11 Photo Booth Rental Tips To Consider

11 Photo Booth Rental Tips To Consider

photo-booth-rentals1. Have the photo booth available starting with the cocktail hour. Guests are often looking for something to do, and the curiosity factor is high. You get more bang for your buck starting early than going late when most guests are focused on dancing and/or saying good byes.

2. If possible keep the photo booth as close to the action as possible. You want the guest book to be full and your guests to go home with a stack of photo-strips. The closer the booth is to the bar or to the dance floor the more use it will get.

3. Think through beforehand who you want to get in the booth with at your reception. You’d be surprised how many brides and grooms almost forget to go in the booth at all because there is so much going on.

4. If you are picking out your own album for a photo guest book, I recommend using one with black pages – at least 20 of them. The photo strips and metallic gel pens for messages look

5 Skills Every Professional Wedding Photographer Needs

5 Skills Every Professional Wedding Photographer Needs

photographerAs the entry-level DSL cameras have become more affordable, many people have turned into hobbyist photographers. The popularity of social media apps has also played a key role in fueling people interests in photography. The need for professional wedding photographer is on the rise today, which makes wedding photography a lucrative career opportunity for many.

However, there’s a difference between amateur photography and professional wedding photography. If you want to start a career in a wedding photography, here are a couple of skills you should start developing right now.

Know Your Tools

Professional wedding photography is a responsible job because people trust you with their special events and memorable occasions. You should be someone with an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind. You should know your camera inside out and how it works in a variety of lighting settings. In short, here are a couple of questions you should answer before entering professional wedding photography business.

  • Do you know how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together?
  • Do you know how to handle your

Some Very Simple Steps to Do Aerial Photography Better

Some Very Simple Steps to Do Aerial Photography Better

taj-mahalThe fact cannot be denied that this kind of photography is considered the very toughest form of photography. It is because the lens man has to become very careful at the time of clicking pictures as he/she is going to shoot from a moving object. If he/she gets a blurry image, that would be useless. This kind of photography cannot be imagined without having pilot, helicopter/airplane and proper equipments. There would be many, who wish to know more about this photography type. Here are some of the best tips are being shared to enhance your knowledge.

· What Kind Of Airplane – It is required to have an airplane having open windows to get the best shots. If it does not help then you may go for another option which is used by many Best Aerial Photographers in which the shots from a hole in the floor of an airplane or helicopter.

· Choose The Right Period – To grab the right image, it is required to choose the right period. Generally, it is spring and autumn, which

Hiring Photographers – What You Need To Remember

Hiring Photographers – What You Need To Remember

In everyone’s life, marriage is undoubtedly a special occasion. It is a day loaded with feeling, satisfaction, bliss and now and then a little trouble when a relative or companion who is always up for some mischief.

Every professional photographer knows how unpleasant orchestrating your big day can be. With such a large number of individuals around, where do you begin? What do you have to know when searching for such professionals? With costs extending from a couple of hundred pounds to numerous thousands, how would you know whether they are a good fit for you?

It is an essential, unavoidable truth that with the invention of advanced cameras, numerous individuals have started assuming the role of a “photographer”. In recent years there has been a blast of individuals offering their administrations as such professionals, a significant portion of who have never gotten any training, have no expertise, don’t utilise proficient gear and don’t have adequate reinforcements set up for any tricky situation.

How it’s changed over the years

Today things are altogether different. Photography has evolved a lot. Gone are the acclaimed organisations like Kodak. Film based photography has been supplanted entirely by

Sensor Gel Stick For Cleaning Camera Lenses

Sensor Gel Stick For Cleaning Camera Lenses

If you have a digital camera, you may want to clean its sensor on a regular basis. For this, you can use a sensor gel stick. This type of product can be used on all DSLR cameras. However, you can also clean the lens of your compact cameras. Let’s help you know how to use the product.

First of all, you should get the sensor exposed. Once the whole sensor becomes visible, you should clean the lens with the gel stick. Then you should clean the dust off the gel using the adhesive paper that comes with the gel stick. Remember: don’t make a rush when cleaning the camera. You don’t want to drop the camera accidentally.

You can use the gel several times repeating the process over and over again. Once you are done, you should turn the camera off, install the lens and set the aperture to f/32. Now, take a photo of a white wall or a white piece of paper. If the picture is free of any spots, the lens is clean.

Usually, sensor gel sticks should not be used in a room with a temperature lower than 40F. The

10 Features Of Your DSLR Camera You Should Know

10 Features Of Your DSLR Camera You Should Know

Here are 10 features of your DSLR camera that you should know. They will help improve you as a photographer…

1. Shooting Modes #1 (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual modes)

    • Aperture Priority Mode… This lets you control / adjust the aperture, while the camera takes charge of determining the shutter speed, based upon the other settings (including the aperture). Adjusting the aperture causes background elements in your scene to become either crystal clear, or blurred. The wider the aperture, the more the background elements will become blurred, as you focus on your main subject. Conversely, a narrower aperture will enable you to include more things in your scene, without them being lost to the blurring that occurs with the wider apertures. Another thing that aperture adjustment does is to brighten or darken the overall image: with a wider aperture, you’re letting more light in through the lens, and onto the camera’s sensor, so images will become bright. Go the other way, and your images will become darker as you narrow the aperture, as this time you’re letting less light reach the sensor, during the period of the exposure.
    • Shutter Priority Mode… This lets you control /

Cleaning Your Camera To Extend Life And Enjoy Better Performance

Cleaning Your Camera To Extend Life And Enjoy Better Performance

A well-maintained camera is always of value to any photographer. Whether you are into photography professionally or you just love snapping beautiful images for personal pleasure, you must learn how to maintain the camera. Apart from getting a high quality camera bag to keep it safe, you must also do proper cleaning of the device. The cleaning is not just on the body of the camera, but most importantly for the lens and sensor. A clean camera will operate smoothly and will fetch you clean and crisp images. You will manage to extend the life of your camera when you adopt a proper cleaning regime.

One of the easiest ways of knowing whether your camera parts need cleaning, especially when you have not used it for a considerable length of time is to photograph a white clean wall or a white clean paper. This should be done on automatic mode for even exposure and then you can import the images to a computer so you can have a full size view. Check the image for smudges, stringy marks and dots. If you note them, they could be on the sensor or lens and you will need

Avoid These 10 Newbie Photographer Fails

Avoid These 10 Newbie Photographer Fails

There is an awful lot of things to learn when you get your very first camera, especially if it’s an ultra-modern, sophisticated DSLR, with shed-loads of features. So, it’s not surprising that mistakes will be made by many a newbie photographer. Here’s a short list of ten common mistakes…

Newbie Mistake 1. Flashing From A Distance

Flash can be useful even on a bright sunny day, such as to illuminate subjects when they’re backlit by the sun (to avoid their features disappearing into silhouette). However, while external or pop-up flashes can be exceptionally bright, they’re not going to do anything for subjects that are too far away and beyond the reach of the power of your flash (e.g. mountains).

Newbie Mistake 2. Getting ISO Wrong

In dark environments, you can turn your ISO up to lighten your image; in light environments, you can turn your ISO down to darken your image and improve image quality. If you’re unsure of what ISO to use, just choose Auto ISO and let the camera figure it out for you.

Newbie Mistake 3. Mode Dial Confusion

The Mode Dial is usually the largest dial on the

How to Find A Good Wedding Videographer

How to Find A Good Wedding Videographer

There are plenty of individuals and companies that are making wedding films. If you are searching a videographer for your wedding, then the internet would be the ideal place to look and choose the right one for you. It can be daunting to find a videographer at a geographic location of your choice, because there are so many websites to choose from. When you identify the website, you can always view samples of their work. Every filmmaker has personal style so make sure you fully agree with the wedding videos that they have made. It is possible some of the videos are too long; so you need to focus on the content and its quality as they will give you a much better idea of what the final video will be like. The activities of the wedding day needs to be captured candidly as they happen, carefully selected with a natural perspective of the entire wedding day.

Recently couples have become more enthusiastic about shorter wedding movies that faithfully contain every moment of the wedding ceremony such as the first dance, the toasts, cake cutting. As a matter of fact the quality of the video is

Quality Memory: How Your SD Card Selection Can Make or Break Your Business

Quality Memory: How Your SD Card Selection Can Make or Break Your Business

One piece of hardware that is almost as important as a camera to a photographer is the memory card. Without this tiny, portable storage locker, even the best camera would be handicapped. A professional photographer captures hundreds, sometimes thousands of images per client, and all of those memories need a place to go. Cameras themselves either have no internal memory or the memory capacity is extremely limited – therefore, taking photos without a high-quality memory card is rather useless. The memory card is the conduit that takes the images from the camera to a computer where the magic of editing happens so that images can be immortalized and permanently stored. Without it, images would just be lost.

SELECT ONLY THE BEST MEMORY CARDS

Much like professional photographers know the importance of a great camera and an even better lens, they should also know the importance of choosing a high-quality memory card. Purchasing professional equipment is an investment in a photographer’s business. Regardless of price, the best products available should be used in order to provide the utmost in quality and service to clients. Here are some of the things that photographers should consider when selecting memory

3 Reasons to Watermark Your Photos

3 Reasons to Watermark Your Photos

Why Watermark?

You see it all the time when you want to find an image on the Internet. You could download almost any photo, but often they have a watermark on them. Why?

Image providers watermark their photos so that you can look at them and download them, but requires you to pay a fee to use the image without the watermark. You certainly don’t want that watermark visible.

However, fine quality stationery often exhibit faint watermarks that you can see when you hold it up to the light — a mark of elegance, a desirable effect.

The watermarks on your photos that I’m referring to are more like the latter.

They don’t get in the way of the photo, but enhance it and you at the same time.

Here are the three reasons, you might want to watermark your photos.

1. Branding.

Your watermark can be a signature, a small photo or a logo. As such, it serves to brand you. When people look at your images, they learn something about you.

If you consistently show photos that appeal to them, they’ll get to know who you are

Take Amazing Travel Photos With These Easy Tips

Take Amazing Travel Photos With These Easy Tips

Travelers make a lot of mistakes on their trip. One of the common one of these is to fail to take good pictures! Travel photography is an amazing thing you can cherish for the rest of your life. Even when the trip ends, you can still experience the joy of looking at the photos and reminiscing the good times.

Let’s clear the most common misconception about travel photography. It’s not all about the camera. You need to capture photos that tell a story, so it is more than just owning an expensive camera.

Here are some easy tips to take amazing travel photos!

1. Do Your Homework

In the middle of all the excitement and packing for the trip, you’re missing out on something big. Don’t forget to do your homework for the trip. If it’s your first time to the destination, you’ve every reason to do a thorough research before the journey begins. Get to know the surroundings through articles and pictures. You may wish to befriend other famous photographers of the destination. Search the possibility of famous events happening during the dates that you wish to visit. Social media can help you

Cool Tips for Snow Canvases!

Cool Tips for Snow Canvases!

With Australia heading into winter and expecting its first snowfall of the winter, many fair-weather photographers will be snuggling up in front of the fire keeping warm… but the more adventurous among you will want to get out and capture this winter wonderland on camera. This week we share our top tips for shooting great snow pictures. These snow pictures can be put on elegant canvases in a cheap and effective manner and be made the center pieces of attraction of your home!

1. Early to Rise and Early to Shoot!

Part of the magic of shooting in the snow is capturing those untouched shots before anyone has walked through it. Wrap up warm and head out as soon as the snow has finished falling, because you can guarantee that it won’t stay fresh for long!

Early mornings many times are the best times to be out and about shooting beautiful pictures!

2. Lighting is the key – Get your exposure right!

Winter and Snow means – lots of dark and white! Our camera generally do a pretty good job of exposing our images correctly for us – but, when it comes to

Basic Tips to Take the Perfect Photo for a Canvas

Basic Tips to Take the Perfect Photo for a Canvas

Expensive cameras do not equate to perfect photos on canvas! However, following some basic techniques and a good camera can get you the perfect shot! Some basic steps and suggestions from our end to get your perfect shot for the canvas:

  1. Set your camera to ‘Highest’ Quality Mode & Ensure Enough Free Memory

Your camera or phone may be able to take photos of a certain amount of pixels, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that all photos taken will be captured using the highest pixels possible. So, ensure that your camera is set to high quality mode and there is enough memory. For example, if your camera or SD card is low on memory, your camera may automatically switch to taking photos using fewer pixels in order to save them to your device – the smaller the pixels the smaller the file. This, of course, will cause quality problems and when printed on canvas, this distortion will be obvious.

  1. Straighten the Horizon

Always pay attention to the lines and horizons in your photograph, even if you are taking a portrait. This is because unintentional angular lines throw off the balance of the photograph

10 Mind-Blowing Photography Tips For Beginners

10 Mind-Blowing Photography Tips For Beginners

1) Pick a subject matter that speaks to you!

Pay attention to the reoccurring themes in your work. Think of what draws you to these things so you can find new ways to capture and express what you like!

2) Practice!

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Sometimes those mistakes turn out to be something unique and innovative that you can build on.

3) Work the subject!

Try shooting the same thing in as many ways you can that capture different aspects about it. After you shoot look through your shoot and critique your work. Be mindful of what worked and what didn’t and why. Editing your shoot is an important part of the learning process.

4) Study the work of other photographers.

Find something that inspires you and pay attention to what you like and try to mimic it. Then try to make it your own by bringing in something new and different.

5) Composition.

If you pay attention, most great photographs will contain at least one of these guidelines:

    • Rule of Thirds: Imagine the image is divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The interesting aspects

12 Inspiring Ways To Fast-Track Your Photography

12 Inspiring Ways To Fast-Track Your Photography

1. Print your images

Are your photographs destined to remain hidden on a hard drive forever, unseen by the world? Remember the buzz you once had in the pre-digital days, when you saw your photographs the first time in print?
Why not peruse your recent holiday snaps, and select your best work to be immortalised with ink on paper. Frame them; hang them in your home; give them away as gifts.

2. Update your camera gear

There comes a time when your digital camera doesn’t do your skills justice. While point-and-shoot cameras are convenient and cheaper, they are restricted by their simplicity and their smaller sensor size.

Unfortunately, the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ is still the truth. Even an entry-level DSLR and kit lens will produce sharper and bigger images, and allow you to play with a wider aperture range, from at least f/4 to f/22.

If you’re into landscape photography, a sturdy tripod is a must, as is a polarising filter to darken blue skies. A cable release will prevent camera shake during longer exposures. A decent kit bag will protect your expensive gear, and enable more efficient

Tips to Find a Great Wedding Photographer

Tips to Find a Great Wedding Photographer

As people keep saying, a picture is worth a thousand words and the experience that you and your husband or wife will have during your marriage is something that you never want to forget. It’s important to preserve all of these memories to remind us of these special moments and it can all be made possible through a good photographer. Here are some essential tips that you need to keep in mind when choosing a photographer to help you get the best possible experience.

Know your style

The style of photography should be the biggest priority. It all depends on your personality and you should be able to find recurring patterns in the way photographers work. Some photographers choose to have less lighting while others like to have their images have an over the top feel attached to them. Some photographers specialize in black and white images as well. Depending on what kind of images that you want to get, you should be going through your options accordingly and choose a photographer depending on what kind of images that you want for your profile. Even the best wedding planner cannot determine your style and it is

13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

Do this simple test below. For each bad habit, give yourself a test score.

01. LEAVE THE CAMERA AT HOME

The best camera is the one you have with you – even if it’s on your smart phone. Not every photo you take is photography competition material, or is of commercial value. Regardless, a huge megapixel count and optimum lens quality on a DSLR is useless if left at home.

02. RELY ON A SINGLE MEMORY CARD

Those little storage cards are hugely expensive, but the temptation to be frugal will bite you on the bum. Murphy’s Law states that your memory card will fill up precisely when you’re shooting that ‘money shot’; when the light is right; or when the entire group is all smiling at you. The remedy? Buy more memory cards.

03. DON’T BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS

I know a friend who fills up a memory card with images, then buys another, fill that up, then buys another – a dangerous habit! He recently confessed he’s lost some of his precious photos. Personally, I have experienced the pain of having a hard drive fail, losing more than a year’s

Tips To Help You Cut Wedding Photography Costs

Tips To Help You Cut Wedding Photography Costs

Wedding photos can never be scraped out of your wedding budget. These are the treasures that will always help you relive your big day and you therefore want to have every important moment of the day captured. Wedding photographers do an incredible job with or without your guidelines through the process. However, just like any other part of the wedding, it helps when you play an active role in the wedding photography. This way, you can cut costs on the important photography services without affecting the quality of your wedding photos.

Tip 1 – Know the costs

There is no way you will be able to work on a money saving strategy if you are not even sure what the average cost of the services should be. Conducting a simple research on wedding photography services and comparing quotes can help you know the expected amount for the day. Remember the props, skill set and equipment is what will make the costs vary from one service provider to another. But at least when you know the average, you will be able to choose the best and negotiate to save you some money.

Tip 2 – Think

Beginner’s Guide to the Basic DSLR Camera Accessories

Beginner’s Guide to the Basic DSLR Camera Accessories

When you’ve just bought your first DSLR, the wealth of accessories can be downright confusing. A rule of thumb is to invest only in those that serve your purpose and desired photography style. To make this selection easier for you, here is a basic guide to the main components you should consider:

1. Backup batteries

You may not have expected it, but backup batteries are a must-have; here is why: you’ll be surprised how quickly you can go through one charge when you’re grasping the basics of photographing with your new camera. You’ll take long to learn how it works and calibrate it for each photo, with the battery on for all this time. If you’re out and about, you will be reaching for that spare set of batteries.

2. An off-camera flash

The built-in flash does more harm than good to your photos. Better picture quality is achieved through an external, better performing flash. Note that this will require even more battery power, so be prepared.

3. Shutter release

Be it wired or wireless, a shutter release is what helps you take a photo when you can’t actually touch the camera