Make Food Photography Much Better

It’s not just about a plate and a camera

Capturing this genre is significantly more than just merely putting a plate on the table and grabbing the camera. On the off chance that the item doesn’t look tantalizing in the photo, nobody will be drawn to it. An accomplished photographer is well aware of how to pick the right things to capture. At the point when taking a photograph of an onion, for example, the professional may have an abundance of onions but just utilizes two. Glycerin can be added to the onion or lettuce can be frosted to make them look crisp and delicious. They may also have the gourmet specialist cook five or six steaks to make sure they can pick the one that can be captured in the best possible manner.

Using props is equally important

Props assume a critical part while capturing these items. A photographer decorates the bottom plate by including things to compliment it. In this genre, a plain bowl of frozen yogurt may look alright. Place that same thing against little bowls of fruits or cream and you have a photo that can make the viewer’s mouth salivate.

Creating the ambiance using lighting

No picture will ever come out nice if there is inadequate lighting which is why it is important to get the thing right. Other than using stand-ins, one can also use different lighting patterns to make their subject more attractive and eye-catching.

Timing is imperative in this genre. Every professional in this field is well aware of the fact that items should be fresh when their images are being captured. For instance, if it’s about capturing a fruit, waiting too long can result in them getting dried and bland. One has to make sure that those are captured immediately after it has been cut.

Stock Images to Boost Project

Public Domain

When an image is available in public domain, it implies that it can be used free of cost. The user does not need a license for using them. These images can be used for commercial and personal purposes.

Rights Managed

A rights managed image is one in which the way to use it is specified by the stock agency. For instance, the image size and resolution, geographical area of usage, the length of time of usage, may be specified. It can be used by a single user or multiple users.

Royalty Free

There is a greater flexibility offered when Royalty Free images are used. Royalty-free implies paying a one-time fee for non-exclusive lifelong use of the image. You can decide how to use the image, how many times to use it, how long to use it, the number of projects you can use it for, etc. You only need to conform to the license agreement.

Basics Night Photography Tricks

  • Slow down the shutter speed. This allows more light in but anything slower than 1/60 second and you will need a tripod to avoid camera shake. This technique is good for taking photos of landscapes or city traffic. However it may not be that useful if you are photographing people who are constantly moving. If you are photographing moving people, keep the shutter speed above 1/60 and use flash instead.
  • Lower the F Stop value, this will allow you to shoot in low light without a flash. Keep in mind low F Stop values make it more difficult to focus on your subject. Once again if you have a flash with you, you don’t need to use low F stop values.
  • Bump up your ISO. If you have a high quality camera eg Canon 5D Mark 3, these new cameras have great low light performance. Even at a high ISO, there is not as much digital noise as you’d expect. I usually bump up my ISO around 1000-1600 if needed. Keep in mind, if you bump up your ISO too much your image will be very noisy and grainy which is not very desirable.
  • Use Flash! Gotta love the flash. I tend to use a diffuser with the flash eg Gary Fong Lightsphere and I never point the flash at the subject. I always have the flash pointing on the ceiling or bouncing it off a wall or something. Pointing the flash away from your subject is also another good technique, it gives you just enough soft light to photograph your subject without blinding them. My recommendation is the Canon Speedlite 600 Ex-Rt. I have 2 of these units, they are pretty amazing, compact and portable. Great for wedding gigs and studio work. Using flash will give you so much more flexibility when shooting at night. You don’t have to go extremes on your camera settings when you are using flash.
  • Use off camera Flash. Having your flash off the camera will generally give better lighting and gives you more flexibility in controlling your lighting. If you have umbrellas, softboxes or reflectors these light modifiers will give you even better lighting. Have a play around and see what you come up with.

 

Newborn Photography Ideas

Fun painted furniture

This is pretty obvious though. Fun painted furniture not only increase the colour in the picture but also induces a smile on the baby. Such kind of furniture is also an awesome prop when it comes to other types of photography

Tip: Always try to be as close as possible to the child to prevent him/her from harm

Stuffed animals

Discover a world of adorable stuffed animals. These are actually the simplest props you can use in newborn photography. Not only are they cute but they are the cheapest and most loved by babies. You wouldn’t deny the fact that almost every newborn baby has a stuffed animal. Just let the baby hold, lie or even support him/herself on the stuffed animal and capture that moment.

Baby hammocks

Newborns the world over always enjoy the comfort of a natural baby hammock. This baby bed encourages easy sleep with a gentle bouncing motion and curved line that will minimize pressure on your infant. The baby should stay safely on their back in a cocoon-like environment with good air-flow. Then capture that moment when he/she is all smiles and relaxed.

Tip: Make sure the hammocks are 100 percent safe. We all know a hammock can fall causing injuries.

Hang a garland

A garland is a decorative wreath or cord, used at festive occasions, which can be hung round a person’s neck. Just buy a good looking garland from your favorite store. Then hang the garland round the child’s neck.

Tip. Keep in mind this is a young child tus the garland should be smooth and harmless. Keep safe.

Selfie Culture

There are two types of Selfies. When it contains only one person, it is an Individual selfie. If more than one person is captured in a selfie, then it’s called as ‘Group selfie.’ The latter is also known as ‘Groufie’, ‘Wefie’, and ‘Usie.’ Whatever is the type, the purpose of such selfies is to focus on the people in them. The most popular is the individual selfie which can be shared with close friends and relatives. Of late, Group selfies carry more value as they showcase the relationship and unity of people.

  • Benefits of Selfies: The need for a photographer is dispensed with. Personal images and varied expressions can be taken and shared with others. Such selfies are used for; 1) informing the position of self to the family that lives in a distant place. 2) Freezing the memorable moments 3) providing the evidence of being present in a place 4) sharing the status with the employer about the progress 5) fostering relationships and coordination.
  • Damages from Selfies: Many incidents of mishaps and loss of life per se due to the selfie craze are reported from around the world. An overdose of making perfect selfies is likely to cause the Body dysmorphic disorder. Psychological studies conducted in 2015 found the link between the number of selfies posted online, and narcissism was stronger among men than women. A person fell to death when trying to take a selfie with the backdrop of the city, by standing on the parapet on the terrace of the ten-storey building. Selfies with VIPs are used to promote business and influence in the market. Movement of traffic or pedestrians comes to a halt when some people take selfies in busy places such as road, railway stations and malls.

When a famous actor attended a funeral, some people made a rush to take selfies with the actor and the dead in the backdrop. Shame is on such uncivilized people. A couple slipped from a cliff edge and died while taking a selfie. A man accidentally shot himself in the head while taking a selfie with a loaded gun. One lady died from electrocution as she was capturing selfies atop a parked train. A college girl suffered a fatal head injury when she tried to take a selfie and fell from a moving train.

Photo Stamping

Photo stamping refers to adding particular signature, name or watermark to your desired photographs. No matter who you are and where you belong, it can be useful for everyone out there.

There are many applications and tools available in the virtual world which serves the facility of photo stamping without a hitch. You can add text directly to your previously captured photos or can even click a new picture with your Inbuilt Camera and designated stamp will be added automatically.

THE DILEMMA

Going to a flashback in time, photography was not as simple as “smile and click”, as it is today. Back there camera’s took long hours to just get a single click. But in today’s era technology has become so well versed, right?

Not only clicking pictures have become easy, but playing and doing different stuff with pictures like photo stamping and editing can be done with an ease.

EXPLANATION AND USEFULNESS

  • Capture and Secure:
    To all the amateur and professional photographers out there, you can make the best and optimum use of photo stamping functionality because, in the sea of photography where 300 million photographs are uploaded every day, there is a high risk of your work being stolen away. You can easily break down this fear of yours by simply adding a stamped tag of your name or signature on your captured clicks recalled as Photo Stamping.
  • Family Tagging:
    You love to tag your friends and family in pictures when you are outing somewhere at an exotic location. Then you can freely make the use of photo stamping to name tag everyone in your clicked photograph and share it on your profile socially.
  • Add text or description to photos:
    A picture captured beautifully is worth adding few words to it for the sake of that moment. And, If you are someone who loves to insert descriptive text to the photos according to the background and moment, then photo stamping is just what you would be looking for all these years.
  • Popularize your brand:
    Photo Stamping would be perfect for you to go viral overnight and make your brand popularized among your targeted audience. You might be wondering how! Right? Simply promote your brand through fervid Images socially by adding your own logo or brand name to it.
  • Geotag it
    In case, if you are the one who loves to travel and make everlasting memories with every journey you take, Geotagging is the best bet for your Images. You can quickly add that alluring location of yours as a stamp on all of your Images captured during that Journey to rescue all your travel diaries and make them immortal
  • Copyright with Logo
    With Photo Stamping, you can add a Copyright Trademarked Logo on your Images and then distribute it on the Internet. The best example for the same is Shutterstock. They copyright protect all of their Images so that no one can else use them and if anyone does, still all the credit goes to Shutterstock Brand only.

Enhancing Digital Images

Steps to take before capturing your Images

As good as digital enhancing a photo is, there are still a few things that you can do in order to make the process a whole lot easier before you start snapping away. If you have a good quality camera, one that allows you to make adjustments, it is a good idea to learn a bit about shutter speed and aperture settings. Most professional photographers use two features in order to achieve certain effects on their photographs. Setting the shutter speed tells the camera how long to keep the shutter open for, so for fast moving images such as waterfalls or people running, you should use a fast shutter speed. This will prevent blurring, and will capture the moment perfectly. The aperture on the other hand, deals with the amount of light entering the lens, and altering this can add or reduce the brightness and depth of field in the picture. Other things to consider include the ISO number, which allows the camera to operate in low or bright light conditions, so for nighttime shooting, you would need to select a high ISO number, and vice versa.

Photo Editing Techniques

Now that you have some idea of what to do prior to taking your photos, there are a few things that you can do in order to enhance them afterwards.

Most photo editing software comes with a basic level of features that can really make a difference to your photos, and most of them have an “auto correct” feature, which will allow the app to make changes as it sees fit. This is fine for the novice user; however, you need to bear in mind that you are not guaranteed to get perfect looking photos when using this feature.

If you are looking to enhance your photos manually, you can use numerous features to achieve this. You can alter the color saturation, add special effects, add borders, remove red eye and blemishes, and even change the appearance of the photo by turning it in to a black and white photo, or even add cartoon effects; the only limit is your imagination.

Tricks To Capture Objects In Details

Since customers cannot view the products physically, it is a huge responsibility to present every possible detail concerning the product. It is part of the process by which a customer gets acquainted to a product before it is delivered. When the image and the real thing have almost no dissimilarity, the bridge of trust gets stronger and business grows. Realizing the importance of presenting authentic details may be crucial to the success of any online vendor.

This two step job also requires the availability of right camera, lens, studio and a lot of other technical faculties and tactics. A product photography studio comes with all the facilities. The advertising photographers are constantly working on new techniques to take the best shot. Even after the invention of some of best lenses and cameras many commercial photographers opine that capturing of details is more about lighting properly. The straight from the top shot is a classical light setup. This with a combination of Soft gradient from the top and hard on the bottom, with the strip box through the diffuser and bare strip box, below the camera in front, respectively.

But how can some objects like cosmetic brushes or watch dials be shot with details. The correct use of lens with the ideal zoom can be applied. An alternate method could be to shoot the objects from 20-30 degree angle. The lighting must be arranged accordingly. Keeping the light from the top diffuser unchanged, it brings out even smallest details finely. This setting is perfect for product image of things like brushes. It helps to capture the brush hair in its original tone as opposed to its darker tone

Capturing the details of objects in commercial photography also include some other elements. For example how can one focus on the bricks while showing the interiors of a home? This is also a party of commercial product photography. The depth and also the variant of the atmosphere support the detailing. This helps to capture the best elements of the snapshot. The light even if it is controlled should flow seamlessly. It should to look contrived and generated. If it does the viewer gets distracted from the main theme.

360 Degree Panoramas Photography

Choose the Right Camera

If you are just starting with in panoramic photography, don’t worry too much about equipment. This type of photography can be achieved using a basic DSLR. After your passion increases, you can purchase a better camera with high-end features.

Extra Equipment

In order to create exquisite virtual tours, you certainly need some extras for your DSLR camera. Get a fish eye lens, buy a tripod and a panorama head and also find a remote switch. Prices can vary from $100 to over $3,000. Now it is up to you how much you are willing to pay. For starters, we recommend you purchase more affordable items. After you will get to a certain level, you can invest more money into this hobby or activity.

Tips, Tricks and Techniques

It is of paramount importance to know as much as many 360 degree photography techniques and tips as you can. Take into account selecting the right exposure and focus. Ensure that your lens is set to infinity focus, especially when you focus on the sky. When it comes to subject area, you might want to put some objects or have some people in the foreground for a better perspective.

Use the Right Software

There are many software available on the market, such as PTgui, Kolor Autopano Pro or Hugin. You can use any of these to stitch your photos together, but in the end you need to use Photoshop to edit your pictures and transform them into photographic masterpieces.

Analogue Photography

The adjective “analogous” is from the Greek word analogos, meaning “comparable in certain respects”. From this comes the noun “analogue”, which is used to name a thing that is similar to another thing (e.g. The ethos of “return love for hatred” is a Taoist analogue to Christianity’s “love thy enemy“).

This name applied to film photography therefore seems paradoxical, since it serves to highlight the differences between film and digital photography via use of a term that is more correctly used to recognise similarities.

Analogue has a further specialised meaning. It refers to a signal where the output is proportional to the input, normally in relation to the combination of a device and a media that can together measure, record, or reproduce continuous information.

For example, older telephones converted the vibration of sounds to electric current, which travelled a wire, and upon reaching its destination was converted back into amplified vibrations. A tape recorder converted sound information to magnetism on the surface of the tape, and these fields were later converted into electrical current by the reading head, which was in turn amplified and transformed into vibration of a speaker.

On this basis, the sensor in a digital camera is also an analogue system. Each of the many millions of pixels in the sensor is a light-sensitive photocell, which generates a tiny electrical current in response to light: the brighter the light, the stronger the current. It only becomes a digital system when the brightness levels are coded into the binary (digital) record of that image.

The word “digital” comes from digit, as in fingers and toes. We count on our fingers (sometimes our toes), and so digit has also come to mean numbers. Digital systems use numbers to store and manipulate information. But I digress…

Film photography is not a true analogue process: it’s a chemical process whereby exposing light sensitive photographic film requires chemical solutions to develop and stabilize the image.

So, there’s another irony to our new terminology. Digital photography is underpinned by an analogue system, and film photography is not a true analogue process. Only the first non-film cameras were wholly analogue systems: they recorded pixel signals continuously, as videotape machines did.

To add further confusing, there are two different spellings of the word. “Analogue” is the traditional English spelling, while the phonetically simplified “analog” is American. However, in the USA both words are used. Analog generally refers to electronics devices, while analogue is often reserved for use in the sense something that bears a resemblance to something else (or so I understand).