How to Extend Background in PhotoshopLet’s imagine that you are standing in front of this beautiful sunset. You set up your camera, set your focus, set the camera on shutter delay and run back to your mark. The camera fires but at that exact instant another very-enthusiastic photographer walks into the frame. Ouch! The solution is to crop the guy... Read more »
5 Simple and Free Ways to Find Customers for PhotographyPrelude Today we are going to discuss about how to find customers for photography. Back in 2006 I left my sales manager position with an Indian IT company and decided to float my own venture. I had this strange confidence. I thought my fervor and my experience would simply decimate the mandatory waiting period for... Read more »
Wedding Photography – the History of the GenreThe history of recording a wedding dates back to a time long before photography came about. The bride and the groom, and at times the nearest family members, would stand painstakingly for hours posing, as the master painter would make brush strokes on canvas. The history of wedding photography, however, is a relatively new one.... Read more »
Shooting a Business Portrait: Techniques, Ideas and ApproachesIf you are good with portrait photography probably at one point you would be looking to jump in to the lucrative business portrait segment. Shooting a business portrait, however, is a different ball game altogether. This is completely different to what you have been shooting thus far. This is despite many of the same techniques... Read more »
Checklist of Preparation for Wedding PhotographyLet’ face it. Wedding photography isn’t a sort of pursuit that is for the weak heart. Wedding photography requires a whole lot more than just the knowledge of how to operate a camera or how to make a decent exposure. It requires exemplary interpersonal skills, excellent time management abilities, planning and above all the ability... Read more »
Protecting Your Photos in the Digital WorldDifferent techniques of protecting your photos: Watermarking Watermarking is one of the most common methods of protecting your photos in the digital world. Almost everyone does it and with varying degrees of intensity and success. The simplest way to place a watermark is to create an action in Photoshop or use the default watermark option... Read more »
The Essential Guide to Posing the GroomA ton has been written and said about the essential aspects of posing the bride. However, nobody seems to pay much attention to posing the groom. The thought process always is - "Well, he is the groom. How difficult can it be to pose and make a few quick portrait shots?" Well, guys tend to be just as nervous as gals, especially on the big day. There would be butterflies in the stomach. A little bit of help and some prior research work wouldn’t do any harm. Neither would some experience in posing the groom on his big day. Read more...
A Beginner’s Guide to Shoot Environmental PortraitsAs a genre, environmental portraits are a challenge of sorts for most photographers. It is because it involves bringing into focus the environment where the subject is rather than just focusing on the subject alone. These images capture the regular working environment of the subject or where the subject lives. In other words, environmental portraits... Read more »