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The most important single piece of advice I can give you is about the lighting. You must make sure that the light condition is ideal before you can even think of taking a snap. Without proper lighting conditions, you photos will look a lot different from the way you saw and envisioned it. At best it would lack a touch of life and look dull. At worst, your photos would shadowed and dark or over exposed and bleached white.
Of course you can take a picture with a flash, even in total darkness and there are many award winning photographs taken on the spur of moment. But that’s not technique, that’s luck and being at the right place at the right time. I believe if the light is good, then if you take a number of snaps, at least one is going to be good. But light is the first thing you need to take care of.
You don’t need a light meter, or a light technician to assist you. For natural condition the first rule is to keep your light source (in most case the sun) behind you and in front of the subject. For indoor condition, the same light source rule is applicable. If you need a flash to lighten it up, don’t worry, an automated flash is good enough for beginners and you can always follow the manual that came with the flash equipment. For advanced work, I am sure you will learn along the way and that’s when it counts.
Here are a few basic tips that I am sure will help some of you:
This is where I specialize and enjoy myself the most. I feel like an integral part on the memories of the newlywed couple as I capture their memories for them. Maybe they also make me remember my own wedding.
There is a lot of pressure and expectation, and the most important thing is you don’t have enough time for a re-shoot, you don’t have time for a decent setting in most case. Therefore, you need to find the moments instead of waiting for them to happen, or for them to come to you.
I prefer doing a few B&W or black and white snaps in the middle of the other shots. And I usually take those in a close up, focused way. Color photos are great, but they take in too much of the environment and everything else. But a B&W gives you the sense of time and intimacy the special moments need. It’s like since there is no color for your eyes to focus on, you see only the emotion, the joy and anticipation of the moment.
But there are a few trendy shots I am doing experiments with currently:
An amateur photographer has an excellent opportunity. They can see the world and share their moments with the world. There is no restriction on what stories can sustain their dreams. But to become a professional photographer, one of the first things you need to understand is, this is not only for your seeing. Your snaps are for the whole world to see through your eyes.
So the world of professional photography requires a structure and categories that we can follow and our admirers don’t get lost in the vista. The four main genre of I work on are:
I know this is sounding more like a work than a hobby now. And that’s true for photographers. Our hobby is our work. Let’s get into the details of what I do.
Child Photography – Also known as baby photography, is all about babies. You must have seen tons of baby pics on Facebook, twitter, instagram or pinterest and they all look so adorable. That’s exactly what I do. It’s for the parents, for the advertising industry and for anyone who wants a little angel to brighten up their day. This line of work is full of surprises, unscheduled events and delays (as you can understand due to my ‘models’!) but these are undoubtedly the most satisfying assignments that I do. What is more adorable than a little bundle of joy making funny faces! The hard part is to getting them into position though.
Food Photography – You see the delicious looking ice-cream on an ad, or the rich, savory steak on the restaurant’s menu? Someone had to take a snap of that food right? It sounds funny and oddly easy. But let me assure you, it’s not. You need to set up the perfect background that compliments the color, texture and sometimes the taste of the food. And the client doesn’t always know what is going to look delicious on their shiny packaging. I need to guide the clients in many cases on a better color composition and placement for the food to appeal to the customers. And it’s not always what it seems, for example you saw the stack of pancakes with syrup on them plenty of times. But they are actually sprayed with a water resistant chemical before pouring on the syrup, otherwise the puffed up shape of the pancakes won’t last an entire photo-shoot.
Corporate photography – To tell the truth, these assignments are boring. Wall the PR material, office posters, flyers and magazines need these photographs. But they are methodical with well-defined requirements and invariably does not require any personal involvement. But the best thing is since the subjects are more eager to get it done than you are (or are inanimate objects) you can get the shoot wrapped up pretty quickly if you know what you are doing.
Wedding Photography – This is what I love most. It takes a lot of time to cover a wedding and you need to get involved in the bustle of the crowd. But see a couple uniting for life and making their memories of the day makes me feel really happy and satisfied. I do a short couple photo session, intimate family gatherings or the whole function from the church to the final dance, basically anything my clients require.
Whether you have just started your gym classes with the goal of accomplishing your getting-fit-this-year-resolution or you have been a devoted gym rat all your life, truth is, we always want to make the most of our workout every time. And good news for both, we always have a choice.
Here are 5 simple ways of making the most your workout:
Whether it’s a fruit or a gluten-free health cracker, it is important to fuel your body first before your hit the gym. You need to fuel your car before it can actually have a smooth run, don’t you? Some men like to take pre workout supplements for men to address their specific body needs such as protein for developing huge muscle groups. Whatever works for you, as long as you fuel that body then you’re good to go.
I personally like to begin with brisk walking on the treadmill, after my 10-minute stretching of course. It is during this time that I can set my iPod to my favorite workout playlist and look around for familiar faces while I run through my goals for this specific gym session. Starting with something you like doing in the gym can give you the adrenaline that you need to have an exciting workout. It
If you like to focus more on your routines with minimal distractions, observe for the downtime of your local gym. Have your workout scheduled for those times rather than on peak time when people tend to crowd the gym?A friend of mine likes to work out with just a few people around because she finds it a little awkward when a lot of people show off their toned bodies; me, on the other hand like it when the gym is packed so I go there every 7am before I officially begin my day at work. Seeing people working out motivates me to do better than they do. How about you, what’s your preference?
If the gym rules permit sharing a trainer, then this could be a fun way of working out. You get to do your individual routines together with your friend. Agree if you can do this with him or her then work together in achieving your goals. Having a friend during a workout can be helpful in achieving your goals too.
Don’t just drag yourself to the gym because you have to – be eager to go to the gym. Watch motivational videos or personal testimonies if those are the ways that can motivate you. Revisit the goals you have written for yourself as you envision them getting achieved little by little. Motivation is a very good pre workout supplement that you need to take every single time you go to the gym.
I can’t even believe I am writing about my 6-months experience living in New Zealand. While I was finishing my degree in Nursing back in the Philippines, I have always pictured myself doing continuing courses in Australia or the United Kingdom; my friends and I have planned for that for a long time. And then as unpredictable as things can be, I was taken to another country by my destiny – yes, New Zealand.
I have learned so many things in a short period of time I have lived there and here are 4 of the most unforgettable and unexpected lessons I got from that trip:
This is ridiculous, as my friends would often tell me. I need to convince them by taking a photo of real kiwi; a flightless bird in New Zealand. We all thought they were fruits back in the Philippines. I see those on the grocery fruit section and they are rather expensive fruits not until I learned they are actually birds in New Zealand and also, how the people from New Zealand are called.
The Kiwis are the friendliest people in the world! While I was doing my research about New Zealand and its people, I have already come across blogs and articles warning me about the Kiwis’ friendliness; that part I didn’t take seriously. Until I got there and my, true enough, EVERYBODY was friendly in New Zealand. The supermarket attendants, the baristas or even common passers by were all friendly. You better bring a whole lot of smiles courteous greetings if you’re planning on going there, you’ll need them more.
You may have heard this joke about New Zealand a couple of times, but you’ll realize that it’s true once you get there. The vast land of greens and fields and you can just count the number of people you see. When I arrived at Auckland, I didn’t actually believe the rumor as it appeared to be just like an ordinary urban place with people doing about their businesses. The moment my foster parents drove through Wellington, I barely saw other cars around, even at the gas stations; that’s when I realized the rumor was indeed true.
So this is the not so nice part of my experience in New Zealand: the Internet connection. Of all the countries I’ve been to, this by far has been the worst. I found communicating with my relatives back home really difficult because of the intermittent connection they have and I couldn’t even load Netflix, which was basically my pastime there. Is it because Netflix New Zealand is literally far from other highly industrialized countries? Or was Wellington too far from the main city? I’ve got no clue! All I know is my experience with the Internet connectivity was something I can never forget.