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  • Sep29

    Are you aspiring to be one of the world’s best professional photographers in your niche? Well, you can make your dreams come true by putting in a lot of hard work, practice, skills, determination, network and of course by having a perfect portfolio. To success, it is imperative that you display your work and reach the right audience. Networking plays a vital role here. All you need to do is, create an online photography portfolio and have a strong social media presence.

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    Here are some useful and handy tips to create an online photography portfolio that will help you take your photography business to the next level.

    Display Your Best Work:

    Your online portfolio works as your resume, which is a tool to sell your skills. So, create an innovative portfolio online and show off your best work. Showcase some of the best pictures that you have captured for clients to have a great insight on your work and your capabilities.

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    Choose An Appropriate Theme:

    Pick a right theme. You can choose from a variety of interesting themes. Right from a black and white architectural shot with a soft, dreamy, pastel bridal portrait. Show that you can do an assortment of styles in your portfolio. Choose an innovative and interesting heading for the theme you have selected. For example: “Having fun”, “My garden” etc. Choose different subjects and include viewpoints that are overview, medium distance, and close.

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    Promote Your Portfolio:

    You may have created a beautiful site showcasing the best of your work till date. You are now expecting clients to visit your site. However, for clients to visit your site and go through your portfolio, it is necessary that you promote it online first. Get an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) done for your site so that it lists on top of search results online.

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    Choose the right platform:

    There are numerous portfolio sites available online that offer many services. Choose a site that allows you to upload visuals, images etc without charging an exorbitant fees and making a hole in your pockets. Also, choose a platform that makes life easy for your clients. Ensure that you create a user friendly site that is easy to navigate and allow clients to purchase certain pictures directly from your site.

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    Marketing:

    Be active on all social media sites like facebook, twitter, pinterest, linkdin etc and promote your site as well as your work. Try to make and maintain a strong social media presence and gain more visibility of your brand.

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    These tips and tricks will surely help you create an outstanding online photography portfolio and achieve great success.

  • Sep26

    Weddings are one of the most auspicious and grand events happening all across the globe. Weddings bring joy, happiness and excitement. Every couple desires to make this day special by capturing unique pictures that they can treasure throughout their lives. Pre-wedding photography has gained popularity in recent years. Pre-wedding photo shoot can take place a couple of days before the wedding day. Here are some basic tips for pre-wedding photography.

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    Source: http://indiandigitalartists.com/

    1. Ask and discuss with the couple
    A wedding photographer before pre-wedding shoot must ask and discuss with the couple about their requirements, if any. You can also discuss various innovative couple photography ideas and have their thoughts.

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    2. Select a perfect location, setting, theme and concept
    Choose a perfect location for the pre-wedding photo shoot. You can choose an assortment of locations like park, old school, farms, beaches, old buildings, restaurants, picnic spots etc. Then select an appropriate theme that can create a strong impression and of course unique, for example, create a love story of the couple when they met at first time. You can choose to shoot indoors or outdoors depending upon the theme and concept you choose for the shoot.

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    3. Time of photo shoot
    Timing plays a very vital role in pre-wedding photo sessions. Ensure that the couple is relaxed and can give you enough time to capture numerous shots at different locations, in different attires. It is best to shoot early mornings or early evenings to get soft natural light. Best time to shoot for pre-wedding is at least 1 month before the wedding day.

    4. Make-up
    Make-up is another important element in pre-wedding photos. Add light make-up before the shoot to make the look more attractive. A wedding photographer should know exactly what make-up is most suitable for certain concept.

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    Source: http://indiandigitalartists.com/

    6. Costumes and Poses
    You can shoot in variety of costumes to get interesting results on your shoot. Choose costumes that as per the theme, concept and location of the shoot. You can look for many pre-wedding photo shoot samples and examples to check costumes, different poses and ideas for pre-wedding photography.

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    9. Digital imaging
    It’s an easy task to make a unique photo in this digital era by using different software’s and online tools. With photo editing software like photoshop or lightroom, you can retouch the photos freely as creative as you want so that the photo looks more attractive.

  • Sep25

    Parents across the globe spend a fortune to create baby model portfolio and later realize that this was unnecessary. You can easily create a baby model portfolio yourself.

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    Source: http://www.childmodelingagencies.net/

    You don’t need a high end expensive camera to take baby photographs. A normal DSLR camera can do wonders if used appropriately with correct settings and right lighting.

    You don’t need the whole baby model portfolio as the kid will grow in few months and advertising agencies won’t consider baby portfolios in full.

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    Take a wide array of pictures with different backgrounds and in different attires. Make sure that you have a good selection.

    Try and capture different reactions in different positions. For example: while sleeping, playing, smiling, laughing etc. In every scene take one close up shot, a full length picture and shots with different looks.

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    Source: http://www.childmodelingagencies.net/

    While taking head shots of the baby ensure he/she isn’t wearing any hair products.

    Go through the advertising agency requirements and see if they need anything in particular.

    Try to capture baby model portfolio images in natural light or in a well-lit room or outside.

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    Eye contact is extremely important when taking baby model portfolio pictures. Ensure that your baby is smiling and maintains eye contact.

    For a personality shot, choose a position that works well and let the baby’s natural personality shine through! This one should be good fun for both of you. Again, eye contact is essential.

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    Ensure that the photographs are in focus, well lit, and don’t have too many props or brand names lying around. Take a couple of test prints to see the results. You’re all set and done! Now all you need to do is keep the photographs up to date every six months or so.

    Preparing your first portfolio can be scary, and many parents get bullied into paying for professional photos up-front, but you know what? Now you don’t need to worry. These essential tips are all that you need to present a great baby model portfolio to agencies and introduce your child. So go ahead and start shooting, send them off, and wait for the calls.

  • Sep22

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    Pic by: Supreeth Raj

    Comments: This is a fantastic shot of the dragon fly captured at Mangalore, Karnataka. This image has been shot on a telephoto lens with a focal length of 200mm. The background appears to be very out of focus even at aperture f/10. It appears that the background must have been at a far of distance.The colors in the background seem to be blending very well. The focus point is aptly set. There are very good amount of details on the insect.

    Exif file Info:

    Camera: Canon 600D
    Lens: Tamron: 70-200mm
    Aperture: f/10
    Shutter:1/13
    ISO: 100

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    Pic by: Prasenjit Sarkar
    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of a parrot. The vantage point chosen to capture this frame is quite interesting. The colors of the sky has been enhanced in post. The composition is quite powerful. The parrot almost makes a diagonal composition.  The details on the bird have been registered very well.

    Exif file Info:

    Canon 600D + 55-250 at 250mm
    f-stop: f/5.6, ISO:100
    Exposure: 1/160 sec

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    Pic by: Rohit Sharma

    Comments: This is a fantastic shot of the bird enjoying its evening snack. The timing is immaculate. The composition looks very compelling. It was a great idea to place the bird in the thirds. A vignette has been added in the post to enhance the picture. The negative space in the frame helps the viewers attention to the main point of the frame. Also the bottom top angle looks very engaging.

    Exif file Info:

    Model – Canon EOS 550D, ExposureTime – 1/1250 seconds, FNumber – 5.60
    ExposureProgram – Manual control, ISOSpeedRatings – 200, FocalLength – 240 mm

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    Pic by: JvR Photography

    Comments: This is a nice shot of the flowers (Dahlia) captured at Zurich, Switzerland. The petals are nice and big and makes an enormous formation of patterns with the same. The color looks attractive and leads the viewers into the picture. The shallow depth of field is achieved by fixing the Aperture value to f/5.

    Exif fiel Info:

    Canon 600D, 18-55mm, Shutter speed 1/30, F5.0, ISO 10

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    Pic by: Kazuhiko Miyazoe Photography

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of the fire works from the sky during night time. The frame has been beautifully filled with the main subject of interest. The main burst has been composed at the thirds. The image has been captured at a slightly slow shutter speed like 1/30th of a second to capture motion. The aperture has been kept quite close at f/11 for a wide DOF. The picture is a visual treat

    Exif fiel Info:

    EOS-1D X
    EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
    iso1600 ss1/30 f11

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    Pic by: A Photographer’s Journey Photography Tips

    Comments: This is a lovely frame captured at the platform of Bandra Terminus. The picture has been cropped to make it a square orientation. Its a scene from the train. The man in the foreground looks straight into the camera with a broad smile while he is sipping a cup of tea. His face is full of character. Also in the background there are more passengers who act as the supporting elements.

    Exif file Info:

    ISO 200 1/20 f/4.5 10mm Sony RX100

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    Pic by: Manoj Jaiswal

    Comments; This is a very interesting shot captured during a musical concert in New Delhi. The lighting is incredible adding to the contrast. It was a great idea to process this image into black and white. The hands speak volumes about how much they are enjoying at the concert.

    Exif file Info:

    Canon 1100D 18-55mm IS II
    Exposure time : 1/40sec
    Aperture : f/9
    Focal length : 53mm
    ISO : 3200.
    Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.5

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    Pic by: Fabio Costantino

    Coments: This is a very interesting shot captured at Alghero (Sardhinia). Its a poster that is half way down with a number plate at the top right side of the frame. It is an abstract with an element of mystery as to how that number is related to the poster. The walls have textures on it. The lighting is hard due to the hard shadows it produced at the back.

    Exif file info:

    Canon eos 500d; lens 18/55 is; iso 100; 1/400 f8.

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    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Sep20

    Pic Of The Day!

    Posted in: Shari

    Silence

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    Source: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/

    Photo by: Rachel BECK

    The photographers says that this woman has changed her life. The photographer is an orphan from India who was adopted. She returned to India last year and works as a freelance photographer. On her assignment, she was touring another orphanage for children and adults and the disabled. It was at the other orphanage where she met this lady. She spoke no words and the photographer was drawn to her. Upon returning to the Sates, she was so moved by my experiences, that she planned a fundraiser for India. The lady in this picture reminds us every day to make this world a better place.

    Location: Southern India

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