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Western Mass Dog Photographers

Are you looking for Western Mass Dog Photographers? Look no further because I’ve got you covered. It’s Spring time so it’s FINALLY time to throw the ball. Here are some latest dog photographs I captured.

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This is my dog Molly who I love dearly. She is my 3rd dog that I’ve ever had and she is just as active as the rest of them. She is a black lab who loves to retrieve the ball. Took her about a year but she finally got the hang of it. I’m sure you have a dog or puppy you adore who you’d love images of. Some of them fetching the ball or smiling at the camera with you.

If you are in need of Western Mass Dog Photography be sure to give us a call at 413 537 9553 or e-mail at jayson@jaysonsphotography.com

Check out more of my work by visiting my site jaysonsphotography.com

Cheers!

J

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Western Mass Mini Sessions – Spring

Western Mass Mini Sessions
Western Mass Mini Sessions are here this Spring. Tell your friends and family that it’s only going to $50!!! this time for 15 minutes. It comes with 5 edited photos online with the ability to download the Hi-Resolution images for FREE. Print them from home or lab of your choosing. It will be May 30th 2015 starting at 8am. Sign up online by clicking here. or by e-mail at jayson@jaysonsphotography.com calling or texting works too 413 537 9553.

Cheers!

J

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How much to spend on Wedding Photography

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How much to spend on Wedding Photography
In an age with selfies and selfie sticks, you might think you can photograph your own wedding at this point, but don’t you want to relax on your wedding day and make sure your moments are being captured perfectly? Every photographer bases their prices on their experience and their artistic expertise. Some photographers will price themselves low because they plan on photographing 40 weddings a year and they are $1,200 to $1,500. But what are you really getting at that price? Are you getting the rights to print your images from home or lab of your choosing? All the images online for eternity? Most don’t give you access to the Hi-Resolution images for that price. They will charge you later to download them and print them which means you’ll be paying $25 to $50 for a digital download and $10 for a 4×6. They will also only keep your gallery online for 3 months and we all know after a wedding, life gets pretty hectic. Another $300 to keep your gallery online for 3 more months. Everyone wants an outstanding wedding with breathtaking images. You can spend thousands of dollars on your wedding but if you don’t have the right photographer for the job, your wedding will not look magical when you get the photos back. So, how important is wedding photography to you on a scale of 1-10? 1 being not that important and 10 being the most important. If you answered 1-5 you want to stick to hiring the $1200-$1500 photographer. If you answered 6-8 you want to hire the $2000 to $3000 photographer and if you answered 8-10 you want to hire the $3000 and up photographer. Photographers who charge $3000 and up have been photographing weddings for 10+ years so they have a ton of a experience and their photography is phenomenal. They have tons of equipment. They will be showing up to your wedding with 30k worth of gear and have backups of their cameras in case one were to break during the ceremony. They are considered artists, not just picture takers and that is why they charge more. Hire them if you want works of art captured during your perfect day. If you are in need of a wedding photographer for your special day, be sure to check out more of my work by clicking here.

Cheers!

J

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Photographing Fireworks – Wishes at Magic Kingdom

Wishes at Magic Kingdom

Photographing Fireworks during Wishes at Magic Kingdom.

I posted back in July on how to photograph fireworks. This is a followup to that post.

The first thing you definitely need is a

Tripod. Why? Because you are going to be leaving your shutter open to capture the shooting of each firework and hand holding your camera to capture this would result in a blurry image.

Next thing I suggest is a remote to trigger your shutter. This is needed so you don’t have to press the actual shutter on your camera. Leaning over your camera for over 10 seconds is not fun and can result in bumping your camera. It is possible to do this without shaking your camera but with a remote you can sit back and watch the timer on the remote and actually enjoy the fireworks.

You’ll want a lens that is wide so you can take in all the fireworks. For these shots I used a Canon 24-70L Lens.

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Next thing is to put your ISO to 100 and your F-stop or Aperture to 7-10 and your camera on bulb. Before a firework is shot, press the shutter and hold it for 10-20 seconds. You will capture the streak of the firework and the explosion of it in your image. Of course the longer you hold it the more fireworks you will capture in your image.

You can also purchase a neutral density filter from Amazon by clicking here to help with the overexposure of lots of fireworks being shot off at once. This will actually provide more color in the fireworks. You’ll be able to leave your shutter open longer with one of these and bring your F-stop down to 2.8. Here are a few more images I photographed during Wishes at Magic Kingdom in Orlando Florida. A lot of these shots were taken at f 22 with an exposure of around a minute on a Canon 5d Mark III. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them at jayson@jaysonsphotography.com

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All these images are straight out of the camera. The last one is a little overexposed because I left it open too long and was not using a neutral density filter. That will help with your images if you are to photograph fireworks.

If you’d like to see more of my work be sure to check out my website at jaysonsphotography.com or by clicking here.

Cheers!

J

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11 things to remember when hiring your wedding photographer

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Here are 11 things to remember when hiring your wedding photographer.

!. It’s not all about price in this wedding industry. Yes, everyone has a budget but spending very little for a photographer will get you in trouble.
Our prices are based on an industry standard for photographers with our skill and experience.

2. You can’t redo your wedding. You have only one shot at capturing perfect moments on your wedding day so why leave it in the hands of a friend or a family member or
someone who only has one low quality digital SLR camera and no backups if their camera fails.

3. There are a lot of photographers out there or people who claim they are wedding photographers just because they own a digital SLR camera. Make sure you see images from
an entire wedding they’ve shot, at least 3, not just highlight images. Sure, anyone can take a great image but can they be consistent throughout the wedding day.

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4. Meet your photographer. Some photographers might do great work but are very egotistical and tell you how your wedding day is going to go. Make sure your photographer is kind
and open to your ideas of images you’d like to have captured on your wedding day.

5. Find out the background of your photographer. Some photographers just got in the industry to make money or make quick money pricing themselves at $1200. Make sure your photographer
has an artistic background and has an eye for capturing moments and loving expressions.

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6. What are they going to give you for the price. Most photographers price themselves low because they aren’t giving you your actual images and only shooting your wedding for 4 hours. Make
sure the price includes the Hi-Resolution images and you are able to print them from home or lab of your choosing.

7. See them in action. Often times photographers take great images but then when you hire them they are standing in the way of the groom to get a perfect shot of the bride walking down the aisle with her father. Make sure you see a promo video of them in action at a wedding before you book them as your wedding photographer. You don’t want an obtrusive photographer.

8. Chimping. Chimping means looking at an image on the back of the camera. Often times photographers take a ton of images and look at the images they took to see if they came out. I’ve seen many photographers do this and be missing important moments while doing it. It’s okay to view the image quickly to see if you got the shot and it’s exposed correctly but not if you’re missing key moments.

9. Family. How are the formal images the photographer takes. Formal images are important images of family or friends looking at the camera and smiling. You need to make sure the photographer knows who the parents and grandparents are and places them in the correct order when taking a family formal group shop. Make sure they also leave space on both sides of the image so you can crop the image to an 8×10.

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10. How long has the photographer been shooting weddings for? You need to make sure the photographer has been photographing weddings for a few years and has shot at least 2o weddings.

11. Your photographer arrives to your wedding a few hours before your actual ceremony to capture detail images. We always arrive to each wedding at least 2 hours before the ceremony to capture detail images as well as fun images of the bride and her bridesmaids and the groom and his groomsmen. This is also a time for a first look.

and an extra one at 12. Make sure you see a before and after image of the photographers editing style. Anyone can take a picture but can they edit it to create a work of art.

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Be sure to check out more of our work at jaysonsphotography.com or by clicking here. I look forward to capturing amazing
images on your special day.

Cheers!

J

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