Choosing A Good Action Camera For Scuba Diving

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One of the things that I love the most in this world is the water, especially so when it comes to the waves and fantastic smell of the salty oceans. Even better than the water itself is having some good old fun on the water or even under the water.

Some of my favorite activities include surfing, snorkeling, and best of all is scuba diving. I don’t only want to do these activities; I also want to capture them on video so I can watch it later and potentially even learn from my mistakes.

That is why I decided to get myself a great action camera and to do that I first consulted the great reviews at http://www.bestactioncamreviews.com/. This review went a long way in helping me choose and adequate camera for my life of water sports. An action camera, especially one that is always near water, needs to have some great features so let’s talk about the 3 features that I value the most. Read more

Tips for Outdoor Portrait Photography

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I love being a photographer because I get to see so many cool places and get to meet a lot of new interesting people too. Just recently I travelled to France to take some outdoor portraits of some people for their wedding photos. The photo shoot took place in this beautiful garden that was filled with arbors, carports, and pergolas. Sure, taking outdoor portraits in front of these things did pose some challenges but it wasn’t impossible.

I like challenges and I especially like taking pictures of people in front or around pergolas because they are really beautiful and provide for a great backdrop. On a side note if you aren’t quite sure what a pergola, arbor, or carport is then you should take a quick glance the article “The Ultimate Guide on Pergolas” from The Garden Issue, they will explain it all perfectly.

All of that being said there are a few challenges that come along with outdoor portrait photography, but they aren’t anything that can’t be solved using a few simple tricks. Keep reading and find out how to take the perfect portraits of people when you’re outside and surrounded by a beautiful garden full of pergolas and arbors. Read more

Photography & Electronic Pest Repellers

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I love to work in photography because I get to meet a lot of cool people, see some really neat things, and get shots that I had never though were possible to make. What I don’t like however is have pests like mosquitos, flies, and bees around when I am doing a professional photo shoot. Bugs get in the way of getting that perfect shot and they also make it really hard for the subjects and me to concentrate on the job at hand.

I decided that bug spray wasn’t the right way to go so I opted for an electronic pest repeller and I chose to buy it from atticpestauthority.com. They work by emitting ultrasonic sound that keeps sensitive bugs away; it works really well! I can tell you that I haven’t been happier with a pest repeller than with my new electronic one, especially for my photo shoots. Let’s get into some of the benefits of having one of these electronic pest repellants. Read more

How To Design The Perfect Graduation Invitation Card

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Having a print shop design your invitations for something like a graduation is fine and all, but that’s just it, it’s fine, not great. Designing your own graduation invitations is really special because you get to put your own graduation ideas into it. Even better than that, you get to make the invitation look exactly the way you want it to look.

The thing is that items such as graduation invitations are easily imagined, but once it comes to actually designing and creating them, things can get a little harder. That’s why we are here to discuss a few different tips that you can follow to incorporate all of your school experiences and graduation ideas into one solid invitation to make it stand out and ensure that everyone is going to show up to your big day.

Here are some things that you can do to make a great impression and make your invite as good as can be. Read more

How To Shoot a Removals Firm

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I do a lot of photography for various different people and firms, not because it’s a job but because I love to do it. I recently moved to the Bournemouth area and I am very pleased with the new house that I live in. The moving and removals company that I used was great, and moreover they actually made very good use of photography in terms of their marketing and for their website. They had some really great pictures of their equipment, their employees, and most important of all, their happy customers.

Something that I have noticed however is that the removals firm I used was one of the only ones on the internet that actually made good use of photography in terms of their marketing strategy and most other removals firms did not do so well.

Most other removal services in Bournemouth do not feature inspiring or even convincing pictures on their websites and that is a big problem when it comes to getting new customers. Here we have some really great tips that any removals firm and photographers can use to make the moving company look more attractive to potential customers. Read more

How to Photograph Fire Performers

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One of the best entertainment ideas I have ever seen for a wedding is fire juggling by Juggling Inferno. Hiring the team of creative performers from the Juggling Inferno as a wedding entertainment idea is something that I would definitely not mind having for my own wedding.

It was so fantastic to be there, even just as the photographer because fire juggling is something that I love to see. The performers and their fire juggling as well as fire breathing made for a really cool night time entertainment piece.

After a long day of wedding ceremonies and after a few alcoholic beverages the fire juggling made for a spectacular show that all of the guests including the bride and groom really loved; it’s dangerous, it’s exciting, and people just couldn’t keep their eyes off of the fie being juggled through the air.

From a photographer’s stand point it was really neat, but at the same time there are some challenges when it comes to shooting this kind of thing. Here we have some tips on how to get the best shots possible when photographing something like fire juggling. Read more

Juicing Is A Great Option For Photographers On The Go

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Being a photographer means that I spend very long hours travelling to and from photo shoots and even more time at the photo shoots. Sometimes I spend up to 12 hours every day working on my photography career, but it’s not a bad thing because I really love to do it, it just takes a lot of energy.

I’m not just a photographer either; I’m also German, a people which thankfully are big into juicing and staying healthy by eating lots of fresh produce.

Juicing is really great because with the right juicer you can get the sweet juice of any fruit or vegetable to keep you healthy and energetic. In all reality a juicer is actually an essential device for keeping your energy up on a long shoot. Here I will talk about some of the benefits of juicing before a big shoot, what kind of juicers you should use, and what some of the best fresh juice recipes are. Take a look at juicer reviews of Saftland, which actually means juice land in German, for a great selection of reviews of juicing machines and find out how to keep your energy up on those long shoots. Read more

Photographing Oilcloth Tablecloths

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Many tablecloths are made of plastic, vinyl, or just fabric, and those are all fine choices, however many people, especially in Canada and the UK love to use oilcloth tablecloths and there is a good reason for it. An oilcloth table cloth is actually a vinyl front layer with a cotton or polyester mesh backing.

Using an oilcloth tablecloth has a number of benefits. First of all, because the top surface is made of vinyl they are very smooth and that means that any stuck on food or grease is very easy to clean off. Oilcloths are very convenient because they are very stain resistant and waterproof too. That means that no mess is going to get on the beautiful table underneath.

This type of table cloth also has a very long lifespan, not to mention that there are many different oilcloth tablecloth designs to choose from including various patterns, landscapes, and even custom pictures too.

We aren’t here to just talk about oilcloth tablecloths though. We are here to talk about photographing them and the challenges that trying to take pictures of them pose. After all photographing a shiny textile isn’t all that easy so here are some tips that you can follow to make your oilcloth photos turn out great. Read more

Introduction to Photoshop Overlays

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Photoshop is really a fantastic tool that any and all photographers should be using. It can be used to do so many different things, all of which have the ability to improve your pictures and make them look just that much better.

Photoshop can do things like get rid of red-eye, crop pout unwanted parts the picture, change the dimension of the photograph, and much more. One of the best parts about Photoshop is that you can use the custom overlays to change and enhance the look and overall color of the picture.

These Photoshop overlays can be bought from various different vendors online so let’s take a quick look at them and explain these overlays in a little more detail.

What are Photoshop Overlays?

Photoshop overlays are actually very useful and you can do a great number of things with them to make your pictures look a lot better. First of all, one of the main uses of these overlays is to add extra things to a picture without taking away from the original shot.

This can include scenery such as forests, clouds, or sunlight, and it can include simple color effects as well. You can choose form a number of pictures or patterns to overlay the original picture which will create a great finished product.

The colors get modified to your liking while preserving the original shadows and highlights to produce the desired result. Not to worry because the base color is never replaced, it simply mixes in with the color of the overlay to make for a great picture.

In essence, Photoshop overlays are much like the filters and effects that you use on your smart phone to modify pictures, except for the fact that Photoshop overlays are much more in depth, useful, and the selection is bigger too.

Types of Overlays

The types of overlays that are available for Photoshop are virtually endless. Just some of the overlays that you can choose from include different types of scenery such as forests, fields, parks, oceans, and cities. You can also choose from different weather overlays like snow, rain, hail, cloud cover or sunlight. Not to mention that you can also choose from a huge array of color effects such as light flares, light leaks, starbursts, and many other options which will gently distort the color to your liking.

How to Install Overlays on Photoshop

Installing and using the overlays on Photoshop really couldn’t be any easier. All you have to do after purchasing the overlays is to save the overlay files to a desired location in your computer so you remember where they are on your system. Then when you are editing a picture simply click on the actions tab and import the overlay onto the picture by clicking on “load actions/load overlays”. It’s as easy as that!

Where to Buy Overlays

There are very many places where you can purchase Photoshop overlays online however one of the best sources would have to be SleekLens. SleekLens is by far the best option when it comes to purchasing Photoshop overlays because they not only have a great selection to choose from, but they also have the best prices. If you go to SleekLens you will see that there are close to 200 different overlays to choose from and you can even pick black and white if you so desire!

If you are looking to purchase your own Photoshop overlays for either professional or recreational photography then they are a great choice; they even have a whole package that includes virtually any type of overlay imaginable, and all for a very low price.

How To Stay Safe As A Photographer

Being a photographer is great but there are some risks inherent to it, especially so if you are travelling abroad in search of that amazing shot.

Carrying a camera around may not seem all that dangerous but when you take dangerous environments, animals, laws, and people into account, things start to look a little different. In my day job I help people find jobs in Health and Safety for a variety of business types. Whether you’re brick laying on a building site or photographing a wedding at a hotel, it’s important to remember you’re at work and your safety is a priority. Here are 5 tips on how you can stay safe as a travelling photographer. Read more

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