Taking A Great Photo For Your Graduation Announcement Cards

Taking a good grad photo is a really fun experience because it is a picture that you will look at for years to come, but getting that great grad picture is a lot easier said than done.

One of the biggest factors when it comes to getting this picture right is actually the photographer who takes it. Yes you can always use different templates such as Infoparrot’s templates for graduates to add some cool backgrounds or effects, but the majority of the work does lie with the photographer.

As a photographer you don’t want to ruin someone else’s grad photo, so if you are an amateur then you may want to follow these tips so you can make everybody’s graduation photo a great one. Continue reading “Taking A Great Photo For Your Graduation Announcement Cards” »

Best Action Cameras For Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and Roller Blading

Being on the go and getting exercise is a really important part of my life. I love to do things like mountain biking, rock climbing, and I love to go do a lot of roller blading too. I like taking videos of the fast paced sports and activities that I take part in, but before I go out buying an expensive item I felt that I should do a little action camera comparison.

I wanted to make sure that the camera I got has all of the features needed to take a great video shot while I’m mountain biking down a steep slope. Here are some of the features that I deemed to be most important when it came to choosing the right action camera. Continue reading “Best Action Cameras For Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and Roller Blading” »

Why Beginner Photographers Shouldn’t Photograph Fire Performers

A really great idea for any wedding, special event or gathering of any type is to hire some fire entertainers. These guys can juggle fire, breathe fire, and pretty much survive on the raging flames that are their life and their source of income.

I have honestly never seen better entertainment than when I saw a fire juggling show last year in Las Vegas. I was so inspired by the show that as a professional photographer I started to take a ton of pictures to publish in a nice little set of entertainment pieces.

Well let me tell you that taking good pictures of fire entertainers is not nearly as easy as it sounds. Of course I was able to manage because I’ve been in the business for over 30 years now, but not everybody might have the same experience.

If you are a beginner, taking photos of fire performers probably isn’t the best idea because the pictures may not turn out very well, that is of course if you don’t follow any of these tips! Continue reading “Why Beginner Photographers Shouldn’t Photograph Fire Performers” »

Icons Versus Photographs For SEO Agencies

For a graphic marketing company the images they use on their website as well as for the clients they are making advertisements for are some of the most important parts. Words and catchy slogans are fine for advertisement, but without the right pictures a fancy slogan wouldn’t get far at all.

You know what they say; a picture speaks a thousand words. For a company like SEO Essex the right images can make all of the difference. The question that many people ask when engaging in graphic marketing is what is better to use, an icon or an image?

Well there is no clear cut answer to this, but let’s just do a little comparison of the 2 to give you a better idea of what you are looking for. Continue reading “Icons Versus Photographs For SEO Agencies” »

Introduction To Photoshop Actions

Photoshop is by far the most popular of all photo editing programs out there and there is a good reason for it. Being a photographer or even taking photos for a hobby is really fun, but the pictures don’t always turn out so fantastic.

It’s not your fault, sometimes it’s the camera or the setting that you are shooting in. Many times you simply don’t get the picture looking the way you want because we don’t live in a dream world full of special effects. However using Photoshop means being able to add all of the special effects that you love, which is of course one of the reasons as to why it is so impressive.

Photoshop can use many different tools and actions to create the picture of your dreams, the best of which are Sleeklens’ PS Actions. One of the most popular tools in Photoshop is the actions tool, actions being different devices, effects, and overlays that can be applied to pictures to make them look awesome. Let’s talk about these Sleeklens’ PS Actions a little more in depth. Continue reading “Introduction To Photoshop Actions” »

How to Photograph Tumble Dryers

Taking good pictures when trying to sell something is crucial to success, but it isn’t as easily done as it is said. I was recently reading a bunch of tumble dryer reviews of Trocknerland and there was one thing that really stood out to me. I noticed that they had done an excellent job of taking great pictures of their dryers. Keep reading and take in some tips on how to take good pictures of appliances like a dryer for the purposes of sale. Continue reading “How to Photograph Tumble Dryers” »

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Fisher Price Perfect Photo, possibly the best looking camera ever.

After seeing some very grainy, black and white images taken with a Fisher Price toy camera I was inspired and consequently headed straight for eBay. A few days later my new (well, used), very funky looking toy camera arrived. With a stash of 35mm films, I took it to a friend’s house to test it out. I felt instantly like I was 5 years old again, and loved every minute.

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POTM – Internationally Acclaimed Photographer… Michael Kenna!

Well, we have to say, we can think of no better way to end 2010 than with a bang. So, we are very, very happy to have Michael Kenna as our last POTM for 2010. Michael is the author of many books, of which “Japan” is our favourite. Michael’s images are on display in galleries all across the globe and we are proud to introduce you to his work, if you have not yet seen it.

Here is our quick Q & A with Michael:

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