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Archive for July 14th, 2015

Prepare For An Outdoor Wedding

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The only thing that can ruin a perfect wedding reception held outdoors is when it rains without warning and the guests will have to run for cover. Chaos will instantly ensue without doubt. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent an outdoor wedding from getting ruined.

Plans and Back-Up Plans

It is a must to plan any event to the smallest detail and not leave anything to chance because even a small detail can cause a big issue when not taken care of. It is also worth mentioning that the plan should have at least one back-up plan in case the original plan cannot be executed for some reason such as venue issues or weather issues. When planning an outdoor wedding, include in the plan a marquee hire to address issues of unexpected rains. Preferably, the marquee should have flaps or walls. In case the rains are accompanied by winds, the flaps can just be secured to shield guests.

Check Regularly For Weather Updates

No matter how good the venue, food, music, wine and guest list plans are, when bad weather comes in the way, it will all go to waste. Hence, include in your back-up plan a possible reschedule of the wedding date or an alternative venue. Make it a habit to check for weather updates to make sure that if it is really needed, the venue will have to be moved indoors or to another location. If a storm will make a landfall on the date selected for the wedding, it may be a wiser move to change the date of the wedding.

Conduct Regular Meetings

Make sure that meetings with the people in charge of food, venue, music, guests, decorations, entourage, programme, et cetera are held at a regular basis to check on the progress of the plan. Regular reports should also be included and each one should give an update on their parts regularly as well so that all can be sufficiently addressed if there is a need to. Make sure that everything stays within the budget, the marquee hire and other structures if they are included in the back-up plan. Allow for some contingency because there is always a possibility that unforeseen expenditures may arise.

Guide to Purchasing a DSLR Camera

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

It is impossible to purchase your first Digital SLR without an expert who has a very good idea about photography. In case you do not have any such expert friend, then here is your guide to purchasing a Digital SLR camera.

Price

The price of a Digital SLR varies from low-end to extreme high prices. Set a fixed budget for your camera and then decide which camera would you prefer to buy. Remember, a number of added costs also get added to the original cost of the camera such as lenses, camera bags, filters, memory cards and batteries.

Purpose

Every camera is used for a specific purpose. Is it for general shooting, travel photography, sports, macro, low-light or for street photography? Take a note of the purpose for which you will use the camera and then approach the dealer to purchase the best camera.

Resolution

This is the first question to be asked, when you go to purchase a camera. The megapixel plays an important role in a Digital SLR and this is the reason why this type of camera is the most preferred ones for photography. The megapixel of the camera depends upon the purpose of usage. For instance: if you are using your pictures for print, then a camera with a greater megapixel is necessary.

Sensor

Sensor size is another vital factor while purchasing a Digital SLR. A proper sensor is required for a better ‘crop.’ A camera with a large sensor always holds an advantage over the one with a small sensor. However, you can also seek advice from a professional photographer regarding the sensor.

Features

Apart from checking features like aperture, shutter priority, auto or manual focus, a host of other features also needs to be checked like burst mode, ISO Ratings, LCD size, anti shake, dust protection, connectivity, semi auto modes and flash. For instance: the image sensor dust protection is a serious problem which most of the professional photographers face these days. On the other hand, the anti shake feature helps you to get a fair idea of the ‘image stabilization’ feature.