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The Ice Cold Truth About Professional Product Photography

  • Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:06 am

The problem with product photography is that it’s a bit like riding a unicycle. It looks easy, until you find that you can’t even get as far as falling off because you can’t get on in the first place. In fact product photography is even worse than this, because many people think that not only is it easy, they’re actually good at it. There’s no physical falling off involved which would otherwise tell you that your skills fall fairly short of the ideal, except that of course there is a falling off involved – a falling off of the number of sales you’re likely to get.

Photographing products for sale seems easy. After all, all that’s needed is the product, and something to photograph it with. Digital cameras are now not only highly sophisticated, but pretty affordable too. This gives people the misunderstanding that the process of advertising photography is easy, but in effect it’s actually about as effective as trying to ride a unicycle with stabilisers, and still falling off.

For example, let’s take a cold bottle of beer. What could be easier to photograph than a nice cold beer? You have the beer in the fridge, you take it out, and you start photographing it. Of course, you’ll need some pretty good lighting set up otherwise the whole thing will look flat, dim and dull. But then the moment you point the bright lights at the cold beer you find that the beer starts warming up.

You imagine that it would look good if you could recreate the sort of look professional advertising photographers achieve, with ice trickling down the side of the beer. You get some ice cubes, mash them up, and drip them down the side of the beer. Within seconds, they’re all melted, and puddle around the bottom of the bottle, leaving you with the chance to occasionally take one photograph if you’re lucky. Of course, what you won’t know is that real product photographers don’t actually use ice. They use something called ice powder, which is a gelatine based substance which, when mixed with water, creates a clear, slushy sort of mixture which looks like ice, but doesn’t melt. It also sticks very well to surfaces, making it ideal for photographing anything that’s supposed to look cold, like your beer bottles, or a cold can of drink.

There are so many other tricks and tips to product photography, which effectively means that almost nothing you see in professional product images is real. But if you don’t realise this, and you don’t realise what the techniques are that are used by professional photographers then you’ll always end up with images that are sub standard, and about as impressive as a unicycle with stabilisers, or a tightrope that’s sitting on the floor.

Of course, the reason why many people choose to take their own photographs is because many of the leading advertising photography studios charge very high prices. But just because some of the more prominent studios make it clear that they’re happy to price small businesses out of the equation, that doesn’t mean to say that all studios feel the same way. In fact there are many highly professional advertising photography studios which offer professional grade photographs which incorporate all of the tricks of the trade needed to create an image that sells, yet for a price that’s incredibly competitive .

In fact prices under 10 are perfectly possible to find, meaning that you could have a professional product photograph that’s likely to grab attention for all the right reasons, and help promote your product successfully, for about the same price as a small round of drinks. Now that’s something worth cracking open a beer for.

Portrait Photography Tips How To Set The Mood And Get The Best Candid Shots

  • Posted on December 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Are you looking for portrait photography tips so that you can improve your picture taking skills?

At first thought, portrait photography would seem easy, yet the results are often disappointing.

Many of our pictures often include people, and whether you are photographing a model, taking a family photo, or capturing some candid shots while on vacation, you have probably discovered that great photography is a little more than just pointing a camera and pushing a button.

In fact, a really good photo should convey the subject’s character and personality, and communicate something distinct or identifiable about who they are as a person. Following a few key tips will help you learn how to take great portraits so you will never be disappointed again.

1. Choose the appropriate setting.

The first step in taking portraits is to find out what the subject or family wants.

What is the model’s personality or the attitude of the family? Are they outgoing, serious, or funny? What are they trying to create with the photo? What mood are they wanting to convey? Or, what are the reasons for having the photos taken?

When you answer these questions, you will be able to choose an appropriate setting accordingly. Settings can vary from a formal indoor environment, to a more casual outdoor location, a family home, a studio, or even a subject’s workplace.

Also, when considering backgrounds, remember that the focus should always be on the subject, so choose a setting that is passive or complements and enhances the theme and mood of the photograph.

2. Consider lighting.

Lighting can change the mood and effect of any photograph, and when taking portraits, natural lighting is best, so whenever possible, take these pictures outdoors or by a window.

It is important to be aware of lighting and shadows as you want to flatter your subjects, not draw attention to wrinkles or imperfections. Also, keep in mind that flash lighting can cause red eye and may also produce boring, clinical photographs.

Rather than looking like the typical, uninteresting school pictures, you want your photos to be creative and intriguing so they capture people’s attention and express the subject’s personality. Experiment with lighting by trying some silhouetting, use soft lighting for a more romantic mood, or schedule a sunrise photo shoot.

3. Pose subjects well.

When taking portraits, it is important to give your models clear instructions. Sometimes the best positioning may feel a little awkward or unnatural, so if you need your subject to tilt their head to the left or drop their shoulder down a little, you must communicate exactly what you want.

Positioning the head and body at different angles will give you some variety in your shots and make your photos more interesting. It is important that you make the subjects feel comfortable, so take a few minutes to get to know them and put them at ease.

If you can understand a little of their personality, you may get a better idea on how to pose them. Pay attention to expressions, body language, and other traits and try to pose the models so you can capture some of these identifiable features. Also, you should ask your clients what type of pictures they are hoping for because this may help you determine different poses that will add to the creativity and mood of the photos.

4. Use the right camera settings and lenses.

For portraits, it is best to use an optical zoom and the widest possible aperture. By changing the shutter speeds and aperture values you can vary the images by having the entire frame in focus, making subjects appear sharper, or blurring backgrounds. Use a tele lens to soften backgrounds, create distortions, or take pictures from a distance. Making the right equipment choices will help improve the quality and variety of your portraits.

5. Vary viewpoint or perspective.

As a photographer you must learn how to think outside the box. With the resources available today, boring, posed photos will not make much of an impression. Creativity it the key! Most pictures are taken at eye level, but by changing the angle you can make your images much more powerful.

Take photos from above or below, have the subject lay on the floor, or climb a tree or ladder. If you are taking a group photo, vary the level or positions of the individuals, and experiment with framing by having subjects off to the side or on an angle rather than centered. Play with eye contact by having models look away from the camera or asking subjects to look at each other or objects within the photo. If the situation allows, have fun! You may just discover something both beautiful and unique that captures personality and displays quality.

6. Be prepared.

One of the best tips to taking great portraits is to be prepared. Being professional, organized, and confident puts people at ease and will make the photo sessions run smoothly and efficiently.

Whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur just wanting to capture some memories of family vacations and special events, many of your photos will likely include people. By following these few portrait photography tips, you can learn to take great pictures that will be beautiful, natural, and studio quality.

Benefits of Professional Photography in Melbourne

  • Posted on December 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm

With the advent of growing digitalization, we are today blessed with some of the most advanced devices like digital cameras and high pixel cameras installed in smartphones. But the matter of concern is that – are these devices sufficed to get a creative and perfect finish in photography in Melbourne? No. Photography in Bendigo is an art and sometimes it is even inherent talent, which when polished professionally gives the best outcome.

With the rise in art institutes for professional studies of unique art and talent like photography in Victoria, there has been remarkable rise in demand for professional photographers in Bendigo. Today, many people in Melbourne prefer capturing their important events like marriages to an expert in wedding photography in Bendigo. The finish and creativity shown in a skilled photographer clearly stands out from those who just follow it as a hobby or may be because they have a high tech camera to shoot. But, which angle will capture the best part of the moment can only be perfectly observed by someone who has the inherent talent as well as the professional skills of photography in Bendigo.

So, when it comes to an important event of our life we simply wish to capture and treasure it for life and capturing the best moments through skilled photography in Bendigo plays a significant role in it. Here are few simple reasons why you need an artist to capture your special event.

1.When it is your special day, you would like to enjoy its every moment. Hiring photographers in Bendigo will let you enjoy every second of the day and rest all you can leave on the person hired. 2.Hiring Photographers in Bendigo will also free you from bearing the additional cost of buying expensive equipment. 3.Apart from capturing pictures from perfect angles, it is lot more that needs to be done after the images are developed. There are many beautiful effects are seen these days in photography of Melbourne. Professional photographers are well versed with these technologies and can add an extra finish to your pictures.

Get Dofollow Backlinks To Your Wedding Photography Blog!

  • Posted on November 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

If you have a wedding photography or digital photography blog, getting free targeted traffic is heavily based on where you are sitting on the SERPs listings. In other words if you type in your keywords that you are campaigning for on Google, have a look to see where you are ranked.

Trying to improve your rankings on Google is known as Search engine optimisation or SEO. Google ranks websites based on the external backlinks pointing to a given site and is also determined by the quality of the link and its relevance.

The higher up you are on the search display the higher the page rank and the more traffic you will receive for that particular keyword.

Improving your rankings is by getting backlinks to your site which have the Dofollow tags in the website source. One method is known as blog commenting on sites which are relevant to your niche. If you have a wedding photography blog then you would actively comment on these sites with good relevant feedback that will add to the discussion.

There are two types of tags implemented on the blogs in the source section. They are known as Nofollow and Dofollow! Google basically ranks a site by the quality of the Dofollow links that are pointing to your website.

NoFollow Blog Links!

Blog commenting on NOFOLLOW tages have ZERO effect on Search Engine rankings, and is a complete waste of time in terms of SEO.

Where Can You Find Dofollow Blogs!

A Quick method to find these blogs is by placing the keywords Dofollow Wedding Blogs in the Google search box. You will find hundreds of blogs that have these tags implemented on their sites. There are also software tools that can do the work for you when it comes to finding these Dofollow blogs.

A word of warning, Google has changed its laws and can penalise blog owners for spamming sites to increase their page ranks via automated means. So, build your links naturally over time rather than trying to get 1000 links pointing to your site in a week.

To check if a blog has enabled the Dofollow tags, Mozilla firefox has a great SEO plugin which can easily find the tags for you. Do a search on the Mozilla Firefox add on for Quick Search Status and install the plugin.

You will get knocked of your page rank faster that you got there! Earning respect from Google is by building your keyword campaign naturally. Avoid spamming blog sites, implement different URL’s when commenting to allow for deeper linking, indexing and of course making the process natural and in compliance with Google’s stringent rules.

BUT since many people used this system to post spam, most blogs have inserted the NOFOLLOW tag to their commenting systems, which tells Google and the other search engines to ignore the link. So keep it natural and don’t spam!

The Art Of Photography Business Card

  • Posted on November 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Business cards should be given more importance than what professional are giving it nowadays. There is so much potential in it. Imagine it is the one thing from you that they could potentially bring everywhere because it is small enough to be carried anywhere. That being said, a lot of thought has to be put on a photography business card. A photographer, more than most, must be an epitome of creativity in everything he does. Check out some of the things you can use as an inspiration in coming up with a concept for your own business card.

Folded
One good way to make your card a stand out is if you use other styles like folding the card. This will allow you to have more space to put more information on that card. You can, perhaps, put a photo or to on one side and all the other information on the other side.

Mini Portfolio
You can turn you business card into a mini portfolio but putting some collection of the best photos you have taken. This will already give the customer an idea on what kind of skill you have even without your portfolio. One thing you can also do is make different versions of your business cards. T

Conceptualize It
You can put a glamorous photo of yourself but with the police line up card. When I say glamorous, you have to make it age-, gender- appropriate. There is no reason for a 50-year old photographer to be posing in high school uniform.

Unique Materials
Almost all materials of a business card uses the hard cardboard paper. Why not use a recycled material? A film negative? Plastic? (this won’t sit well for environmentalist though). You can even use a transparence paper. They are obsolete nowadays so they might be selling cheap.

Unique Shape
It shouldn’t be difficult to fit in one of those cardholders or a wallet but putting a dye-cut is not a bad idea. It would be an extra if you can incorporate some visuals into the die cut. I remember seeing something where the side is torn and a photo of a woman seems to be using the torn part to cover her naked body.

I hope that you learned a thing or two about how to make a photography business card.

Hailing The New Kids On The Block Black Female Models Turned Entrepreneurs

  • Posted on November 12, 2017 at 5:19 pm

A cursory glance at black female models doesn’t reveal much about them. When we encounter hip hop vixens on television, music videos and magazines, we only see what they want us to see. The image that these models present to the public is carefully crafted to tantalize and entertain hip hop fans who by the way arent complaining. If anything, hip hop fans love what they see and they appreciate these models brazen beauty and sexiness.

Courtesy of Black Men Digital magazine, however, we have had an opportunity to peek into the private lives of some black female models and what weve found is amazing. For instance, did you know that many of the hip hop vixens you see on TV are actually very ambitious entrepreneurs who have launched very successful businesses? Interviews with some of these women have revealed how they work hard, smart and tirelessly to bring their lofty goals to fruition.

Meet Shanti Saha, proprietor of Saha Concierge. This dazzlingly beautiful model is a nursing graduate from Florida State University. Rather than becoming a nurse, Saha, an ambitious East Indian and Filipina entrepreneur, struck out in a different direction. She started her Los Angeles-based concierge business seeking to provide travel arrangements for high-end clients. Within a very short time this highly intelligent entrepreneur has tucked a few big names under her belt. Her client list is impressive; Sean Kingston, Yung Berg, James Harden, and Cuda Love, to name but a few, are some of her clientele. Diligence and commitment to satisfying discerning high-end clients has enabled her to put together a one of a kind business whose reputation is now growing in leaps and bounds.

Shanti Saha isnt the only model making waves in the business world. As Black Men Digital interviews reveal, numerous hip hop vixens are venturing into commerce, usually in addition to their modeling careers. Black female models increasing forays into business is testimony to their ambition, intelligence and independence. These hip hop vixens have turned previously held notions about black female models on their heads. It was widely believed, for instance, that models arent very bright women hence their choice of profession. The opposite is true though, considering all what these models have achieved.

Beauty is a boon for models, no doubt, and many people imagine that being hot is all it takes to succeed in the hip hop industry. As Shanti Saha and her fellow enterprising hip hop vixens have learnt through experience, it takes lots of time and effort before people can appreciate black female models entrepreneurial drive. Women entrepreneurs are now staking a claim in what was hitherto a male domain and men are slowly, albeit reluctantly, beginning to take note.

Wedding Photography Education Information

  • Posted on November 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Some items can only be discovered from expertise so taking a study course run by another person with wonderful practical knowledge in marriage ceremony photography will make sure you select up the pearls of wisdom from a trade expert.

Perhaps an individual of the primary finding out results you can anticipate from any study course is to teach you how to approach to shoot a wedding ceremony. Any professional photographer worth his or her salt will notify you that the main achievement driver is organizing. You ought to tactic your to begin with marriage ceremony shoot being aware of almost specifically what shoots you are heading to get, where by they will be taken and who will be in the frame. A excellent training course framework will give you a fantastic template all over which to base such a method.od.

Wedding photography is a single of the best methods out there to get started to make capital (or even develop a small business) from your photography pastime. You will want to discover how to deal with the dollars making aspect of items of your business this kind of as how to perform out your payment framework and payment schedules.

A further issue you will will need to discover is anything that most new photographers find very difficult to create. Owning self-assurance in your ability and creating your subjects really feel at ease with you snapping away in front of them is an vital talent that will help you get some fantastic frames.

Wedding photography courses present the versatility that several amateur photographers want, while supplying the suitable photography capabilities and tactics needed to run your own marriage ceremony photography business.

What must you be expecting as the outcome of accessing a excellent photography study course?

The adhering to are just some of the points to look for and expect.

Awareness of Wedding ceremony Photography!

Awareness is essential and when you completely understand not only how to seize and present stunning marriage ceremony images but also how the complete wedding setup works, your self-belief amounts will soar to new heights and you will experience far more ready.

Self-confidence in Your Photographic Skill

Self-confidence is certainly key in the wedding photography business. If you have confidence in your machines, capture settings and what is expected from you during the total marriage ceremony, like the considering stages and post-wedding ceremony responsibilities, your self self esteem and belief will improve and you will excel at this and make respect from all those close to you.

To Understand How to Generate Money!

You will be very well rewarded monetarily!

Respect.

As soon as you make respect from your initial wedding ceremony couple, that respect grows as they explain to their friends and households about your function. Then, as you come to be much more nicely identified, you acquire respect from your fellow photographers and good friends, from there on in your marketing charge will be practically unneeded!

Freedom that Arrives from Acquiring Your Personal Organization.

There is no superior feeling than the day when you grow to be a fully fledged marriage ceremony photographer! When you get to a level of earnings in your photography business, it is time to go it on your own and believe me that feels good! No slacking the moment you get there now!

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Die Cast Models Cars Painting Guide

  • Posted on October 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Collecting model cars is a favorite hobby for many people. In addition to simply collecting the toy cars, many car lovers like to paint and customize these replica cars on their own. Believe it or not, painting the diecast models is a real fun. If you know what paints to be used, and how to paint the car bodies, you would be able to paint the cars best. If you find this car painting work interesting, here is a simple guideline for you.

When it comes to painting the model cars, the most important is the choice of color or the paints. While you paint the replicas, you would get a privilege to color it the way you like. Suppose an original model car is not available in golden, you can still paint in this color if your mind says so. Before you pain the cars, you should check the common paints for the cars online Australia. Doing the same would provide you with the opportunity to find the conventional ways of painting. Most people opt for either aqueous or water-based color or the oil0based enamels for painting the model cars.

Some of the popular paints meant for the replicas include testers, humbrol, and model masters. These paints with mineral spirits dry slowly and harden with smart and glossy finish. Some of the diecast models paints include paints like pollyscale, tamiya, floquil, valejo etc. Both of the water acrylics and the oil acrylics are good for model car paintings. Next after selecting the type of paints, you should know about the process of painting the diecast models. There are actually three main ways with which you can paint the cars. The methods include spray cans, brush painting, and airbrush. Like other painting methods, paintbrushes make the simplest painting tools. You need to learn how to minimize the overlap strokes when you paint the model cars with these paintbrushes.

Many people, whose hobbies are model car painting, often explain through blogs of , that the easiest method for painting these miniature cars is using the spray cans. The spray cans have some particular advantages for which even the professional painters use them frequently. First of all, this is the smoothest painting process of all. Secondly, the process is fast as well when compared to other painting methods. Finally, one needs not to clean up the spray cans like brushes when the painting is finished. Airbrushes are also excellent for painting the model cars, but you should first grow hands in the same. This means that airbrush painting can be done best with airbrushes.

When the painting job is over, one should take care of the layers of painting. Try to check out the primer, color coat, and the clear coat while painting the of the cars. Do not forget about polishing and waxing. These two are very important steps for giving the car paints a complete look. You need to be extra careful while polishing and waxing the car.

Photo Guide Introduction To Documentary Photography

  • Posted on October 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Documentary photography is one of the basic features of daily life, we contacted a large number of photographs, are the main features of their documentary as the main function there. In fact, should be called the social documentary photography documentary photography. It refers to the kind of photography of the human living environment. It tends to the social environment of this more in-depth research, to make a point of view of the comments, expressing the attitude of the community.

The definition of documentary photography in 1935, U.S. economist Roy Sitelaike (Roy stryher) proposed for a definition of documentary photography, but so far no accepted definition of a public. This is where the definition of early and recent definition, we can see many of the characteristics of documentary photography. American documentary photographer (Dor other lange) definition of documentary photography which reflects the future for now but for the documentary. Her argument is:
1, relationships between people, people at work recording the behavior of the war, or even year cycle of activity.
2, describing the various systems of the human: family, church, government, political organizations, social organizations, trade unions.
3, reveal the people’s method: a, acceptable way of life; b, that pious manner; c, affect the way human behavior.
4, documentary photography professionals not only participate, but also the involvement of amateurs.

She pointed out the definition of the characteristics of documentary photography, are supposed to reflect the theme, and themes in photography need to focus and participants.

University of South Carolina in 1985, the United States Master Klein (stphani e Am Rlein) in his paper “the new definition of documentary photography,” said:
1, documentary photography is a skilled, dedicated photographer’s camera in any frame a series of photos that can capture the essence of human reality of the situation. Demonstrate living conditions, and whether good or bad.
2, studied documentary photography is a visual description of social conditions. Which reveals the photographer’s interest, and that those changes may be necessary.
3, documentary photography to explain the people and the environment, human and social activities of mutual relations between the illustrative photos.
The type of a documentary photography, picture story: a person, a specific description of the incident, focusing on plot and continuity. Focus on non-critical moment of shooting, making breathtaking breathtaking moment.
2, Photo series: the same subject, inter-related group photo, static documentary, no time restrictions and changes.
3, Picture Commentary: on something, a group understanding of the independence of each painting, there are comments, no relations with each other to undertake. a, in series, formed by a group of photos. b, a clear theme and content. c, in-depth study on the subject, and possessed social, philosophy of.

Easy Slr Photography Tips And Tricks For Beginners

  • Posted on October 13, 2017 at 11:13 am

If youre looking quick and easy tips in photographing in digital SLR, then pull up a chair and buckle down for the next few minutes because this is the article that youve been looking for.

In this article, were going to look at twelve must-know tips for digital photography beginners that will help you come up with brilliant pictures quickly, and easily.

Listed below are some tips for people who are learning the basics of their digital SLR camera. After reading this article, youll be able to take pictures seamlessly according to the level of your experience.

1.Never throw manuals away! Instructions how to use your camera functions and features are discussed in the manual. Instead, you should read it a lot and whenever possible, store it where it can be reached for reference easily.

2.Allot an individual UV filter for every lens youve got. Its a lot cheaper to replace scratched filters than scratched lens.

3.At your best, try to know how to use all of the SLR camera settings. Even if you think that you arent going to ever use it. Mastering changing basic camera settings like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed is greatly recommended.

4.If youre serious about photography, you might want to invest on good, sturdy tripod and a remote release. This equipment can really help when taking photographs that need long shutter speeds.

5.Read lots of SLR photography magazines. It has guides on choosing the right digital camera for you, including how to use it along with camera accessories and camera lenses.

6.Do not ever attempt to touch or blow the sensor inside your cameras body. Should you damage it, your camera is bricked and useless. If you need to clean it, buy a specialized cleaning kit from a camera shop.

7.Hesitate to change lens outside a closed environment. Dust might land on the cameras sensor.

8.If you get a lot of blurred photos, chances are your shutter speed setting is slow. Change it to a faster shutter speed for more engaging subjects. Stabilizing your hand movements while taking a photo is another useful thing to remember, if you want to take sharper pictures.

9.It is greatly recommended for beginners such as yourself to use a RAW file format when taking pictures with your SLR. This is because RAW files are easily editable on a photo-editing computer program if ever you take a good picture with all the wrong camera settings.

10.Experiment with your new camera and learn through experience the settings that are foreign to you. Try still captures while using different settings to see how many photo effects you can achieve through the manipulation of these settings.

11.A well-focused picture is usually more candid than its blurred counterparts. Make it a habit to prefocus before taking a picture by pressing the shutter button halfway before completely pressing it to take the photograph.