Learn Digital Phoptography

Are there any disadvantages to digital photography? In the wrong hands, digital images can suffer from poor color or density, undue digital noise, unnatural sharpening, over or underexposure and loss of detail in the highlights or shadows. By hiring a professional you can guarantee that all of these issues will be avoided with the correct exposure, lighting, color, and density calibration and technical experience to achieve stunning results. Digital cameras offer you a very important advantage over film.

Where can I find out all about digital photography? There are a plethora of choices today! I personally have converted to this new medium, (thus I don’t have to pack bags of film or worry about airport X-ray issues!) I have the following points to offer you: If you are buying an SLR camera that will take your existing interchangeable lenses, expect to spend serious money. The Nikon D100 body alone can be found selling for about the U.S. $ 1,000.00 (May 2006), and the excellent new Nikon D70 for $ candid/photojournalistic aspects of your Wedding Day will be shot in High-Resolution Digital, and you have the option of having your formal/portrait photography shot in Digital as well, or on Medium Format Film. Though I recommend Medium Format for all portrait work, I want to leave that choice up to you. I offer either option at the same price because I don’t want cost to be a factor in your decision.

Imagine for a moment that you were asked to photograph an event or place for a magazine. How will you handle the task of making sure you tell the audience as many stories as possible? In this article, we discuss the main event photography tips for creating beautiful photo stories.

What Story Are You Trying to Tell?
Before you begin, you need to know what you want to achieve through your photos. You might have been assigned to document an event, or you might be working on a private project. The strategy is not so different.

Here’s an example to give you some ideas and inspiration …

The Recording Players Association held a National Festival in April this year, celebrating the Society’s 80th birthday. The principles of event photography that I use here can be applied to all types of events.

Identify the Important Moments You Need for Shooting

If you are telling a story of an event, be it a festival, a show or even a conference, you need to set the most important moment or place to be photographed. By planning ahead you will gain confidence, knowing you will capture all the key moments and details. This then frees you to be more creative and look for others, stimulating shooting when you don’t anticipate.