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Understanding photography

One of the most exciting things in the world of arts and entertainment is photography. By use of electromagnetic radiation or recording light, photographers are able to create long-lasting images. For an image to be formed, the light has to fall on a light-sensitive surface. The surface can either be a photographic film or an electronic medium.
For a you to start photography, you will need the following materials; A good camera, a camera bag, lenses, tripod, lighting, editing software, a computer, and a studio space. However, having these things only does not make you a photographer, there are more things that you need familiarize yourself with for you to be a professional photographer. The simple way to it here is maintaining and preserving photographic awesomeness.

Understanding and practicing photography should be an interesting process, it is not as hard as it sounds.The first secret to becoming a pro in photography is knowing your camera. You need to get familiar with the essential features of your camera and understand how each feature affects the look of your pictures.Get to know how to change the camera’s shutter speed to achieve the desired outcome. Understand the drive mode,stabilization, focusing and the white mode of your camera. Another secret is understanding the depth of the field, here you will need to know the relationship between the distance and the camera. You will also need to understand the exposure. The image should neither be overexposed nor underexposed.The final process is perfecting your post-processing. Every photographer need to have post-processing skills. These skills helps the photographer in adjusting the brightness, contrast, sharpness and the saturation of the photo. This adjustments make the final image beautiful and eye catching.
By use of effective lighting, poses,and backdrops, a photograph that can effectively capture the personality of a subject can be made. This is portrait photography and the person who does it is called a portrait photographer. The portrait picture might be part of a medical study, clinical, or artistic. Portraits form part of human history, they can be used to track growth by capturing every detail of a newborn baby, creating memories, as well as offering a platform for expressing creativity.

A portrait photographer takes pictures of individual person or a group. This can be done in their studios or in different locations. Wedding portrait photographers are highly demanded during the summer seasons. Becoming a professional portrait photographer requires dedication and hard work. First you will require some technical skills regarding the same. You should learn to use the technical tools for example digital cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment. To qualify for certification you will need a lot of experience in this field. The much experience required is understanding how to format raw files, the classic look of black and white, and knowledge of camera settings.

Photography is a nice field to venture in. People join photography even for fun especially if they are tourists. Photographers are sought for everywhere especially in wedding ceremonies. Most social functions also require a photographer to capture the memories for further reference.


Weddings are activities that you want to capture every moment. Investing in a good photographer gives you a chance to have lasting memories that you can share with friends and even your children in future. You also get a chance to enjoy the photographs and relive the day. Below are some guidelines to help you in choosing the best photographer to cover your wedding day.

  • Have a theme. Before you rush into choosing a photographer you should be clear on the type of theme you have for your wedding photos. They are various themes you can choose from. Some include; documentary, fine art, portraiture and edgy and bold among others. This is crucial because it will help you focus on a photographer who specializes on your theme. This also gives a systematic approach on your wedding photos other than having different styles incorporated.
  • Conduct research. Choosing a photographer is as important as choosing the wedding venue. That is why you should do research on potential photographer available and review their work. Look at websites, magazines on newlyweds and also in social media and have an idea on what to expect with the theme you have settled on. Look at the feedback from the clients if it applauses their work or they were disappointed. No one wants to end up with bad photographs of their dream wedding! This research will also help you to shortlist a number of photographers.
  • Conduct interviews. After shortlisting you can conduct small interviews. This means meeting your most preferred photographers in person and interrogating on their work. This also helps you to personally look at the photos and negotiate on a price. You also get a chance to know they are available on your wedding date. Look at their portfolios, do not solemnly rely on the pictures you saw in the websites. It’s your big day you want to receive quality services and nothing less.
  • Look for a photographer whose personality rhymes with yours. You don’t want to work with someone you don’t bond with. When you give them your vision, they should be excited to make it a reality. A person who shares the same vision as yours will deliver better services. They should also ask a lot of questions and be good at listening. They should also be able to give suggestions on how to make your vision better.

If it’s a big company confirm your photographer. They are huge companies that have many professional photographers. When an event comes up depending on its magnitude one or more photographers are allocated the photography duty. It is important for you to know the photographers who are shooting your photos. Two or more shooters are better so as to get photos that are shot from all angles.

  • Settle on a price. As much as you want to have the best photographer, you should also look at the price factor. You still don’t want to go beyond your wedding budget. You should negotiate on a price that works within your budget. Look for a package that works within your wedding plan. Are they only going to cover the wedding or the whole wedding journey even the engagement shots? Are they going to charge overtime if the wedding goes beyond their working hour? You should get all the terms and conditions before signing a contract.
  • Make a contract. You should make a contract whereby you know your rights and have all details of the contract. Agree on the terms and conditions and also how to make the payments.
  • Finally, get the postproduction details. Wedding photos takes longer to be produced. It can take up to eight weeks for you to have solid proof of the photos. There is a lot of editing involved to make those wedding photos perfect. Agree on the resolution of photos you would like, the image rights. Also ask about retouching options and special effects and additional costs involved.

Choosing the right photographer can be a complex yet a simple process. Follow this simple steps and you won’t go wrong in choosing that photographer to cover your big day.