History of Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is very much part and parcel of the modern couple’s couple big day. Soon-to-be-married couples are willing to spend small fortunes in order to have a beautiful wedding album. But wedding photography is not a new phenomenon as even the Victorians also liked having pictures taken of their wedding days.

Wedding photography dates back to the 1840s. Because photography was only in its infancy there were serious technical limitations on the kind of pictures that could be taken. There were none of the pictures taken outside that are popular today. The photos were not even taken at the church or in the reception. The happy couple had to pose, before or after the event, in the photographers studio. They wore their best clothes for the shoot, which meant no pictures of the bridal gown. Also, the idea of a wedding photograph was only the preserve of the better off during this period.

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Child Photography at the Beach

Beach photography and child photography go hand in hand. What better place to get authentic shots of children than in one of the best places to play on earth: the beach. There are many important things to keep in mind when taking pictures at the beach and when taking pictures of children. But if you relax, have fun with the kids and keep taking pictures you’re sure to get some that you’ll treasure.

Important things to remember when taking pictures at the beach:

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Black and White Photography: No Color is Good

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The world of black and white photography is considered a Fine Art form and it is done to induce an emotion of timelessness and freeze a moment at any given time. It goes without saying that a few great photographers like Ansel Adams and Steigletz have made black and white photography what it is to today and even long after their deaths keep it strong and alive. This type of a picture is a true classic form of art and extremely breathe taking. There can never be enough said about black and white photography, but the pictures themselves will speak volumes for all that are looking at them.

Black and white film comes in a few different classes. The tabular black and white film is a new and thinner emulsion film that has more of a surface area and it gives off less depth with high sharpness. Conventional film is the standard type that gives off a superior detail to highlight and was used before the tabular film was introduced in 1988. Orthochromatic film is the best for shots of people and landscapes and gives off a tone that stands above all other film types. Chromogenic film uses dyes and not the silver particles that are used by the other film types. There is no control over the development process and it is more difficult to work with.

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Digital Photography Tips and Tricks Part 3 – Your Checklist

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Looking for some digital photography tips and tricks? In this series I present some practical tips to you that help get the most out of your digital camera.

If you are using a digital SLR camera for your photography, you may know well that it is a highly sophisticated piece of equipment, capable of producing fantastic results. But you need to know how to handle it and you need to prepare well before using it. That’s why I have created a Digital Photography Pre-Shoot Checklist. Follow the checklist and it will help you get the best out of your digital SLR camera and you will also avoid having great shots ruined by incorrect settings or poor camera set-up!

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Beach Photography Tips

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Have you ever been on a beach holiday and thought it would be a good idea to take thousands of photographs to remember how beautiful it was, only to be disappointed with the final result? I’ll bet you took a portrait of your loved one only for the shot to turn them into a dark shadow or it left them with harsh black shadows on their faces. Please don’t worry, you are not the worst photographer in the world, this problem is quite common.

Photography can be tricky in the bright light of day, especially in a hot, reflective place like the beach but it is not impossible. If you adhere to a few of the following tips, you will find that your photography on the beach will most definitely improve.

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Starting a Wedding Photography Business

Creating a successful wedding photography business can be more of a challenge than one would think. Just because you can take a picture doesn’t mean that starting your own wedding photography business will be smooth sailing. However there are certain building blocks one can take that will assist in creating yourself a successful start to your wedding photography business. First and most important building block is to build an efficient and thorough business/ creative plan. This is the foundation and should include your objectives, your mission, and your keys to success.

Your foundation objectives will cover what it takes to produce the same outstanding quality results time after time, and what it will take to become recognized as a top wedding photographer. You mission should describe what you want to achieve and how you are going to do that. Your keys to success should include how you will fulfill your client’s expectations and how you will accomplish this. How will you be competitive with your services offered? What kind of profits do you need to become successful competition?

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Black and White Beach Photography – Film in the Digital World

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Black and White Beach Photography is just one of the many subjects I love to photograph using B&W film.
My fine art work is taken with an old manual Leica rangefinder and a hand held light meter. To me this is the purest way to capture subject, light and texture.

There was a point in my life where I stood firm and stated I would never go “digital”. But as I learned more about the software and it’s capabilities, it has now become a “tool” for the final image in my creative process. My chosen software is Adobe Photoshop.

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The Beauty of Black and White Photography

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It’s called black and white photography, but it’s so much more. There’s the black at one end of the spectrum, white at the other end, and a whole lot of beauty in between. Just like the old black and movies of the 1940s, black and white photographs can appear classic and romantic.

Black and white photography is all about contrast. Texture creates a great deal of interest in a black and white picture. Shooting from different directions and different times of day will produce shadows and shading and result in an entirely different picture of the same subject.

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Black and White Photography – Still Most Creative Form of Photography

You would rarely find a person who does not like photographs. Photographs of people, nature and wild life attract almost everybody. With the advent of digital cameras it is now easy to catch moments in frames forever.

During the early stages, black and white photography was the only way to capture photographs. Experimentation with color photography started around 1861. Modern color photography evolved gradually.

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