Friday, March 23, 2018

Videography Ideas from the Pros

Videography Ideas from the Professional Photographers

Lighting is something that must be part of your preplanning so you have sufficient light so the action and facial reactions are easy to pick out on the video. Outdoors, keep the sun behind you if at all possible. Indoors, scout out how the existing lighting will look on video during the hours that you will be shooting. If they are not sufficient, you should get in there and set your lights in place well in advance of the event and work with the event organizers so they know your lights will be on during the event. The people who hired you want a great video so they will work with you. But you have to let them know what is going on.

Making web videos or “videography” is a different creature from photography. When you are aiming to capture fabulous pictures for a portrait or an event, you think in whens it come to still shots. In your mind the intention is “what will probably make a wonderful picture.”

A good video is a combination of stability of the camera and constant movement. So use a tripod to stabilize the shots when the video is being actively shot. But you have to be able to move the set up quickly to a new location. So make sure that your equipment is well maintained and that cameras, tripods and that all supplies are quickly accessible for field changes or repairs.

Best Video Tips

One of the most valuable insider tips is to shoot with the intention of editing. In that way, you will shoot more footage than you need, knowing you are going to edit it together later. You can go back and capture connecting video shots to smooth out the action and you don’t have to get upset if you get some bad footage. These and many other talents you will develop will take you to that level of professionalism you want to reach. And your customers will notice it too and come back for more of your talented videography.

To accomplish this mix of perfectionism and compromise, a few tips from the pros who have already set up a video business can help a lot. Here are what many of the old pros tell us to focus on especially as we are getting our video business up and running …

The cornerstone advice that the pros give about making great video is plan ahead. The more you know about your shoot, the better equipped you are when you show up. If you are shooting a wedding, visit the chapel, perhaps the reception hall and plan where you will set up to capture the best images. Plan your routes as you move around so you can create a smooth flow that works with the wedding procession rather than interrupts it.

Getting Started in Videography

You are trying to find a middle ground when you start offering video as part of your services. You know that anybody can bring a camcorder and capture video streams. These days they can even do it with their phone. But you want to create a more professional shot than the high school kid with a camcorder. Then again, you are not trying to win an academy award here. So the level of professionalism has to be better than amateur so you can justify charging for it but it doesn’t have to be great art to be a good video that the customer will be happy with.

The same is true of any event. Even a sporting event, as spontaneous as that is, will offer some less traveled areas where you can position yourself to catch the action. If the best location for capturing video is above or a distance from the activity, then you know you will need to use zoom and focus differently than if you can be in the middle of the action. This helps you plan how to prepare your equipment and your crew who will be supporting the shoot.

Video introduces whole scenes to get captured on film, for better and for worse. But it also opens up a lot of opportunity for mistakes, unexpected results or interruptions and surprises. Not only do you have to continue to think about what makes a great shot, you now have sound and movement issues to factor in. So while videography is much more fun, it also can be a lot more work.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Photo Session With Joanie EXP Realty San Antonio

Headshot session with real estate agent

Today we photographed a woman who was a realtor with eXp realty in San Antonio Texas. She was a little nervous when she came in. She had decided on what she wanted and didn’t want for her headshots.

I agreed with her and went on shooting. I was able to sneak in a few of the shots she said she would not want. We finished shooting in the studio then we headed outside for some more portraits in  her realtor shirt.  We had a beautiful sunny day so we were able to get some good images.

Real Estate Headshot Session Successful

Joanie came to the computer and we started to look through her photos. The type of images she said she didn’t want any of, she absolutely loved them! She couldn’t believe that she actually liked those more or as much as the other regular headshots we took of her. She was amazed and very happy.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Standard Family Photography Techniques

Family Photography Techniques Make Better Photographs

Taking photographs is an exceptional way to catch any minute in life. Utilize the guides below to add some punch to your family photography session and to take photos which appear to look like magazine quality.

If you are going to take a good family photograph consider exactly what is in the back ground of the area you are photographing the family. You do not desire unnecessary things in the background of your family photos such as joggers, people walking, cars, trucks, trash cans, etc. A plain background with greenery in the trees is always better and does not take away from the subject matter which is the family.

Taking professional family photographs is a terrific method to record any minute in a families life. Use the suggestions listed below to include pizazz to your photography pastime and to take images that look like they ought to be in magazines like Country Living or At Home magazine!

Professional Photography and Photographic Prints

Though the greater part of professional photography lovers have truly made the change to digital photography, do not let that stop you from making hard copy prints and sharing them with family members and other loved ones.

Photography is a fantastic art medium and using the above pointers can help even the most mundane pictures look fantastic. Developing and arranging your pictures will be a breeze, and future generations will always have them to treasure when you work on doing it right. Become the photographer in your family in no time at all!

Take your pictures at a steady pace. The longer you think twice, the better the opportunities that your perfect moment of opportunity will move away, causing a blurry photo. Start taking portraits as swiftly as you can. The faster you shoot each family member and the more photos you take, the much greater your odds are of snagging an impressive one the whole family will love.

Lighting For Family Photography

The lighting in a family picture can bring the whole scene into better focus or alter the mood of the photo. Assorted lighting setups will result in various family photographs.

See to it that your images have a strong focal point of attention. Without an amazing family grouping your photographs will wind up looking kind of blah, leaving the eye with nowhere to focus. Your readers will be more respectful of a picture that has a very clear focus.

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