Thursday, 4 December 2014

UV Filters

For me a UV filter is there to protect the lens from constant cleaning, wearing away the outer lens coating.

Some people with very expensive lenses would not put a filter on the end, as optically it would not be as good, but would protect the lens knocks and finger prints, with a lens hood.

A UV filter can act as a lens cap, protecting the lens, but you are always ready to shoot.

UV filters can vary in price. I have bought cheap filters from ebay. Very cheap filters can be basically glass with no UV coating and may reduce the quality of the image. You will notice this when shooting towards the light. You get what you pay for.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Colour Wheel

Any three colors which are side by side on a colour wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange.

Complementary colours are any two colours which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Rim Lighting

A black outfit against a black background can be hard to see, this can be overcome by using rim lighting.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mood Board

A visual tool, a collage/montage of pictures and words to explain an idea, theme or story line.

A mix of large and small images.

Large images for the main ideas, smaller images to help answer any questions/fill in the blanks.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Your Safety When Booking a Photographer

Check References

Take a chaperone

If you are unsure, don't do the shoot.

Leave information of your whereabouts.

Person’s name, phone number and shoot address.

When you are expected back.

Their car make, model, colour and reg number.

Take your own food and drink with you.

Don't drink alcohol.

Having worked with someone on a number of occasions, doesn't mean that you will be OK on the next, stay vigilant.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Family Portrait

A quality portrait is like investing in a piece of furniture for your home, it becomes one of the most cherished irreplaceable items you own as the years pass by. Make sure your images are personal to you and as unique as your family are. Props are the perfect way to personalise a photoshoot – be it a hobby, an interest or a sport that the kids play, bringing along props to your shoot will speak volumes for what your family is all about and create the picture perfect memory to treasure.