Friday, March 30, 2018

How to Choose a Backdrop!

It is the job of the photographer to know what backdrop works best, but it doesn't hurt to have some ideas in your pocket before your own session. When choosing a backdrop you want to keep a few things in mind.

  1. You want a backdrop that emphasizes you, not takes over the photo.
  2. Choose a color that will bring out your eyes. Eyes are usually the first thing people see when looking at a photo.
  3. Choose a color that contrasts with your skin tone. For example, someone who is blonde, light skin tone, and blue eyes would work best in front of a blue background. Their face would be visually pleasing because the blue compliments it. Don't choose something too dark, because it might wash you out. 

 I have many, many backdrops to choose from. To see them all, simply go to my website. For now, here is a few of my favorites. 

Happy Clicking!!!
Remembrance Photography by Terri

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What to Wear Wednesday!!!!! Pink

Just a couple more weeks in color.  I hope you have found color to be so much more than just pretty. 

Today's color is pink. Do you ever wear pink? Some will say "Sure, I love pink", while others  "No Way!!!". So what does pink make you think of? Baby girls..... flowers.......femininity.

Pink says romance, love, friendship, beauty, and of course yes, baby girls. Pink is often used for Valentines Day, Mother's Day, and in weddings. Even if it is not one of the main colors chosen for a wedding you will still often see it as a secondary color.  It is a very feminine color but it has poked its head into many men's clothing departments. Pink works best for light skin tones and blonde hair although almost anyone can wear it. 

Try it out. Do you dare!? LOL

Happy Clicking!!
Remembrance Photography by Terri

Friday, March 23, 2018

Foto Tip Friday!!! Lifestyle Photography

Today's tip is about lifestyle photography. It used to be that most photos were planned and posed. The trend over the past few years has become capturing life as it happens. Here are some tips to capture great lifestyle photos.

1. Kids are great subjects. While they are playing, sit off to the side and click away. I love the way kids play. They are so sweet and  intentional.

2.  Take many photos to capture before, during, and after life moments. If your camera has the setting to take several photos at once (continuous) set it to this and click away. Go through them and
keep the ones that really speak to you.

3. Give your subjects something to do, sit back and click. It is so neat to get those moments when they think they are not being watched. 

4.  Capture those moments that show emotion and passion. You can't plan for photos like this. When you look back on them you will feel that moment all over again.

Next time you take photos, don't pose them and let life happen. You will be happy you did! 

Happy Clicking!!!
Remembrance Photography by Terri

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What to Wear Wednesday!!!! White

We are still talking about color. This weeks color is.....White.
 Most of us know what white stands for....purity. That is why a bride wears white on her wedding day. What else does it make you think of? How about freshness and cleanliness. That is part of why hotels use white linens in their rooms. White is also associated with things being heavenly. What color are angels wings? It is also often used in hospitals, charities, and even Hollywood because it brings a feeling of peace and simplicity.
 Be careful when wearing white though. If you have very pale skin, white can make you appear even more pale. 
White is a great color for a backdrop because it does not take the eye away from the subject of the photo it actually leads the eye to it. 
So, there you go. White can be very versatile and fun to wear. Do you wear white? Tell me about it. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Foto Tip Friday!!!!! Vacation photography

Vacation Photography Tips

Spring break has just begun for me and my family. Usually we go somewhere, but this year we are staying home. I am sure many people will be traveling so I thought I would give some tips on vacation photography.

1. If you own a big DSLR, you may want to also bring a small point and shoot camera. They are easier to carry around and quicker when you want to grab a quick shot of something.

2.If you are on a tour, don't be afraid to step away from the group to take some photos with less people in them. 

3. Include people in your photos as much as possible. Unless you are on vacation alone, not only is the vacation spot important but the people you are with are important as well. They are a part of the memories. 

4. Make sure your batteries are fresh or fully charged. We have all had those moments when we realize we have a dead battery and missed some amazing shots. These are not happy memories. 😟

5. Along with batteries, make sure you have an empty SD card or bring extras. Again, we have all had those moments that we don't like.

6. Take photos of the food you eat, especially if it is something you don't get to eat often at you hometown restaurants. 

Here is just a few tips to remember before your next vacation. Have fun! Capture the type of memories that make you feel like you are there again when you look at your photos. Vacations don't happen everyday, so capture as many moments as you can.

Happy Clicking!!!!
Remembrance Photography by Terri

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

What to Wear Wednesday!!! Yellow

Lush Fab Glam Blogazine

Yellow is the brightest color to the human eye. Yellow often reminds us of youth, cheerfulness, sunshine, and warmth. It is often used in children's toys because babies love bright colors.
Unfortunately, there are reminders that are less than attractive as well, like cowardice (yellow-bellied). But we won't dwell on that. ; )

Yellow is one of those colors you want to be careful when you wear it. Make sure you find a hue that goes well with your skin tone. The lighter your skin, the darker the yellows, such as mustard yellow. If you have darker skin you can pull off a lemony yellow. Try it out! Have fun! Don't be scared to be bold!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Foto Tip Friday The Golden Hour

Spring/Easter Mini Session is coming soon!!!
Happy Clicking!!!!
Remembrance Photography by Terri

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Easter/Spring Mini Sessions

Spring and Easter are right around the corner. It is hard to believe but it is true. So, with that in mind, I want to announce my Spring/Easter Mini Session. I am doing it a little different this time around. I am not going to post a specific date and times, I am going to do it the whole month of March. I will post some backdrops and some props that I have to go with the mini session. These sessions are done at my home in my studio. To make it even more fun, I am taking $20 off my usually fee of $99. What do you get for this price? You get 30 minutes of photo taking and 5 edited photos saved to a disk with a release, so you can print as many photos as you want for your family and friends. 
Just to give you a sneak peak, sort of, I have big Easter eggs, Easter baskets, and grass for some of the props for the Easter photos. Oh, and I can't forget an Easter Bunny. Sorry he is not a live bunny. 
For Spring props, I have a lemonade stand and flowers so far. More to come for sure. Check back!!!!

Happy Clicking!!!!
Remembrance Photography by Terri