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Month: March 2016

Top 5 Wedding Photography Tips For Beginners

Wedding Photography Tips For BeginnersFor the newbie photographer we offer our top 5 wedding photography tips. Whether you’re just beginning your professional photography career or are simply photographing a wedding for a friend, here’s what you should know before you go.

1. Education – Even if you’re a seasoned portrait, sports, children or pet photographer, weddings are a different beast – the Superbowl of photography shoots! Get some wedding photography specific education. Does this mean enroll in classes at your local community college? Heck no! There are several great on-line resources dedicated to wedding photography be it e-books, forums or videos. Another way to get some real life training is to tag along with a fellow photographer. If you’ve been shooting long, you probably know at least one profession wedding photographer. Perhaps the one that photographed your wedding! Ask if you can accompany them on their next wedding. Many photographers are happy to exchange some great wedding photography tips in exchange for free labor!

2. Lighting – One of my favorite photography professors said ” Ignore the light and people will ignore your photographs”. So true! Take some time to practice with a friend or two, placing them in typical ‘couple’ like poses. Practice in all types of lighting conditions – full sun, shade, indoors etc. If you have a flash, experiment extensively with popping in a little light. While I’m a firm believer in a little fill flash to eliminate shadows under the eyes and noes, there are many new photographers that prefer the ‘natural’, non flash look.

3. Equipment – My next wedding photography tip is one of the big questions for new timers? What do I REALLY need to photography a wedding? At the minimum you need a mid level hobbyist Digital SLR. In simple terms, if your camera doesn’t allow you to change lenses, you need a better camera! If possible have a flash other than the one built into your camera. And of course, plenty of flash cards – more meg than you think you could possibly use!

4. Posing – On the wedding day, everyone will be looking to you to tell them what to do – where to stand, how to stand, what to do with their hands, etc. You need to be able to make posing decisions quickly and efficiently. Again, many great resources are available on-line from videos to posing guides. Find a guide you like and study it. By all means don’t be afraid to experiment!

5. Back-ups – When it comes to weddings, there are no do-overs! For every piece of equipment you bring, try to bring a back up even if you have to rent a camera or borrow a friend’s. You don’t want to find yourself in a positions where a piece of equipment break and you are unable to continue photographing. Have back ups with you and you will sleep much better the night before!

By following these top 5 wedding photography tips, you will be much more prepared for the wedding. The more prepared you are, the more you can concentrate on taking great photographs!

Are Canon Cameras On Sale The Best Cameras

Canon Cameras On Sale The Best CamerasAre canon cameras on sale the best cameras.

HI there when you bought your first camera I bet it never crossed your mind you might be asking yourself are canon cameras on sale the best cameras, being honest with you i never even dreamed I would be writing this for anyone to read you needn’t have bothered says you,

The reason im even writing this is i had read a few magazines and ezines for anyone that might not know ezines are online magazines exactly the same as shop bought magazines only online and have a fantastic following just type in ezines and see what I mean loads will appear there is literally thousands of them at your finger tips, sorry thought I would share that with you.

the world of photography does not stand still, technology is constantly being updated,digital photography is always at the fore front digital photography did you see that coming technology eh the underlying question was is canon moving with the times we are always looking around for new equipment well new toys really, the truth be told the problem i find is the advertisers who constantly in your face with new products and are after your hard-earned cash and competion is fierce.

I’ve tried a few cameras don’t get me wrong there is a fantastic choice on the market mind-blowing actually and it is difficult to choose between them somehow I always end up buying canon for my photography I have the old and the new I have an awesome canon A1 which is nearly thirty years old I bought it from new and is an awesome camera still so I have the choice of my film camera or my canon digital what more do I want It was the best investments in cameras I ever made digital cameras are error free that s the beauty of them.

Take my canon A1 boy was I excited when I bought it I’m still In awe of It still, back in 83 the only canon that was supposed to be better than it was Its sister camera the canon F1 this was marketed for professionals there was not much difference in what it could do I really did get value for money and it over delivered ,my A1 is still relevent today I know I will never sell this camera, give it away, funny enough It will out live me, now is that not quality for you.

In conclusion canon cameras have a proven history way a head setting technology ,quality and service second to none, versatile cameras and lenses with very reasonably prices and in my opinion canon cameras on sale are the best cameras. Thank you for taking the time to read this

How To Learn Photography

Learn PhotographyYou might be holding a camera in your hand and had lots of experiences taking pictures from family vacations, hang outs with your friends, dates with your partner, etc. But it doesn’t mean that because of those experiences in taking pictures, you are already a photographer. Being a photographer means that you can take photos that are better compared to what normal people can take. You must have an extra skill and eye.

There are already so many photographers out there who made it in the field and you can be one of them. Because there are already many photographers around, you must also do something better for you to be better than them. Nowadays, it’s not enough to be just good or a mediocre. You must be better than good. But how can you learn photography really? How can you also capture the worlds beauty and preserve them into your frame?

Let me tell you things that you can do:

1. Buy a camera

Of course you can also borrow but it’s really better if you have your own camera. Learning photography needs a lot of time from you and your camera so better have one. When you are still starting, you don’t have to buy a very expensive professional camera. Even a point and shoot digital camera will do if you are in the first stage.

2. Read your camera’s manual

I know it sounds funny that I still have to tell this. But I know a lot of people who after buying a camera, with the excitement to use it immediately, they forget to read the camera’s manual to learn its features. When I first bought my simple camera, I really took time to read it’s manual and it’s really worth it. It may take you some boring time but after it, you will not miss the good features of your new best friend – your camera.

3. Learn in your own, practice shooting

After reading all the features of your camera, it’s now time to apply them. I suggest that you bring with you the camera’s manual so that in case you forgot something, you’ll have a reference. Then keep on taking pictures. Get as many as you can. Have fun. Don’t also be limited with one place and subject. Get as many types as you can as long as time allows. Try also as many features as you can.

4. Read books about photography

Your camera’s manual already gave you a lot of information but of course it’s not enough. Buying books (you may also borrow if you have a friend who has one) may require you to spend something but it will also provide you great information about photography. Almost everything I apply in taking pictures are things I learned from the book. The good thing also in book is that they provide examples that you can follow. You can also always bring it as you wish and read it during vacant time (rather that just sitting down and imagining non-sense things).

5. Learn online

Just by googling, you can see a lot of websites that share information about photography. There are also so many good photograph examples online that you can follow. If you want, you can also buy Ebooks as additional materials for you to learn from.

6. Join Photography website forums

There are also photography online forums out there and it’s free to join. Just be an active member, ask questions, and professional members are more than willing to help you.

7. Join Seminars

Buying books and going online to learn by yourself is always good but attending seminars are a lot better. Aside from knowing more friends in the field, the learning is person to person and and is more fun since you are with many. Sometimes if you’re alone, learning is boring right? Seminars also have workshops and they can always help you personally so you will surely learn a lot.

8. Join Photography club in your area

It’s always nice to have an organization wherein you are a member of those who also do what you like to do. You have also the benefit of socializing and learning more.

We can’t deny that there are good photographers who did not have any formal education. However not everyone is given that natural talent. And as they also say, two heads are better than one. You can surely learn by yourself but yourself is still limited. Why not widen your horizon and learn from others too?

While learning, develop you own style little by little. Try doing things that teachers do not teach. Who knows, you might be the one who can take the best shot and make money out of it.

Starting A Photography Business

Starting A Photography BusinessIt’s good to be working for someone in doing photography. By that you can learn a lot and make your life secure by having a sure salary. When you’ve been there for a while however, I suggest starting a photography business in your own.

If you are also a hobbyist and your ability is already good enough, it’s a nice idea starting a photography business where you can produce income out of your passion.

Like any other business however, starting a photography business is also not easy. You need to learn business and marketing skills in addition to your professional photography skill. To prepare you then for that, let’s see some points that you need to consider when you are starting a photography business:

Starting a Photography Business tip # 1 – Know the Legal Needs for a Company in Your Area

Each country has its own law about what should be or what should not be done in local businesses. Ask about the permits that you need to get and the taxes that you need to pay. By that, you can prepare your self with those responsibilities that you need to face in starting a photography business. Be aware also that photography itself has some laws that you need to consider. You are in a business now so you must be a law abiding citizen.

Starting a Photography Business tip # 2 – Acquire an Office

Whether you plan to work outside or work at home, you must acquire an office for your business. An office is essential in many things for a business. This is where you can receive clients for you to show your rates and your sample works. Your office also serves as your stock room where you can place all your cameras and equipment and computers and what not. Not to mention of course that your office is a place for you to work. Things that can be done here includes photo editing, studio shoots, planning with your team, etc.

Starting a Photography Business tip # 3 – Invest on Cameras and Equipment

In starting a photography business, it is crucial for you to complete your gears. As of now, just maximize first what you have and try to borrow (you can rent) some that you still don’t have. But you cannot do this always so better have a goal of buying almost everything you need for your business.

Starting a Photography Business tip # 4 – Prepare your Packages and Photo Samples

I mentioned this earlier but let me elaborate it a bit here. When customers come to your office, chances are they will ask for your photo sample for them to see your work. Of course they will also avail of your rates and what are the packages that you are offering. To save yourself from so much talking, you must prepare a printed copy of these things for you to show to them. You can also print photos into an album and tell them that their photos will be packaged like that for example.

Starting a Photography Business tip # 5 – Advertise Your Business

It’s up to you if how will you do it but you really need to advertise your photography business. Since you are still new, you must make yourself known through advertising. It depends upon your budget but you can do so through local news papers’ classified ads, radio, and even TV. The cheapest and most effective however nowadays is through the internet. Use Facebook and Twitter. Make your photography blog and post your samples. It’s also good to join photography forums to learn more about how other photographers run their business.

Well, I’m sure you have a lot of things in your mind that I did not mention here. Just let those bright ideas come out from you and apply them in starting a photography business. I wish you all the success and don’t forget to contact me if you got considerable wealth. Cheers!

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