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Are you currently planning your wedding? Are you struggling to find novel ways to celebrate that are fun but not too tacky? Here we take a look at some of the current wedding trends and suggest how you can incorporate them into a classy, traditional wedding.   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial; color: #000000} Wedding d...
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BLUEYE Pioneer Underwater Drone | Reviews and Video

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Diving to a depth of 150m is something that needed a specially trained kind of diver (a technical diver) or a submarine- UNTIL NOW! This is a wired solution much like research submarines keep a contact with the surface. Developed in Norway by Pioneer this is going to be a bit hit with undersea explorers who can remotely drive the sub with HD c...
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Shutter Priority - Learn about Shutter Speeds and Effects

Shutter Priority - Learn about Shutter Speeds and Effects
Shutter speed is the length of time that the light is allowed to enter into the camera through the hole and it has a longer time therefore on the sensor. Handily this has not changed since we used film as the sensitive film 'paper' got more exposure due to length of time it was allowed exposed to the light. It is measured in fractions of a second a...
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The best sub 200 pounds compact camera for Christmas.

The best sub 200 pounds compact camera for Christmas.
(And tips on how you should actually buy something..) I am going to say that after a good few hours going over all the specs reviews and videos on you tube I have done my usual thing and ended up buying a slightly different model than I thought I would. Lets back up a moment though. What are you going to REALLY use the Camera for ? I asked myself i...
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Is the sentimental value of photo albums forever lost?

Is the sentimental value of photo albums forever lost?

Photo sharing nowadays is mostly done over the internet. Almost every photograph we take ends up on some of the social media. So, instead of intimate sharing dear photographs with close friends while sitting at the table, drinking a cup of coffee or tea, and commenting all those lovely moments captured in one memory, today we share captured happy moments with hundreds of people, and most of them we do not know well.

Book of remembering

Although we seem to forget, when we hold a photo album, there is some special feeling of nostalgia, intimacy, it is all about the memories and you know that that special “book of remembering” is meant to be kept forever.

On the other hand, when we look at the pictures on internet, we are more concerned about how other people are going to react on the appearance of the photograph, how many likes they’ll give to your clipping from time. And when their fifteen minutes of fame end among hundreds of Facebook news feeds, they are forgotten. Does that mean that the photograph as an object of sentimental value is diminishing in this era of image and information overload? Will we allow that? Wouldn’t it be remarkable if we try to save that culture of remembrance? Maybe revive it and redefine it?

Creatively reinventing the photo album

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Can you fly the DJI Phantom in Strong Wind ? Hell Yes !

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Jason De Caires Taylor is at it again !

Jason De Caires Taylor is at it again !

You probably dont know who this is and that is what is so cool about the net, stumbling across this kind of thing. I met Jason once upon a time on a dive boat in Grenada. He gave me some tips on shooting underwater footage. This is the kind of thing he does...

But the news is that he just signed up to do one of his famous 'parks' in Lanzarote ! And as usual each one has some fantastic ideas for new sculptures. His work isnt just underwater it is distinctly meaningful. And you have the chance to be moulded into one of his underwater characters, he likes people is a common theme in his work. I sugest you head over to his site to see some inspirational work. Long may he continue to make interesting dive sites and also snorkle sites as they are never too deep.

Thanks Jason ! Visit Underwater Sculpture >>

 

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Creating a Business Plan for a Work-At-Home Wedding Photography Business

If you're a photographer who has decided to take the plunge into running your own wedding photography business from home, then you are not alone. In fact, this type of business is growing in popularity as skilled photographers, whether they are professionals or simply love to take photos to spur their creativity, discover that starting their own business is within their grasp. However, there are a number of pitfalls that you need to avoid as you start your own business, and most of them can be avoided by writing out a business plan. Planning ahead and preparation will help you feel more confident about starting your business and will allow you to create a checklist so that you can consider every aspect of your company, its needs, and how you plan to run it in the long term. Here are a few tips how to become a wedding photographer.

Step One: Consider What You Have to Offer

This point is almost as important as your budget, as it will be the basis of your business. Your talent will help get you started, but what can you offer your clients that will make you stand out from other businesses? Can you offer competitive pricing, unique posing ideas, or editing technology that's completely unique? Will you offer your clients a broad range of experience, education, or a mix of both when they ask about your qualifications? This is the step people most often overlook and is one of the main reasons that their small business often fails, as you must understand your own value and skills before you can expect others to want to pay for them.

Step Two: Map Out Your Staffing Needs

Mapping out your staffing needs before you plan your overall budget will help you address how you plan to pay anyone who works for you, what kind of staffing you will need, if any, or, if you plan to work alone, how you will track payments and report your earnings. This phase of your business plan also allows you to work out how and where you can find temporary help for larger gigs when you need it. If your budget will not allow for temporary help, consider offering mentoring and the opportunity of work experience to young photographers who may want to one day start their own businesses.

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Making your Wedding Frames Perfect - Wedding Photography Checklist

Making your Wedding Frames Perfect - Wedding Photography Checklist

Your D day is without doubt the most important day in your life which you want to cherish forever. And as they say it, a camera can literally still the world and capture much beyond than just what we see. Weddings are meant to be absolutely beautiful and in order to capture those special frames of your important day; you need a certain someone who not only is adept at clicking perfect frames, but also captures the best of you. Your wedding photographer should be able to capture the true essence of the wedding and every bit of grandness your wedding showcases. Although you wedding is the most memorable day in your life, it only lasts a day and what lasts forever are memories, perfectly caught in your wedding frames. Hence, if you want to feel like a bride all over again while turning pages of your wedding album, it is extremely essential to book a good wedding photographer.

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Since picking a good wedding photographer is one of the most essential parts of a wedding it is important to pay attention to few points. Now, for the ones living in Perth, you are in luck sincewedding photography Perth is quite exceptional courtesy the ace wedding photographers. Find below few tips to help you choose the best wedding photographer Perth.

Time is money: Be very particular about the number you hours or days you want to engage the photographer. For instance do you just want your wedding to be covered or do you want other days on the list as well such as your engagement day, your pre wedding shots, post wedding shots etc. The cost of the photographer can vary according to the time devoted by him; hence talk to him clearly and well in advance.Develop a detailed shot sheet: If you are particular about few must click pictures, it is a good idea to communicate that to the wedding photographer Perth WA, so that he can perform his job well. Develop a detailed list of shots and hand it to the photographer and he can incorporate that in his own list.Usage of photos it important: Be sure as to how you are going to use your wedding photographs. For instance, do you want them in a printed album or soft copies or just the negatives? Communicate it to the photographer, since cost can vary accordingly.Budgeting is crucial: This is one of the most essential determining factors of choosing your wedding photographer. Different photographers have varied budgets, depending on their experience, style of work and published work. You can pick according to your budget constraint. Now, compromising on quality isn’t advised, however keep a pre fixed budget in your mind with a upper and lower limit. Make it a point not to cross the upper limit.Liking in person is important: You must be able to gel well with the wedding photographer on a personal level, since he can only capture the personal candid snaps if he understands you well enough.Keeping track of all the photographers: Make a detailed note of the photographer you have talked to, the costs involved, their style of work etc for future reference.References do work: Don’t forget to ask for references and take a look at their port folio.Lock and seal, once sure: Finding a perfect wedding photographer can be tricky. Thus once you have found him/her, don’t delay and lock him.Sign a contract: Carefully read the contract and sign it once sure.Litmus test: As a litmus test, you can ask you wedding photographer to click a few snaps before your wedding to see how good he/she is.

 

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Getting the Right Shot: Why Choose a Professional for your Bournemouth Wedding Photography

Your wedding day is naturally a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and you want the best in everything from the food to the venue to the dress. If you want a great reminder of the happy event one thing you can’t cut comers on is the photographer. Hiring a professional photographer is the only way you can be sure you will get stunning shots in a variety of locations to expertly document the entire day. Here’s why a local Bournemouth professional is the best choice for your wedding.

Knows the Locations

A photographer from the local area knows exactly where to get the best shots. This is particularly important if you are having engagement shots taken - you may not know the best locations or the best times for a shoot, but a Bournemouth professional will. For example, shoot engagement pictures at Lulworth Cove or on the Bournemouth beaches at sunset. If you are having your wedding at a Bournemouth venue such as the Highcliff Marriott Hotel or the Green House, a local professional will have experience in weddings at these locations and will be able to show you which spots are best for specific shots.

Understands the Conditions

Many people can take a good shot with clear blue skies and sunshine but it takes a professional to get great results in less-than-perfect weather conditions. Unfortunately you can’t guarantee the sun will shine on your big day but you can guarantee that you’ll get good pictures even when it’s rainy or cloudy when you choose a professional photographer. A professional also takes better indoor shots without the glare of an amateur flash.

Gets the Action Shots

Posed shots are all very well but you also want some candid, unexpected moments to be captured on camera – these are the shots you’ll treasure and the ones that reveal the most about what happened on your special day. It takes skill to get photos of people acting naturally. You need to calculate the lighting as well as the pose, plus move unobtrusively among the guests to put them at their ease.

Boasts the Correct Equipment

You may have a decent camera but for professional-level shots you need a professional model. Photographers regularly update their equipment and have the best lenses and other accessories to capture the best shots. Unless you want to invest in a top-of-the-line camera, hiring a professional photographer is the only way to go. And don’t forget those horror stories where the amateur photographer forgot to bring extra batteries or accidently wiped the memory card after one-too-many glasses of champagne. With a professional wedding photographer you get backup and assurance that these accidents won’t happen on your wedding day.

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Things People Learn at Photography Classes

Things People Learn at Photography Classes

When people have deep passion and interest for photography, they can always learn everything by themselves or join in photography classes. Most people think that joining in such classes isn't very important because they can learn everything on the go. Moreover, with the existence of digital cameras and additional stuffs, everything becomes easier and people won't have to tweak and changes their lay out or settings.

However, learning the very basic things about photography is actually very important if people want to learn the right method of taking shots or develop images. Digital cameras do make everything easier and simpler, but nothing really beats the conventional methods in photography subjects. Professional photographers need to know how to handle manual cameras as well as the high end ones, including how to develop images on their own and manually. That information can only be found during photography classes, which will be taught by the experts.

A basic class in photographer usually includes about 20 hours of studying being spent in studio, darkroom, and also lab. The class usually combines theoretical subjects followed by practical activities, whether done in outdoor or indoor setting. Most of the classes will include practical activities as the participants need to develop their own sense of art and style. They won't be able to develop it without practicing a lot.

There are several types of classes that usually included in the program:

- The basic, which usually covers basic information and knowledge about how to handle cameras, the types of cameras being used, the types of film, mechanism and exposure, camera lenses, and also other basic knowledge of the field.

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