Photography by Daniel: Blog http://lifefotos.com/blog en-us (C) Photography by Daniel pentikis@lifefotos.com (Photography by Daniel) Wed, 29 May 2013 13:57:00 GMT Wed, 29 May 2013 13:57:00 GMT http://lifefotos.com/img/s6/v149/u975249865-o59084206-50.jpg Photography by Daniel: Blog http://lifefotos.com/blog 86 120 Using Technology For Planning Of Your Special Day http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/4/using-technology-for-planning-of-your-special-day It’s not uncommon to find people still using notepads and binders for their planning of their special day.

 

I would encourage individuals to do away with the binder and notepad to try to organize and get inspirational ideas for their wedding. Instead why not use the technology that the majority of individuals have in their hand. There are websites to help you with inspiration such as Pinterest, Facebook, and countless other websites that you could bookmark and share with friends and family members with a few clicks of a button. You’ll not only save time, but money as well with the savings in ink and paper that our environment will appreciate as well.

 

There are individuals out there that are using face time and Skype with them in the dressing room to get opinions from those that matter most. A few years ago it may have been uncommon for someone to take a camera with him into the dressing room, but that is not the case anymore. In fact people are taking video along with photos to quickly share on social media or in direct messaging to a specific person.

 

So a few things to consider when planning your day:

 

  • There are many applications out there to help you stay organized in coordination with your bridal party.
  • Make sure you have plenty of memory on your phone before trying on dresses.
  • Have an inspirational folder through one of the many websites out there such as Pinterest that would help you with do-it-yourself creative ideas.
  • Consider setting up a custom e-mail just for planning and sending photos to. This can be a creative solution that can keep everyone on the same page by simply having a username and password for those that need to  be aware of ongoing planning.
  • And finally you can consider having a wedding website that can be easily managed at your discretion.
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Wedding Planning With Unforeseen Obstacles http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/wedding-planning-unforeseen-obstacles  

While getting engaged is very exciting, you might find yourself getting caught up in the initial stages of the planning and not prepared for some of the obstacles that may come with any life adventure. Below are some examples that many brides have ran into.

 

  • Some of you will not find this surprising, but don’t be alarmed if your fiancé does not seem heavily involved or excited about the wedding planning.

 

  • Many people are not expecting the cost associated with quality vendors such as DJs, caterers, and photographers. These are skilled individuals that are going to be compensated well for their experience and confidence in helping your day be a very memorable one.

 

  • Weddings often bring out the most opinionated individuals that feel planning needs to go their way. You just have to be mindful that it is your day and your budget depending on the circumstances. You can’t be all things to all people, so try to relax and make the best of it.

 

  • Be cautious of wedding websites and booking your vendors through them. Unfortunately there have been a lot of scams where people have put down large sums of deposits only to find out there was no such photographer, DJ, or videographer. If possible, always  try to meet the vendors in person to get a feel of their character and professionalism.

 

  • Procrastinating and making decisions at the last minute can be very costly and very stressful!  Try to plan well in advance to give you time to shop around and remove important decisions that require detailed planning and events.

 

  • Plan on lots of communication with all your vendors throughout the months leading up to your wedding. This will give you the opportunity to build rapport and set your expectations and overcome any obstacles you may face.

 

  • You might be surprised how quickly you find a dress, but unfortunately sometimes you will spend much more time looking for the accessories such as shoes and the veil. Once again preparation and planning is key to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
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Urban Painting With Light Video http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/urban-painting-with-light-video Here is some painting with light done in the late-night and early morning hours. These are long exposures using different types of lighting methods to get desired results. The majority of these photos are taken at the Swift and Armor meatpacking facility in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards. There are a couple here from the historical Baker Hotel located in Mineral Wells, Texas. This is just one form of photography that I performed to enhance my creative edge in delivering work for all to enjoy!

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Wedding Day Advice http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/wedding-day-advice  

  • Enjoy your wedding day and try to delegate as much as you possibly can so you don’t find yourself stressing about all the little details when you have enough on your plate as it is.

 

  • Consider doing a test run with your makeup and getting opinions from friends. Why leave it to chance the day of your wedding with not much time during the day to overcome/fix your makeup that you may not like?

 

  • Don’t procrastinate on the planning. Try using a wedding checklist to help give you an idea of what needs to be done. Many of us take for granted how much planning goes into a  wedding. Of course it depends on the couple of how simple or extravagant the event will get.

 

  • Don’t be afraid to be creative for your ceremony and reception. After all it is your special day. Often times family members or close friends will try to give you a lot of device of how they would want it done. Don’t fall victim to the guilt trips.

 

  • Try to plan for extra downtime after the wedding to decompress from all the wedding events.  It can really take its toll on you! Don’t make the mistake of returning back to work or other large responsibilities directly after your wedding if all possible.

 

  • Consider playing some upbeat music while walking back from the altar after the ceremony and your first kiss. The energy in the room is going to be fantastic with a lot of emotions and playing an upbeat song would be more appropriate and fun in place of a slow love song.

 

  • Be prepared that things are not going to go as planned. Do what you can to just roll with it and make the best out of a situation. We can’t always control the things that happened around us, but we can control how we react.

 

  • Try to eat well before the day gets away from you. Before you know it, you will be spending hours getting ready, spending time with your photographer, ceremony, more time with your photographer, work your way through the crowd of people congratulating you, a little more time with your photographer, and then you might get the opportunity to eat. Also consider having something to snack on on your way to the airport or hotel room.
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DJ For Your Wedding Day! http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/dj-for-your-wedding-day Over the years I’ve gained much appreciation for DJs and their ability to get the crowd moving and get all to enjoy the festivities! No two DJs are the same when it comes to style, presentation, and personality. Most DJ services offer a variety of packages to meet all levels of budgets. Things you want to consider for your wedding day will be the ambience of the room and who can supply that type of desired decor. A few things to think about is up lighting, draping for around the room, great sound, and a great light show for the dance floor that will almost guarantee all will have a fantastic time with the level of entertainment provided at your reception. When selecting a DJ or production agency such as Steward Production’s, remember to ask a lot of questions to these professionals given them the opportunity to help your special event to be remembered for a lifetime! Remember you get what you pay for, and you definitely do not want to cut corners on DJs, photographers, and videographers. They are the ones that will help create and capture memories for generations to enjoy! Here is a link to Steward Production’s with some of his frequently asked questions.

 

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Photography Tip ~ Tripod http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/photography-tip-tripod Tripods are critical in getting desired results especially in low light slow shutter speed situations. Just like anything else you purchase, you often get what you pay for. Don’t get me wrong, I have spent the money on lower end equipment such as a tripod and have found them to be somewhat unstable given me shaky images. Also depending on how often you use your tripod, it won’t last long. Another thing to consider are the elements that you will be shooting in. For example if you have a lower end tripod, it’s more likely going to be very light mostly made of plastic. This is not a good ingredient if you’re going to do something like outdoor shooting, because the wind could kick up and blow your camera and tripod over. However, if you spend a little bit more with a little bit of research, you will find a great tripod that will last you years to come bringing a solid built that can withstand all sorts of elements. I would recommend going to a local camera store if you are unfamiliar with the different types of tripods out there.

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Photography Tip ~ Flash http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/tip-of-the-day Using your flash

I often see photos where someone has missed an opportunity to take a good photo and make it a great one. Often this is caused by the use of the flash. I see friends or family members washed out because the camera is simply too close and in auto mode. The other obstacle may be that the subject is too far away for the flash to properly light the subject. The good news is a lot of this can be corrected with many of the cameras sold at your local retailer by adjusting the flash brightness or in some cases even turning off the flash when appropriate lighting is present. If you're not comfortable adjusting some of the settings in your camera, you can simply experiment by moving closer to your subject if they are too dark or moving the camera further away from the subject if they are too bright. I often will use a flash outdoors on a sunny day for some additional fill light with my flash on a lower output. This will give me a more natural three-dimensional look that will give a great final result

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Budget Strategies For Weddings http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/budget-strategies-for-weddings  

Budget Strategies For Unique And Private Weddings
 
Time has finally come, and you will definitely be married soon. Planning the wedding is no small task. However, with the right advice it is possible to plan a gathering that provides you with a number of the best memories. Please read on and you will definitely find many ways that can turn potential chaos into beauty.
 
Stick together whenever possible on your day. This wedding is about the both of you joining your lives together. Do not allow the pressure of trying to spend time with everyone from the gathering keep you apart. Relax, opt for the flow and walk amongst your invited guests together being a couple and savor one another just as much as it is possible to within your special moment.
 
To avoid excessive stress through the months just before the wedding, be sure you have allowed sufficient time to plan the marriage. It will require a considerable amount of time to interview and choose florists, photographers, and caterers, etc. In general, the larger the wedding, the more time you will need to ensure everything ends up perfectly on your big day.
 
When you are choosing a backyard wedding, be sure that you have closely followed the climate and have chosen a location that could quickly be changed to indoor, in case the weather change, instantly. If you aren't careful in choosing an outdoor wedding, you could see yourself disappointed once the entire event is rained out.
 
Do not hire the initial vendor you meet with when preparing for your wedding. Even if you love the flower company you are conversing with, make sure to speak to at the very least 3 to 5 other people. Apply this same tactic to each type of vendor you are looking to hire. This can be the simplest way to obtain a good price to the services that you desire.
 
To make sure you have photos of everybody in attendance at the wedding, possess a photo booth set up right next to your guest book. Photo booth rentals can easily be bought and might be created in a variety of ways, usually with the aid of the booth operator, that will assist your guests and guide them into making some memorable pictures for your photo guest book. As soon as the photo has been developed, the attendant can position the picture into an album and have the guests sign it with their congratulatory wishes. You may also elect to have two sets of photos printed so that you can give your invited guests one as being a little remembrance of your respective special event.
 
If you will be photographing a wedding event, make sure to look at the location where the wedding is going to be held so you know what angles are going to be open to you and what barriers may get in your way. When you know where things are, you'll have a much easier time on your special day.
 
When you are considering a marriage venue, you need to be aware of the vision which you have had for your overall style and feel of your wedding. Will it be inside and out, traditional or very upscale? Also consider what season you will be having the wedding so that you can pick the best venue for your taste.
 
Consider getting an early wedding and turning your reception right into a brunch. If you wish to cut costs, an area you could trim from is the meal. Dinner is generally very costly, so moving the reception to earlier in the day could help you save money.  Additionally, you will have the rest of your day to invest alone being a couple.
 
Remember, your day is about you. It can be great to attempt to please every aunt and cousin, but it is not be possible. Pick the products which allow you to be the happiest and strive to overlook what every one else will say.
 
Try and arrange transportation from the airport to the hotel or resort for guests arriving for your personal destination wedding. At worst, have your friends and family meet up and form groups so they can share the limo or cab costs. It's already costing them much to be there. Try to assist them whenever you can!
 
With such tips and others like them, it will allow you to arrive at the alter with a smile on your face. You can make the best of your day as well as the the majority of your budget and perhaps build a lifetime of fond memories.

 

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Tips For Fine Art Photography http://lifefotos.com/blog/2013/3/tips-for-fine-art-photograph Tricks And Tips For Fine Art Photography

Photography is definitely a desire for you. However you feel as though you might have room for improvement. You do not have a lot of time to spend by reading books or taking classes but would really like some quick tips. This post is perfect for your photography interest.
 
Tripods are great components of photography equipment, but not everybody has one or can pay for one with regard to their shots. So, what can you do for now to make sure that you may have steady, sharp shots of the subject? Try leaning against something solid to help you steady both your hands and the camera.
 
Glance at the manual that was included with your equipment. Even though most cameras are rather intuitive, a manual will explain to you what every feature does and ways to adjust it. Read your manual, and then try your camera. You should feel at ease much faster once you spend some time to understand your equipment.
 
Use lines to draw in the viewer's eye to the photograph. Lines may help provide feelings of depth with an image. If done correctly, the lines themselves can even be a fascinating subject. The use of lines in photography can be a complex topic, but what is important to take into account is that they should draw you in, not push you away.
 
Make yourself a photo copy master. Go ahead and make an effort to imitate your preferred photos and photographers. Not simply is imitation the highest form of flattery, it will teach you the strategies that had been used to obtain the shots you adore. Let your creative juices flow, and let your favorites inspire you.
 
A great photography tip is to maintain your sensor as clean as possible. Should your sensor be dirty, you will more likely end up with spots on your image. Having a clean sensor can help you save lots of time, but without having to completely clean up an image in an image editing program.
 
When performing a picture shoot, take a lot of pictures. With digital cameras and computers, you are able to take countless photographs depending on the size of your memory card. You'll have an improved chance of getting good photos whenever you take more. And if you achieve bad ones, all you have to do is hit delete to delete them.
 
Use a good lens to get a better image quality. You could make artistic pictures with any type of equipment when you give your very best and adapt your style to the equipment. But acquiring a good lens definitely opens more possibilities. As an example, you may capture more details and have an improved focus.
 
If you would like to take top quality portraits, tend not to depend upon your camera's integrated flash. Instead you want to have a look at buying a softbox to use for external lighting. In the event you can't afford this, consider purchasing an external flash unit using a diffuser for your camera.
 
An effective photography tip is to not get too carried away with getting the best and newest equipment. Technology is always improving and unless you're a huge success, it's simply not realistic to worry about getting the best camera. Make an effort to make good usage of the things you have.
 
Whether you're a photographer or this is your hobby or a  profession, you will still choose to shoot pictures because of that creative itch. Remember never to lose this. Always keep an eye out for first time and innovative ways that you could enhance a picture. Maybe adding a prop or testing out a crazy angle will probably be rewarding.
 
To conclude, you desire easy methods to enhance your photography skills but tend not to want to involve yourself in any kind of formal training or maybe in depth instruction. The tricks and tips explained in this passage should offer you the ideal volume of detail to improve your own situation.
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