good editing shouldn’t be noticable and distract from the video.

Use titles however don’t go OTT. Adding titles to the front and at the end of your recordings can increase the value of your recordings and provide necessary info. Keep them short however, particularly for youtube videos. Individuals would prefer not to sit through a minute of titles to get to the video and will click away. Truly, 5 seconds is sufficiently long

Pick the right music. Utilizing the most recent chart hit may make your video appear to be cool, yet it likely isn’t the right decision. Music without someone singing is the best in light of the fact that if it has an singer, their voice will rival the video sound if you’re using dialog from footage captured from a game using a capture card. Ensure the sound level of your music isn’t too noisy.

Any effects ought to be undetectable. Your employment is to flawlessly assemble a video that is pleasant to watch but the editing doesn’t overtake the main event. In the event that your viewer is contemplating the video editing, it presumably implies something wasn’t quite right, it should never really be noticed.…

Getting Product Photography Right to Sell on Kraftly

5512646905_5c7c658b67_oKraftly is an exciting new marketplace for selling products and gifts, especially those relating to crafts of some description. For those of us who are crafty in nature, it provides an amazing opportunity to make an income selling unique gifts online, but if it doesn’t look good, nobody is going to want to buy from you, and will likely get their products from somewhere else. Your photos are your shop window, here are some tips to get them right.

For most product photos you will need a spotless white backdrop that makes it show as though it is floating with no other items in the product drawing attention away. For a background, you can buy a screen or even simply get a vast A2 white sheet of paper from the store or online, ensure it is curved for best results, folds will show on the photos.

Regardless of the fact that you have a white background, it’s conceivable that light from an adjacent colored wall or something else in the room could be reflected onto your thing. Consequently, it’s best to be in a totally white room, not easy for all of us.

Utilizing just the light incorporated with your camera (the one that pops out at the top) is likely the most widely seen reason for awful photography, product photography is no different.

We realize that at to start with, item photography can be troublesome and getting it right is tough, but spending the time to perfect it can pay off big style.…

Featured: Stephen Dent Photography

stephen_dentAs the tagline in his site says, this man really is making a ‘dent’ in photography. He’s been photographing since the 80s and working in Southern California as a photographer since 2001, achieving a lifelong ambition.

Stephens work includes a wide variety of styles, he is remarkably flexible and as his portfolio shows, adept in a huge amount of styles and photographing a huge amount of occasions.

  • Family and groups of friends
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays and parties
  • High School Events
  • Quinceaneras
  • And much more…

A look through the ‘gallery’ area of Stephens website (found at http://www.stephendentphotos.com/) shows images in black and white and color and some quirky wedding and event photography which really shows personality and a sense of humor. Stephen is an experienced photographer and it shows through his work, with the kind of photos you only get by making your subjects totally at ease, the hallmark of any good professional!

Stephen’s family are immensely photographic and his wife and even children are known to take a lot of snaps themselves! Someone who truly is obsessed with his craft, in the best way possible, and committed to getting results.

Once you’ve had a look through his gallery you can get in touch with Stephen via his website for a wide variety of purposes (even video services) – he can also be reached via LinkedIn and Facebook and more photos can be seen on his social networks. A great example of a pro who is accommodating and provides great results presented in beautiful ways.…

Getting a Model Body with Lazar Angelov

fitnessFitness should be a goal for all of us, but something specific is needed for a model body, and to look like you could be a body builder or in an Abercrombie catalog, in order to build up the muscles of the body to the extent needed, Your workout schedule, eating regimen and supplement administration ought to reflect what your objectives are, in this case becoming chiselled and muscular.

Lazar Angelov is certainly an expert in this, having played sports to a high level and finding his true calling, bodybuilding. He is kind enough to share his secrets to both diet and workouts and how he has built up the perfect abs and shape.

A good workout utilizes the latest in research in your exercise, eating routine, and supplementation to build up the most ideal results in the shortest measure of time. The workout itself uses a mix of specific workout schedules and appropriate food rules that prompt huge amounts of muscle and general development, while in the meantime improving your muscle to fat ratio ratios.

Lazar’s site is easy to navigate and shares some really top tips, and his blog shares his journey as a bodybuilder and what it is like to live his dedicated life. Athletes pay a lot of money to spend time training with him, and what he shares for free online is amazing information, be sure to check him out and get started on the right path with your own routing and development into a model style body.…

Tips for Producing Video that Looks Professional

vidsVideo is more vital than ever. Your video is being judged on its presentation, quality, style, and the info it gives the audience. What this lets us know is that your substance must be genuinely high quality to keep up to your audience and their expectations, there is plenty of video out there and competitors for their attention..

Be ready and sorted out before arriving for your video shoots. In the event that you appear to your shoot disorderly and choose to just go with the flow, your video production will look amateurish and messy. Then again, in the case case you’ve readied yourself and planned ahead, you’ll have the capacity to center your endeavors on coordinating your shoot instead of stressing.

Intend to make your footage as near immaculate as you can the first time around. You can simply touch up your footage when you edit it at a later date, yet recollect that altering requires some serious energy and can’t always save a bad video. On the off chance that you can make everything look as near impeccable amid creation, you will spare yourself a great deal of time in the work you’re going to have to do afterwards.

Ensure your substance is concise and gets to the point, as well as appealing to your intended interest group. Edit your video down so it goes straight to the heart of the matter and doesn’t delay or dwindle. You have a matter of a few seconds to spark your viewer’s interest, if it doesn’t happen, they’ll go elsewhere. Ensure that the video significant with these tips.…

Trends in Event Photography

eventEvery area of photography has changed a lot in recent years, the digital revolution and increase in tech has been both a blessing and a curse for the industry.

The popularity of smart phones, and before that cameraphones meant that any occasion can be caught from numerous points by a large number of picture takers. Yet, they are most likely not pros, and the photographs may not be the best. That said, sometimes smartphones can be used to good effect in event photography depending on how it is used.

A few inventive application users have now taken this potential and made it simple to sort out photos taken at an event with hash tags and more. You can get your friends to capture their photos and collect them via an app or even just by using a collective hashtag. Use basic hash labels on Twitter or Instagram to deal with the photographs taken after the occasion. Frequently the coordinators of events will encourage the thought of taking pictures to visitors by educating them with signs, putting data on screens, or just making the hashtag they should use be known.

Having a professional photographer has so many benefits for events, if you are working in Washington DC search for a reputable company by looking for Event Photography Washington DC – these guys have an amazing portfolio.

Instant Printing – this isn’t that new, polaroid cameras are something we’re all used to, but these types of technologies have changed. Now, instant printers can be connected via bluetooth and is an awesome way of instantly having a print out to take home. If your event has a celebrity to take a photo with for instance, instantly having a printout of you with a sports star or model is pretty cool, and is another trend I’m seeing pop up more and more.

Photo Booths – another thing that is all the rage for all kinds of events, whether it is a wedding or just a get-together, many hosts of events have turned to photobooths. These can be decorated with props which are amazing fun, and in the modern age of social networks and 4G, they can be shared and tagged instantly, great for the people having their photos taken but also good for the photographer and for the event as it will raise its profile and promote the event on facebook, twitter and more …

The Importance of an Organized Workflow

dslrA photography work flow is a start to finish arrangement of working with your pictures, from capture all the way through to storage and delivery. It is to help you through the progression between all of the steps utilized by photographer and has become a way to streamline and even standardise the process among larger companies.

An organized workflow is a massive time saver, and though you can create your own, you can save even more time by using one that has already been created and tested such as Featured Photog’s complete workflow.

The work process begins even inside of your camera, so your settings and how you take pictures will affect the process all the way along the line. For instance, on the assumption that you take pictures in RAW, your work process procedure will be somewhat more convoluted than if you somehow managed to shoot in JPEG. Why? The RAW format needs to be processed by software.

The workflow may also include things like storage. While your machine is busy sending out pictures out of your final product, it is the best time to begin your backup process. In the event that you have not been doing this kind of storage with your pictures, you should come up with a proper arrangement to back up and preserve all of your photos at the earliest opportunity. How great is your work if you have an accident with your hard drive and lose years worth of photos?! Things can even be stored in the cloud these days.

Having a workflow is so important, and should be a must for any photographer who wants to be taken seriously.…

Wedding Photography Tips part 2, Use of Techniques

wedding-443600_640Hopefully if you have found part two of our wedding photography tips, then you have already seen part one. That was all about the preparation and how to use extra equipment in order to create the best experience possible for the happy couples and guests, and also give them the best end product. Today we move on to a more technical side, and some quick and easy things that will really boost what you are trying to achieve.

Firstly, and maybe obviously, turn off any sound on your camera. Emotional moments at wedding like the signing of the register, vows and kiss are shrouded in silence. Don mess them up with clicks and bleeps. Turn it off upon arrival and keep it that way.

Use of light is key, and you need experience or at very least a basic understanding of of it for good wedding photography. Most traditional style churches have very low light, so consider how you are going to bounce light off surfaces. Do you need a diffuser, is it a coloured surface your bouncing it off. By combining this with the preparation work we described in part one, scouting the venue, you can get the best possible results.

The intimate shots we see and love in magazines can be the real big hits. A ring lying on a table, a champagne glass, a table piece. Snap everything, the smaller the details the better. They can be real hits and make the couples day. They are also perfect to use in a collage or your own portfolio.

In the spirit of capturing the unusual an intimate, consider switching to continuous shooting mode. Getting a lot of shots fast can really pick out the little emotions. It also helps just after posed shots, as once everyone is relaxed thinking the camera is not still going, can lead to capturing some truly beautiful moments.

Hopefully we have given you a brief insight into the basic tricks to achieve great wedding photography. We intend to do a third part advising on some of the more advanced techniques, but for now we hope this can be a big help. Keep looking for more articles just like this one.…