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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Get Portrait Photographs Right

When you have experienced portrait photographers for your events, be assured of an enjoyable experience. However, before you hire one there are several things that you need to check out. You need visually appealing pictures for your memory’s scrapbook. So ask for the portfolio of the portrait photographer you intend to hire. While you are skimming through the images, make sure that they appeal to you emotionally. Such photographers are usually hired for weddings or family functions. Portrait photography is all about capturing the right emotion of an individual, couple or a group. Hence, the photographer must have a great timing and understanding of human emotions.

A picture tells thousand stories. When you are looking through the previous works, it will surely provide you an idea about the skill of the photographer. There are many families who like to have family portraits. Clicking a group of people isn’t that easy. The photographer should be able to portray the ideal essence of your family or friends. The best part of portrait photography is that you can choose a location of your choice. If you are shooting outdoors then your fun filled moments can be captured. In addition to this the photographer can utilize the natural lighting to shoot.

When Buying Camera Bags

When you start shopping for camera bags, the first thing you will notice is how many of them you have to choose from. It can be downright overwhelming, but the more you look the more you will see that you can narrow your options just by size and shape and type. There are going to be some bags that just aren’t attractive to your sense of style.

A shoulder bag is one of the most common types of camera bags on the market today. These are those bags that are attached to strap and then worn on the shoulder. This is a great type of bag if you want to be able to access your equipment relatively quickly because it’s all right there where you can reach in just a moments notice. If you have a larger camera, you may find that a shoulder bag gets big and bulky pretty quickly, so you need to determine whether or not this is right for you and the type of photography you are involved in and how much you will be moving.

Camera backpacks are also very popular. These are backpacks that are developed with the camera in mind so that there is plenty of padding to protect your camera no matter where you go. This is a great option if you have a larger SLR camera or something of the sort, because you won’t have to worry about a bulky bag swinging and hanging form your shoulder. You won’t be able to access your camera quite as quickly, but if you’re not in an urban setting, you may not need to have quick access to the camera, making this an ideal bag for you.

When shopping for camera bags, you might want to look into lens bags. These are bags that are meant specifically for the extra lenses that you may purchase for your camera. If you don’t have extra lenses, you obviously won’t need to make this purchase, but if you do have extra lenses you may find that these bags are just what you need to protect your investments while also ensuring that you can keep all of your photography components organized.

Color Theory

Lightness, also called value (Munsell) or tone, is defined as a colors placement on a brightness scale ranging from black to white. The Munsell color space, for example, divides the lightness axis, called value, into ten equidistant steps. Lightness, on the other hand, stems from the HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) and Lab color spaces where it is used similarly to Munsell value only in percent. The HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value) color space speaks not of lightness but of value and uses the word value differently than Munsell does. In HSV value ranges from black to not white, but to the fully saturated color. Paints can be made lighter or darker by adding white or black, but that also reduces saturation. “Tone” is an obsolete term that stems from darkroom photography to denote the lightness of a specific area of the print. Yet “tone” is still used in art where light and dark are built up with charcoal or similar drawing medium

In digital photography lightness can be calculated simply as (r+g+b)/3. However, that does not take into account that green is brighter than red and blue darker than red. In the IUV color space the relative brightness of the color channels is taken into consideration, like this: i=(76*r+150*g+29*b)/256; It approximately says that green is twice as bright as red and red is 2½ times brighter than blue.

In painting the term “tone” denotes an intermediate between gray and pure color. “Tint” denotes a mixture of pure color with white and “shade” denotes a mixture of pure color with black. In the real world tint and tone are not a simple as the theory implies, because though they do not have color in themselves, when white or black are mixed with a color, the color changes hue. In other words, black in mixtures behaves like a blueish color. For example if you mix yellow and black you don’t just get a darker yellow, but you get a darker and greenish yellow. Similarly will an addition of white make a color appear colder.

Photo Booth Rental Business

You do have to maintain the equipment and make sure that it is in good working order, you have to have organizational skills to make sure that you do not book renting out your photo booth to two different events at the same time, you have to be able to deliver and set up the photo booth, and much more.

When you have decided that this will be your new business venture you need to decide if you are going to either buy or rent the equipment that is needed to start the business. On average the start-up cost for a photo booth is two thousand dollars but it can be more. You also have the option to rent, or start a franchise from a well-known photo booth rental company that is already well established. Owning a franchise is a great idea if you want to learn how to operate a such business without having to do all the research on line and self teach yourself to run the business. The company that you have the franchise with can also assist you on other aspects of the business such as how to market your new business venture.

Before you decide which route to take you need to create a business plan so you can look at all your objectives, other marketing plans, and strategies. It is now time to think about the equipment because you cannot have a photo booth rental business if you do not have the equipment to start this type of business. If you have opted to have a franchise the parent company will provide your new company with the equipment that you need along with training to help you better manage your business.

You will also need to get all the necessary licenses and permits that are needed in order to run your new business. You will also need to check in on what your tax obligations will be. Once everything is completed you are ready for your first event so you need to start advertising. The best way to advertise is to offer a relative or close friend the use of your photo booth free for an hour at their next event in order to get personal references and possible new customers. You should also carry business cards with you.