6 Tips for Taking Great Maternity Photos for Moms

Dear Mommies! Here are some great and simple tips on how you can do your part in creating the extraordinary maternity photos with your photographer!

Let’s start with:

(1) The Wearables for Maternity

Wear something comfortable for you as well as memorable. Pick those clothing that you love fitting into it most. However, there are some Mommies that would love to try something new and not sure how to. This is our guide for you:

The Good:
– Long Dress (especially those that are able to flow with the wind)
– Tube & Long Skirt (Showing Tummy)
– Long Top with a Stretchable pants (some may prefer unzip jeans)
– Get some Hair & Fashion Accessories to enhance your fashion too!

The Bad:
– Oversize Dresses
– Over Bright & Rainbow Colours Dresses (Stay Pastel or something light, it will make your photo looks warmer)

Best Colour Trend of 2015:
Pastel colours
Complementary or analogus colours 

And, don’t forget to put your hair down. Preferably with Makeup too, to get a better contrast in your photos.

(2) Don’t Rush Over Timing

Give yourself enough time to rest or walk, try not  to make it like a Rush Hour Photoshoot as much as possible. So as to leaving your comfortable/positive expression in the photo. An hour session will be more than enough if you’re going just for a simple photoshoot. However if you’ve plenty of Ideas on what you want to do & pose and plenty more outfit… a 2hr might be more suitable for you. Also coming into consideration, if you’re walking at a larger outdoor space you might need to consider taking up another hour for your session.

Talking about Ideas, leads us to the next Tip.

(3) Have some Poses Ideas in mind

Be it if you are doing this alone, or doing the shoot with your hubby, or even onesome twosome threesome kids around. Think of poses! Do a little homework and search the internet, for that “awesome photographs with your desire poses”. Let these pictures be your visualizer for the Photoshoot, share it with your Photographer!

(4) Show off your Sonogram

Sonogram is part of both you and your child’s memories. And it is best to be part of the Photoshoot session.

(5) Use some Props
Props are precisely the way to make your Photoshoot more fun. Some of the suggested Props are:

– String & pegs (for hanging baby clothing around)
– Alphabet blocks with Baby Name (…or BOY or GIRL)

L (61) – Baby Clothing & Shoe
– Balloons & Bubbles (if you’ve other kids around, to brighten their smile)
– Decorative Umbrella (Rainbow color or transparent with patterns ones are the best)

– Ribbon & Tag with Baby Name (tie your tummy just like a new gift coming along from God)
– Pinic Mats & Basket (for photoshoots in gardens)

– Last but not least, Wedding Ring

(6) Capture the LOVE around you

You love your baby bump just as much as you love your hubby or your other child. Get some intimates shots of you and them too. Involve your family & capture Happy Love Shots!

It would be awesome to do up a matching outfit theme for your session with your family!

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

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5 Steps to Finding the Right Photographer

It’s far too common to spot Photographers all around Singapore whom claim themselves as “Professional” Photographers, be it freelancer who owns another Fulltime job or permanent freelance photographers.

It’s really hard for our love ones to decide who to hire for their big day or even a photoshoot that mean to them alot. Without research or a good consideration list, you might pick the Wrong Photographer carelessly.  What do we mean by “wrong”, sounds like a strong & sensitive word here. However, it is depending on what you want to get out of your photoshoot.

You would probably need to do some homework by listing down some facts/aspect you have in mind before starting the steps below:

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STEP ONE: Settling on a Style
Do a checklist on the Style you want, and how many percent of it out of your entire Photoshoot. So when you when you inform your Photographers he can understand. With numbers, things are easier to understand.

For example:

60% Candid Shots
10% Posed Shots
10% Creative/Artistic Shot
20% Edgy-Bold Shot

STEP TWO: Do your Homework
There’s Plenty of Photographers/Photography Companies out there whom have Website or Facebook. Read their Testimonials & Review. Identify reviews from real user only.

cloudproductionsreviewAnd what if they’ve no reviews, why do they not have reviews? Having too less photoshoot & experiences might be one reason as well. So if you’re looking for a more experienced/senior Photographer or Companies, that will go out of your choice.

STEP THREE: Explore their Photos
Every Photographers should have a Portfolio/Gallery page. Browse through and see if it suits what you need or want.
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STEP FOUR: Clear the unclear
Talk to them, be it via email or any other device to communicate. Clear all your doubts by asking them questions about things you need to know.

STEP FIVE: Confirm your package in Black and White
We’ve heard about some hidden cost issue from some of our client’s previous Photographers. Either client didn’t recieved what is told, or paid even higher price without an agreement on both sides. There may be compulsory add-ons in tiny text in your email/contract, so be very careful & check to confirm the total amount you have to pay before confirming the Photoshoot session. Please make sure everything is done in black and white, if verbal it has to be recorded as all these are part of your evidence.
If there’s optional Add-0ns and it’s with no obligations, it is totally fine.

So yes, once you’ve complete the Five Steps you are off to go for your Photoshoot session!

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Something you might not know about Cloudproductions.sg :

What’s the Difference between JUNIOR / PREMIUM / CHIEF Photographer?

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If you are very particular about SHARPNESS & REAL COLOURS in your photo, as well as the RIGHT MOMENT, great FRAMING, LIGHTING  & QUALITY. And want to go for a few Creative & Artistic shot. Chief Photographer is for you.

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If you want to capture random Moments with your love ones. Have some photo effects you wanted in mind. Premium Photographer is for you. 

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If you just wanted something affordable and do a casual Photoshoot. And don’t mind some photography effects done by our Photographers. Apprentice/ Junior Photographer is for you.

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FYI, All of our Photographers are trained & QC. We understand the details, requirements & expectations of our clients and strive to excite and impact with memories & images close to your heart & never fade with time.
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Quick Tips for Shooting Children’s Party

We know that Photographing your child while running your Kids Party, preventing accidents from happening and maintaining your sanity is definitely difficult.

That is why we are here to help you out with some Quick Tips!

Here are our secrets in successfully capturing the right moment of any Kids Party we’ve done! So that our client’s moment won’t gone down to drain and  can relive the timeless moments afterwards in their life.

Some of the main keys in BOLD.

Plan the Shoot, set timing for each activities.
1. Capture the Party Decors/Details before opening to Guest! 


2. Get some shots of Guest coming into the Party place.
3. Include various angles and type of shots

4. If you are using DSLR, try using larger aperture.

Be in the Child’s World.
1. Children is said to be one of the most difficult portraits to capture, and how to make them stop moving will be another challenge of yours. One of the best way to freeze that perfect moment is to let them interact with  your camera.  Talk to them, ask some questions and while they answers it let their eyes communicate with you.

2. Make them laugh, play with them to capture beautiful shots of their candid.

Get to your child’s perspective.
1. Prevent shooting from your normal height. Go down to the child’s level.
2. Create Series shot of them receiving gifts from other individual children.

The Right Moment.

1. The MUST NOT MISS shot:
– The Cake Shot

– Make a wish shot
– Birthday Songs shot
– Cake cutting shot
– Family Group Portrait with the Cake

If you don’t want to miss yourself in the shot, you’ll probably need someone to help you with the clicking or use a Tripod with self-timer mode, or even better a remote.

2. The BEST NOT TO MISS shot:
– Children playing or activities candid

– The Eating mess (especially on the mouth, sometimes can be quite adorable)

– Don’t forget about the Parents who came to the Party too. Have some Selfies with them, if not get a Tripod & self-timer mode to help you.


– Last but not least,  Aftermath Cake Cutting Shot.

Enhancement.
– If you’re using Smart phones to shoot, remember the last step is to source for a good App for some quick photo edits.

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8 Ideas to Photoshoot this CNY!

Singapore Chinese New Year 2015 Ideas: Where to go, what to see and photoshoot this CNY! 

Other than just celebrating this CNY2015, let’s capture Great Memories down for greater keepsake!

TOP 8 THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS OUT PHOTOSHOOTING!

#8. Chinatown Zodiac Decoration along New Bridge Road & Eu Tong Sen Street + Their Goaty Goodies Bazaar

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#7. River AngBao 春到河畔 & Chingay Parade Decors + Fireworks that happens on 27-28 Feb 2015 this year

 

#6. Your LaoYuSheng & It’s Aftermath Mess!

#5. A Series of “What’s on your CNY Dish”, Create a photo collection of What’s on your plate for this CNY! Full of Food Lobangs on your plates!

#4. Top down View of Chinatown Bazaar (From HDB Top Storeys of Blk 335 Smith Street) Let’s get a Different Perspectives Photo from your other photos taken last few years!

#3. Home Visitation Decors & It’s Closeup

#2. Your CNY Celebration Events & Activities! Especially those that brings out the Chinese New Year Culture, Redness & Prosperity! Don’t miss the Moment!

#1. The Heartland CNY Goodies Market, The usual Market Place for the locals but not many would take photos of its beauty because it’s already too common in our lives. Try taking some Good shots out of it this year round!
7J4A0469-57J4A0471-77J4A0505-29So Grab your Cameras out, and have fun photoshooting this Goaty Year!

CNY 2015 will start on Thursday, 19th February 2015. It falls on a Two days Public Holiday conjunction with the Weekends, adds up to a Long weekend! 

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5 Simple Tips for Gorgeous Wedding Photos

#1 – Create a shot list
For the photographer – It’s good to go through and ask about what is going to happen on it’s actual day and plan out a list of photos that you would not want to miss. Such as the detailed ring shot, the gate crashing, the throwing of flowers & etc.

For the wedding couples – Think of your moodboard, and what is really important to you and for that you won’t want to photographer to miss out.

#2 – Take shots with families & friends

For the photographer – It’s not usual to just only see the couple in your entire wedding album, get people around to come into the shot too. Especially the love ones of the wedding couple.

For the wedding couples – 
It’s common on Actual Day, you might be slightly nervous than usual and you might have forgotten your smile. Don’t fake it, try to smile as much natural as possible. Think happy thoughts! And so you’ll not be left out for the happiness in the group portrait!

#3 – Dont forget the Light
For the photographer –
By chance, if you see some natural sun rays coming into the building. Catch this opportunity to create composition with that perfect atmosphere to get that perfect piece of photo art.

For the wedding couples – 
If the sunlight gets a little uncomfortable and gets you tiny eyes, let the photographer knows. You need to be natural and comfortable to get yourself that good shot.

#4 – Communication

For the photographer – Never think you know what they want, ask question. Sometimes make them laugh too, tell a joke to make conversation worthwhile and a happy one.

For the wedding couples – Don’t just pose, talk to each other, feel the touch and move around. Best of all have fun! That can get you lots of lovely candid shots!

#5 – Show off your love 


For the photographer – Be ready for that moment at all times.

For the wedding couples – 
Don’t be too shy to show off your love, have that great long kiss, tight hugs and whichever cuddling you love to do when you are together. That will help getting the most natural shots out of both of you. 

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How to Take Great Pictures of Cats

BE IN A CLEAN & UNDISTRACTED SURROUNDING

It is most recommended to have a less distractive background so you undistracted and easier to bring out the mood/ambience in the surrounding.

 

WATCH OUT FOR EXPRESSION
Yes, Every Cat have different characters and has their very own unique expression. Capture the Cat’s personality. 

STALK YOUR CAT
Understand cats, knowing their habits helps you in bringing out the natural beauty in them.

 

SAY NO TO FLASH
If you are not familiar with external flashes, we don’t recommend you to use internal or direct flash. You might distract the Cat and scare them away.

 

USE FAST SHUTTER & LARGE APERTURE
You might lost some of the good action shots if you miss out having good controls on your camera. Freeze that moment with fast shutter, and use depth of field to focus on the Cat to get extraordinary portrait of the Cat.

 

GO ON A LOWER ANGLE
When you are down at their level, it’s easier to compose the framing and convey the stories that you want the photo to carry with. That’s what people always says, picture is worth a thousand words… however, sometimes depends on the angle too.

PLAY WITH THEM
Be patient with them, respect them, play and get into their world. And you’ll be able to capture the best out of them. Happy Cats! *Wink*Wink*

FOCUS POINT ON THEIR EYES

Like any other portraits, we always need a texture to be focus on. Same for shooting Cats, the Eyes is the key to focus on.

 

FAQ:

What kind of camera do I need to shoot great portrait of Cats photos?
A: 
If it’s not action shot, mobile phone cameras are good enough.

What do I need to have?
A: 
A cat & a camera

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8 Creative Wedding Detailed Shots You’ll Never want to give it a Miss!

Apart from Gatecrashing, there are many more creative detailed shot you will never want to give it a miss on your wedding actual day!
Here are the top 8 on the list:

(ONE)
Those makeup and behind-the-scene shot

(TWO)
The dressing and dressed up shot

(THREE)
The Wedding Ring on your finger Shot

(FOUR)
The Wedding Car Decors

(FIVE)
The Banquet Environment & Decor Shots

(SIX)
The moment for Pre-wedding photoshoot on your actual day!

(SEVEN)
The Decors at the Reception area

(EIGHT)
Last but not least, the Kissing moment.

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Top 10 Outdoor Photoshoot Locations in Singapore

Wondering where to have your outdoor photoshoot?
You will be spoiled by choices as we’ve the TOP 10 on the list!

For the NATURE-LOVERS:

1. Gardens by the Bay
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2. Singapore Botanic Gardens
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3. Hort Park
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4. Bishan Park
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For the URBAN-LOVERS:

5. Marina Barrage
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6. Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

For the SEA/OPEN AIR-LOVERS:

7. Sentosa Broadwalk

8. Marina @ Keppel bay

For the OLDSKOOL/VINTAGE-LOVERS:

9. Old Airport Road – Dakota Crescent

10. Haji Lane
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