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As the weather warms and the days grow longer, the first thing that pops into many people's minds is that summer is drawing near. And with each summer season comes its respective wedding season. Making use of the advantageous weather and abundant good spirits, wedding season brings out the greatest joy in everyone involved. However, as summertime and wedding season annually coincide and...
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And I’m not a pioneer of any style: I am just taking the kind of photos I like to take, using the principles of composition embraced by Cartier-Bresson and the street photography style forwarded by Klein and Winogrand, and applying them to a wedding.” Some may beg to differ—after all, the “Ascough style” is a phrase often thrown around,...
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1. Shoot every day  Like any skill, the more you do it, the better you can get. The best camera you have is the one in your hand, so if you aren’t out with your full DSLR kit, don’t be afraid to take great photos with your cell phone camera or a point-and-shoot. Photography is photography, make pictures with a camera. Any camera. 2. Always have your camera near  Pull up a chair and I can describe...
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Welcome to the Tiffen Filter Effects Directory! The directory is your interactive guide to 16 popular Tiffen filters. Here you can see, first hand, the effects a particular Tiffen filter has on an image by selecting a specific filter and then using your mouse to position the filter around the image. There are those who say that you can simulate the effects of any filter when you use post-...
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Image stabilization, or vibration reduction, O.I.S., Optical SteadyShot, SR, VC, VR, MEGA O.I.S., and other equally catchy monikers, are technologies that enable photographers to take pictures under lighting conditions that once upon a time would have been considered too iffy for capturing sharp still images. Depending on the make, model, and vintage of your IS-enabled camera or lens, image...
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Positioned as a true multimedia camera, capable of utilizing its high-resolution video capabilities for both stills and movies, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G7 is a...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a Quick Look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera, and covers its new features and specifications. The video begins by highlighting the 16MP Live MOS sensor and new Venus Engine 9, which enable 8 fps shooting, ISO 25600, and 4K UHD video...
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Including a new compact X-series body, a fast prime telephoto lens, and new colors for a pair of FinePix, Fujifilm's newest releases expand the breadth of its series while adding some panache to the lineup, as well. The X-T10 is the newest mirrorless camera, and follows the SLR...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a Quick Look at the new Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless digital camera, and covers its range of features and specifications. The video begins by highlighting the unique, classically inspired exterior design, as well as the unique 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II...
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For a beginner, few things seem more intimidating than photographing a wedding. A sense of anxiety is perfectly normal if you haven't yet spent much time in the field. It's important to remember that we all begin somewhere, and even the most experienced pros were also novices at one point. With practice and education, nerves begin to morph into confidence. No two weddings are the same, but...
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Whether you choose the new Lightroom 6 software or prefer Lightroom CC, which is available as part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan subscription, you are sure to benefit from the advances made in these new programs. Both Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC provide markedly faster performance speed and incorporate HDR and Panorama image creation modes, as well as facial-recognition technology and...
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Adrian Toto understands shooting weddings as a photographer and as a videographer, but he rightly points out that knowing more doesn’t necessarily make it easier. The more you know, the more you want to incorporate into your work, but his wedding films certainly reflect the fine application of his knowledge. He speaks on two different approaches to filming a wedding: establishing your...
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Adrian Toto has an important piece of advice for wedding videographers: think about audio! Quality audio bridges the gap between fine art and storytelling and is imperative for a successful wedding video. Toto outlines the basic audio gear and mic setups needed to record a wedding, whether you are shooting solo or with assistants, and he mentions a few pitfalls that you can expect along the way,...
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A light meter provides crucial information to photographers and cinematographers for their work; it provides a measurement of the exposure, tells users exactly what shutter speed/aperture combination to use based on the 18% gray standard, and can even provide detailed charts and graphs on the quality and color of the lights one is using. Generally, it will be seen as a tool to check exposure...
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We spoke to a handful of wedding photographers across North America to find out what they recommend for helping a wedding photography business stay on track and compete effectively in the marketplace. All of them gave us great input and here are some of the most commonly mentioned tips. 1. Vendors Working and playing nice with others is the key to getting more work as a wedding photographer. This...
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