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Sydney Christening Photography

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in George's Blog | 0 comments

Sydney Christening Photography

Sydney Christening Photography (Baptism Photography)

After a new baby is born it’s an exciting time.  If you are religious you may decide you have a christening. You probably want to get some excellent photographs during this time and it’s not something you might not want to do on your own. Hiring a professional photographer is a god option for your baby’s christening.

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Sydney Hens Night Photography

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in George's Blog, Photography Tips | 0 comments

Sydney Hens Night Photography

Sydney Hens Night Photography

 

If you plan to have a hens night or a bachelorette party as it’s referred to by some people you want to have a lot of quality photographs taken during the event. You may decide that a professional photographer is required for your event. Here’s what to look for and expect.

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Sydney Corporate Events Photography

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in George's Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sydney Corporate Events Photography

Sydney Corporate Events Photography

Do you need high quality photography for your event? Showing your event in the best possible light is very important to you and to do this you need high quality images that are professional.  Here’s how a good event photographer can help you.

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Nightclub Photography is NOT for everyone

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in George's Blog, Photography Tips | 19 comments

Nightclub Photography is NOT for everyone

Nightclub Photography is NOT for everyone

I am writing today about why Nightclub Photography is NOT for everyone.

So How did this started ? Recently everybody is talking about my Nightclub Photography & all the hot chicks I meet and talk every weekend, most of them think that I am there to pick up and that’s it.

I’d understand if this comments are coming from normal guys looking at my photos but unfortunately I get similar comments from fellow photographers. a bit weird I know.

 

Manly Nightclub

Back to the title, Why Nightclub Photography is Not for YOU.

  • if you think it’s about partying and clubbing Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you think it’s about picking up chicks Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you think it’s about drugs Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you think it’s about free drinks Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you thinks it’s about kisses and hugs Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you can’t handle drunk people Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you don’t want to deal with aggressive people Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you are too scared to approach people Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you are not very friendly but firm Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you are too scared about you cloth, shoes or even equipment Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you are married with kids probably Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you think it’s same as any type of photography Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you can’t stand mother sending you emails and asking about their daughters Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU
  • if you can’t stand after after taking all this photos of couple someone come and asks you to delete the photos because he’s/she’s married Nightclub Photography is NOT for YOU

 

Manly Nightclub

Below is some nightclub photography tips (it’s my own guide or rules it works for me but doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone)

1) The main reason you are in the club is to take photos
2) Your equipment is expensive, be very careful from drinks spill
3) I hardly recommend that you invest in a public liability and equipment insurance
4) Don’t take a photo of someone who doesn’t want a photo
5) Never show the girl her photo because they are never satisfied
6) If somebody tried to drag you to a fight don’t listen and just ask the bounces to kick him out
7) If a girl is all over you don’t let her distract you from you JOB
8) Be friendly with everyone and remember to keep your smile all the time no matter what happens
9) If people want to take a photo with you do it
10) Many people will ask you to take a photo with your camera. DON’T risk your equipment otherwise you might be out of business
11) Don’t drink and shoot (it’s hard one)
12) After you documented the night or event and happy with your work it’s time to enjoy the night with the crowd if you still have energy

 

 

I don’t want to go go into technical details now but maybe later I’ll start writing some technical photography tips aimed at nightclubs ad low light events.

Check my Other article about NightClub Photography is Sydney &  Hens Night Photography

 

George Azmy
Wedding Photographer Sydney, Australia

 

Nightclub Photography in Sydney

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in George's Blog | 0 comments

Nightclub Photography in Sydney

Nightclub Photography in Sydney

 

With the time nightclub photography in Sydney has become a popular choice. It is especially fashionable with the young photographers. It turns out to be their first paying job. Enjoyable atmosphere of the nightclub is an added advantage for the photographers. It has given them a chance to enter any club in the world without any pass. By holding a camera in the shoulder the photographer can walk in to any prestigious nightclubs.

 

Sydney Nightclub Photography

Techniques and Equipment

A special technique is needed to capture nightclub photography. In a nightclub you have to capture photos in low light. Night photography, sync flash with slow mode and light painting are useful tools to click a photo. If you want to have a great picture then you need to have an external flash. However it is possible to get away with the sync flash with the basic slow mode.

You need to have a camera body that has been made to work better with the high quality ISO. Wide aperture lens are amazing for the nightclub photography. Cramped photos come alive with the wide angle lens. A quality of diffuser should be added with the off camera flash. You can stay ahead of your competitions with a transmitter in the flash.

 

How to set up your camera

After entering in to a club, you have to find a place to set up your camera. It should be an appropriate place to click photographs. All the actions must be captured from this place. It is better to control the camera with manual setting. Exposure should be set in different situations.

The aperture of the camera should be set according to the ambient light of the place. In order to become a professional in nightclub photographer, you need to understand the technicalities of the photography and camera.

Sydney Nightclub Photography

Sydney Nightclub Photography

Photos to take

There are mainly five shots for the nightclub photography. They are DJ photos, crowd, staff, people and venue. Most of the nightclubs have their customized and popular DJs in the console. These nightclubs are recognized with their DJs. Therefore you should take photographs of DJs. There will be light in the DJ console in comparison to other parts of the club. Therefore you should set the camera according to it. In order to have an interesting picture you should have a wide aperture and wide angle lens. It will be enable the light to reflect from the shirt of the DJ.

Sydney Nightclub Photography

 

Ideas for Different Styles

You should always consider about the context of the photograph. It is possible to go with the rule of one third. Background details should be included in the photograph in order to make it more interesting. Ambient light should be included in the photography. Flash of the camera should be set adequately with the setting. The blur effect can be avoided with the slow sync facility in the flash. Shutter speed can be used effectively to create a unique photo. You can match the camera movement with action of the scene as well. Exciting photos can be clicked with the cool effects. However it is always better to have a great light source nearby.

 

Check out very popular article Why Nighrclub Photography is Not for everyone ??? 

Good luck with you journey in becoming a nightclub photographer