Underwater Wedding Photography Ideas

Underwater wedding photography ideas sometimes cross the mind of the bride when looking over fantastic pictures online. The imagery is astounding and the brides look like underwater fairies that take nymphs to a higher level.

Achieving the same effects in a real wedding would be harder though and as a photographer it is best to put the realities of the shoot into their proper perspective before the bride and the groom makes a commitment and get the shock of their lives.

Simply going underwater with the P.A.D.I. certified pastor or photographer will not produce the nymph like pictures that could be seen in the samples. The reality of blurry pictures and untidy looks is all too real with underwater weddings.

A photographer experienced in underwater wedding photography should be contacted and a good discussion of what happens should be done. Usually, the professionals cost a whole lot more, but if money is not an object, then the pictures take would be worth every penny paid.

For one thing, these professionals would not just take the pictures off hand underwater during the wedding; they would instead insist that separate pictures be taken before. They would have to discuss and show the bride how to be dressed and made up for an underwater shoot and they would have to spend a lot of time underwater for that perfect shot.

The photographer would probably have a fibreglass clear tank from where the bride could go in and pose in front of the camera that is outside the tank. All the while there would be adjustments made and as this could take a lot of time, it could sometimes take hours getting wet before the final wrap up.

Another to consider would be the willingness of the groom to do exactly the same thing. As men in general may find this idea appalling, most of the great underwater photographs would just be of the bride. But at least, the resulting portraits would be fantastic enough to display in full in the foyer or in the living room where it could be a focus for discussion in the near future.

Think carefully before embarking on this endeavour and choose the right photographer who has experience with these types of wedding photography.

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Discount Wedding Photography – How To Get Your Portraits Cheaper

Every penny counts when you are planning your wedding and honeymoon. As you are probably finding out, things are a little more expensive than you probably thought they were going to be, Thankfully, we have found some of the most helpful money saving tips on wedding photography. With our tips, you will be able to get discount wedding photography that does not look discount at all!

First, you have to understand, no one is going to offer you a cheaper price on your wedding photography if you dont ask for it. Basically, in the world of negotiating there is no room for embarrassment.

You have to be willing to go the extra mile to save a dollar. You might not be able to save as much as you want on your discount wedding photography, but even $20 less is $20 left in your pocket.

You will need to look online and determine the average going rate for wedding photography in your area or the area you are getting married. From here you will know about how much you should set your budget at. Then start looking at the prices for the packages you want. Get ready to begin negations with the photographer.

Make several appointments to various photographers so you can find the potential discount wedding photography studio you will be using. Lets say the package you want has everything you want but it has too many 10x12s. Take note and discuss the possibility of reducing the price since you will not need everything in the package.

Explain to the photographer that their prices are a bit out of your price range and it is vital that you do not overspend your budget. Then discuss the possibility of reducing the price of your package since you do not need the additional 10x12s. More likely than not, the studio just opened their doors to becoming a discount wedding photography studio without even realizing it.

Another way you should be able to get the price down a little is to show the photographer that the prices in your area are not quite as high as he or she is charging. This can often open the eyes of the photographer and almost force their hand at becoming your discount wedding photography studio.

No one wants to lose a potential client, so more often than not, if the price is still reasonable you can get the photographer to come down to a lower price. Thus, you have gotten your portraits at the price you wanted!

The Review of a Trick Photography And Special Effects 2nd Edition E-Book

Many people are buying expensive digital cameras nowadays and they would like to make great and beautiful photos that everyone will admire. Unfortunately, most of them remain just average or below average photographers and their photographs suck. Main reason for this lack of quality in their pictures is not the lack of talent but the inadequate training and ignorance.

I was one of those “bad” photographers for a long time too. In fact I improved my skills and knowledge just recently. My friends and family members where amazed and positively surprised when I showed them my recent shots and they wouldn’t believe me at first that these shots where made by myself.

The secret behind my recent improvement lays in an e-book called “Trick Photography And Special Effects”, written by Evan Sharboneau. This is not just a regular e-book, but a whole course with videos and instructions to guide you, step by step, through the various techniques and tricks of modern photography.

Of course that this is not the only good book about photography out there and I don’t claim it’s the best. There are many good courses available online and probably in your local area too. It’s just my favorite book at the moment, it helped me a lot and that’s why I like it so much.

If you are a professional photographer this book might not be for you as you might already be familiar with lot of things in it. But if you are an aspiring amateur photographer or hobbyist like me who just got his first DSLR camera this might be the best purchase you ever made!

The second edition of the “Trick Photography And Special Effects” e-book is divided in three parts and it has nearly 300 pages and 9 hours of video tutorials. It includes more than 300 high quality photographs made by the author himself and by many other, very talented photographers from all over the world. The book is very easy to read and to understand even for a complete beginner.

In the first part of the book you can read abut long exposure effects and about the technique called light painting. It teaches you how to make photos with your DSLR camera in low light situations using various lighting methods and equipment. After this part you will be able to make some really incredible pictures that will astonish everyone who sees them.

In the second part of the book author introduces various trick photography techniques and many special effects. In this part you will also start using Photoshop to manipulate and enhance your photos to add drama to your images and to create surreal situations and settings.

In the third part of the book you can learn much more about Photoshop and how to create some really shocking images. The author of the book is a Photoshop expert and he will show you how to create some awesome effects in a simple and straightforward way.

All things considered, the “Trick Photography And Special Effects” e-book is a great choice for many people looking to learn more about photography and to improve their skills in a fun and interesting way. Some people may not consider techniques used in this book to be standard or traditional, but images created in such way will definitely draw lot of attention and make you a better photographer overall.

Top 6 Types Of Photography In Surrey

A photograph is a memorable part of our life. With help of photograph we can remember your past. Photograph captured moment, smiles are treasured; sparkles in the eyes are beloved and memories are cherished. A photograph is definitely worth a thousand of words and it has the power to convey a whole new meaning of a particular situation or incident. There are many types of photography available in surrey, which is related a specific area or function.

Types of photography:

1.Glamour and Fashion Photography: This type of photography is one of the lucrative photography. In the fashion world photographs are one of the most effective ways of communication. In fashion world Photography is used to bring attention to the clothes and accessories. Glamour photography normally includes models and it is well-known in men’s magazine and advertising since it focuses mainly on the model.

2.Wedding photography: Wedding photography is an activity, which is related to wedding. It includes photographs of couple before marriage as well as coverage of wedding and reception. It can be one of the most enjoyable and lucrative professions, but can also be most stressful and demanding.

3.Nature Photography: it is one of the most popular photography. There are limitless world’s natural beauty like breathtaking sunsets and waterfalls to fascinating volcanoes and mountains. Nature photography includes various other type of photography. These are landscape photography, wildlife photography, underwater photography, seascape photography and cloudscape photography.

4.Advertising Photography: this photography mainly used to sell a product. It is all about the product. They used the best way to highlight the product. It is only one of the many disciplines of professional photography. In small markets this type of photography is done by commercial photographers. It is not a discipline for the novice.

5.Fine Art Photography: It also known as art photography. It would require you to apply more thoughts and visualization skills to create a work of art. This type of photography is not always meant for commercial purpose, but today, we can see this photography being used for promotional purposes as well.

6. Photojournalism: a photograph of this type of photography is all about telling a story about a particular event or incident. This type of photography is mostly used by publications to represent the latest news. It divided into the several parts. Documentary photography, Street Photography, Celebrity Photography and Sports Photography all these are the parts of photojournalism.

The Rules Of Photography Knowing When To Break Them.

Creative photography is a mix of many ingredients; art and technology, skill and patience, cold mechanical knowhow and individual flair.

For a beginner learning the basics, it would be nice if there was a simple set of rules to follow to make the whole thing easier. Surely someone could just tell you what aperture to use in a given situation, or how to structure a composition to get the best results every time?

Photography is a lot like learning to drive. With a car, you need to know the road rules, and you need to know the basic skills of steering, accellerating and braking. These can be learned easily with a bit of practice. But even when you have mastered the essentials, you still need to get to know your car, because each car is a little different. Then you need experience with night driving, wet-weather driving, off-road driving…

What you must understand is that following the rules will only take you so far. In photography, you will find that rules help you in the beginning, and some rules will stay with you throughout your career. The trick is to understand when the rules don’t apply, or when you should choose to ignore them. This is the type of knowledge that can’t easily be taught. It comes with experience, and is what gives you indiduality as a photographer.

Below are just a few of the rules that, for an experienced photographer, are just made to be broken.

Photography Rule #1. Outdoor Photos Should Be Taken In The Early Morning Or Late Afternoon. This is one of the first principles of landscape photography, and can be applied to almost any outdoor photography. The softness and warm colour of the sunlight at these times adds beauty and character to almost any scene. It also creates much lower contrast, allowing you to avoid harsh shadows and over-exposure of the highlights in your photos.

When can you break this rule? I can think of two situations immediately.

Black and white photography is defined by contrast rather than by subtle colour, so you often want stronger shadows to create the best image. For this reason, black and white photos are often best taken closer to the middle of the day when the light is stronger.

Rainforest photography is also best in the middle of the day, but this time you don’t want bright sunlight; you want cloudy weather to create an nice even light throughout the forest. Otherwise the patches of light coming through the canopy will create ‘hot spots’ all over your image.

Photography Rule #2.The Rule Of Thirds. The rule of thirds is an excellent guide for a beginner learning about composition. In simple terms, it divides your photo into three parts, vertically and horizontally. The dividing lines are the best places to position long objects in a photo (like trees and horizon lines). The points where the lines intersect are the most effective places to position smaller objects for most impact.

Photos that are taken according to the Rule Of Thirds appear balanced. They satisfy our natural sense of visual order and simply look ‘right.’ Unfortunately, the world is not so easily organised as the rule, so it is impossible in nature to take every photo this way. Moreover, sometimes you may decide to ignore the rule, giving more impact to the photo by shaking up the normal balance of the composition.

When can you break this rule? Here is one obvious example, but I am sure you can think of many more.

Sunset photos feature colourful skies, and silhoettes in the foreground. If you have a truly spectacular sky, it doesn’t make sense to fill a third of the picture with empty blackness. You may choose to tilt the camera up to make a feature of the sky, and reduce the area filled by the foreground.

Rule #3. Your Lightmeter Is Always Right. Most of the time you can trust your lightmeter. If it indicates your photo is well exposed, it probably will be…but not always.

When can you break this rule? When there is a big difference in the level of light between the subject and the surroundings.

You may be photographing a person, an animal, a flower etc. in full sunlight, but the background is shady. This is a very effective way of making your subject stand out from the surroundings. In this situation, the different levels of light are bound to trick the lightmeter. In fact, if you take your photo on auto, your subject will most likely be overexposed. The best approach is to switch your camera to manual, and adjust your aperture or shutter speed until the photo is underexposed by one or two stops. This will darken your background and bring the subject into perfect exposure.

Can you see a pattern developing here? Rules are there for a reason, and your skills will improve in leaps and bounds if you learn them and practice them. But having done that, you are ready to take the next step. Start experimenting outside the rules and see where it takes you. Knowing and following the rules will make you a good photographer. Choosing how and when to break them will make you even better.