Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Top 4 Reasons Why Using Photo Effects Is A Good Idea

There are a lot of people who are simply in love with taking pictures. Some of them transformed the passion into a job and now work as professional photographer. As a professional photographer, you can obtain important contracts for working at big events, but you probably also have your own idea about what photography is and you probably travel a lot, trying to find the best scene for the perfect photo shot. Even though you are a professional photographer, I am sure that you use certain photo effects for the photo shots that you publish in magazines and for the ones that you display in your exhibits. Luckily, this is not a disadvantage, although there are numerous critics who think that the photo effects should not exist.

Both amateur and professional photographers know a lot about photo effects and even add effects to photos. There is nothing wrong in this as long as the photo is enhanced and as long as the photo's story is not ruined. Those who are passionate about photography and who don't use photo effects should consider joining a workshop, as learning how to use some cool photo effects is going to be an enjoyable experience that will bring numerous benefits to the one who takes advantage of it. The output can be amazing, so learning how to use the photography effects is a good idea and it definitely isn't a waste of time.

There are plenty of photographers who know a lot about photo effects, but they don't use them. Well, here are four reasons why they should change their minds, as they are in a clear disadvantage.

Tips On How To Be Good At Photography - Aperture Mode

Are you overwhelmed by all the dials and buttons that came with your first DSLR? Do the terms Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Rear Curtain Flash, or Slow-Sync Flash sound alien to you?

 Don't worry I was there too! The AUTO mode was the only mode I used. But with time and experimentation you will also get the hang of it and you will be venturing into the other modes eventually. Perhaps you will even start teaching someone else how to be good at photography. Let's take a closer look at the Aperture mode. Your photography will drastically improve after understanding what aperture does.


Just like our eyes a camera has a pupil that could be widened or narrowed to allow more or less light respectively through the lens. This opening is called the aperture and is expressed in fractional numbers starting with the letter "f." Any basic DSLR camera has an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/5.6.

Here is a terminology you need to be familiar with: depth of field. As the term suggests, you can create depth, or shallowness. This brings life to your photo and allows the subject to appear to be separated from the background by adding the softening effect. You control the aperture you control the depth of field. So now you know why a photo could have a sharp primary subject while the background is blurred. Aperture!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Create a Buzz Around Events With Photo Booths

During the late '70s and the early '80s, as a child, a trip to the grocery store usually meant feeling like a lifetime of dragging your feet behind your mother, following her around - aisle after aisle, watching her grab everything you hate and throwing it in the cart for at least an hour.

The only exciting thing about going to the grocery store was that quick walk past all those twenty-five cent kiddy rides. There was usually a mini merry-go-round that could ride three kids at a time, a race car that shakes and makes car noises, and a horse that rocks back and forth and makes the sound of a horse galloping. Although mom hardly ever let you ride these things, especially if it was cold, rainy or windy outside, there was no way she was going to stand out there for three minutes.

That's okay... there's a photo booth inside the grocery store.

Having Fun with Friends

Taking pictures with family and friends is fun. Inside malls, there is usually one of these mini photography studios outside a store or in the middle of the main aisle where the main traffic is. You get four pictures, on a three inch by six inch strip, photographed with the highest of quality.

You can now rent your very mini photography studios at your next private function. Whether it's a wedding, birthday party, a special gathering or event, a company that provides a photo booth rental is exactly what you need to brighten things up. These companies will come to your function and set up your very own photo booth. With unlimited photographs, it's sure to be a big hit.