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Five Lighting Arrangements For Your Product Photography.

What camera should I buy? ­-is one of the most frequently asked question asked by many. It is a common belief of many that good pictures require advanced cameras and photography kits. Indeed a camera with advanced kits is very important, but this is not the only thing to execute a successful photography. There are several other factors one must consider to get the desired output. Among the important features, lighting is one of the most vital element of photography. No matter what photo does one take, without proper product photography lighting arrangement, the photograph does not come alive.

 Product Photography

In this article we’ll look at the lighting arrangements of product photography. Product photography is a whole different branch of photography. It requires special expertise and prior experience to bring out the accurate and desired photos. Since products are put up for sale, they must look appealing to the customers. Needless to say, a sad looking product won’t never sell, or even if it sells, it won’t generate much of a profit.  Product photographs are mostly shown in e-commerce site, personal company website and profile, TVC, PPC, Billboards, brochure etc. Although in photography post production, the lights, colors, and exposure could be retouched, natural and live lighting arrangement always give the best output.

 Product Photography Lighting

Product Photography Lighting

Among the most frequently advised product photography tips, the first thing that comes on top of the list is photography lighting. Without appropriate lighting, the product will be less eye-soothing to the consumers, which will result in a low selling rate. So, what actually are the lighting arrangements? How should we apply or arrange the lightings? Do we need to be experts of lights? Not necessarily. Here are five quick, easy, and effective lighting formation. Just pick any of the arrangement you prefer for your products.

 Pre-production Arrangement

Before going into the arrangements, let us look at the kits you need for the lighting. Apart from the natural sunlight, light bulbs, camera flash, studio lights, diffusion sheet, white background, light tents, soft boxes, stand, tripod etc.

Setting the Background

White backgrounds are the most common set up for product photography. This background reflects the light perfectly from all sections and creates a glowing atmosphere. As a result, the products shine. Other than white background, there are several ways to use the bulbs to improvise the image. We’ll discuss about them in next section.

Setting the Background

Manage Your Light Control

Tradition bulbs and studio lights, both are used in product photography. While traditional bulbs are becoming obsolete now-a-days, studio lights are very popular in product photography. However, since lights and bulbs are direct and sharp on the photo, it is very difficult to retain the exotic look of the product.

Manage Your Light Control

For that we must use diffusion kits to balance the sharpness and direct light from the bulbs. There are three ways to diffuse the lights- Diffusion Sheet, Light Tent, and Soft Box. To learn more about product photography lighting kits, click here.

Now let us look at the five formation or arrangements of product lighting.

1.The Light-box with Reflection: Create a box with a packaging box, tracing/white papers or sheets. Place two soft box or studio box light on left and right side of the paper box. Place a glass inside the box, but make sure you have a white background beneath the glass too. Now, place the product in the middle of the glass. Shoot your product until you get your perfect shot.

2.Top and Umbrella Light against White Background: A product placed on a white surface against a white background will look great if a light is placed on the top and two umbrella lights are aimed from two corners. In this way, the product will get full lighting attention from all corners and from the above, plus the white surface and background will reflect the light which eventually will create a glowing atmosphere.

3.Lighting From Below Through a Transparent Surface: A transparent glass is needed for this kind of lighting. A soft light should be placed under the glass table pointing upwards and the product will be placed over the glass. Glass products, for example, bottles, jars, show pieces, and other glossy items are the best option for this kind of photography. To show the name of the product properly, use another light from the top. In this way, the product will be in a sandwich of light. Now, shoot until you get your perfect one.

arrangements of product lighting.

4.Lighting from the Back: Back lighting sounds difficult to handle. Indeed it is, but it can offer much more if handled tactfully. It is also called the Rim-Lighting. Two lights can be placed on the background, one in the left corner and another in the right corner. The problem is that, until you place black box in the middle of the light, the light frame you’re looking for won’t come out. Therefore, place a box to create shadow and then shoot your photo.

5.Fill in Light and White Background Photography (Large Products): If you want to shoot a large product, for example a chair or a bookshelf, make sure you place the lights from every angle where the photo is going to be shown. Place the product in front of a white background. Lit a blub above the product and use two fill lights from two angels. In this way, no shadow will be created. Adjust the exposure and aperture of your camera and shoot. Before shooting, you can also use a grey card which will ensure that no outside lights are hampering the product.

Post-Production

Once you’re done with your photo-shoot, you may send them for post processing. In many occasions, after the photo-shoot, you’ll be needing clipping path, ghost mannequin, or masking service to remove thee products from backgrounds. These features are skillfully handled by image editing service providers. Since you’re a busy photographer and lack time to readjust and extract images one by one, all you need to do is, send the pictures to any prominent and trusted photo editing service provider.

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Post-processing from outside surely will save you time in exchange of a little money. Remember, the money you spend in post-processing is actually saving you more, because time is money and you’re saving time here.

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How to Start a Business with Footwear Photography

Online shopping has gained popularity in recent years and it is increasing day by day. A major difference between online shopping and traditional shopping is in the case of online shopping, it is not possible to touch the product physically. So there are only two options for customers to make the decision for purchasing that product- product descriptions and product images. For this reason, publishing multiple, high-quality images of each product is the main priority for e-commerce site owners. According to eBay, a clear and detailed product image can boost up it’s a sale by 2%. Amazon and eBay have features to upload 9-12 images of each product, some images are very much important.

For achieving this goal, e-commerce owners need expert product photographers and graphic designers who can shoot and edit product photos. So, let’s focus on our article headline. We are talking about product photography business. Our product focus is “footwear”.

So what do you think? Is it a cool idea to start a footwear photography business for helping e-commerce sites and bringing benefit for the both ends? Here we are going to give you some tips which will surely help you.

Never go for unnecessary gears and business purchases

On the internet, you will be flooded with tons of photography gear advertisements. It is very much obvious that you may be allured by those. Buying new gadgets and gears can be a great fun and many will advise you with the phrase “it will help your business”.

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They may suggest that if you just had that better lens, you’d take better photos, and your business would be more successful. But it will be hazardous if you purchase gears and other photography equipment without a proper plan and money management.

Learn to shoot manually

When you seriously think about footwear photography, you must have to learn to shoot with your camera manual. Most of us feel it is much easier to capture the product images with the default settings of the camera. But this tendency will hinder you from bringing out the maximum result from your camera.So it is very much important to learn the footwear photography manually. As footwear’s are small products, you need to shoot it very precisely.

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The real benefit of manual mode shooting is it will help you to learn what’s going on with your camera, and the light around you. As early as you learn it, soon you will get control over your camera and your shooting skill will improve. Manual mode will make your exposures consistent, which helps you save time with your editing.

Be a photographer and businessman

As your target is to create your own business based on footwear photography, you must have to develop a business sense with photography skill. Great business is solely interlinked with great photography.

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When you get started with great photography skills, still the probability of being successful in photography business is 50-50. Let me explain why? When you have taken a decision to start a photography business, you must have to earn multi-tasking ability. You are a photographer/customer service expert/book keeper/marketing director/social media whiz/branding guy/website creation person/secretary/treasurer/CEO/CFO/ and pretty much any other title you can think of. That means you have to develop various skills. Skills are very much important.

Patience is important

This virtue is very much essential if you want to be successful a successful footwear photography business person. You have to utter this word constantly to remind yourself. You must have to remember that you won’t get success overnight.

patience-is-importantIt will take time to get good at photography, marketing customer service, management of business organization. Frankly speaking, it will take time to get good at many things to run a hugely successful photography business.

Create your own branding

Performing right promotional activities is the key point of photography business success. Through away your outdated print materials, brochures, packaging, and thousands of business cards to the trash bin. Because all these are totally useless, and a big waste of money and paper.

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When you think about footwear photography business branding, creating something personal, unique and consistent is very much important. It will help you stand out from other photographers and photography firm and differentiate you from others.

So should you avoid the printed products for promotion? No. But you must have to be very much careful. In most of the cases, a huge amount of brochures may be wasted or just cannot be used or reached proper destination. Try to find ways to print on demand or in a limited scale. Analyze your necessity and fix your target where or to whom you want to promote.

Influence people to stay with you

Good word of mouth referrals are the most powerful ways for photography business success. People trust the recommendation of a friend more than an ad in a magazine.

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You need to influence people to get great testimonials from them by providing them quality service. Such recommendation is more valuable than ad promotions.

Market your brand or die

Now all you are set. You have everything- a blog, a website, a business and you have a brilliant idea. You make a gorgeous logo. You create a stunning online presence, filled with witty writing and attractive images. You press publish, sit back, and wait for the inquiries and comments to pour in. And then nothing is positive! And then you can understand what marketing is all about.

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Show people what your service interesting and valuable. You could have the most amazing photography in the world, but unless people know about it, you will not see any success. Make Things Easy For Your Clients. Be organized and value your time. Keep all the details of your business records, think big.

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How to Boost Your Creativity by Learning Abode Photoshop

When you explore lovely digital art and compare it with the items you draw with a pencil, you’ll feel astounded and reduced. If solely you’ll afford a graphics pill, you’ll be even as good! And if you have already got a pill, your thought is, “If solely I may afford Photoshop! Such a lot of wonderful things are often finished this package.” And if you have each a pill and good package, you are dreaming concerning the godlike Wacom Cintiq—the larger, the better. But, until then, you are stuck. You cannot be any higher. And it isn’t your fault, it’s all concerning money!

This is probably why there’s a misconception that digital art isn’t real art. After all, a real artist needs to learn all these hard things, master pencils, brushes, color mixing, different kinds of pigment, and they can’t just undo a mistake! And when they finish, their art is one of a kind, it exists physically, it’s not just an array of digits that you can copy infinitely. At the same time, a digital “artist” buys some expensive equipment and that’s all—they can now produce outstanding art. That’s cheating, isn’t it?

Let’s see what we can find further.

What are the advantages of learning Photoshop

Whenever you learn something, you get many benefits. Some of them can be visible and others may not be. Hence, it can be difficult to pin down the exhaustive list of benefits, but I will try.

1.It makes Image Processing, Computer Vision etc. learning easy

You have learnt Photoshop and you have been working with it and hence many image processing concepts are much intuitive to you, compared to those guys who are going to hear it for the first time. For an example, high pass filter. If you have dealt with Photoshop, you can visualize what exactly high pass filter does and hence the formulation for it would be easier for you to understand or even figure out. (In one of my exam, a similar question was asked, and I didn’t know the formulation. Nevertheless, thanks to Photoshop, I derived the formulation in the exam.)

It makes Image Processing, Computer Vision etc. learning easy

Apart from that, you come across many scenarios, where you wish you had better results. For an example, if you want to select a person from one image and paste it to the other, you need a lot of effort in “selection” of the person. (In other terms, you need to tell your Photoshop which are the edges of a person so as you don’t end up cut-pasting more or less than the exact person. I think an example would better explain things. Image obtained from Kush Technologies via Google Image Search.)

So, in these courses, when you learn the fundamentals, you are eager to solve your problem of “selection”. You understand the importance of the edge detection problem. You are eager to know how that can be done automatically, and you learn some really complicated things easily. (Or may be if you are too involving, you end up developing an algorithm for it too.)

2.Amazing UI/ UX or web page design

While designing UI of an application or web pages, more so often, we have an image in our mind about how we want to make it look alike. But we are limited in implementation in a sense that we don’t know how to create those fancy images. Oh you know Photoshop?

Amazing UI/ UX or web page design

Great! Now the only bottleneck is your imagination. However fancy or Sci-Fi you imagine your web page or App, you can make it look like that exactly. And this will definitely help you stand apart from ordinary stereotypical apps or webpages. (Assuming your App/web page is strong technically too.)

3.Enhanced presentations, reports etc.

You have worked laboriously on a project. Currently you wish to organize a report. For that, you wish a picture from your textbook. (That image isn’t out there directly on the web or the standard of the out there image isn’t pretty much as good as you want.) Not a problem; you recognize Photoshop, right?

Enhanced presentations, reports etc.

The clicked image is low distinction, has some grey background because of pages etcetera, however you’ll correct those things. Excluding that, you’ll utterly style your presentation theme to suite your project. A nice style presentation would undoubtedly build an impression.

In addition to, learning Photoshop will give you an additional advantage of learning about 3D graphics. You can beautifully render images in 3D, create 3D designs and so on.

Eventually, you would like to use your computer engineering skills to solve problems in a ‘domain’ – be it art (Photoshop is an amazing example), industrial applications, finance, research, entertainment, education, etc. etc. etc.

This means you learn how things are done at any given time in that domain, and understand how they could be done better/faster/more efficiently/accurately/transparently and so on using your skills.

Understanding colors are the most basic aspect. Being able to manipulate them, being able to make the reproducible and useful changes, in colors and storing them in image files is what make Photoshop such an amazing tool. But not just that! Understanding how the monitor that renders colors on the screen and therefore making sure what you are doing in the processing is also faithfully reproduced by the monitor is also something you can understand.

You can be privy to an amazing world if only you are interested in Photoshop.

 

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Why Digital Photography is Trending Now and What Should You Know about It?

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, the current marketing trend seems to have gripped this idea to grow business further. In this digital era, Photography has migrated from its entertainment purpose to business purpose. Visual communication has conquered the marketing industry like never before. The introduction of new technologies in photography has started a whole new era. Digital photography earns a living to thousands of people.

Photography is Not Just Limited to Professional Camera Anymore

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Photography has become easier like never before. You don’t need to own a professional DSLR camera in order to capture photos. Your portable gadget is enough for serving the primary purpose. And by primary purpose, it does not mean basic level of photography, rather mobile photography has evolved to be a whole new genre. Gadgets are now designed especially for photography enthusiasts.

Tablet, cellphones, and other portable devices now consist high resolution cameras with different built in features. This makes photography easy and fun. Each camera comes with unique lens feature, resolution quality, megapixel range, sensor, HDR, LED flash, auto focus, face detection, smile detection, autofocus, shutter speed and many other features that support the user to capture images effortlessly. Image are now just a matter of a single click which eventually prompts the visual display on social media.

There are many phone companies who offer great cameras for Selfie, Groupfie, 1080 and 4K video. The main competitors in smartphone industry are – Samsung, iPhone, HTC, LG, Sony, ASUS, Google, Nokia, Xiaomi, Huawei etc. Every year, these brands release new smartphone with exciting updates and extraordinary features.

Apart from smartphone cams, another new trend in photography is the use of action camera. Action cameras are very small simple video recording tool with an option to attach it somewhere in Point of View (POV) mode so that actions of the user is captured. Bikers, cycle stunt riders, adventure lovers, instructors and many others who are passionate about photography use action camera. Some of the popular brands of action camera are – dji Osmo, GoPro, Xiaomi, YiCamera, HT Re, Polaroid, Sony, SJ cam etc. These actions cams have changed the definition of photography and video recording.

Digital SLR (DSLR) is the primary camera of professional photography.  Unlike smartphones, tab, or action cams, DSLR knows when to be professional. Canon and Nikon are the two leading camera manufacturers in the world. They are unbeatable in the photography industry and no other companies can come near to them. Professional photographers and commercial photography companies use these cameras.

Image Editing Software and Effects

Photography has stepped and passed over the conventional barrier with the introduction of image editing software and different types of effects. As trends change, new things replace the existing things in the market. Image editing has become the trend of the new era. It has become an essential part of photography. Whether you are a professional or a part-timer, you hardly can avoid image editing software. Professional photographers use professional image editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Fotor, Corel etc. A photographer may need software for different purpose depending on the client and his/her personal needs.

On the other hand, smartphone users mostly edit images using image editing apps. Generally, most of the windows editing software are available in android or IOS version. Also, there are some special dedicated apps for smartphone editing, for example, snapseed, VSCO, Enlight, Touch Retouch etc.

Image Editing Software and Effects

There are some photography apps which have built in editing feature. Take Instagram as an example, where you can edit your photos. The purchase of Instagram by Facebook authority depicts how much popular photography has become in recent times. Instagram has introduced a whole new era of introducing ourselves and expressing our thoughts through photography.

Built in effects and filters are very popular and trendy in recent times. There are some very popular effects and filters that are used frequently by many. Some of the trendy effects and filters are Black and White (B&W), Vintage, Cinematic, Lomo, Bloom, Toy etc. in recent times, it’s rare to find any picture without filters or effect. Although some may argue that filters reduce and hamper the originality of the photo, some would definitely back it up by bringing the photography post processing importance. Whatever the arguments are, most people seem to believe that photo editing enhances the appeal of the photo and makes it look better.

Experiment

Experimenting with the subject, color, light, and theme is the new trend of photography. People have come out from the conventional ‘pose and smile’ concept and bringing new perspective to look at something differently. Perspective photography is the trendiest way to shoot now. It’s hard to find a person who would like perspective photography. This trend has become so popular that people are choosing their specialization in perspective photography. Take the example of bug’s eye view or bird’s eye view– in such cases the photographer looks at the world from a non-human point of view which makes each and every photograph unusual and interesting. Another excellent and newest technique is forced perspective in photography. In forced perspective, photographers capture objects in a way which makes the object look unreal, surreal, unusual, or unearthly. Take the example of picking the tip of the Eifel Tower or the Taj Mahal in your two fingers, or holding the sun in your hand. Even if you didn’t capture these, at some point of your internet browsing, you’ve surely seen these pictures.

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Another excellent and newest technique is forced perspective in photography. In forced perspective, photographers capture objects in a way which makes the object look unreal, surreal, unusual, or unearthly. Take the example of picking the tip of the Eifel Tower or the Taj Mahal in your two fingers, or holding the sun in your hand. Even if you didn’t capture these, at some point of your internet browsing, you’ve surely seen these pictures.

Shapes and pattern photography is another popular way which is trending now. Shapes, lines, boxes etc. are some of the common patterns in experimental photography. You don’t need to be a professional photographer or know all the rules to experiment with camera, all you need is just a creative mind and eyes that pay attention to every detail.

These brief points on recent photography trends are just the rough draft. It doesn’t end here. In the world of photography, the sky is not the limit. Exploration will go on, trend will keep changing, and new things will be coming.

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How to Photograph Jewelry on a White Background

If you are an online jewelry shop owner, you want to display your products in the most alluring way possible to attract more customers. The main problem is that it is impossible to hire a professional photographer due to cost management or timing related issues. So what can you do? What could be the possible alternative?

You can take your own photos. It is possible for you to get great shots of your items if you have the proper equipment such as lighting and camera and a proper plan of action. It will help you to achieve your goal. We will discuss here how to photograph your jewelry on a white background which will lift you and your brand on a different level.

I am a professional photographer and graphic designer, so I think I can give you an acceptable suggestion on this issue.

1. Camera Settings

Depending on the brand of your camera, camera settings may differ. However, the references I am going to provide here, hopefully, will give you some idea of where to start or when your camera needs adjustment. I suggest my readers for using specific camera user manual of your own. This will help you to be familiar with adjustment settings of the camera. You also can take help from online resources.

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Macro setting: Most digital cameras can be set in the macro mode for “up close” photography. This feature is usually indicated by a flower icon on all cameras.

Manual Mode:  This mode allows you to set and adjust certain settings rather than rely on camera’s default factory settings.

Aperture: This is the opening that allows the light into the camera. Jewelry photographers fix aperture settings before the photo shoot because the control allows for the exposure and depth of field in photos. A small aperture setting will make the entire jewelry piece in focus, whereas a larger aperture will make the closest area of the jewelry in focus. Set this on the highest setting available on your camera in order to have your entire piece in focus.

White Balance: This adjustment will make jewelry items appear in its real color. This setting depends on lighting conditions

Exposure Correction: This is a setting can manually adjust the brightness of the photos as you take them. This can be adjusted depending on photo background color and you can use (+) the setting to lighten your image and (–) the setting to darken your image.

Spot Focus: If available on your camera, it’s helpful to set the focus mode to “spot focus”. This allows you to control the camera focus.

2. The Photography Light Box

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The purpose behind the light box or light tent is to provide an evenly distributed diffused light that is bright, without causing a glare bouncing off your objects. You can purchase simple and very elaborate set ups online.

Illuminating Box Setup 

The key is to use clear or frosted Plexiglas or another brand. These are all the essentially the same products, just different brand names. It also comes in different thicknesses and color.

3. Time to capture photos

Step-1: I have taken a series of photos to achieve the final look I want. With the white background, the white area seems a little over exposed but not jewelry item, especially with certain colors, metals (such as un-oxidized sterling silver) and gemstones. So, you can try different settings in order to achieve your best picture.

Step-2: With each photo, you can take written record of camera settings. It will help you see the difference and progression of each shot. So you can compare your results and make adjustments as needed. If you do not want to write, simply look at the photo properties in your editing software if it is needed.

Step-3: During photography, try to use the natural light source as much as possible. If it is not enough, then you may use lightbox, flash lights etc. Keep the camera in the same position.

Step-4: I’ve turned on all my normal light I use with my photography lightbox, along with my other lighting equipment’s.  Red, white, clear and bright silver are difficult to photograph and adjustments may need to be made when trying to capture these items. You can also re-adjust camera if photography is taken in dark environment.

4. Analysis of the captured photo

I have achieved my best results using the f-stop 8 with a shutter speed of 1/10 OR using the f-stop 4 with a shutter speed of 1/40. The difference in these photos is that more of the item will be in focus using the f8 while the f4 setting will produce a blurred/dreamy effect on the part of the item that’s the farthest away from the lens. If you want more of a dreamy look, simply lower the f-stop even more. Remember, your shutter speed will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Analysis of the captured photo

5. Jewelry photo editing works

After capturing photo, images must be edited. As a professional graphic designer, my first choice is Adobe Photoshop. Color Experts International where I work with my co-worker graphic designers, we use Photoshop pen tool based clipping path, retouching, shadow creation technique to make the photo more attractive. These photos can easily be used for web contents, e-commerce sites, magazines or catalogs containing jewelry images.

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We have more than 30 years of experience in image editing service and you can choose us for quality jewelry photo editing service. We offer free trial service and discount for large volume of image editing job.

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Earn From Your Travel Photos: Turn Your Passion into Your Profession

How often have you wished to quit your job on the grumpy face of your boss? Have you ever dreamed of leaving everything behind and step outside to travel around the world, but could not do it because you never were quite sure? Do time and budget hold you back from becoming a traveler forever? Perhaps you’re seeking for answers to any of these questions as you’ve come here and reading this!! Let us not disappoint you. Let’s learn some quick suggestions on how to earn money from travel photography. Let’s get started!!

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Things You Need To Become a Travel Photographer

            A passionate mind and a photographer’s eye Anyone can become a photographer, but very few or none of them can become a regular paid photographer. Exceptions won’t be taken here as examples. It is up to you to discover whether you’ve latent photography talent in you. Otherwise, don’t risk to take, it a steady income source.

            Gears Needless to say, although good photographs primarily depend on framing and subject/ theme sense, without quality nothing will be in favor. Make sure you’ve an adequate budget to collect the stuffs.

            Time and Determination You can buy some time only if you have made up your mind. Unless you’re completely sure, you can’t expect to continue your photography journey for too long. Prioritize your things and allocate time therefore.Types of photography

Three Basic Types of Travel Photography

            Landscape, Towns, Cities, and Streets The most common type of photography. Travelling to different countries always comes with hundreds of pictures. Take your time and try to see the streets, colors, lighting, walkways, narrow lanes, shops nearby etc. Yes, there will be hundreds and thousands pictures of the same subjects before you and after your pictures as well. Still, your captures will preserve your essence, your feelings, and your thoughts of that particular moment. Don’t capture the landscape, try to capture the moment of the landscape.

            People, Portrait, Culture Faces are precious. Add some colors into it or capture it in black and white, portraits always speak to you. Behind each portrait, there’s a story of that particular culture, time, and experience.

            Wildlife and NatureThis is a bit tough since your subjects won’t listen to your photo instructions. You’ve to take some candid photographs of wildlife. Since you have to push yourself harder and further, at the end of the day, the pay will be able to satisfy and motivate you for the next trip.make money photography

Where to Get the Money From

Blog Your photography blog can be a great source of earning if the photographs and contents are intriguing enough. Regular posts, photo discussion, information sharing can increase the returning traffic for you. Add some affiliate link of the products you are using, find some ‘must click’ ads from Google AdWords, and try to look for some private clients who are interested to post their products and service ads on your blog.

Exhibition If you’re confident enough and have a collection of quality photographs that have acclaimed by people around you, you can take the next leap to arrange an exhibition to try your selling luck. Don’t expect that you’ll be sold out, but if your photography live up to the standard, surely some selling will earn you bucks after all the expenditures. Even if your pictures don’t sale, still you’re gaining a profit. You’ve invested your money that is giving you a public exposure, which can benefit you in future. One quick suggestion- try to choose a single theme rather displaying random pictures, for example- black and white portraits or festivals. This looks more mature and professional.

Calendar Design Company Nature, ports and city landscapes, ocean, mountains, festivals etc. have huge demand as calendar photos. If things go all right, you can earn a lot from selling your photos for calendars.

Agencies Many agencies collect photos and redistribute or resell them to other companies, ad agencies, private clients, newspapers etc. You can contact them or send them your portfolio directly.

Individual client/Company There are many companies that hire professional photographers with specific objectives. They will pay you for their desired photographs. Most likely they will give you a set of instructions on how they want you to see and capture photos for them. The pay is good and there’s always a chance to negotiate. If you’re lucky enough, some companies will pay for your trip too!!

Magazine/Newspaper Magazine and newspapers often need photographs. They take most of their photos from photojournalists. Since travel photos do not actually come under it, the option is limited here, but still adequate enough to earn you some extra bucks.

Photo Stocks There are many photo stock websites online where you can post your photos for sale. No-one can steal your photographs and the pay is good too. Shutterstock and istockphoto are two popular websites among others, that will pay you for your images.

Your travel photographs can connect the world if they are done right. Plus, they can be a regular and steady flow of income. To earn money, you need quality photographs, and to capture quality photographs, you need to consider some basic things about photography. One of the most important things you can’t ignore is color. This digital era has seen the revolution of color correction and improvisation of photographs by editing. Editing always polishes your captures until you overdo it. For that you need professionals. You can’t imagine how spending a few bucks, correction, how investing a few bucks can return to you as hundreds or thousands as income.

There are many professional photography post processing service providers online who at a quick pace and cheaper rate provides photo processing service. The quality is a big issue here. To avoid scams and bigmouth companies, research the background and experience of the service provider.

We, Clipping Path India (CPI) is one of the best after photo processing service providers in the market. It is a US based internationally recognized company. We have 30+ years of experience and maintain a team of over 250 professional image editors and graphic designers. They work 24/7 in 365 days in roaster shifts so that your photos can be ready before your expected time. Try our free trial option right now to see what we can do for you. After receiving your free trials, the decision will be easier for you whether the previous photo could make you more money or the edited ones we delivered you.

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Photo Editing Services for a Great-Looking Picture

Who don’t care about a great looking picture? Is there any modern business sector which doesn’t demand high quality images? Who, the photographer, doesn’t strive for a quality image? Everybody, every sector wants that. None can deny the influence of a great looking image in one’s personal character or business sector. The modern world is moving through a magnificent time where the images are keeping a handsome contribution.

Most of the cases, great looking image cannot be achieved at the very first endeavor. The photographer tries his level best to shoot an image as much as possible in a high quality. But, raw images demand, more or less, photo editing services for getting a high quality impression. There are various photo editing services which can change an ordinary savage image into a high quality engaging image

Clipping Path

It’s a process of removing the background or extracting an image from an unwanted background. The graphic designer uses the pen tool of Photoshop for making a path. Clipping path offers the designers opportunity to do versatile task.

Clipping Path

This method is also used for selecting any individual part of an image for higher manipulation. There are several kinds of clipping path such as basic, simple, complex, multi clipping path and so on. The clipping path technique is categorized based on the number of holes, curves etc. in short, considering the difficulty level.

Color Correction

For getting a great looking image, the color correction technique is used by intentionally and even sometimes the images demand it naturally. During photography, for many reasons like camera setting, shortage of lighting, improper perspective, atmosphere etc.

Color Correction

image cannot be shot in proper colors. This is why, the color correction technique is applied on the images for making a good looking image. This technique is also applied for making different versions of the same type of products by applying multi clipping path process which helps the designer to change the color of any individual part of the product.

Image Masking

This technique also helps the designers to have a high quality image. Like clipping path, image masking technique is also used to remove the background from the image but it is more complicated. This technique deals with the furry images where the clipping path method fails to complete the job perfectly within a short time.

Image Masking

The product like doll, model hair, pert animal image, muslin like fabrics, transparent products, collage etc. are the area of image masking. Based on the hardness, there are various types of image masking like hair masking, alpha channel masking, transparent or translucent product masking, collage masking etc.

Image Restoration

This is a process of recovering photo to its original texture from the damaged situation. The images which once were in the great looking may be damaged wholly or partially and this can make you unhappy.

Image Restoration

However, the designers can bring back these images in their first shape and mood. During photography, natural fitness of an image may be ruined but this image also can be restored again by associating with color correction technique.

Image Retouching

Image retouching is for removing the things which are used for taking the perfect images by the photographers. With these elements, the images are looking worse. So, the graphic designers remove the unwanted objects from the images and make them great looking.

Image Retouching

These high quality images are worthy of using in various business sectors like eCommerce websites, magazines and newspapers, photography business and so on.

Neck Joint Services

By this technique, the designers remove doll, mannequin, hanger, human etc. from the eCommerce products like garment items, jewelry items, fashion gadgets, shoes and many mores.

Thus, they make the product images outstanding and great looking at the market and these high quality images contribute to draw the attention of the customers to the products.

Thus, they make the product images outstanding and great looking at the market and these high quality images contribute to draw the attention of the customers to the products.

Photography Post production

This service can make your personal and product images great looking and to stand out of the competitors. The images of your holiday tours may be imperfect regarding color balance, unwanted objects or persons, atmosphere etc. Besides, one of your loving persons may have been detached from the souvenir images and next you can add him/her into the frame.

In wedding photography, the same things may happen and the designers also apply post production service to fix these problems. Here, other services like color correction, masking, enhancing, image retouching etc. are applied in association with the post production service.

In wedding photography, the same things may happen and the designers also apply post production service to fix these problems. Here, other services like color correction, masking, enhancing, image retouching etc. are applied in association with the post production service.

Photoshop Shadow Service

This technique is also applied on the images for making great looking images. This photo editing service is used for making the images lifelike. Without shadow, it seems the product image floating. So, for realistic presentation of the images, shadow service is necessary

Photoshop Shadow Service

There are different kinds of shadow service such as natural shadow, drop shadow, reflection shadow and product shadow. All these shadow services make the product images great looking and help to stand out of others.

Raster to Vector

A raster image is a combination of thousands of dots called pixels whereas vector is a complex mathematical equation which use polygons. Vector service is unavoidable because of its ultimate scalable facility.

Raster to Vector

Vector images can be zoomed at whatever you need and this great looking images are used for logo, billboard, signboard, banner etc. It is outstanding because it is free from pixilation.

3D Modeling

It is a powerful photo editing service for making the great looking images. In different business sectors, the importance of high quality images by 3D modeling service is beyond description.

3D Modeling

It helps to give the real estate images, product images, interior design, furniture images etc. realistic view which attracts the potential customers.

Different Photo Editing Tools

To get outstanding images, the designers use many photo editing software and various powerful tools. Generally, they use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for most of the image editing related works.

Different Photo Editing Tools

They take pen tool for clipping path, paint tool for color correction, erase tool for deleting something etc. For image masking, pen tablet is used on the furry images.

 

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How to Edit Your Wedding Photos to Make Them More Appealing

You are born once, you die once, and you marry once. Well! May be not. But, weddings are equally memorable than birth and death. That’s why years after years we celebrate wedding anniversary. We love to keep the legacy of the memories in our  Wedding photos. That’s why we always cherish to keep our happy memories alive in a better way. So, making them appealing is very important as our life. Wedding moments carry special importance to the couple. They want to keep the happiest time in the frame by digital photography to make it memorable forever and to go back those days later by imagination.

Photo Editing Steps – How to Edit Wedding Photos in Photoshop

Wedding photography may take editing services in two ways:

  1. Old photo restoration and
  2. Photography post production services.

The wedding images that gets damaged by the razor of time, need old photo restoration service. Again new wedding photos may be captured containing many defects for various reasons. In this case, the images need photography post production services for having a greater look than before. Let’s see, which editing services your wedding photography can take to be great looking.

Background or object removal service

Background or object removal service

You can take the background cut out service to make your wedding images outstanding. There is a great value of your wedding photos to you. You want to make these gorgeous anyhow removing the things you don’t want. You can remove, replace or change the undesired background. Your images may demand of removing a person or objects you like to isolate. Sometimes, during photography there may have unknown person behind you and your partner which is looking odd and you like to separate. In this case, this service can fulfill your demand.

Image retouching

Image retouching services

At the time of the marriage ceremony, the couple may feel the shortage of sleeping and as a result they look tired. So, after taking images, it needs to have image retouching service. To make your wedding images more beautiful, you may take beauty or glamour retouching service which includes blemish removal, wrinkles, dark circles, spots removing. It also can mend the color of your teeth, stray hair, skin tone, reddish eyes, skin smoothing etc. which help much to lift up your wedding images as you want.

Color correction

Photoshop Color Correction Services

This photo editing service is too much important for taking your wedding images up to the mark you want to see. During photography, images may be imperfect for defects in perspective, lighting, camera setting, environment etc. and the graphic designers can edit these problems by applying different color correction techniques in Photoshop.

Image masking

Photoshop Image Masking Services

Image masking service can help to make your wedding photos to be gorgeous. For separating your hair images from the background this technique can be applied. It also can be used for isolating wedding dresses and for softening the image edge.

Body shaping

For making your wedding image great looking body shaping is important. If you or your partner is too much fat or slim then you need this editing service. The graphic designers can reduce extra flesh or add flesh from arms, legs, waist, face, chin etc. to give you a perfect body shape which makes your image gorgeous.

Weather setting

Weather setting

A perfect weather can make your images good looking. If you take images in a day of spring it won’t be perfect in the absence of a sunny brightness. Without proper lighting, great wedding images cannot be looked fascinating. So, you can hire graphic designers to add lighting effects, change sky, remove too much brightness, glare, etc. for making your wedding images gorgeous.

Post production service

Post production service

This service is very necessary for your wedding images. There is a possibility to remain absent of your kin and kith from your wedding ceremony. But he or she is an important guy whose inclusion in the wedding photos can make you happier. Again the vice-versa can happen. You may want to add a natural scenery in the background of your favorite wedding image. However, in this case photography post production service can play a vital role to make your photos fantastic.

In fine, if you like to make your wedding images gorgeous, you can take the above services from a graphic designer or graphic design company in case of volume image files. The raw images may not look like you want. That is why, photography post production services can help you much.