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30 Mar

5 Essential Tips For Wedding Photographers Working With Wedding Planners

Anyone who’s ever attended a wedding knows how stressful they can be. Big families are involved, people show up late, rings get lost or forgotten. For wedding photographers, that stress is magnified tenfold. But a wedding photographer's job can be made much easier with a good working relationship with the wedding planner.  While wedding planners and wedding photographers have very different jobs and responsibilities for the big day, it’s absolutely essential that the two teams work together to make sure the wedding goes by without any problems. That’s why we’ve broken down a few key rules to remember if you're a wedding photographer working with a wedding planner. 1. Set up a meeting. When you're hired to shoot a wedding, find out as soon as possible...
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28 Jun

Shooting The Perfect Video Interview

Shooting a video interview is one of the very first skills every budding videographer should learn. Video interviews are a great way to get started with videography and they're a staple in most video pieces. Plus they’re easy to practice - all you need is some basic equipment and a willing interviewee. The Setup The first thing to think about when shooting a video interview is how to set up the shot, which requires some basic equipment most photographers already have - a DSLR camera, a tripod, a mic, two chairs and a light source. You’ll want to place the person you’re interviewing on a chair, where they can sit comfortably for the duration of the interview - there’s nothing worse than...
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12 Feb

Capturing Moments: Advice from a Photojournalist

Photography, in all of its forms, is first and foremost about capturing moments. Whether its the moment a pole vaulter clears the bar to break their personal record or the moment a droplet of water falls from a faucet, the job of the photographer is to capture that fleeting image, which, in real time, might only last a fraction of a second. No one understands the importance of capturing moments and emotions more so than photojournalists. Everyday, photojournalists are thrown into any number of different settings and are expected to capture the spirit and energy of that place or event through the people around them. Sometimes these events are happy ones - festivals, same sex marriage celebrations, concerts - but more...
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