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Thursday, December 18, 2014

15 Things You Can Do To Get Represented By A Gallery

“Photographers constantly ask me for tips on how to advance their careers,” says Miller. “I can’t guarantee this information will get you gallery representation, but these fundamentals will at least save you time, help you understand the process, and point you in the right direction.”

We had a full house in yesterday's seminar with Daniel Miller. 
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Our Ugly Sweater Christmas Party


The time of the year we have all been waiting for! We throw a Holiday Party every 2 years and it is always a party you do not want to miss. This year, we decided to switch up the theme and make it an Ugly Sweater party. In case you've never been to an ugly sweater party, the goal is to wear the ugliest, tackiest christmas sweater you can find. Here's a graphic we sent to our attendees to help!


We were very satisfied by the number of people who rocked their ugly sweaters! And to make it even more fun, we had prizes for the top 3 ugliest sweater wearers! We had over 400+ people show up all in the holiday spirit. Here are some moments we captured from this year's party!









 















These sweaters were selfie worthy!












We had so much food, drinks and people come out, that we had to open our rental department for more space! People who hung out on the Rental side not only got food and a full bar, but they got to grab a photo with Santa with this awesome SharingBox photo booth! Here's the scoop on the SharingBox:

1. Plenty of template, backdrop and branding
 options to choose from!
(We went with the 2, 3 and 4 frame collage templates)




2. You can choose cool filters like Black and White & Sepia.





3. Email, Print & Post your photos to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter all from the SharingBox!








Our SharingBox offered us unlimited photos, full branding customization, online gallery viewing (yes, we have all the photos of you and santa!) and an awesome on-site technician.  
Special thank you to our technician Dan from SharingBox for setting up and assisting us with this unbelievable photo booth! We could't have done it without you!


Oh, and to top off a perfect night. We even caught Jeff dancing the night away!


Happy Holidays from Foto Care!



Monday, December 1, 2014

4 Tips On iPhone Photography.

Photographers #1 Motto: Keep shooting & have a camera with you at all times. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes It's frustrating having a heavy camera with you all the time. During a normal day most of us just utlize our camera phones, since it serves multiple purposes and is a part of our everyday lives.

Now, I'm not saying leave your DSLR at home and start shooting mobile (because that would be crazy) but, if you don't have your DSLR camera, there are still ways to make your camera phone photographs look great and even some-what professional!

Here are some tips I've generated that are easy and can improve your snapshots.

1.  Always Shoot In Landscape
- It gives you a larger visual and more to capture. This allows your snapshots to be larger in size and easier to crop, edit, etc.



2.  Use The Grid
- The rule of thirds. A rule that has been embedded into every photographer's mind since the day they picked up their first camera. The iPhone appreciates the rule of thirds too, as they have a feature that allows you to grid your photograph to better balance and align your image to perfection.



3.  Use Headphones As Shutter Release
- Only a few people know that the Volume Up button on your Apple headphones will also snap a photo when using your camera. This is perfect when you are wanting to take ariel shots or hard to reach photos without seeing the screen as you take them.


4.  Use Camera Burst 
- One of my personal favorite features with shooting on an iPhone is the camera burst option. Simply keep your finger held down on the camera circle and it will take a burst of photographs until you lift your finger. This makes it impossible to miss those perfect moments when shooting.  I sometimes take up to 30 photos each burst, which sounds overwhelming, but the iPhone let's you select your favorite photos from the burst and separate them from the rest. Very convenient!