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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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

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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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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)

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– 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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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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8 Awesome DIY Food Photography Tips

8 AWESOME DIY
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

1. GET THE RIGHT STYLE

Finding the right style is important in food photography. Your photoshoot style might be as simple as putting a plate of salad with a wooden table as a background, or if you are a prop-aholic you might just throw everything around to shoot the the salad in some other ways. Looking at your food uniquely, helps you to frame the photos much better.

2. SOMETIMES NATURAL LIGHT HELPS

Direct sunlight is often too harsh when it comes to using natural light photography. If you love natural lighting, one great tips is to use diffuser to filter the bright light so that your food won’t get over exposed (especially the white areas).

3. VARY THE CAMERA ANGLE

Move around to improve composition. Whenever you’re trying to pick the best angle for a photo, you should always think about balancing the composition, and the angle that you shoot from makes a huge difference for the horizontal and vertical balance of the photo.

 

4. GETTING IT CLOSE

Food photographers seem to love the macro settings, always. Too often, people get too close to the food, and it’s a little disconcerting and losing perspectives. Sometimes it can be difficult to even identify the subject.

When photographing food there is multiple way to get those mouthwatering shots. One of the best way to make other feel hungry is to focus and show a particular detail and texture of the food.

 

5. DEPTH OF FIELD

It will be good if you could play around with your aperture settings on your camera and get familiarize with depth of field. Depth of field plays a big part in food photography, as it concentrates and focus on what is in the foreground (the food). Or it can also be used on having multiple of the same food, but having the sharpest details in the foreground and others will be blurred. At some circumstances the food have to be sharp, as well the background can’t be too blur. That’s when you’ll need to get your hands on aperture.

6. USE MORE THAN ONE

Not all food are good with lonely one. Remember “three” is the number for most of the food. And avoid “four” in food photography. You can visualize by thinking about how restaurant served Dim Sum, it always comes in three and it looks good isn’t it?

7. CAMOUFLAGE

For tiny food like skittles sweets, shooting just one of it doesn’t seems appealing or attractive enough. Sometimes we get massive of the food that we want to shoot to get slightly vibrance & impactful photos.

 

8. CLEAN UP

We all love flawless food. Food without holes around, black spots, watermelon without too much seeds. A minor clean up in photoshop can help remove distracting spot on your food. Clone, but not too much.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…

IF FOOD MAKES YOU HUNGRY, MAKE THEM LOOKS TEMPTING TO EAT!

ENJOY SHOOTING!

 


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Top 5 Tips on editing your photos

We’ve some clients who are really curious and eager to know more about the difference of our postprocessed images and the non.

Today we’re not only showing you difference of the edited photos and the non, but we’re sharing with you TOP FIVE TIPS for editing your photos:

There are plenty of ways to edit photos, it actually depends on what you are looking at. For us, we want to focus on showing the expression and the happy moments behind the photos. So we usually won’t touch on too much editing. Our advice is, shoot nicely on your photoshoot day and edit minor. Editing is a tool to do what you or your camera can’t do on your actual shoot, and not to rescue faulty photos. Prevent over-editing, as it may destroy the quality of your photos. The 5 GREAT TIPS starts here:

ONE:
Photography terms: Exposure
What it means: Lighting/brightness

In digital photography, exposure is one of the main key for good photos. It’s also the measure for total amount of light being captured. Usually Aperture, Shutterspeed & ISO has to be set on shoot to compensate the lighting to its balance. In editing software, you can look at your photo exposure by the histogram at the side to roughly look into the balance.

For extreme cases like shooting the milky way in the dark, the histogram will showed it as underexposed. However, the photos looks alright due to the highlights of the milky way is the main key we want to show and need darkness to be surround it. So overall, brighter or darker exposure and balance depends on situations and not always on histogram chart.


TWO:

Photography terms: Tint/tone/shade
What it means: Highlight/shadows

Highlight and shadow can be quite general and pretty much obvious to human eye. At some point if the shadow that is un-removable from the shoot scenrio, we’ll have to do it in postprocess. And when you are adjusting your highlight and shadows, do also take note of the colours changes too. That will lead you to the knowledge of Vibrance & Saturation below:

 

THREE
Photography terms: Vibrance/Saturation

What it means: Intensity of colours

The diagram show some examples of difference in colours for Hues, Tints, Tones, Shades.


FOUR:
Photography terms: Clarity
What it means: Sharpness

Sharpness play an important role in your photos especially when you need to print it out in the future. Nonetheless, as professionals we are very particular about sharpness & clarity.


FIVE:

Photography terms: Vignetting
What it means: Fading border, that focus into the center of the photo
Vignettes plays a part when you want to surround the subject in the middle of your photos, it somewhat makes it more focus into the center. However, adding too much vignette will make your photos look artificial which is not advisable.

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