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Lighting on a Set


Lighting a set entails people, equipment, and technique. Lighting equipment include diffusion gels, stage tools, and gaffers tape, which are described below.
Diffusion is a technique used to make light cooler to the eyes, natural on your subject and in your video. Basically, hard light produces distinct shadows, which highlight imperfections. Soft light forms opaque and spread-out shadows. Stage lighting uses diffusion filters also known as diffusion gels, which soften the light in order to lessen or disperse shadows or brightness.

Grip operate the lighting and rigging on a set. They set up, take down, transfer, and adjust dollies and cranes. They are also in charge of the non-electrical side of modifying the lighting. It is essential that he have a set of tools that can protect and help him efficiently.
A grip needs to have heavy-duty work gloves to protect his hands while tweaking hot lights or rigging a camera. Leather gloves are great but fleece gloves are perfect for outdoor shooting during winter. Crescent or lighting wrenches are important to a grip especially since they are one of the tools that is used most often, such as rigging or setting up lamps.

Grips should always have a gaffers tape on hand all the time. Gaffers tape is one of those multi-purpose solutions to numerous surprising issues. It is made of cloth and can be torn by the hand without difficulty. Aside from fastening cables and wires, gaffer tape can also be used to hold a gel in place, or to make a short-term fix for an equipment, or even to just label your radio or water bottle. Gaffers tape does not leave any residue when removed, making it the professional choice for stage blocking or even just to attach a note to an equipment. Find the best gaffers tape by visiting www.gafftapes.com
Knives, flashlights, laser pointers, and headsets are just among the many tools used by grips to handle lighting on a set.

All About Wedding Photography

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, and of course you’ll want to preserve it forever in photographs. To insure photographs you’re treasure instead of cringe at, consider a few important points. The first of course is to find the best photographer you can afford. Unless your relative or friend is a professional photographer, it’s generally best to avoid accepting their generous offers, and honestly, even if you are related to or friends with a pro, why should they have to work your wedding? Let them enjoy being guests. You can find photographers through Google, wedding websites, word of mouth and bridal expos. Get as much info as you can about each photographer and be sure to look over their portfolio and if at all possible, talk to other couples they’ve photographed. Fire up Google and check their reviews as well.

It’s also important to learn how to be comfortable and look good on camera. This doesn’t mean you have to be a supermodel, don’t worry! First, find a gown that flatters your body shape and have it properly altered. Trust me, a lousy seamstress can ruin a gorgeous gown! Having the proper undergarments is also important, as is your make-up. Look through bridal magazines and websites for bride and groom pictures ideas, and practice smiling. A good rule of thumb is if a smile feels fake, it will likely look fake too. Finally, embrace the candid! While posed photos can be beautiful, some of the best photos are candid, informal shots. To help capture some truly special moments that otherwise might be missed, supply disposable cameras on each table and encourage your guests to use them and then leave them on the table at the end of the night. Then get them developed and enjoy!

Easy Techniques For Taking Professional Quality Photographs

Easy Techniques For Taking Professional Quality Photographs

Easy Techniques For Taking Professional Quality Photographs

You have a very nice camera and some pretty decent equipment to go along with it. You can take a good picture but somehow, your images never come out looking like professional shots. This photography-related article will go into detail on how you can get the most out of your camera.

Make sure you taking lighting into account when you’re taking your photos. Will there be shadows cast upon your subject? Is your subject squinting into the sun or other bright light? Try moving around to find the best angle in the lighting to get the best photo. Try taking your photos at different vantage points so that you can see what works best.

Learn how to play with the shutter speed. You can choose to snap a quick picture or choose a slower exposure to capture a flow or movement in its entirety. You will need to experiment with this and find what kind of speed matches certain situations. This is a matter of personal style rather than a general guideline to follow.

When you are learning, camera settings should be simple. You should learn to use one camera setting at a time. Doing this focuses your attention on the image itself, rather than playing with dials while you lose your subject. Read More

Snap a Picture of Your Favourite Canadian Landmark & You Could Win a Camera Travel Pack

Traveling and photography pretty much go hand-in-hand, particularly with the compact nature of impressive digital cameras these days. And since summer is the best time to go exploring your surroundings, Henry’s has rolled out a fun contest this month to get you outside snapping some shots.

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For their “From EH to ZED” contest, take your best photo of a Canadian landmark and submit it on the Henry’s Facebook page. From there, Facebook users from all over can vote for your shot. The top ten finalists with the most amounts of votes will then go before a Henry’s representative, who will choose the winner. The prize: a travel pack that includes a Lowepro Backpack, a camera lens travel mug, and an ORB passport holder and travel strap.

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My chief annoyance with photographing on the go is carrying the camera equipment with you, either slung around your neck or jammed awkwardly into bags. Lowepro makes comfortable quality backpacks for your digital and DSLR cameras that compartmentalize and protect equipment while you move around, so it’s essential for your journeys. Plus that travel mug is pretty funky too.

So experiment with some shooting while showing off your Canadian pride and you might just win some gear. The contest closes on July 31 though, so check it out now.

Tips For People Who Are Getting Into Photography

Tips For People Who Are Getting Into Photography

Tips For People Who Are Getting Into Photography

Naturally, you want to make beautiful photographs every time you go out to shoot your surroundings. Really, this goal is much more attainable than you might think. It does not necessarily require a lot of fancy and expensive equipment. You just need to put a little forethought into your shots. The following tips can help you to capture gorgeous photos.

Don’t let your picture-taking technique get too complicated. You don’t need to mess with a bunch of different color and motion settings to produce a beautiful photograph.

A great photography tip is to try and find your own voice through photography. You want to set yourself apart from all the other photographers in the world. You can do this by figuring out how you like to capture things, and by figuring out which emotions you want to feature. Find and express an individual style.

When showing off your photographs, make sure to keep your less than perfect pictures at home. You do not want people to see your sub-par work; you only want them to see your best work. Delete any pictures on your camera that you do not want anyone else to see. Read More