Posted in Photography »Tags: accident, all the rage, amazing images, anyone, anything, appreciation, art, Associated, ball, Beauty, bedroom, beholder, black, bride, brides, bullet, camera, camping holiday, case, clip, clock, competition, competition winners, completion, composition, coverage, danger, day, drive, emotional aspects, end, end result, entire gallery, evening, example, executioner, eye, fact, Family, favourite, February, field, film, finger, form, gallery, Good, grainy, gun, hand, havoc, head, holiday, hope, hotel, hotel bedroom, idea, image, inception, judge, lens, light, lighting, Lightroom, look, mile, mind, minute, moment, mother, naturalness, nerves, news, night, nothing, Office, overexposed, photo, photo shoot, photographer, photographers, Photography, Photoshop, Photoshopped, point, post, preference, press, print, processing, pulse, rage, reason, research, rest, rest of the day, result, rock, scene, session, Shoot, short time, shot, shutter, start, state, stock, story, thing, time, video, vignette, wall, water, Wedding, wedding day, week, whole, winner, wreaking havoc, year
In February last year I was looking around an entire gallery of competition winners and one thing that struck me was the fact that I struggled to find an image that hadn’t been heavily Photoshopped. Don’t get me wrong, there were some amazing images there and quite deservedly so but it got me thinking about what makes an image good!
I change my mind from one day to the next as to what makes a photo really good. One day I get annoyed at those heavily manipulated images that seem to be all the rage with many photographers these days and the next day I am loving them, processing and creating them myself! Read more »
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The Future of Photography – Since its birth and for around 100 years, photography hasn’t really changed that much if you think about it. You had a box with a lens attached which streams light in and records it onto a film plane and now onto a digital sensor.
In Ye Olde days of film cameras, the only things that changed with regards to technology were the lens quality and the mechanics of the camera itself, the shutter, the exposure system, the speed etc, the recording media (film or emulsion) hasn’t really changed too much over time, especially towards the end, not when you compare it to digital and its rapid advances. Read more »
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One thing that I have learned along the way is to keep a diary of all events and job possibilities when running a photography business. Double booking is a no-no especially when it comes to wedding photography.
If you are just starting out it is all too easy to simply try and remember what bookings you have, even if it is just 2 or 3. This is when problems could arise.
Unless you have your bookings and even enquiries written down, you could fall victim to a double booking and this could harm your reputation and ultimately your business. Read more »
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere else is that more true than on eBay! For example, recently two cuckoo clocks sold on eBay. One had a nice clear picture. The other had a fuzzy picture with a dark contrasting background.
The two clocks sold for vastly different prices. Can you guess which one sold for more money? Of course – the one with the nice picture! It sold for nearly double the price of the other clock.
Which clock was the better clock? I’ll never know. All I know is the owner of the clock fetching the higher price had a much better picture! Read more »
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Amateur Wedding Photography Tips – Since I have been using the internet over the past 4-5 years, I have come across many photography sites, some quite excellent and some that are quite honestly abysmal. The danger with the internet is that when a “photographer” with a newly built website, is possibly someone who has just taken up photography, bought themselves an overly expensive and professional camera and then maybe stumbled across a great photo or two! They then learn how to do a few tricks or manipulations with editing software such as Photoshop and “Da-Naa” they are a professional photographer. Read more »