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How To Move From Photography To Videography

Many people think that photography and videography are completely separate entities. However, bridging the gap between the two has never been easier. In the past, getting into photography was much easier, you needed less equipment and overall less people to operate that equipment. Today, gear has gotten a lot smaller and the you only really need yourself to manage your production.

dslr-photographerPhotographers looking to get into moving pictures can really get started with an modern day DSLR. Cameras such as the Canon 70D or the Nikon Series of Cameras let you switch between photo and video on the press of a button. I’ve been using these cameras to get stunning results since I was in film school and moving into my career working with companies such as MarketME Video Production, I was surprised to see that industry professionals also rely on this gear.

These Digital SLRs are a great way to get into video production with having to spend more money on new equipment. All the concepts that you’ve learned as a photographer remain the same. The rules of framing, composition and lighting don’t change when the camera and subjects start moving they only start to get more complicated (or challenging). The goal when your subjects are moving to focus on making sure each position and movement of either your camera or subject will work as a still photo, if you can achieve that goal your cinematography will be taken to the next level.

Red-camera-rigOnce you’ve moved past DSLR cameras you can always invest in camera gear such as the RED camera and the Phantom Camera (great for slow motion footage). You can even get into drone photography or decided to specialize in aerial photography and make that the service your provide. The possibilities are really endless with videography, however, it’s important to realize that your don’t need to spend and arm and leg to start practicing. Many of the tools your need to get started are already in your kit – you just need to get out there are start shooting


Take The Best Wedding Photographs In San Francisco At These Locations

When holding a wedding in San Francisco, there are so many great venues and also places that present majestic opportunities for pictures. Just think about the Golden Gate Bridge. Of course, you might not want to be standing on the bridge when taking your pictures. Instead, you can use the Golden Gate Bridge as your backdrop, and there are many ways to accomplish this.

Quick Tip (before choosing your location)

If your are traveling to San Francisco for the event you might have trouble bringing all of your gear with you so you might want to consider hiring your camera gear and extra crew from a video production company like MarketME Video Production which is based in San Francisco and has more then enough gear to accommodate any shoot.

Alcatraz is another great place for picture taking, although it might not seem like the most appropriate place for wedding pictures. This ornate facility is one place that might surprise you when it comes to taking great wedding pictures that are truly unique.

Twin Peaks
Now imagine taking pictures at the top of Twin Peaks. That is one of the majestic places that comes to mind, right? There are spectacular views up there, and you’re going to have some great pictures to remember your big day for sure.


Any Californian Beach
People also love to take wedding pictures on the beach. In San Francisco, you have the bay, too. If you’re wanting wedding day beach pictures, Baker Beach is your place.

On the Go
You could make an all day excursion traveling around San Francisco taking wedding photographs at different places and creating an album and slideshow. Wouldn’t that be nice! It’s going to take you all day to get around San Francisco anyway!

The Ferry Building is another great opportunity for photos. Pick a location or pick several, and get ready to shoot some photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. Grab the family and make them come along for this memorable experience.


Photography Tips For Taking The Best Pictures Of People

Photography is an art, and there are all different types of pictures you can take of course, some easier to master than others. Taking pictures of people is perhaps the most difficult, chiefly because people are so vain about the way they look. Pictures must adequately represent the way people view themselves or at least the way they want to be viewed. There are all types of photography tips that can help you when taking pictures of people.

One big tip is to get your subjects to be less formal during a photo shoot. This loosens people up so that they’re not thinking about every little thing as they get ready for the picture. They are more prone to smile and strike a flattering pose.

When taking pictures of people, eyes are important. Remember this when focusing the camera and getting ready to take pictures. Also remember to create a shallow depth when you’re taking those photos. It’s also always best to not just provide simple directions but actually involve yourself in the process. Interact with your photo subjects so that they are put at ease and again more likely to strike a pose.

You were told that creating shallow depth can help, but one way to do this that helps even more is to stand far away from your subject, yet use the zoom feature on your camera. Also, how do you approach lighting? When taking pictures of kids, sometimes you just want to use the flash to make things easier on yourself and your subjects. Yet, the flash isn’t going to be your best bet when it comes to quality pictures, and you’ll need to address lighting in a different way. Now you’re ready to take those great photographs of different people.

Useful Tips for Being a Better Photographer

If you are new to the world of photography, you may have a lot to learn. Even if you are good at what you do, there are always new things for you to learn that will improve the types of pictures you end up taking. There are several beneficial tips that may help you become a better photographer in no time at all.

Invest in High-Quality Equipment

When you want to become a professional photographer, it is important to have some of the best equipment. You cannot expect to get the best images if you are using an outdated digital camera that does not come with any additional accessories, such as assorted lenses, lens hoods and light box kits.

Do your research on some of the leading brands of photography equipment to ensure that you make the right investment. Even if you have to spend a significant amount of money for these items, you will likely get a return on your investment by taking stunning photographs for different people.

Think Differently From the Competition

Anyone can use a digital camera, but that does not mean the photo will look breathtaking. You want people to look at the pictures you take and fall in love with them. The pictures should each tell a unique and different story, and the best way to make that happen is to think differently from other people. Instead of taking shots that you have seen other photographers take, come up with creative and new ideas.

You may need to stand on a chair or get down on the floor to capture some unique angles. You might even want to include props into certain pictures to make them come out even better. Never copy what every other photographer is doing. Instead, focus on coming up with ideas that you know will satisfy the clients.

The best way to become a better photographer is to be confident in yourself. Work hard at what you do and you can become the best.