8 Best Photography Props to bring for Family Photoshoot

Find and save ideas about Family photoshoots on Pinterest is a good idea if it’s your first time trying out Professional Photoshoots | Read more about 8 of the Best Photography Props to bring for your Family Photoshoot here:

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#1 : Family Outfit of the Day!

Deciding what to wear in family photos can be just as challenging as finding the perfect photographer. These are photos that you are going to hang on your walls, put in your wallet and cherish for years to come. It can seem overwhelming when considering what to wear. 

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Keeping the wardrobe on a theme or go with a more neutral look is a good planning. Festive holiday attire or even ugly Christmas sweaters can be fun, but that’s not relevant all year-round. Family customized T-shirts are extremely popular in recent years.

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Recommended to wear:
– Clothing you feel comfortable in
– Clothing you love most
– Outfit that are memorable to you
– Put on some accessories (for female), eg. earrings, bracelet & etc.
– Themed clothing set (if there’s any theme or concept that you desired)
– Tube & long skirt (for maternity mothers)

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Not Recommended to wear:
– Slipper
– Shirts with corporate logos
– Oversize shirt / dress

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#2 : Bubbles!

Bubbles is most children’s favourite form of toy and they would get very excited with it being around. You can also create some stunningly beautiful images with some bubbles and a bit of imagination. Some of the most beautiful images comes from a bubbles playing session of a child’s candid.

Bubbles comes with the perfect density and color, it will be beautiful with almost any scene.

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#3 : Your child’s favourite toy

Bringing your child’s favourite toy to the photoshoot, plays better part in putting her happy memories in the photos. One of the best photographs, comes with true expression of its very own portrait candid.

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#4 : Sweet Treats

Sweet treats is a bribery for young children, it usually works for Children of age 2-8years old.
You might offer a ‘sweet reward’ if your child behaves in the Photoshoot session.

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#5 : Sunshades

Gorgeous family shot can also comes from a cooler perspective.  We adore small children in mini adult outfits. It’s also a good mix and match with the adults. Some of the families especially love hosting of fun props like gigantic sunglasses.

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#6: Alphabets Letter Art

It’s a Perfect customization with a twist in the Photos! It creates unique personalized photos with your name initials and create more artistic & innovative photographs.

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#7 : Balloons

Colored balloons are a great way to incorporate the with photographs. As colourful or gigantic as it is, it makes the photos more interesting. Balloons are usually a great prop for any photoshoots and always appear beautifully in photos!

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#8 : Your Pets

Pets fill very quickly their place in our hearts and families. If you enjoy more Candid shots than the Posed ones, bringing your pets is a great idea! We enjoy having pictures with Kids & Pets, they always melt our heart!

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Other Tips:
Booking Timing Recommendation:
7.30 to 9.30am – Less Heat cause by the Sunlight
9.30 to 11.30am – If you like it bright and Sunny
4.30 to 5.30pm – Still bright and getting less hot
5.30 to 7.30pm – The Sun is setting!

Don’t fight with the Weather man. 
If it’s going to be too windy and dull due to upcoming Rain situation, then it is worth for a postpone if Professional Photographers say so. You won’t want your photos to look bad, the Professional won’t want it too. We can’t control the weather, but we can control our plannings together.

What to do with your Pictures afterwards?
1 – Print, frame or pin up to your home walls. As part of your home decors and memories that you see everyday.

2- Give your child tiny Polaroid mockups of their favourite photo so that they can place in their wallet and appreciate it.

3- You can design the Photos on your Invitation Card for your Kid’s birthday parties too!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed and learnt something new here! We look forward to the Photoshoot with you! For booking enquiries, kindly email to hello@cloudproductions.sg .


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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Family Photoshoot Done Outdoors!

Tired of photos that turns out almost the same as your previous studio photoshoot? Then Outdoor Photoshoot is for you! It’s an amazing habits of Singaporean to do their Family Photoshoot yearly or alternate year for memories keepsake. Today, we are here to share “5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Family Photoshoot Done Outdoors!

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1. THERE ARE AMAZING NATURE AND SCENIC PLACES IN SINGAPORE!

We’ve amazing reservoir such as MacRitchie, we’ve amazing parks such as Fort Canning Park, we’ve amazing gardens such as Gardens By the Bay, we’ve amazing such as Pulau Ubin & Sentosa. There’s never enough time to explore them! So why not pick one of your favourite, and create a Family Bonding outing along with your Photoshoot! Sounds like fun!

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2. THERE’S GRAB & UBER!

Our customers who doesn’t drives used to worry about going places whereas there’s no easy access public transportation, especially when travelling with kids or elderly parents. Now we’ve the tech app, Grab & Uber. There’s nothing much to worry about transportation and cost of it!

3. MORE CHOICES OF BACKGROUND ARE BETTER!

Same, common and boring backdrops are often taken in Photos studios. It doesn’t bring up the creativity in the Photos. Outdoor Photography brings photos alive, having a better background it makes the foreground more lively sometimes.

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4. PERSONALIZE YOUR VERY OWN PHOTOS!

Most of us, doesn’t like our Photos to look the same as our friend’s ones. Outdoor photoshoot can gives us more choices of composition, framing, angle and depth of field to play with. Creating different backdrops and lighting every different memories captured.

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5. ANYTHING CAN BE A PROPS

Outdoor Photoshoot gets you and your kids to move around, get your kids excited to look around.
Anything in the surrounding can be a Props or a good backdrop. Ofcourse, it takes a Good Photographer to capture them well.
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5 Tips for Outdoor Portrait Photography in Singapore!

A family portrait session has so many factors that can go wrong that it feels like a small miracle each time we capture a beautiful image. It’s worth the effort, though—a striking, happy photograph of a growing family is perfect for our customers and for that it can become an heirloom that is enjoyed and passed down for generations.

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The key is to acknowledge and then prepare and minimize the risks. When photoshooting family portrait session, follow our few tips, and you’ll be on your way to have gotten beautiful happiness within images.

1. PLAN YOUR LOCATION WISELY

Nobody wants to stand in the hot sun for a long time. Likewise, we can’t control the weather, so include a Plan B when you book with us,  a backup date or simply a location switch that includes both outdoor and indoor for covered options for shooting would be sufficient.

View some of the Locations we recommend for the Good Outdoor Backdrops!

2. BRING THE RIGHT CLOTHING

Keeping the wardrobe on a theme or go with a more neutral look is a good planning. Festive holiday attire or even ugly Christmas sweaters can be fun, but that’s not relevant all year-round.

It’s a good idea to have everyone bring a backup outfit if your Photoshoot exceeds 2hr, especially for kids.

View some of the other Great Tips we have for you here!

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3. PREP THE KIDS

This is the most important tip for with family photoshoot. Prep your kids for the shoot, beginning days in advance. Build it up to be a fun event that they look forward to, followed by a treat, like ice cream or a visit to the playground before or after the Photoshoot. Let your kids know about it, and get them excited for it!

While the anticipation factor is important, the same day buildup is even more crucial. Children should arrive with full bellies! Hungry children are unhappy children.

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4. KEEP KIDS ENGAGED DURING THE PHOTOSHOOT

Bring a treat or snack for the kids, offer children with small bribe! Often, the best pictures of children occur in the first 20 to 30 minutes of a shoot. For children who are more shy, the best pictures and expression usually opens up after the first 30-45 minutes.

5. STAY ON THE MOVE

Even adults can quickly get tired of having their photo taken, forgotten about their pose and smiles. It is important to remind oneselves, to keep your smile going till the last photo of the session.

Capturing the perfect family portrait is not an easy task! But with the right planning and prep, you’ll discover that capturing happy families at its very best is incredibly magical and rewarding.

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Other Tips:
Booking Timing Recommendation:
7.30 to 9.30am – Less Heat cause by the Sunlight
9.30 to 11.30am – If you like it bright and Sunny
4.30 to 5.30pm – Still bright and getting less hot
5.30 to 7.30pm – The Sun is setting!

Don’t fight with the Weather man. 
If it’s going to be too windy and dull due to upcoming Rain situation, then it is worth for a postpone if Professional Photographers say so. You won’t want your photos to look bad, the Professional won’t want it too. We can’t control the weather, but we can control our plannings together.

We’ve seen Awkward family photos leaping in the air, or even Families squeezing like Sandwich on the final photo outcome on other sites. To avoid those Awkward expression or poses, you may read this post on our site here.

What to do with your Pictures afterwards?
1 – Print, frame or pin up to your home walls. As part of your home decors and memories that you see everyday.

2- Give your child tiny Polaroid mockups of their favourite photo so that they can place in their wallet and appreciate it.

3- You can design the Photos on your Invitation Card for your Kid’s birthday parties too!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed and learnt something new here! We look forward to the Photoshoot with you! For booking enquiries, kindly email to hello@cloudproductions.sg .


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Photoshop Tips: Changing an Image’s Resolution and Size

Understanding Resolution

One of the things that can be the hardest to get your head around when you start down the digital path is resolution. This confusion is compounded by the fact that there are two different kinds of resolution in the digital world. One is dots per inch, and the other is pixels per inch.

  1. Dots per inch (dpi). This refers to the number of dots per inch that an inkjet printer is capable of applying to a sheet of paper. It can range from 720 to 2800 and more. The closer these dots are to each other, the more they blend together forming continuous tones on the print. Naturally, this depends on the paper that’s being printed on. If the paper is porous watercolor paper, the dots soak in and blend just fine at lower dpi settings like 720. On glossy photo papers, a higher setting—such as 1440—is needed because the ink dries on the surface. About the only time people discuss dpi is when they are talking about a printer.
  2. Pixels per inch (ppi). This is what is usually discussed when talking about resolution in digital photography. It refers to the distance between the pixels that make up digital images. Pixels per inch is an important setting because it determines what digital images look like when they’re displayed and printed. Sometimes a lower value is desirable, and other times a higher value is preferred.

If you have a file with a resolution of 120 ppi or lower, you run the risk of seeing the space between the pixels when you print. This causes edge detail, which should be smooth in the print, to look jagged. The goal is to get the pixels close enough together so that these single dots form continuous tones and lines. The illustration below gives you an idea of how this works. As the dots get closer to one another, they begin to form a line. When you zoom out, the individual dots disappear. (It’s similar to the idea of getting ink dots close together on a printer (dpi).


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Tip: Keep in mind that some people mistakenly use the terms dpi and ppi interchangeably, saying dpi when they really mean ppi. If they’re not specifically talking about a printer’s output, then they probably mean ppi.

The thing to keep in mind when it’s time to change resolution is that if you have an image file that’s 150 ppi and you simply change its resolution to 300 ppi for printing at a lab, the new image’s dimensions are affected because the distance between the pixels is cut in half. An 8 × 10 becomes a 4 × 5 at 300 ppi.

Doing the Simple Math

I know I just said the dreaded M word, but please keep reading because in the next few paragraphs I show you how to use simple math to understand what Photoshop is doing when you resize your photo files. Begin by getting a better handle on how resolution works. Follow these steps:

  • Choose File > New to create a new file. The New dialog box appears.
  • Set the following attributes, as shown below, and then click OK to open the new file:
    1. Width = 8 inches
    2. Height = 10 inches
    3. Resolution = 150
    4. Choose Image > Image Size (Alt+Command+I/ Alt+Ctrl+I). The Image Size dialog box appears. Notice that the starting dimensions are the same as what you specified with the New File command.
    5. Deselect the Resample Image option. Notice that the Pixel Dimensions area at the top of the Image Size window goes gray when Resample Image is turned off. That means that the number of pixels being used in your image is fixed at 1200 × 1500 pixels.
    6. Deselect the Resample Image option. Notice that the Pixel Dimensions area at the top of the Image Size window goes gray when Resample Image is turned off. That means that the number of pixels being used in your image is fi xed at 1200 × 1500 pixels.
    7. Change the resolution setting to 300. Leave the measurement at pixels/inch. Notice that the size of the image goes from 8″ × 10″ to 4″ × 5″, as shown below. That’s because you’re only changing the distance between pixels as you modify the resolution of the file. You have fixed overall pixel dimensions of 1200 × 1500. When you set your resolution to 300 ppi, the math dictates that the image is 4″ × 5″ (4″ × 300 ppi = 1200 pixels, and 5″ × 300 ppi = 1500 pixels). When the resolution is set to 150 ppi, the image must be 8″ × 10″ in size (8″ × 150 ppi = 1200 pixels, and 10″ × 150 ppi = 1500 pixels).

      Resampling the Image Size

      In the previous example, you were asked to turn off Resample Image because Resample Image has a special function that affects the math involved in resizing an image. When you turned off Resample Image, the Pixel Dimensions remain fixed when you changed the resolution value. Take a look at what happens when Resample is turned on:

      1. Begin with the file you created in the previous set of steps, and return to its original state using the History panel. If you closed it, then go back and complete Steps 1 and 2.Tip: If you still have the Image Size window open from the preceding example, you can reset it to the settings it had when you opened it by holding down Alt and clicking Reset—where the Cancel button used to be. This works with almost every dialog box where you see a Cancel button.
      2. Choose Image > Image Size (Alt+Command+I/ Alt+Ctrl+I). The Image Size dialog box appears.
      3. Leave the Resample Image option selected or select it if it isn’t already checked.
      4. Change the Resolution to 300. Leave the dimensions at pixels/inch. Notice that the Image Size remains at 8″ × 10″. What changed was the Pixel Dimensions at the top of the window. They went from 1200 × 1500 to 2400 × 3000.
      5. Change the Resolution to 600. Now the Pixel Dimensions changes to 4800 × 6000, but the Document Size remains fixed, as shown below.

      Something to notice when comparing the two previous illustrations is the little chain icon that appears to the right of the Document Size settings. This icon indicates that these values are linked. When one value is changed, the other linked value is affected. In the first illustration, where Resample is off, the Width, Height, and Resolution settings are all linked. In the second, where Resample is on, only the Width and Height values are linked. Resolution is not be affected by changes to these values. This is a great way to remember which Resample setting to choose.

      When Resample Image is turned on, modifi cations to Resolution or Document Size in the Image Size dialog box affect only the Pixel Dimensions. When you make an image’s width and height dimensions smaller, or reduce its resolution, resampling takes pixels from the image. This is called downsampling.

      If you make the Document Size larger or increase the Resolution value, resampling adds pixels to the image. This is called upsampling. You can verify that this is taking place by looking at the file size readout next to Pixel Dimensions in the previous illustration. The original file size was 5.15 megabytes (M). Now, with the addition of all the new pixels being added by Photoshop, the file size is 82.4M.

      Tip: There are two different ways to measure a photo file’s size in megabytes. One is the size of the photo when it’s open. This size is determined by the pixel dimensions — width × height × three color channels. This is the size shown next to Pixel Dimensions in the Image Size dialog box. The second measurement is for when the file is saved to disk. Naturally, this varies by the type of file that’s saved. For example, a saved TIFF file is always bigger than a JPEG saved from the same file because the JPEG is compressed. This size is the size shown when you look at the file in your Mac Finder/Windows Explorer.

      Keep in mind that adding lots of pixels to an image can affect the image’s quality. Photoshop is pretty good at upsampling, but only so much can be done. Lots of guesses need to be made on Photoshop’s part when deciding what color to make a new pixel. The quality of the outcome depends on the size and quality of the original file. When a quality file is used, it’s easy to double, and even triple, the size of the file. However, if you push it too far and try to upsample an image beyond Photoshop’s capabilities, you can hit a point of diminishing returns where quality begins to suffer. For projects that require massive upsampling beyond Photoshop’s abilities, look to a plug-in like Genuine Fractals by onOne Software. This plug-in uses fractal math to accomplish some amazing upsampling feats.

      So remember, if you only want to change the resolution of the file, uncheck Resample. If you need to make the image smaller or larger, then Resample must be checked. Use the table below as a recap of the relationships you covered in this section:

      Using the Correct Image Interpolation Method

      There’s one more wrinkle to throw at you before moving on. In the previous examples, you probably noticed a pop-up menu next to Resample Image in the Image Size dialog box, as shown below.

      This box allows you to change the image interpolation that’s used when you resample an image. Different interpolation settings affect the way new pixels are assigned color based on the pixels that surround them. There are five options in this menu:

      • Nearest Neighbor. Fast, but not very precise; best for illustrations with edges that are not anti-aliased rather than photos. It preserves hard edges.
      • Bilinear. Medium quality results with most types of images.
      • Bicubic. Slower but more precise; produces smoother graduations than the two previous methods.
      • Bicubic Smoother. Based on Bicubic Interpolation, but designed for enlarging images.
      • Bicubic Sharper. Based on Bicubic Interpolation, but designed for reducing image size because it maintains the detail of the original image.

      Changing Size and Resolution Together

      Sometimes it’s necessary to change the document size and resolution at the same time. For example, suppose you have a file that’s sized to 8″ × 10″ at 250 ppi, and you need to change it to a 4″ × 5″ at 300ppi. Making this change with the Image Size command requires two steps. You can carry out both in one use of the Image Size command:

      1. Choose File > New to open the New dialog box; make the file measure 8″ × 10″ at 250 ppi.
      2. Choose Image > Image Size (Alt+Ctrl+I). The Image Size dialog box appears.
      3. Deselect the Resample Image option, and change the resolution to 300.
      4. Select Resample with the Bicubic Sharper option from the Resample Image menu, and change the Document Size Width to 4 inches.
      5. Click OK.

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10 things that define a True Professional Photographer!

The term professional is thrown around quite a bit these days, perhaps too much. There used to be “Real” Professional Photographers around who charge Professionally for their services as well as doing their job professional. In recent years, we’ve heard many stories about some “self-proclaimed” Professional Photographers destroyed their client’s Photoshoot. Nowadays, everyone else who holds a DSLR prefer to do it themselves, partly it’s really difficult to see which Photography Service Provider are truly Professional.

But what exactly does it mean to be a professional? As you read through the items below, consider how you compare with each trait.

1: Put customer satisfaction first

Understanding and satisfying customer’s needs is one of the aspect of a successful business. We all know some friends who are freelance Photographer who loves shooting for their own Portfolio without considering the fact that it is a service to the customer. After all, without the customer, there is no professional.

Professionals identify and satisfy their customer’s needs.

2: Expertise a specialty

The very word professional implies that you are an expert. Technical competence is essential in Photography, as well as Creativity skillset.

  • Become an expert in the skills and equipment necessary to do your job.
  • Always perform to the best of your abilities.
  • Keep knowledge up to date.

Professionals know their trade.

3: Do more than expected

Professionals are given wide latitude in daily self-management. Professionals don’t abuse privileges, manages time and work habit well.

Professionals are expected to produce results. Strive to complete deliverables before their due dates and under budget. Professionals meet or exceed expectations whenever possible.

4: Do what has been promised

Professionals says what they can do only. And not being a salesman, trying to sell things or package that won’t be able to delivered.
Professionals deliver on promises made.

5: Communicate effectively

Effective communication is ultimately your responsibility — not your customer’s. Whether verbal or written, professionals communicate clearly, concisely, thoroughly, and accurately.

Professionals don’t create misunderstanding, neither blame misconception on customer.

6: Follow exceptional guiding principles

Appreciate and support people around, either same trade or customers. Practice good manners and proper etiquette. Have high ethical and moral standards. Be honest and fair in all of your dealings with others. Obey the law. These are basic values that all professionals should follow. Many companies have a document that outlines their operating principles, or Standard of Procedure.

Professionals adhere to high values and principles.

7: Praise others

Respect and acknowledge the talents of the people around you. There is nothing more unprofessional and self-serving than telling others how wonderful you are. Professionals are humble and generous in their praise of others.

8: Share knowledges

It is not easy to find talented photographers with “unique” knowledge, it’s even harder to find the ones who are willing to share in Singapore. It is possible to share what you know and still keep one step ahead of the competition — simply apply yourself and learn something new daily.

Professionals help people around and are respected for doing so.

9: Say thank you

Always try to find a way to thank others for their help. Not everything you did good is your credits, thank others for what has made your day better.

Professionals thank others in a meaningful way that most benefits the recipient.

10: Keep a smile on the face and with the right attitude in the heart

Professionals are pleasant even during hard times.

The final word

Working with professionals is a pleasure, and we know many unfortunate ones who have hired truly exemplary ones. There have been a few who liked to be treated as professionals without having to work and act like one.

Share with us your Stories working with other Photographers, we would like to know!

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10 Simple Tips for Shooting Families Portrait

TIP #1: LIGHT WITH CARE
 12356860_213825772286449_7325634622560523187_o Photographic lighting is the illumination of scenes. A photograph simply records patterns of light, colour, and shades; lighting is all-important in controlling the image. In many cases even illumination is desired to give an accurate rendition of the scene. Without Good lighting & exposure in the image, it'll cease to loose the Quality or unable to capture what is desired.
TIP #2: MAKE SURE NO ONE IS COVERED UP
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 Nobody likes to see missing person from Photos, maybe they are there yet un-noticing being blocked in that moment of photo being taken. It's good to have timeless moments, better with no one missing or covered in the picture.
TIP #3: LET EVERYONE UNFOLD NATURALLY / “HAVE FUN!”
 Cloud Productions Oudoor Photoshoot LoveThe best expression came from the truthful side of human beings. The comfortable reactions comes from us being Natural. Not everyone likes Posey shots, and some may prefer Candid shots. While there's freedom to express deep within the Heart of oneself. Let people have fun, free themselves from posing stressfully and let them express naturally!
TIP #4: CAPTURE "THAT" MOMENT
 Cloud Productions Oudoor Photoshoot LoveMost natural moments happened just once, and never come back again like the one before. Everyone must have heard about this phrase (YOLO) you only live once. Same goes to photography, what we reckon is (MOCO) Moments only comes once... shoot it at the Right time before it's gone. Memories stays in that timeless moment.
TIP #5: APPLY COMPOSITION TECHNIQUE / RULE
 
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 A Photo without Composition technique is a Photo without the tool to tell a Story of its Moment alive. There are no fixed rules, there are only guidelines and they are there for a reason. Some may love to break the rules even before they know or understand why the rules were made for. Composition Techniques and Rules often help Photographers in enhancing the impact of Photographs, and to a scientific extend it involve Golden ratio and how people are attracted by the proportion of the ratio being used or made.
TIP #6: CREATIVE IS ENOUGH, DON’T GET TOO “CHEESY” OR “AWKWARD”  IN POSING
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 Being Bold in creating Ideas is good, but not overdoing it. Some may be more suitable in certain idea and some may not. Give some time to think about what can be done best at its Natural state. View 5 Tips that will help you avoid Awkward Photos, click here.
TIP #7: WATCH WHAT'S AT THE BACK? PHOTOBOMB?
 Cloud Productions Oudoor Photoshoot Love FamilyWhen it comes to Outdoor Photoshoots especially on the Weekend, it's knownly that prevention of the Crowd isn't any use. However, what can be done better is to create Photographs that consist of a better or nice looking Background. May apply Patterns in the background too, set as secondarily composition. Be at a area with lesser crowd & passerby. Focus your Subject & Keep away from Distractions. 
TIP #8: KEEP THE QUALITY
 familypsWe've seen many Photographers pushing ISO to 1600 or 3200 under daylight, compensating with probably high / small aperture and fast shutter speed. Probably in order to capture Children jumping or moving, however by doing so it adds distractions from the background due to the Aperture settings. That's for sure not the best choice for Camera Settings. It is important to use the right settings, technique & control during Photoshoot. To bring out the best in both creativity & quality in the final shots. A guideline for daylight Photography under the Sun would be ISO range 100-400 , Wide Aperture & a Shutter speed setting to compensate the speed of the Family movement. View Photography Cheatsheet, click here.
TIP #9: CREATE PATTERNS
Cloud Productions Oudoor Photoshoot FamilyMake do with shapes like "Triangles", "Circles", "Rectangulars" in your image. Notice those lines around or irregular shapes that may become part of your secondarily composition. It may enhance & contribute alittle to your negative space. And, they may also help enhance the outcome of the Photo.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, TIP #10: DON'T KEEP TO ONE LENS : Know what your Equipment can do is important too. Creativity comes from not only the mind, but the form of Equipment used that brings the Photo Story to a higher level.
We hope you’ve enjoyed viewing the Tips! We would love to hear from you!
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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents & Families!

As we start the New Year again, it is important to reflect on the past year and remind ourselves of our good parenting successes and the ways that have acted in the best interests for children. For some inspiration and New Year’s resolution ideas, here are some examples of parenting resolutions, which we hope you will find realistic and doable throughout the new year.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents & Families:

1. Say “Yes” More. Try saying “yes” more to spending quality family time and doing things together. Some Ideas on Quality time with Families:

  • Sharing & Reading books.
  • Dancing or singing together.
  • Sitting by your infant and watching and encouraging as he/she grabs over and over again for a slightly out-of-reach object.
  • Watching in delight as your toddler dumps out and fills containers with toys or practices going up and down a stair or two again and again, while you offer your verbal and nonverbal encouragement.

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2. Worry Less. Keeping kids safe should be a priority, but don’t let your worries about all the large and small highly sensationalized harm that exists out there drive your life. The overwhelming odds are with you. Instead, find ways to make your kid’s world safer and let them actively explore what’s around them.

Baby and Child Proofing

It’s easy to become desensitized to unsafe conditions. Safe settings depend on adults being vigilant about safety concerns:

  • Check toys, equipment and furnishing for rough, broken, or unsafe parts
  • Keep in mind that babies will use anything available to pull themselves up to stand, to hold on to while walking, or to climb on. Equipment needs to be secure and heavy enough so that babies cannot cause it to fall.
  • Ensure that there are proper surfaces under climbing equipment to cushion falls over 36 inches.
  • Cover electrical outlets.
  • Make heaters and fans inaccessible.
  • Install child-proof railings and banisters on stairs and other raised areas.
  • Make sure that medications, purses, cleaning supplies, and other potentially unsafe materials are out of the reach of children.
  • Ensure that floor surfaces, both indoors and out, are non-skid, especially in areas that get wet or covered with sand.
  • Have places where young infants can safely watch or play safely.
  • Observe the environment throughout the day for hazards (e.g., toys on the floor).

3. Negotiate Less; Explain More. Kids deserve to know the thinking behind our decisions and expectations, but should not be equal partners at the bargaining table.

4. Read a Little More. It’s not only a good way to spend time together, but reading to your child, with your child, and in front of your child will also help them grow as readers.

  • Make reading time a more engaging, enjoyable and enriching learning experience
  • Identify high quality children’s literature and pick the right books for your child(ren)
  • Master storytelling techniques to make books come to life

5. Write a Little More. Get in the habit of writing notes of encouragement, love, recognition, responsibility, and daily appreciation of life.

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6. Expect a Little More. In the new year, expect more from your children, like good behavior, responsibility, manners, kindness, and all of the goodness that lies within your kids. And provide rewards for your Children after their archievements. (Eg. Birthday Parties)

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7. Expect a Little Less. Be okay with a little less constant scheduling and enrichment filled days. Slow down, you move too fast. Children need a lot of slow to grow. Create a daily schedule for your kids, as well as yourself, that is more balanced and realistic.

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8. Connect More. Take steps to maintain friendships /relationships, and stay connected with family, the community, those less fortunate, and the natural world.

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9. Create Sweet & Unforgettable Memories. We all love a good trip down memory lane in our homes, where we sees it everyday. Sometimes all it takes is to create some time for bonding and capture those memories down. Every day happen ones, so try making everyday as fulfilling as possible but plan that one or two day to Capture your Memories. =)

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Groupon Deals FAQ

Groupon Photoshoot Promo
Kindly view our latest promotion HERE. 

FAQ

Q: How do I book appointment?
A: Email to hello@cloudproductions.sg with:

– Name:

– Contact Number:

– No. of Pax for the Photoshoot:

– Type of Photoshoot (Maternity/Family)

– Ages (if there’s kids):

– Preferred Date:

– Attached Groupon Voucher’s QR Code.

Q: How long do I need to wait for email to be replied?
A: 3 to 72 working hours.

Q: What kind of photoshoot can I book?
A: Family/Kids/Maternity Outdoor photoshoot.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Yes.

Q: Will there be props provided?
A: No. Kindly bring your own props.

Q: Is hair & makeup provided?
A: No. You’ll need to source for your own hair & makeup artist.

Q: Do I need to bring my groupon voucher on my photoshoot day?
A: No. We’ll only accept the digital copy with the QR code via email, so you won’t need to bring it along.

Q: Am I able to choose the final photos?
A: No. It’ll be generated by our photography software.

Q: How much additional do I need to pay if I want to buy ALL photos taken?
A: To purchase ALL remaining photos (enhancement included, retouching excluded)
Below 50 Remaining Photos – $180 top up for non-promotion rate.
Above 5o Remaining Photos – $230 top up for non-promotion rate.

Q: What are the Locations choices?
A: Our Location List for you: Bishan Park, Chinese Garden, Toa Payoh Dragon Playground, Toa Payoh Townpark, Bukit Batok Town Park (Little GuiLin), Hort Park, Botanical Garden & Gardens by the Bay. S$80 additional if you would like to photoshoot at other location.

Q: How many photos will be taken per session?
A: It might be vary from 30 to 80, depends on individual photo-shoot time & situation.

Q: What do I get if I select photo-prints option?
A: 5x 4R laboratory photo print (after post-processed & enhancement)

Q: Am I able to choose the final photos to be printed out on my 4R laboratory photo print?
A: Yes, please reply us within a week after we’ve sent over the photos to you. Photo-print redemption will be expired in 2 weeks after final photos has been sent to you.

Q: What are the details/specs for softcopies photo given?
A: Res 2500px, 240dpi. One photo file size is about 0.5 to 3mb (depends on individual).

Q: What if I want a photodisc to keep my photos?
A: Top up of $15 is needed for each additional disc.

Q: It’s my first time doing photoshoot, what should I prepare to get greater photos?
A: View our blogpost “5 Great tips for improving your outdoor photoshoot photos”

Q: Can I postpone?
A: No cancellation or postpone after confirmation of slot.

Q: I’ve booked my appointment but it’s raining, can I postpone?
A: No. The photoshoot will continue under shelter.

Q: What if I’m late on the actual day?
A: We do not encourage late comings, as we’ve photoshoot after photoshoot. If you are late, you will only be able to use the remaining time in your bookings.

Q: What if I forgotten about the appointment, and I didn’t turn up? Am I able to book an appointment another day?
A: No, we can’t refund or provide another photoshoot session for you. Kindly mark down in your calendar after the confirmation email has sent to you.

*Please note that:
– Our Photographers has every rights to use photos taken as portfolio.
– Retouching/adding or removing blemishes from the photos are not included.
– The packages only includes photoshoot & basic editing. It does not include, entry fee to Gardens by the bay flower dome, nor other places of interest entrance fees.  If you are interested to enter those attraction, you’ll need to pay both your entry fee as well as photographer/assistant ones.
– 14 days advanced booking required.
– Any special requests are subject to the sole discretion of Cloud Productions, and additional costs may incurred
– Limit to 1 voucher per person and per session only. Not available to mix with other ongoing promotions
– All softcopies will be sent via email (via webhost) within 2-3 weeks
– Voucher not valid on eve of and on PH (+S$50, for booking on eve of and on PH)
– Not valid with other discounts or promotions
-Voucher is transferrable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable for cash or products/services.

The Ultimate Family Photoshoot Collection & Guide!

Some may choose to have yearly Family Photo-shoot together and some may miss out the good ol’ 10 years of children’s growing stages. Here we are, to advice how you can have the best of both world in planning your photoshoot session that you will love for your keepsake & memories. Even if you gonna shoot yearly and in the same country Singapore, it’s ain’t gonna be the same.

Our recommendation for Families Photo-shoot is once every 2 years. Some may preferred every 1 year for Families who have young children from 1 to 9 years of age, for a yearly Photo-shoot basis you can see obvious growing stages of your Child. Alternately In two years, they will look not so similar yet not too different. So a good gauge will be once every 1.5 to 2 years for each Photo-shoot sessions to be done, in-additional it builds Family Bonding as one during Photo-shoot.

Families are some of the closest knit people in the world and friends comes & go in a person’s life. Families always remain with you till the end. Photographs that captures the most beautiful & best memories of yours and your families is the greatest treasure of all. While looking back at those memories, lifts up a person’s mood and when the above two aspects are brought together it makes the most precious moments of all being frozen in time.

Other than the bored looking Studio-made Family Portraits you may have, you can also plan for something Outdoor in Singapore! We’ve many places of interest in the Lion City, and here are our recommendations just for you.

Poses & Arrangement Family Photoshoot Inspiration:

Use some Props!


Time with Daddy!


Mommy’s Time!


Candid and Poses with Kids Time Alone!

Set a Good Theme & Team, Dress up Similarly!

 Candid of Playing as a Whole!


Children Playtime Candid!

The Kissing Shot!

 Create Bonding + Creative Concept within the Family as one!

Seeing part of you and All of your Kids!

An Enjoying Picture of the Wholesome Family Shot! 

Don’t leave out the last shot, How the Family actually started. Through You and Him, or You and Her. Twosome Shot!

Other Tips:
Booking Timing Recommendation:
7.30 to 9.30am – Less Heat cause by the Sunlight
9.30 to 11.30am – If you like it bright and Sunny
4.30 to 5.30pm – Still bright and getting less hot
5.30 to 7.30pm – The Sun is setting!

Don’t fight with the Weather man. 
If it’s going to be too windy and dull due to upcoming Rain situation, then it is worth for a postpone if Professional Photographers say so. You won’t want your photos to look bad, the Professional won’t want it too. We can’t control the weather, but we can control our plannings together.

Choosing the right outfit to wear and getting ready for your Photoshoot is extremely important as well, for that we’ve Great Tips on what to wear and what not for your Photoshoot session in this link.

We’ve seen Awkward family photos leaping in the air, or even Families squeezing like Sandwich on the final photo outcome on other sites. To avoid those Awkward expression or poses, you may read this post on our site here.

What to do with your Pictures afterwards?
1 – Print, frame or pin up to your home walls. As part of your home decors and memories that you see everyday.

2- Give your child tiny Polaroid mockups of their favourite photo so that they can place in their wallet and appreciate it.

3- You can design the Photos on your Invitation Card for your Kid’s birthday parties too!

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View Our Happy Photos Outcome Here! 

We hope you’ve enjoyed and learnt something new here! We look forward to the Photoshoot with you! For booking enquiries, kindly email to hello@cloudproductions.sg .


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5 Tips that will help you to Avoid Awkward Photos

ASL (61)Alot of us love Phototaking in great atmosphere, lightings, great mood & very much natural in our very own expressions. But not many know how to achieve this kind of result. Not only great ambient & lighting are important. Avoiding Awkward Moments and create truthful happy expression takes up a skillset to oneself! Not only it is the Photographer’s job to make you get a greater result in your Photos, but your self-awareness too! Here we are sharing some Simple Great Tips on how you can avoid creating Awkward Images before you go to your next Photoshoot session and how you can make the best out of it.

Top 5 Tips for not looking Awkward when Photoshooting:

1 > Be Yourself!
Self-consciousness holds you back. Relax yourself, and stay as much confident as you could.
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2 >  Keep Moving around slowly!
Do the things you always do. Be it dazing, smiling with happy thoughts inside of you, make funny faces & etc. Whichever that suits your style!
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3 > Remember to direct your face towards the Photographer!
Direction for face is important. It would make better visual when your face directions is towards your Photographer, that will help him or her to capture a much beautiful portrait of yours be it candid or posey shot. Furthermore, You won’t want to see your backview too much in the final photos!

4 > Take your time!
Be in your comfort zone, when you are nervous / panic over time you won’t be comfortable and we can tell that through your expression and it will be marked down in those photographs too. Make yourself comfortable is important. Expression of yours tells the Stories.7J4A3904

5 > If you feel Awkward, don’t pretend you are not.
Let it out, Show it and let your Photographer knows how you feel. So both of you can work things out together as one to make things better. Last but not least, you’ll need to have some fun! So you can get some Happy Dovey Candid Shots!
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How to Look Your Best in Photos? Here are another Great 5 Tips on how you can do your part in creating the extraordinary photos with your Photographers! CLICK HERE

View Our Happy Photo Results Here! 

We hope you’ve enjoyed and learnt something new here! We look forward to the Photoshoot with you! For booking enquiries, kindly email to hello@cloudproductions.sg .

 
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