Your well on your way with organising your money, toiletries and packing. Don’t forget your camera so you can get some great images to remember your trip by.
We know your not David Bailey and you may not have access to state of the art equipment, but at MC Photo, we also know this doesn’t mean you cant capture your magic memories with your handy compact!
Read on if you want to learn how to make the most of any photo opportunity!
…To fill in to foreground
You want to see the foreground of your image as well as the background! Use your flash to fill in foreground to even out exposures behind on your subject matter.
Be in control even when using Autofocus & ensure you are focusing on your subject not the background, Autofocus adjusts the lens so that the central part of the image in the viewing screen is sharp. These symbols indicate the points that the camera will focus on in the camera menus: or etc.
Point your camera on the subject you want to be sharp, half press the shutter release button to focus, once focused. keep your finger on the half pressed button and reposition in your frame to the centre or the side of the picture. When your camera is focused most will beep or indicate this with a rectangle on the LCD Screen on the back.
Below you can see a classic example where the focus is wrongly on the background.
Exposure means the brightness of your picture!
When using the automatic setting on your camera, it will generate the auto exposure from the centre of the shot, if this pointed at something bright such as sky, sea and sand, this will expose for the brightest part of the picture, making everything else dark (under exposed). To overcome this you need to perform a similar method to tip 5 (focusing) and half press the button while pointing the centre of the camera to the point that is between the brightest and darkest areas in your picture (mid tone), keep the button pressed and reframe, take your picture.
Many modern compacts now have a variety of settings – ‘P’ (Programme) AUTO or ‘M’ (Manual), opt for manual and get the best out of your images.
Thanks for reading our top tips, we hope you have a great summer break, feel free to send us your pics or ask us for more tips on your photos!
Yet again we’ve reached the drab and dreary month of January, and we’re all still a little hungover from the rich foods of Christmas, and richer drinks of New Year’s Eve.
That been said, we’re now well into January, with 2016 not to far in the distant memory.
We had a great 2016 here at MC Photography (so much we didn’t even have the times to write these blogs!)
It has been a pleasure to continue to work with our long standing clients, Smiffys, Record Power & Irwin to mention a few. And equally as such, a delight to be part of new projects with companies like Duro, Evoluted, Quicktrack and IC Innovations.
To thank everyone we have worked with over the past 12 months would take much longer than this short blog would allow, so below weve put together a grouping of some our favourite shots, from some of our favourite shoots.
* Unfortunately due to liscening, we cant post recent Smiffy’s shots, but theres an old one in there to fill the gap regardless.
Again, to mention all the wonderful people we worked with in 2016 would not be the most fun to read, but we would like to extend all of our thanks to our delightful, returning and new clients. We cant wait to work with you all again in 2017.
Happy New Year everyone, we wish you all a prosperous 2017!
In May, 2015 MC Photography started some work for brand new client Progressive Safety Footwear and Clothing LTD. We took a short drive and attempted to show case their brand new JCB Keele shorts.
Progressive Safety Footwear and Clothing Limited is a well known company supplying safety footwear, protective workwear, PPE, business wear and workplace safety products to all market segments across the UK and Ireland and provide a complete in-stock service for all your health and safety requirements.
Collette has been with MC Photography for almost 9 years, from what started out as a small job whilst studying Photography at college, into a full time studio manager, becoming a valued member of the MC Photography team who will be missed.
Collette, who runs her own wedding & fitness photography business Picture Perfect Photography recently had her own wedding on the top of the Rockofellar Centre in New York!
Max, will be taking over Collettes roll within the company.
At the beginning of March mcphotography’s Mark and new apprentice Max took the trip to manufacturers, Sheffield Precision Medical, who specialise in creating precise surgical tools. We depicted their process of making the tools.
Sheffield Precision Medical really set the standard in designing and manufacturing surgical tools, using the most advanced CNC machines, they really do create flawless pieces. Mcphotography were commissioned to leave their Sheffield studio and to go and take some professional photographs of the process that they go through to reach a final product for use in brochures, on their website & flyers etc.
Mixing the old with the contemporary and using bright colours and prints, Sophie has created an ultra modern and comfortable interior and exterior design. We created architectural images and house photography as a record of her hard work for use in PR, magazines and her own website, www.sophiepeckettdesign.com . We feel that the use of photography in business is always helpful to allow prospective clients to visualise what it is you have to offer them.
The two have come together with thanks to Max apprenticeship provider Voca Voca whom provided Max with an interview with managing director and photographer Mark Crapper , from there Max gained a successful trial day , from this Max was offered his full time apprenticeship at MC Photography.
mcphotography “ are specialists in all types of commercial photographic work, creating high quality imagery that will bring your business to life. From a dedicated 1,100 square-foot studio in Sheffield, MC Photography covers all types of corporate, event, industrial and architectural shots for advertising & PR purposes. “
This however isn’t Max’s first apprenticeship, prior to this, he completed a retail apprenticeship at family printing firm, A.Pinder LTD which will stand him in good sted for his graphic design apprenticship and apprentice photographic assistant role.