Some Photoshopping Basics.

  • Try to start with the best photo possible. Sometimes we are trying to capture a spontaneous moment and the photo may not be as well composed as we would like; and it is more important to capture the moment than look after the other details. Nonetheless, the fewer things to deal with afterward the easier photo touching is.
  • Rule of thirds. If we (mentally) divide an image vertically and horizontally into three even sections, thereby forming nine equally shaped rectangles, we have a good framework for composing a picture. Try cropping a picture so that it fits into the rule of thirds. If people’s eyes are one third from the top of the picture the photo tends to look well proportioned. Scenery that follows the rule of thirds proportions also seems to work well. Then again, if an exception to the rule works for one particular case, then use the exception.
  • Remove the odd details of the image. If something is distracting in the picture it has to go. The subject of the photo needs to be without anything that rivals for attention. Spots, unnatural looking shadows, lens flare, reflective hot spots and anything else that does not look like an organic part of the picture will serve as a distraction. The spot healing brush tool is good for this.
  • The amount of detail in a picture can be an issue. While we tend to prefer high resolution images that show all the fine details the higher resolution can work against us. if the details of an object are finer than the resolution of the camera we can find there are wavy lines (moire) on the photo. Else, we might find many details in the background of a shot are distracting. Using a low-pass filter on these sections will blur the details, and give better overall effect. This blurring should look natural; avoid overdoing it.


Real Estate Photo Editing

Real Estate Photo Editing Services aim to present an accurate picture of a house under ideal conditions. Real Estate Photo Retouching Services hardly ever need to deal with people in the photo, but they do have to deal with lighting that should look natural, and details that are not the point of the image.  Real Estate Photo Retouching aims to show the prospective buyer the fundamentals of what is for sale. If should be an accurate portrait of the house, what a new owner would experience after purchase.


Dealing with People

People have mixed feelings about being photographed. The people who hire photographers for an even have mixed feeling about being photographed. Photographers themselves have mixed feeling about being photographed. Partly this is because we have seen unflattering photos of ourselves; partly this is a mystery held back by some vanity issue. Either way, there are some ways to deal with it in other people.

HAVE PEOPLE SIT DOWN: For some reason many people are less self-conscious this way. It’s worth carrying a portable chair to events for the sake of getting a few good shots of a few individuals.

DO SOMETHING WITH PEOPLE’S HANDS: Again, less self-conscious. This even works with some children.

DISTRACTIONS: when people deliberately try to pose they usually look unnatural. Professional models work hard to get past this issue. Children can be inspired to give a natural looking response from a toy or other novelty. Occasionally a child will respond well simply with the knowledge that they are the centre of attention. Adults require something more, but a person responding to something out of shot is a promising opportunity for an image.

SPONTANEOUS: There are staged shots and there are moments that are captured on film. If you are unobtrusive and follow the subject for long enough you will find a few great moments. Always go for a potential great moment of spontaneity.

An art that is acquired rather than learn is dealing with people. For the staged shots just the ability to look professional and make others enthusiastic can make for far superior images. If people want to work with you the results will show it.










Wedding Photography


You’ll want to get some perspective here. The wedding day is the event, the wedding photos are your record of the event. You don’t want the photographic process to interfere with the day’s festivities, or compromise it in any way, but as the photos will be lasting for many years to come you will want them to turn out as well as possible.


The best wedding photographer knows how to capture both the photos of the ceremony without getting in the way, sometimes without even being noticed, and how to capture those posed wedding photos of families and guests, hopefully making them look natural in the process. Many of the best wedding photos combine these practices into coherent wedding photography packages.


If you value your special day you would do well to consider wedding videos. Wedding video packages are often added onto the best wedding photography. Having one professional company provide both services can save money, and the best wedding videographer sometimes edit still images into the wedding movies as transitions.

Splendid Photography

When people have their wedding, the main idea is that you want everything to be perfect; the setting, the experience, atmosphere and sharing that precious moment with loved ones. Award winning wedding photograph company Splendid Photography captures every moment to the finest of detail. They do both photography and video services for their clients. Although setting a high price for their photo packages, their quality service and premium photos match this price for great value. Common venues that Splendid Photography covers are Conca D’Oro, Doltone House, Luna Park, Miramare Gardens, Hunter Valley and the Ivy. Their website has an excellent portfolio of previous events photographed.


In my free time I like to watch a lot of television shows and movies, in many of these shows and movies there are various wedding scenes. I then thought about the amount of work that would be required to go into the weddings, not just the ones on screen but in real life. There would be a lot of planning which takes place, this includes things such as travel, guest list, dresses, catering and much much more. I haven’t experienced any of this myself and I hope that I will never need to. It seems incredibly stressful and annoying.

First of there is the guest list, who do you invite? Well first off you have to invite that couple that invited you to their wedding out of courtesy. Then you need to invite your family and your spouse/husbands family as well. That’s easily maybe 20 people already. Then there’s friends, not just your friends but your significant other’s friends. That just kicked up the list, doubling maybe even tripling. Once your guest list is complete, you need to decide the invitations. What will they look like, what font, colour. All this small insignificant details, I think no one would even care except for the bridge and groom. They’d most likely keep it in a scrapbook whilst everyone else would probably throw it all away.

The venue. Where do you want your wedding? Will it be on the beach? What will the weather be like on your wedding day? Will it be so windy that you cannot stand upright and half your guest list is been blown away. If you book a church, will it fit all your guests? Will the church be available on the day of the wedding? These a small factors which many can overcome but when piled together with everything else, it can create havoc. May even cause people to not even want to get married in front of friends and family.

Well I am not an expert but I do know some brands which you may find helpful for your special day.

It must be noted that the categories are listed in alphabetical order, not order of significance :p


I’m not too familiar with the catering such as the entrees and dinners but I have some knowledge about the dessert. At wedding functions, the cake normally represents the unity between the couple when they cut the cake together as one. But the thing is, that this cake supplier designs and create the most delicate and cutest cakes in the world. They are so adorable you wouldn’t want to eat it, you just want to store it for everyone to see. This brand is called Sweet Olivia.

Sweet Olivia takes pride in adding an artistic touch to everything they product, from quality desserts for any occasion to custom birthday cakes, wedding cakes, or other quality treats for your special events. Every cake is a piece of art, designed to fit into its celebration perfectly. Each cake is crafted with the highest level of care and attention to detail. As beautiful as these cakes are, they stand on their own as delicious and decadent desserts.


Makeup is so important when it comes to weddings. You want to look different that what you look like normally. Great makeup works well with a beautiful gown. When I say that your wedding makeup should look different to your everyday makeup, it doesn’t mean you should go piling layers of makeup. It should be somewhat lighter to match the colour of your dress. If you use colours, maybe a light colour could work. Instead of a blue, you could use a skyblue. I don’t know my makeup that well but MJ Pro Makeup does.

MJ Pro Makeup offers professional mobile hair and makeup services for weddings and for all other special occasions. Their mobile services accommodate for areas such as Sydney, Blue Mountains, New Castle as well as the Hunter Valley. Depending on your wedding location, MJ Pro Makeup are more than happy to travel to your destination for your special day, whether it is in the comfort of your home or your hotel suite, this minimises stress for you and your bridal party.

However if you want to do your makeup yourself then you are welcome to do so. It may however cause you a bit more stress than hiring a specialist. If you do your makeup yourself and you require some eyelash extension supplies then Facetouch would be perfect for you!

Facetouch specialises in developing and selling eyelash supplies and permanent makeup products with the company motto: “Better Quality at a cheaper price”. Their aim is to provide products that are efficient and will not become a waste after use. Their eyelash supplies are high quality, Jinny K, the creator of Facetouch has spent over 15 years studying and experiencing eyelash extension and the permanent makeup industry.


Photography is vital for your wedding, you want to capture all the moments within the ceremony. All the happiness, laughter, smiles, everything. I recommend Splendid Photos & Video.

Splendid is by far one of the best wedding photography services I have ever seen. Their portfolio is filled with high quality and stunning photos. Splendid are an award winning photography studio in Sydney which are devoted to Professional Sydney Wedding Photography. Their photographers are experienced and utilise state of the art equipment to capture priceless and impressionable photos and video.

Just because I said I recommend it doesn’t mean that you should just stick to that one, have a look around. Another professional wedding photography service is Kim Studio Sydney.

Kim Studio Sydney / Shinhwa Wedding captures natural, extraordinary and beautiful moments into images inspiring your cherished stories. Their aim is to capture your precious wedding moments and turn them into timeless memories with long-lasting impressions. Not only do they do photography but they also specialise in hair & makeup as well as dresses and tuxedos.


Let’s say you have a specific place you want to be for your wedding day, maybe it’s at Hyde Park, well VIP Shuttle can help you out with that. Transport can be difficult for weddings as people may be late, they may get lost and this can often cause more stress for you. So let VIP shuttle take care of the travel. Their charter buses can accommodate large groups of guests, which is ideal for couples who are looking for a fast, safe and reliable method of transportation.

I like to think that group transportation is the best way to go for gatherings and special events as no one can get lost or arrive late. Everyone will arrive at the same time and if someone gets lost then everyone will get lost. But it is quite unlikely as VIP’s drivers plan the trips before the actual trip.

Well, what I learnt is that weddings are complicated and take a lot of work to pull off. I hope that I never have to go through with this ordeal and if I do, then I hope I still remember these brands for future reference.

I am not an expert in wedding planning but these are my thoughts.

Thanks for reading ^_^