The Photo Blog Welcome To The Photo Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:11:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Photo Blog 32 32 The Ultimate Wedding Photography Checklist for Brides & Grooms Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:55:45 +0000 You’re getting married! It is one of the most special days of your life. You will soon be declaring to friends and family that you have found the person that you want to spend your life with. Naturally, you want everything to be perfect, and you will want your wedding photos to capture all these amazing moments.

Photos of Bride & GroomThere are so many decisions to be made when choosing a photographer. Remember, you get what you pay for, so it may be better to pay for a professional to make sure you have best memories of one of the most important days of your life.

Here is a wedding photography checklist to make things just a little easier for you, provided by George Street Photography in Chicago

1. When you are looking for a photographer, make sure that you see some of their previous work. Is it done in the style that you want? Are they able to manage a range of locations and lighting/weather conditions?

2. Do they have other equipment as a backup in case something unexpected happens?

3. Are they good at organizing large groups of people? Getting everyone together for a photo at the same time is not always an easy task.

4. Do they have good insurance in case of mishaps?

5. Does the photographer have a colleague who can cover them if they get sick? If the photographer hired gets sick, you want to make sure that somebody can step in and take over as smoothly as possible.

6. Locations to be covered need to be discussed well beforehand, so there is no miscommunication.

7. How many photos will you get in the end? Will you see proofs that can be approved? When you have decided on which pictures you want, will you get them in an album, on CD or loose, etc.

8. Be sure to find out when you receive the photos. You don’t want to wait for months on end before you can show your family and friends the memories of your big day.

9. Budget is a huge consideration when you are planning wedding photos, and you need to make sure that you agree on price and payment terms. You do not want any nasty surprises further down the line.

10. The mention of contracts can drive an already busy bride or groom to distraction, but they are an necessity. Remember to read the contract carefully and then negotiate if you need to.

This is a minimal wedding day checklist which will hopefully help you enjoy your day and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Remember, find a photographer who understands what you want, let them guide you and you will end up with beautiful memories of what is a magical day.

]]> 0
Creative Photo Booth Ideas Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:29:51 +0000 photo boothSo, you are already decided to jazz up your wedding reception or corporate party with a photo booth? Here are some insight tips on how to make your photo booth experience a complete hit. You can find more great information on photo booths from this site and even more over at


The placement of your photo booth is imperative. Try to set it up in a highly visible, well-lit areas, such as near the bar and dance floor. People exiting the photo booth should enjoy their prints and be able to see and sign your guest book/scrapbook.


Rent a professional photo booth designed for large groups instead of a small vintage photo “box” that fits only 2-3 people.It’s satisfying to see guests pile into a booth for a group photo.


Let your guests know about the photo booth, its location and that it is available to them for free throughout the night.Place table cards featuring information about it; provide a note at the place setting.

•Use of props.

Spice up your wedding photo booth rental using fun props such as clown noses, chalkboard speech bubbles, king and queen crowns among others because of the fun they encourage. The price of these is usually included in the rental package.

•External monitor.

Find a company that offers an external monitor playing a slide show of the pictures. It usually attracts a crowd and has proven to be widely popular with the guests, creating hilarious moments and giving them posing ideas.

•A modern take on guest books

If you’re interested in hiring a photo booth for a wedding, consider placing a whiteboard and colorful whiteboard markers next to the booth, so that your guests can take a picture of themselves with a personalized message or greeting. If your wedding or party has an vintage inspired theme, simply provide a blackboard and a bucket of chalk instead.

Rent a photo booth from a professional photo booth rental company. The photo booth attendant(s) will make sure that everything goes smoothly at your event and guarantee the success. If you’re interested, visit their contact page.

]]> 0
What photographers inspired and motivated Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:13:22 +0000 According to the market research so many images photographs in the last two years, as overall since the invention of photography in the year of 2011 smartphones, digital mass storage, social networking and photo apps contribute a substantial part to this flood of images without question. According to quirk’s Facebook post in the year 2013 users 300 million images per day.

Discontinued model digital camera: half a million people want a digital camera

But what will be photographed? The snap Safari resorts increasingly to the Smartphone. Statista there were about 4.88 million people who plan to buy a digital camera or digital SLR camera in 2010 in the American population from 14 to 69 years old. In 2013, nearly half a million people were less expressed this wish to 4.3 million people!

Photography Survey: Canon and Nikon the nose front with amateur photographers

Some newspaper acknowledged a fierce fight the camera market and headlined at the beginning of the year “Only three manufacturers will survive”. At amateur photographers, the preference for “the main camera” also focuses on a few brands.
When asked after the first camera digital SLR (DSLR) camera of 92% will secure the lion’s share precisely. The question Canon with over 57% has followed after the main camera brand nose front, Nikon 21% in popularity. Fujifilm, Pentax, Olympus and Sony share the remaining 22%. Old classics such as Leica or the premium upper class such as Hasselblad played no real role in the responses according to the main camera. But to notice remains: it was asked only to the main camera. The handy secondary camera is not always the DSLR.

Relaxation in RAW: Why shoot the American amateur photographers?

Why photograph the American photographers like? “Photographing and tinker for relaxes me, me to distract, calls my creativity and has some meditative”, is one of the justifications of the photographers. But also “memories and emotions to archive” is named as the reason for the photography. Photographed is mainly in manual mode (62%) or the aperture priority mode (27%). As storage format sets the hobby photographer and the amateur photographer worth on scope and shoots RAW and JPG (50%) in the dual mode. 45% shoot exclusively in RAW.

Inspiration photo blogs and photo magazines

63.6% regularly read photo blogs or photo magazines. The photo magazines are increasingly titles such as called digital photography, the magazine of photography, photo forum or also the community photography magazine.

Lightroom, Photoshop and GIMP image editing

A photograph is learning fast every amateur photographer pays increased attention also subsequent processing. 95% of users edit their photos after the photo session. The editing has his reason. 81% of respondents like to show their images in online communities? Contrary to classical social community statistics Google + is winning here. 36% use Google + as a showroom for their works. The platform for called with 14% and is thus just like But the images appear like also on or Facebook (11% each).

]]> 0