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Weddings are busy, beautiful and yes, even stressful events. And in the hustle and bustle of everything that makes a wedding, well, a wedding, it’s not hard to imagine that something might get missed. That’s understandable, but you want to make sure that ‘something’ doesn’t fall under the category of missed photographs. That is why one of the most important aspects of wedding planning needs to be the selection of your Utah Wedding photographer. Remember… long after the cake has been eaten and the wedding dress is pushed to the back of the attic, you’ll still be looking at your wedding pictures and remembering the joy of your special day.
Most Salt Lake Valley wedding photographers have a check-list they go by; one the bride and groom are usually asked to fill out prior to the wedding. If not, make sure you provide the photographer with a list of what photos you want taken. If you are unsure of what you should include in that list, you can find photo check lists in bridal magazines and websites such as knotforlife.com. Not using a checklist is asking for trouble… and missed photo ops you’ll never have again. To avoid this unfortunate mishap, make a point to select someone (the bride’s mom, a favorite aunt or sister in-law) who will be responsible for working with the photographer; a checks and balances system, you might say.
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Other tips to keep in mind when hiring your wedding photographer include:
- Examining their portfolio. Do you like their work? Are they creative? Is the lighting and exposure up to par?
- Ask for references-and follow up by contacting one or two of them.
- Remember that not all wedding photographers need to be ‘professionals’. There are plenty of hobby photographers whose work is top quality and definitely wedding-worthy. Ask family and friends for suggestions, contact your local photography club or the photo-journalism department of a nearby college or university.
- Make sure the wedding photographer fully explains what you are getting for your money. Are you getting full rights to the photos? How much time is included in the price? How long will it be before you receive your photos?
- Get it in writing. This includes receipts for payments made and a ‘contract’ for what you are receiving in return for your payment.
- Feel comfortable with the photographer. Do they listen to what you want?
Your wedding photographer will most likely take up a fair amount of your wedding budget. That’s why it is important to get as much for your money as possible without compromising the quality of your photos.
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Macro digital photography has to be one of the most underrated and under-practiced aspects of digital photography. The fact is that it's just not "close-ups". Macro digital photography is o much more. Taking digital photography of macro, particularly abstract, is an incredibly stimulating art form. One of the reasons why macro digital photography is so good because the objective is to get as much detail as you can. And the subject is not often distinguishable. You can turn a basic household item into a brightly colored world filled with shapes, lines and form. It allows the mind to take a break from categorizing everything and lets the imagination just enjoy the art form.
In macro digital photography, it's very important to understand that you will be working with less light. What tends to happen is that you have less light on a smaller surface than you do a larger surface. This can lead to the need, in your digital macro photography, to adjust our F Stop to compensate for less light. And not only that, but in digital photography macro but your lens so you can get the important sections of your macro subject and focus on a shallow depth of field.
Composition is everything in Macro digital photography. Due to the fact that you are working with an absence of defining elements you find yourself working with the tone, texture, shape and light of the subject. To capture your lines, shapes, tones and texture well, make sure you have the right exposure. This means that in all aspects of your digital macro photography you'll need to get the right macro lenses. If you don't have macro lenses and you wish to practice, I suggest grabbing a magnifying glass and seeing what things look like up close. Keep in mind that this is not an effective long term photographic tool, but it does open your mind when you first start macro digital photography.
One tip I can give you for successful macro digital photography is to take "portions" of subjects up close. Find a point in your macro digital photography that shows flowing lines, symmetry and a loving gentleness that you normally would not find at normal distance. For example take the centre of a flower, such as a daisy. You will notice that the centre of the daisy comes alive with a softness and fascination that can only be obtained by macro digital photography.
To practice your digital macro photography, take your magnifying glass and really look up close at sections of subjects that have lots of detail up close. You can choose the grain of wood, clothing material, flowers and even colored objects such as semi precious stones. You'll find that subjects with very, very small fine detail are the best digital photography macro subjects.
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Put Your Best Face Forward On Facebook - Facebook has become one of the most popular destinations for social networking on the web. When I first signed up for Facebook I'll admit I didn't do anything with my account for several months. Then I started hanging out on the site and wasn't long before I realized the potential networking possibilities that existed for connecting with other photographers and business professionals.
4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Facebook:
1. Set up albums within your Facebook account to display your photography.
2. Provide links to your website, blog, links to your articles, classes you teach and other media coverage you receive.
3. Find and join groups, within Facebook offers tons of special interest groups that you can join and network directly with other like minded or like interest individuals
4. Register a custom URL (web address) for your Facebook page, think of it like a personalized license plate. You or your web designer can set this up through a domain registration service like Godaddy.com. The benefit of offering this short cut? It allows you branding capability for your business and makes it easier for visitors to find you. If you'd like to see an example in action you can send me a friends request at RodneyonFacebook.info
Follow Up With Twitter - Twitter is another social networking site that took me a while to get. Quite honestly I'm still learning more about Twitter and it's potential influence on my online marketing efforts. Basically Twitter is a "micro blog" where your text posts are limited to 140 characters. Now I realize that 140 characters doesn't seem like much but think of this way, when you're limited to how much you can say you'll find yourself getting to the point quickly.
When you 'Tweet' (their term not mine) you share a quick post about your current activities. So for example, if you teach photography workshops you can tweet about that, if you've just published an article to your blog or in print you can tweet about that and create an html link to the direct location where your content is stored.
Don't underestimate the power of Twitter, I'm already realizing the impact of this powerful site. You can follow me on Twitter by visiting the site and entering my screen name in the 'search for' RodWashington to follow my efforts as I connect with photographers, artists & other business professionals globally.
3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Twitter:
1. Post frequently. Twitter's true power comes from the frequency of your communication. Basically the more you Tweet, the more the prospects you'll connect with.
2. Tie your Twitter feed to your Facebook account. Within Facebook you can have your Twitter posts display on your Facebook page without you having to log in manually to add your posts.
3. Tweet back. When you receive a new follow (another term for someone subscribing to your feed) send a short message in return. It's essentially the same as replying to an email. Whether online or off it's all about forming and maintaining relationships.
Remember no matter what you think of social networking, marketing your photography services online is fast becoming one of the most effective as well extremely affordable methods of prospecting and establishing new contacts. In addition if you tie your offline with your online marketing efforts your reach will grow even larger and become more effective.