Archive for February, 2012
Becoming A Photo Editor
The task of a photo editor is to work closely with photographers to get just the right photographs to publish in magazines, newspapers and other visual publications. The job does not entail actually taking the photos. They simply make sure that the right photographer is hired to obtain and produce the perfect photo. If you are skilled at dealing with people and love the art of photography, then this job may be perfect for you. These guidelines explain how to be a successful photo editor.
Begin with a good education. To get any job in the media industry – whether it is at a magazine, paper or anything else – it is important to have a college diploma or university degree. Realistically, an aspiring photo editor should take courses in journalism, art, media, marketing and of course, photography. There is not dedicated course to take, but for a photo editor, these courses are a good start.
Get the skills.
Once you have finished with school, the next step involves getting the right skills. Above all, a photo editor needs a great deal of knowledge about photography. They must get experience in designing a ‘look’ or a ‘feel’ for an article. Photo editors have to be good at visualizing concepts, using the ideas in the stories and articles and enhancing them with the perfect photo. Photo editors also know many photographers who specialize in taking different types of pictures. You can’t have too many contacts in this field.
Pics Print has a built-in photo editor that lets you crop, resize, rotate, and color-correct images. Users who enjoy adding artistic effects to their photos can blur, emboss, and sharpen the images, add borders, and produce an unlimited variety of creative touches. There is even a red-eye remover that takes out the red circles that the camera’s flash often adds to portraits.
You can create instant greeting cards with Pics Print’s card wizard. Simply select an image, add text, and print. Using the built-in templates, or templates which you create yourself, you can create family album pages, sales sheets, and any kind of printed pages in just a few minutes. In addition to that, Pics Print lets you create huge posters that are up to 20 sheets tall and 20 sheets wide.
This type of photography involves different lighting techniques, compositions, equipment and photo editing techniques. Every good photograph that you see has undergone numerous pre and post production processes apart from clicking the picture with the right exposure and lighting. You will learn about all these techniques in a good course and will implement the same in the college studio or a hired one that will eventually turn as a part of your portfolio.
However, you have two options open once you complete your course and start your career. You can either work in some reputed organization as a staff photographer or attract clients on your own. If you wish to build a career as an individual, your path can be harder but you can earn more income. Building a website, contacting and maintain communication with clients and constant marketing of your services are the important steps involved in building a career as an individual photographer. These are the steps that such schools do not cover in detail but you should learn on your own. Strong determination and confidence can help you to succeed as a great photographer.Tags: courses in journalism, red eye remover
Share Your Photos Online
There is no questioning the fact that digital photography has changed the way that we experience photographs. In just a few short years we’ve moved from mailing photos back and forth or printing doubles and triples of important events to simply attaching or uploading our fondest moments and sending them away, instantly available to view or distribute.
That being said, there are still lots of ways that we can connect to the people we care about besides email, and some of these methods are amazing at keeping everyone involved. So, let’s look at three of the most popular websites that are great for online photo sharing.
Although this site needs no introduction, Facebook is one of the online giants and a leader in social media. Facebook is used to keep in touch with old friends, classmates, business associates and a wide variety of other people and also has a great way for uploading and sharing photographs. You can post images of important events, build custom albums, and tag all of your friends and family (as long as they’re Facebook members) so that everyone is in the loop. The only major downside with Facebook is that they compress and resize your high quality pictures.
So, if you want to take advantage of the site’s other features (like it’s social games and status updates) this site is a good choice, but if you want something exclusively for photos without any image quality loss, then Facebook probably isn’t the best choice.
Flickr is one of the absolute best ways to share photos and caused a revolution with its innovative photo tagging system. Users can tag other people similar to Facebook, but the ability to tag places, groups, and objects adds incredible context to your static images. Besides Flickr’s extremely detailed tagging system, it also gives you a robust set of editing tools and photo printing options like turning your images into gifts like posters or greeting cards. Flickr is also free, which means you don’t have to pay a dime to keep your loved ones up to date.
Have Fun with Photoshop Online
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in photo editing. Most digital photographers are either familiar with Adobe Photoshop or use it regularly, so it’s not surprising that their online version is more advanced than any other website. Photoshop Online isn’t just for editing as it also allows you to upload and store up to 2 gigs free with no image shrinking or quality loss. The other great thing about Photoshop online is that it allows you to export directly to Flickr, Facebook, or a wide variety of other sites. This makes it easy because you can do your photo editing with their online tools and then use whatever sharing method that you prefer.
All in all, there are too many photo sharing sites to count and we sadly don’t have room to talk about them all. Each website has its own strengths and weaknesses, so see which one best fits your needs and style for sharing your photos. Some sites offer powerful editors, while some offer a more social approach that is less focused on the images and more on the stories. No matter which one you choose, just remember that the most important thing is that you’re staying in touch with people that care about you, and in the end that’s the only important thing.Tags: custom albums, static images
Photo recovery is the process of recovering the accidentally deleted photos from the memory device. The photos stored in the memory device can be corrupted due to some virus. People want their marriage photos, baby photos and family function photos to be stored in computer, so that they can view it whenever they wish to see but unexpectedly, people may delete or damage the photos unknowingly or accidentally. It would feel very bad when we lose such priceless photos. However, you can recover such deleted or corrupted photos using any reliable photo recovery software.
Photos can be deleted, corrupted or lost due to various reasons. Let us see some of the common reasons for losing the photos. Accidentally deletion of photos is one of the reasons which may occur by pressing Shift-> Delete, or clearing the recycle bin without taking backup or deleting the photos instead of saving unknowingly.
The other common reasons include: Formatting the memory device without taking backup and improper handling of memory devices such as pulling out the memory card from the camera while the camera is still ON. Unexpected power cut while transferring photos from the memory device to computer is also one of the data loss scenarios. Mostly the photos can be corrupted due to virus in the memory device. On conclusion, the main reason for the loss of photos is mere carelessness. Mostly we can avoid such abnormalities if we are little aware of the consequences. But there is nothing to worry as we can use the photo recovery software to recover the photos deleted or lost due to above said reasons.
Finding suitable photo recovery software is depending on the reason for losing the photos.
Even the photo recovery software can recover deleted photos only if we follow some instructions soon after the loss of photos. The recommended instructions include; keep the computer running, stop browsing the web and saving any files in computer, avoid defragmenting the hard disk of your computer, and avoid installing the recovery software in the drive where the lost photos are located earlier. Usually while recovering the photos one by one, the recovered photos may overwrote the memory space of other photos that yet to recovered, so it is recommended to save the recovered photos in a different drive preferably in an USB stick or an external hard disk.
There are lots of photo recovery software are available in market. One of the popular photo recovery software is Wondershare Photo Recovery. It is an easy-to-use application for completely recovering all the deleted, formatted, and inaccessible photos. Wondershare Photo Recovery has a preview functionality which allows you to check the photos before recovery, thus providing an option to recover the exact photos what you look for. This photo recovery software supports all types of devices such as digital cellphone, Zip Disk, Memory card, laptop, and so on. It has the ability to recover the photos of various formats such as GIF, TIF, BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD, WMF, CR2, DNG, RAF, ERF, RAW, NEF, ORF. Using this software, the total recovery operation can be done in just three simple steps.Tags: marriage photos, memory device
Photobooths, Photo Booth Hire, Photo Booths From Funky Photo Booth
Funky Foto booth Operating from Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay to the Sunshine Coast and out to Toowoomba. Greater Sydney, Newcastle to Wollongong and out to the Blue Mountains and now Melbourne, offers customizable photo booths which are perfect for any type of celebration. Funky foto booths are taking mobile photo booths to the next level and capturing memories that last a lifetime.
Funky foto booths can print in both black and white and color. You can also choose to print the photo strips horizontally or vertically. Funky foto booths takes four different poses. There are duplicates of every picture taken, so one strip can be pasted into a momento album or 2 guests can each have a strip to keep. The print time is around 15 seconds and the photo strips land dry. Their standard hire is up to 4 hours of unlimited photos with a funky crew member on site, online access to all pics and a CD to keep. Additional extras like the prop box, extra hours, event logo or name, photo albums and photo frames are available. Funky foto booths are taking mobile photo booths to the next level and capturing memories that last a lifetime. If you want the funkiest addition to your next event then you have found it. Their mobile photobooths provides entertainment for all ages with just the push of a button. With the latest technology, having funky foto booths at your next event is sure to have the guests queuing and it is all that they will talk about after the event they promise. They offer a standard Photo booth hire period of up to 3-4 hours and no limit on the number of photos you take; in addition they have packages and extras to tailor their services to suit your event. The funky crew does all the set up and set down just allow them a maximum of 30 minutes either side of your hire period. All they need is a 2mtre (approx) space and good access to safe power and away they go. Their crew members will be at your event to assist your guests with the photobooth, giving you the freedom to enjoy. The funky foto booth takes 4 consecutive photos (or 3 if you want a logo) and prints on 2 strips that your guests can keep or one for your guests and one for your momento album. They can brand the booth to suit your event with logos for a product launch, exhibition or conference. Magnetic signs or banners work well.Tags: funky crew, photo booths
Photos On Canvas
Most photo studios and camera houses would be able to put your photos on canvas quite quickly and effortlessly. Putting your photos on canvas can take as little as a couple of days to about a maximum of about ten days. If you place a standard order for your photos on canvas will cost you less than if you were to place a priority order.
A priority order, basically means that you want your order rushed through and put before other peoples orders, in order for this to happy and you become a priority the studio or shop will charge you and extra fee. Some places do offer a twenty four hour express priority service, but you should be prepared to pay a hefty fee for this.
The first step you will need to take for you photos on canvas project is to select the photo you want to do. Next you should email it or post it over to your chosen store or gallery. Once they have received your photo someone will look at it, ensure it is suitable for reprint as it is. If it is not up to standard the studio may contact you and ask you if you would it retouched.
The next step is for the studio to will advise you as to what size they recommend for your picture. Although you will have the ultimate say on the size (within reason), the studio will recommend what they think is best and give you a full costing. After that they will either email you a proof or ask you to come in and have a look at the proof for you to approve. Once you have given them your approval, the final step is to have your canvas sealed, or sprayed with laminate. The canvas is usually sprayed about three times this laminating process is done to protect your canvas from harmful UV rays and other types of abrasions. The laminating also stops your canvas from scratches. The laminate can be done as a matt, semi gloss or a satin finish. If you are not sure about what finish you like, you can always ask to see some samples of the three finishes.
The final step in the process is to stretch your canvas, stretching is just as it sounds. Once the laminate has dried you print will be stretched to make sure the ink is safe from cracking.Tags: harmful uv rays, photos on canvas