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I Have to Help Plan a Wedding

Of course there is not really any difference between working for my boss and working for the company. More specifically the boss’ wife is really the one in charge. Her family owns the company in it’s entirety and the boss is only the boss so long as they say that he is. So right now I am looking for Nashville wedding photographers and of course I am looking at the budget. She has a good idea of ways to save money, mostly by trying to limit the size of the guest list. The big thing is how much you pay to feed the guests when you look at it critically. It is usually going to run you something like fifty dollars a person for food, depending on who you hire and what you feed the guests. Prime Rib is going to cost you more than Mac and Cheese obviously, but no one is going to feed their wedding guests like that.

Flattering Photos

– Eye contact

Have the subject make eye contact with the camera while holding the camera at their eye level. This simple trick can make the subject seem more alive and will get you an engaging photo. But there are other things you can try to make the shot more alluring. The ‘off camera look’ has the subject focusing on something outside the frame. Any emotion from the subject will intrigue the viewer as to what is making the subject look surprised or sad. Another great idea is to have the subject focus on something within the frame of the camera. If there are two subjects, let them face each other or just a glance. This will create a story or relationship between the two subjects and a second point of interest for the viewer

– Watch the light

Morning and the time before the sunset is the best time to take photos. The orangey glow makes the subject look better, unlike the midday sun that makes any imperfections on the skin stand out. The light is

About Rain Photography

Have a Raincoat for Your Camera

There are several options of protective camera gear. The real problem is whether you have it at the right time. It is always advisable to carry protective gear in your bag that is flexible and doesn’t take up too much space in your camera backpack so that you can have it every day.

Umbrellas

A common co-incident with umbrellas is that “If you have them, you won’t need them! But if you leave them, you’ll wish you had them.” Umbrellas keep your subjects dry and happy,as well as add some fun to your compositions. Most photographers don’t have a set of attractive umbrellas on hands, so it’s worthy to invest in a few decent and colorful umbrellas for rainy day photography. If you are planning to buy some, then go for brightly colored umbrellas with fun patterns which can add a touch of color to a dull day.

Plastic Bags

Even if it stops raining, you still have to be prepared. The ground will be wet and can affect your

Useful Photoshop Image Editing

Removing Sensor Dust

Another element to enhance the quality of your photo is to remove the spots of dust which many times sticks to the lens of your camera. The sensor dust and other crud on your camera’s sensor are most visible on images taken at small apertures or those taken on plain areas such as the sky. Hence you should use the Healing Brush to get rid of the dust spots on the photo.

Boosting Contrast

The next important factor in Photoshop image editing is to boost the contrast of the image to make it more lively. This can be easily done by brightening the highlights and darkening the shadows of the image. You have to drag the white arrow (right hand) in the levels window to the left for lightening, and the black arrow (left hand) to the right for darkening.

Fine tuning the colors

In some images, you may need to fine tune the colors of your picture, as garish, noisy colors often look awful. Hence you can boost the saturation levels of

Required for Photography

Training and equipment skills

The most critical skills that is essentially required by any photographer is to take a fabulous or a beautiful photo. These skills involve knowing everything about the camera, developing an eye for choosing the right and appropriate angle and also understanding the lighting. You can attend workshops or any vocational training courses in order to understand and acquire this skill completely.

Editing skills

Digital photography has completely opened up a completely new world of artistic possibilities for the photographers. As a photographer you must acquire good skills for editing by practicing a lot using any software related to photo editing.

Marketing skills

Marketing has a lot to do in photography. As a professional photographer, you must acquire good marketing and interpersonal skills in order to increase your customer base which in turn will enable you to increase your profits. For this particular purpose, you must start networking on various social websites, community functions and business functions. People will come to know you and you can then market yourself to your maximum potential. Once you are able to establish your own photography website, you will be able to promote your

Cutting Out Images Using Photoshop

You should start by opening a photo in Photoshop and examine the person or object that you want to cut out. You should select the object that you are cutting out. One of the best tools to use to make the selection is the Quick selection tool. For ideal results you should ensure that you select the entire object. You should note that it’s always better to select a lot of background than to miss a critical part of an object.

After making the selection, you should copy and paste it where you want. When you paste the new image will appear as a new layer above the background layer. To hide the layers you should click the Eye icon that is usually beside the background layer. Once the object is on its own layer you will be able to easily change the background to anything that you want.

If you want to remove the background of a photo without erasing any part of the object you should use the eraser tool. If there are missing elements in your photo you should use the clone stamp tool. You should Alt-click the area where you want to

Great Results for Baby Photoshoot

If you are planning for a baby photoshoot, you need to know some factors that can greatly affect the results. You need to know some things that you can use as your guide in order to be successful in getting the best photos of your baby that you can surely cherish for the rest of your life. Below are some tips that expert baby photographers share.

– Make sure that your baby is in good mood. If you want a picture of him or her smiling and enjoying his/her day, make sure that your baby has enough sleep so he/she can be playful in the photo session. If you want a picture of him/her sleeping comfortably, on the other hand, make sure that he/she is not hungry before sleeping and he/she does not feel so cold or so hot.

– Bring your baby’s favourite toys in the photoshoot. This is great way for you baby to feel at ease and comfortable while in a photoshoot with places and people that’s new to him/her. You can either bring your baby’s stuffed toy, blanket or his/her favourite baby bottle.

– Always be visible in your baby’s sight.

Camera Aperture

The size of your camera aperture is controlled by settings called f/stops. An f/stop can also be likened to the human eye as the iris which controls the size of the eye’s pupil. Similarly the smaller the f/stop value (iris) the larger the camera aperture (pupil) and the more light that passes through the lens to the cameras sensor. The larger the f/stop value the smaller the aperture and the less light passes through..

Digital cameras will allow you to choose from an f/stop range dependent on your camera lens capabilities. For example purposes let’s say from f/stop 1.4 to f/stop 8. Imagine that you are sitting in a dark room, the pupil in your eye (camera aperture) will be fully open to allow enough light through to your eye’s retina to enable you to see more clearly. This would be f/stop 1.4 on our example scale. If you then walk out of the dark room into bright sunlight the pupil in your eye would close considerably to prevent you from becoming blinded by the sun. In our example scale this would mean the aperture would close to f/stop 8.

This example uses extremes at both

Image Manipulation

Overall Image manipulation can fall into two categories – Technical manipulation and Creative manipulation.

Technical manipulation is used for restoration or enhancement of an image. The most common among them are the modeling advertises. Almost all models have been digitally airbrushed, retouched, corrected and almost digitally altered in every way to achieve that perfect look. This is more noticeable in lingerie ads where the skin has been retouched in such a way that it appears flawless from top to bottom. So how is this immaculate look achieved? The image is first smoothed out using a “healing brush”, which automatically removes blemishes and spots from the skin. So after just a few clicks you have nice plain skin, with no markings what so ever and then they are airbrushed to give them that nice smooth glow.

Another example of everyday technical manipulation would be in the magazines. The most highlighted of which, would be the 1982 cover of the national geographic where a photo of two pyramids were brought closer so that it would fit in the cover. It triggered the debate of whether the image manipulation was appropriate in journalism as the image depicted something that

Old Photo Restoration

Below are the few old photo restoration services:

• Recreating missing parts of the photos
• Removing spots, stain damage and molding’s
• Manipulating the photograph
• Enhancing and Enlarging the smaller Images
• Restoring the faded photographs
• Repairing tears, scratches and creases
• Water and fire damages
• Stitching back the torn up photos

Now, let us see a detailed explanation of how these photo restoration services can help you:

• Recreating the missing pieces of photos: For some older photos, you can find some missing sections like eyes, hands and etc, but do not worry about the damaged pictures, as the missing parts can be painted out or reconstructed digitally and can be manipulated from any other picture to match the original image.

• Removing spots, stain damage and moldings: Stains and spot damages are frequently occurring on the photos. In the photo restoration process these damaged stains can be removed by scanning the photograph. By scanning you can also change the background of the photograph and can fix the mold damages.

• Manipulating the photograph: Sometimes a good picture of an individual does not exist. Extracting an individual photo

Professional Headshots

Well, how are you going to know all that? The following guidelines may help you to pick an efficient and equally experienced corporate photographer who knows what is what:

– You have the internet and you have your friends. Ask your trusted allies regarding the best professional photographer in town and verify their suggestions with the help of the internet. If the shutterbug is that much popular, he or she will surely have a website to showcase all this work. He doesn’t? Well, then, go for the next name on your list.

– If you have the website, check the portfolio section. Go through the various categories of photos and see if you like them. As you are about to click headshots, make sure you like the headshots taken by that particular photographer. You don’t like them? Then it is not a risk worthy to be taken. Headshots are expensive and you have several options to choose from.

– Now, if you do take a liking for his work, you may go to the next step, that is to contact the person directly and have a chat over the phone. Again, the contact information should

Panorama Stitching

In the olden days, it was difficult to put a panoramic image together as it was done in the dark room stitching images together by overlapping exposures on he finished photo paper. But now, we can buy cameras that are specifically meant for Panorama Images. As in, manufacture of these cameras is meant to shoot images in a row from left to right and from bottom to the top. Although a computer does most of the stitching, it is important for a photographer to shoot images in perfect overlap and only then can a computer recognize the edges perfectly and therefore will stitch perfectly. Overlapping is the most important aspect of a panorama image, a small slip can ruin the entire shot.

Regardless of the intricacies in the image stitching technique, it is most important to shoot images in perfect end-to-end way. Keeping your camera on a level is very important when shooting panorama images as it is not of much importance while shooting fewer images but while shooting panoramic images with more than 50 images it is of utmost importance to keep the camera level.

Next up, please note that any kind of movements in

Cycling Lends

What they did help provide however was a fantastic and totally unexpected atmosphere. With the arrival of a the long train of support vehicles, police and in particular the French gendarmes (yes the French police with their comedic siren exploited brilliantly in the Pink Panther films), then I begin to notice a faint tingling on the back of my neck. The helicopters overhead then raise the anticipation to fever pitch and I begin to focus on a stretch of road in the distance. No riders yet. But the helicopters remain. My dog Jip stops fidgeting and barking and pricks his ears up attentively. Someone further along calls out, “They’re here!”

That magical sunny day (they forecast rain you know) will live with me I hope, always. Now, I intend to capture ordinary people’s passion for cycling, and this is how I and other would be snappers might go about it.

Loaded with a camera and lens capable of taking action and sports shots (I use a Canon 50mm f1/8 which can be purchased for between £60-70), I locate myself at points along various cycling routes – road or off-road. Organised events will also provide opportunities. One

Information of ISO Sensitivity

The exposure is controlled by 3 (three) adjustments we make in the camera: shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity. Shutter speed and aperture ultimately control how much light comes into the camera (we can compare this to a water tap – how much you open the valve and for how long will dictate the amount of water that will flow)… and how much light is needed for a certain exposure is determined by the sensitivity of the medium used (today it has been expressed as ISO numbers – and as ASA not so long ago).

In the digital cameras world today, we can find ISO ranges from as low as 50 up to 204,800, being the normal range placed somewhere between 200 and 1600. These numbers have some qualities associated with them: it sets the amount of light needed for a good exposure, and the lower the number, the more light is required, and as a consequence for a fixed aperture, a slow shutter speed will have to be used; and will influence the amount of noise in the image.

So, if you have lots of light (or have the camera mounted on a tripod), the lower

Panorama Stitching Services

A panoramic view empowers buyers to basically rotate and check the property providing a real life-like experience without having to visit the house. Nowadays people hardly go out anymore. Numerous e-commerce sites have enabled them to buy or do their shopping sitting at home. E-commerce sites have gone insane with the use panoramic images to display a 360- degree view of their products to convince the customers. With Panoramic images, e-commerce websites have been able to find customers on a large-scale and also have overcome the need to convince people with just one or 2 shots of the product.

Work done while performing the stitching process,

  • Modifying and sewing the straight and horizontally images as required
  • Adjusting of stages and shapes to create the picture look even and stylish
  • Addition of needed detail to the pictures
  • Aligning, placement and covering components normally and correctly
  • Removal of repetitive components and objects
  • Rotating and cropping
  • Image filtering
  • Color making and modification

The art of stitching images is a task that cannot be handled by everyone, only professional editors with the knowledge of software that handle images can do the task accurately. The need to incorporate new trends and technologies in the project can make

Right Photography Class

Important Factors to Consider in Choosing a Photography School

Below are some tips if you are planning to enroll in classes for photographers:

Identify your needs. Have a fair idea of the actual things that you want to learn from your classes before beginning your search. Are you a beginner who simply wants to learn, understand and master the basics? Would you like to learn more advanced concepts like model posing and multiple exposures?

Know your schedule. How much time can you allocate for your lesson? You would want to opt for a school that can accommodate your busy schedule if you currently have a day job.

Begin your search. The best place to go first is online. You can also solicit suggestions from your friends or relatives. You may be able to find a few photography schools operating near where you live or work. If there is a photography club in your area, enquire whether they offer classes or not. Create a shortlist of potential schools to enroll in.

Review the courses. Go to the shortlist of potential schools you have created and check the courses offered. Does the syllabus and the

Taking Great Photos for Children

Know your equipment

Children move fast and have short attention spans. If you want to catch that great photo it is important that you are familiar with the equipment that you are using and know the best settings to get the type of images you want. This means practising with your camera, reading the manual and getting to grips with the technicalities. Photography is like anything else. If you want to be good at it you have to do the work. I like to shoot on aperture priority and set the autofocus to track my subjects, but there are no hard rules. Experiment and find out what works for you.

Persistance

Don’t be disheartened if you don’t get a great shot in the first five minutes. Sometimes you have to take a lot of bad shots to get that one good shot. Often the main difference between an amateur and a professional is that the amateur gives up before the professional would. Remember your worst photo is always the one you didn’t take. Being a great kids photographer is all about persistence.

Shoot from Their Level

Always try to crouch down when you

Exposure Value System

Similarly, shutter speed steps are also either half or twice as fast as its neighbour (so 1/30th – for example – is twice as long as 1/60th, and 1/60th is half as long as 1/30th).

Thusly, a number of different combinations of aperture size and shutter speed all produce the same degree of exposure. For example, f/5.6 at 1/60th provides the same level of light exposure as f/8 at 1/30th (where the amount of light halves, and the duration of exposure doubles).

Of course, there are even more permutations; f/8 at 1/30th is also the same as f/11 at 1/15th (half the light for twice as long), or f/4 at 1/125th (four times the light for a quarter of the time), and f/2.8 at 1/250th (eight times the light for an eighth of the time) etc.

A one step change, to either setting, is known as a “one stop” change.

To simplify the process of setting alternative aperture and shutter speed combinations, a German camera shutter manufacturer – called Friedrich Deckel – first developed the Exposure Value (EV) concept in the 1950s. The likely impetus for this was the rise in popularity of colour

Make Colorful Fleece Photo Blankets

To start putting your photo blanket, you need to determine which side of the fabric to use for the outside of your throw. When I made the blanket, it had a small white edge on the wrong side, where the fabric was bordered. So you can lay the print fabric face down on a flat surface. The wrong side of the fabric will be face up. You can also lay your solid fabric wrong side down, putting the wrong sides of the fabric together, so that the right side out will be face upward. You can put the solid fleece on the top of the quilt as this is much easier to see what you are doing.

Thus, you need to match the edges very carefully. Otherwise, it might look bad from both the sides. If they are not properly matched, you need to trim a side or adjust it for the perfect match. With the help of long straight pins you can match the ends and side together properly. Although, you can add extra pins that make your photo blankets straight and they keep the fabric intact while you work.

Apart from that, you can

Photo Opportunity

Everybody watched as time ticked by. Three minutes later the photographer was yet to take a picture. The woman shuffled her high heels back and forth, patted her scarf at the back, rebalanced the wad of wrapper hung around her right shoulder and returned a bland look at the general audience.

Soon thereafter the woman began to explore reasons for the delay. If the photographer weren’t too tall, and too huge, and old, he would have taken a few pictures by now.

Getting ready for a photograph and not immediately proceeding was what annoyed her about taking pictures at a public event. Younger people can tolerate such an ordeal, but not her, not when in nine months she would become a grandmother.

In a sudden disdain for the photographer, the woman’s gaze swung down, exposing the whites of her eyes. Displeasure conveyed through two scorching eyes is more direct and more stinging than that conveyed through mere spoken words, no matter how acidic.

The offending camera, a Sony, was skewed to the left where it had hooked with the flashlight appendage. The photographer pulled the flashlight out and scowled at it close up, the