Kiely and Shane were wed on their 8th year anniversary in Buena Vista CO, a place they have spent the last special year making memories in, surrounded by their closest friend and family. Although the storms threatened in all directions, not a drop of rain fell. Winds blew but nothin stopped their love from spreading into everyone’s heart who attended this beautiful event. Thank you Kiely and Shane for including Third Eye Photography in your special day!
If you’ve recently started discussing a photoshoot with a photographer or you’re still on the hunt for the perfect photographer for your wedding, birthday or engagement shoot, you’ve more than likely come across several different terms and expressions that you’ve never heard of before.
To make you more comfortable during your conversations with your photographer, here are a few common expressions that you should familiarize yourself with:
- Raw Files.Raw files are photos that have not yet been processed. Most professional photographers only ever shoot RAW so that they can alter their photos later on. Most photographers will also be reluctant to give raw files to customers since it could result in their photos being altered by someone who isn’t familiar with editing processes and techniques.
- Reprint Permissions. Sharing a photographer’s photos online or in the media will usually require reprint permission. This ensures that a photographer knows where their photos will be showcased, that they want to be associated with a particular platform or portrayed in a certain light.
- A copyright on photos means that they belong to the photographer that shot them and that the photographer can use them as they see fit. For example, they are allowed to use your photos in their portfolio. It also means that people or organizations are not allowed to use the photos in promotional materials without the photographer’s permission.
- Golden Hour.The golden hour is a period of time around 15 – 20 minutes before sunrise and after sunset when your photographer has access to the best possible natural light. Most photographers will always opt to shoot during this period when possible.
- Straight Out of the Camera.When photos are straight out of the camera, it means that they have been through very little editing and processing.
- Suggested Shot List.This is usually a term that comes up a lot during discussions with wedding photographers. While planning your wedding, you will more than likely have a few ideas for photos that you really want your photographer to shoot, which is why they will usually ask you for a suggested shot list. If not, remember to speak up and tell your photographer your ideas.
- Photography style is another term that will usually pop up during your conversation with your photographer. Some common photography styles include classic, lifestyle, documentary, and artistic. It may be useful to research a few of these photography styles before you meet with your photographer so that you can tell them what you expect.
Remember, your photographer is there to make this a fun and pleasant experience for you, not to throw technical terminology at you. If there are certain terms that you’re unsure about, ask away. Your photographer will be more than happy to explain the entire process to you.
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Brian and Stephanie have a Christmas tradition: They exchange an ornament each year. And, after celebrating the past 8, this year’s tree was sweetly decorated with these precious ornaments! After they had opened all of the presents, Brian directed Stephanie to her last Christmas gift, hinting it was on the Christmas tree and had to do with “what we normally exchange” (an ornament)!
As soon as her eyes found what he had her looking for, she saw the handcrafted ring holster ornament holding a beautiful, sparkling ring! She knew exactly what this was and when she turned to him, he was down on one knee proposing! Tears of happiness filled in each of their eyes- of course she said yes!!!
Thank you for including Third Eye Photography in your amazing wedding day celebration. It was a day full of laughter, tears and pure love.
After 11 years of dating, Ned proposed to Morgan on Christmas morning 2017. As active snowboards, Ned bought Morgan a new pair of snowboarding pants and insisted she try them on. After slipping on the pants Ned said “I think there is something in the left pocket”. Morgan reached in and pulled out a box containing the ring. Ned got down on one knee and popped the question. Morgan was super shocked as a holiday proposal very unexpected. Now Morgan searches all the pockets of any attire from Ned.
Thanks for including Third Eye Photography in your amazing wedding day celebration! From the sunshine to the dance floor it was a day to remember!
Photos: we have them in our homes, on our phones, in albums, on our computers, they’re everywhere.
Photos remind us of life’s most precious people and memories As we move through life, we get to add new moments to our collections.
Sometimes though, it makes a world of difference to have a professional photographer present for the really big moments in life, including weddings, christenings, milestone birthdays and engagements. Giving the gift of photography is one that won’t soon be forgotten.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a parent, newly engaged couple or friend in your life, here are some reaons why you should gift them a professional photo session instead of the usual gift.
Photography is a gift that lasts a lifetime
How many times have you received a gift that you pretended to like, only to end up storing it in the back of a cupboard a month later? Gadgets, clothing, and accessories all go out of style or become null and void, but professional photos last a lifetime and are something that the recipient can treasure for years to come.
Photography is personal
Gifting someone with a professional photo session is personal and unique. Since it’s far more thoughtful than guessing what someone would like to receive, it’s a gift that truly comes from a place of love.
Photography is an experience
Experiencing something instead of adding something to a growing pile of possessions is far more worthwhile, exciting and meaningful. A photo session gives your loved one a brand new experience that will leave them with lasting memories that they can proudly display around their home or office.
When looking for the right photo session for your loved one, keep an eye out for any specials photographers in your area might be offering. Who knows, you may even find yourself booking a photo session for yourself at the same time.
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Everyone has a handful of unflattering photos that they don’t particularly like looking at, and what’s worse is that most of our photos end up online for everyone to see.
Unless you’re a model, it’s not always easy to know exactly what to do in front of a camera in order to look your best. but with a few helpful tips, you can start taking better photos starting today.
Here are some tips that will come in handy the next time you find yourself in front of a camera.
- Eyes wide open.Close your eyes and open them just before the photo is taken. This will ensure that you don’t end up with half-closed eyes ever again.
- Goodbye double chin.Want to prevent a double chin? Simply press your tongue against the roof of your mouth when smiling for a photo. Celebrities such as Heidi Klum are big fans of this simple technique.
- Angles are always better.Facing the camera head on almost always leads to an unflattering photo. It’s best to angle your body and tilt your chin slightly upwards for a more flattering pose. Placing one hand on your hip will also ensure that your arm doesn’t look flat.
- Up high.If someone who’s shorter than you is taking your photo, sit down if possible as shots taken from above are more flattering.
- Keep it different.Taking a group shot? Make sure that you don’t all pose the same way. Different poses ensure everyone stands out and makes for an interesting shot.
- Relax that face.Want to achieve a more natural smile? Relax your face and then smile just before your photo is taken.
- Perfect your posture.Having good posture makes all the difference in a photo so be mindful of whether you’re standing up straight with relaxed shoulders before the photo is taken.
The key to taking better photos is to implement small changes and to practice them often. Don’t overthink it though, as this will show up in your face. Relax and have fun!
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There’s nothing quite like photos to really turn a house into a home. From family portraits to photos from your favorite vacations, printing out your best memories turns your home into an extra special place.
Decided which photos to print for your home and where to place them can be quite a process though, especially when you have a couple hundred to choose from and you’re not an interior designer or a photographer. Here are a few tips to help make choosing photos for your home much more enjoyable and a lot easier.
- Consider your décor.Whether you’re deciding which photos to print or even where to hang them, take your décor into consideration. A good tip is to look for photos that contain colors that match the décor in specific areas of your house.
- Get organized.Use folders to help you with the selection process. Place your favorite images into specific folders that are categorized according to prominent colors in the photos, particular themes or even various sections of your home. Place your favorite images into each folder.
- Size and location matter.If you’re going to be placing your prints in an area where they will be visible from the opposite side of the room, opt for bigger prints to help them stand out.
- Careful of the clutter.To stop a photo wall from looking too cluttered when you’re using frames of different colors and textures, trying printing your photos in black and white.
- Plan before you hang. Before you start knocking nails into your walls, cut out exact replicas of the frames you’re planning to hang or arrange your printed photos on a wall to see what the display will look like before you make the commitment.
If you still feel like you need some help with choosing photos from a specific shoot to print for your home, talk with your photographer.
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