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The Best of Wedding Filming Services

It is now just as likely that there will be a video made of a wedding as there will just be photographs. In the same way, there are many different types of wedding. Not all will be a man and a woman and not all will take place in church. When looking for a person to take your video, you need to make sure that they are not going to be awkward about any part of your big day. You want wedding filming services that will add to your day and not take away from it.

Cultural issues could also need addressing and it will be best to do this before the booking is made. If you are not confident that the person will adhere to the actions you want them to follow, you will be best looking elsewhere. There are a few reasons why someone may not be suitable to video your wedding:

  • Civil Partnership/Same sex marriage – not everyone is sensible when it is a wedding between same sex couples and having a hostile presence is not going to be good.
  • Race – as above, if the person is not going to be a good presence they do not need to be there.
  • Cultural issues- again the person must be made aware if there are certain things they should or should not do.

Knowing their Place – This does not mean that the video shooter should be treated badly, but it will help if they are discrete and able to get a lot of the video made without being in people’s way. There will clearly be times when they must be “out in the open” but an experienced shooter should be able to capture shots without interfering with the proceedings.

Alert – You will want a variety of shots – some staged and others spontaneous. If the shooter is not alert, they could miss many intimate moments that a more experienced person would get. The cameras also need to be suitable for the different places they will be used. When more than one is used, there is less chance that anything important will be missed.

The Video Studio – A lot of work will take place here as there will be a lot of editing before the video is presented to you. You may want to have a look to see if the equipment is of the standard you would expect as poor equipment is not going to produce the best video.

The Beginning – While the wedding day will be the major part of the video, it is also nice to see events that led up to the event. If you can provide the information and hard copy, it will be possible to incorporate photographs and video of you both from an earlier time. Interviews can be held with you both as well as family and friends and it can build up a picture of how you both met and decided to become a couple.

This video could be shown at the reception if enough time has been given to produce it. Again, this is an area where you may want to have a preview. It will be a lovely surprise for many, but you don’t want there to be things said that would be bet let unsaid.

As many people may not have known you before you become a couple, it will be a lovely way for them to find out about the lives you lived before you met. Along with the wedding day video, you will experience the ultimate in wedding filming services and will love to watch them both again and again.…

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Author | Wendy B Comments | Comments Off Date | 23/12/2016

Selecting Suitable Lenses – 4 Factors you should always consider

As an ardent photographer, you cannot avoid buying new lenses. There will always be one more challenge that your current lenses cannot meet. Also, your favorite lenses will get an upgrade and you will want to experience the new version. Moreover, new lenses come in hardy when other older ones get faulty. There are several other reasons why a photographer will eternally need new lenses. If you are searching for the best now, read our lens review first. By doing so, you will keep yourself from making a big buying mistake.

Regardless of the Nikon digital camera you need lenses for, it is important to do your own investigation. Do not just pick the first lens you come across online. Read reviews first to understand how a given lens works, things that are great about it and what most people dislike about it. Consequently, you will get value for your money. Four of the factors you should consider when buying a lens include the following.

Compatibility : Most lenses are compatible with the Nikon D5500 and other associated cameras. However, some lenses do not blend fully with some camera features. If you are going to focus manually, it would be best to look for an autofocus lens. The right thing to do is to read your camera’s manual. It displays all the lenses you can mount on your camera. In addition, it explains the components that each compatible lens supports.

Crop factor : Most Nikon DX digital cameras boast a 1.5x crop factor. If you didn’t know, 35mm film is the reference point when experts are talking about the crop factor. Hence, a 50mm lens is thought to act like the 75mm would if it were mounted on a 35mm camera. To get the actual angle of view, you should multiply the focal length of a given lens by 1.5.  As well as the crop factor, you must think about focal length. Stated in millimeters, focal length of a lens establishes what the camera’s angle of view could capture. It influences the depth of field. Lenses are classified by their focal lengths. This is why there are wide-angle lenses with shorter focal lengths. These are usually less than 35mm. These sorts of lenses drive the subjects away from the photographer and cause them to look tinier and sharper. This is good, as it allows them to capture most of the landscape by placing as many subjects into the frame.

Telephoto capability : It’s not all lenses that offer telephoto functionality. Even the all-in-one lenses that claim to offer it aren’t quite reliable. As you will need this capability, it would be wiser to buy specific telephoto lenses. These lenses draw subjects closer to you, unlike the wide angle lenses that push them away. Hence, they increase the size of the subject in the frame and create a short depth of field. This enables the camera to produce sharper and focused images. If you are a wildlife photographer, you could bring the images of animals and birds closer to you with a brilliant telephoto lens.

Picture quality : If you are a commercial photographer, you just can’t survive creating low quality photos. You have to be the best photographer in your area and that cannot happen if you have useless lenses. It will be better to read our lens review before acting. This will enable you to know whether a specific lens produces superb picture quality. A lens that is equipped with image stabilizing technology is the best pick. This is seen in most Sony lenses and it is called the Optical SteadyShot technology. A lens that is not too heavy is ideal when you want to produce error-free, good quality photos. So, pick a lens you can handle easily when working.…

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Author | Wendy B Comments | Comments Off Date | 14/12/2016