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For you photography lovers, a tripod is one of the most important accessories you need to buy in order to produce attractive photos. There are a huge variety of tripods with a wide variety of options on the market. All of them are targeted at their respective target users, some are still experimenting with photography, or some are considered to be the main profession.
Beike is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality tripod brands. This brand is one that many photographers around the world rely on and do not believe in because of the toughness of its proven products.
Many types of tripods have been produced by Beike with various types and functions. This time what you want to discuss is Beike’s output for professional photographers. There anything? Here’s the summary:
✅ Beike Q999
This series tripod is suitable for all camera brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and others. The design and quality of the building are quite good, made of aluminum alloy, which remains sturdy and strong with a black bandage and a little gold color. However, it is still light if you take it home because it only weighs 1.5 kg.
Especially when it is folded up to 43 cm so that it can fit into your backpack, when extended to the highest level, the Beike Q999 is able to provide a height of 159 cm.
If you have a high area, of course, it will be very easy because you don’t have to wait for the camera.
To support the activities of professional photographers, Beike inserts a quick release function for the tripod leg. Then universal ball head grip with safety clip and camera safety that can avoid unwanted accidents.
This ball head can be rotated in various directions and angles, and you can even put it at the bottom of the tripod neck, followed by the camera with the ground to get a stable macro photo.
✅ Beike BK-620
For this series, Beike was intent on designing it to meet the needs of professional photographers and videographers with heavy equipment. The BK-620 has a premium quality equivalent to a tripod from the top brands but at a low price.
Beike tucks in your work-supporting features, such as a quick-release plate, X / Y button and compass in the frame, horizontal graduated and buttons on the camera, and a weighted hanger. This tripod, when folded, has a length of 65 cm, which is quite natural because the maximum length that she provides reaches 183 cm.
It weighs 3 kg with a supportable load capacity of 10 kg. With a weight of this size, it is certainly very adequate for the video device or camera that you usually use.
✅ Beike BK-475
In this series, it is not as powerful as the BK-620, but it is sufficient to support the activities of professional photographers because the tripod frame is strong and can withstand loads of up to 8 kg. There are two ball heads to beat with panning capabilities that are super soft and comfortable, especially when you are taking photos in cold weather.
There is an extra hook to hold the weight to keep the tripod stable, especially when shooting in windy conditions. Interestingly designed to support professional photographers, this tripod can be designed as a monopod when one leg is removed.
The tripod has a maximum height of 158 cm, and the shortest length can be folded 46 cm. It is said that this series has a lighter weight than most monopods plus other tripod combos.
Of the three Beike series above, which one is the most suitable for your needs?
When a new baby is born, most parents want to capture the moment in the form of a beautiful photo. That is why mom will go to a good studio for a reliable photographer. Did you know that a good photoshoot can be done alone? The results can be similar to having a professional photographer. These five tips for photographing your own baby have similar results to professional photographers. Check it out!
✅ Make sure the camera condition is used optimally
Make sure mom’s shooting equipment is in the best condition. For maximum use, use a DSLR or Digital Single-Lens Reflex type camera. This is to produce good photos in the style of a professional photographer. Learn the best settings that can be used to target babies in all conditions. Either indoors or outdoors.
✅ The moment the baby quickly passes, the mother must use a fast shutter setting
Newborns have erratic movements and are quite fast. Of course, this makes it difficult for mothers to capture the right moment when photographing babies. Moreover, if your little one is awake, we recommend that you set your mother’s camera settings with the shutter high enough.
The higher the shutter speed, the more likely the camera will capture the baby’s best moments while on the move with your partner and other family members. Guaranteed, your photos will not be blurry or blurry.
✅ Use natural lighting so that the photos look good
Generally, professional photographers will use photo light to create the best lighting. However, the mother did not have the equipment at home. Relax, you can still trick this problem, really. Just take advantage of natural lighting, aka sunshine, by photographing your little one in a location near the window.
You can adjust the background and composition of the photo yourself. You can also use house lights, you know. It’s a good idea to take pictures of your little one in the morning or evening. At that time, the sunlight looks good in the photo. In addition, at this time, the baby is generally in a waking state.
✅ Direct your little one to get the best photo angle
One of the challenges of photographing babies is finding the best shooting angle for your little one. Babies can not be directed to be stylish. So, mothers have to position themselves when photographing it. Try close-up or close-up photos of the baby. Take a position parallel to the body. Surely the picture will be better.
✅ Keep shooting until you get the right frame
It is also important in photographing babies is to take as many photos as possible from various angles and occasions. Don’t just try to get one perfect shot. Hold the camera and watch the baby continue to move from the camera hole, wait for him to act.
If there’s a good moment, shoot as many as you can. No need to be a cheapskate about taking pictures. This is because mothers use digital cameras, which do not need to take into account the amount of film. The more you take pictures, the better chance you have a lot of memories with your little one.
When routine makes you saturated, holidays are one of the effective healers. Different atmospheres and scenery can calm the mind and regenerate a new spirit. Fortunately, this world is very rich in beautiful natural charm. In various parts of the world, you can easily find mountains, beaches, and even interesting local atmosphere.
This time, LookPhotoFestival summarizes some beautiful places in various countries that you can visit. You are guaranteed to be amazed when you see the charm that is offered. Not only that, but the following locations are also known to produce photos of beautiful landscapes in the world. Come on, find out the 18 locations below!
✅ Antelope Canyon, United States
The Arizona region, United States, has the most beautiful canyon (valley) in the world called Antelope Canyon. This natural charm is formed from the erosion of the Navajo sandstone through flash floods and sub-aerial processes (the formation of objects on the ground). The faster water flows automatically increases the volume of sand, which continues to grind into the basin path.
This area is divided into two parts, namely the upper Antelope Canyon (the Crack) and the Lower Antelope Canyon (the Corkscrew). Although the temperature tends to be hot, it is not uncommon for Antelope Canyon to be hit by sudden storms or floods. Therefore, visitors who want to enter are required to use the services of guides from local residents.
✅ Sea Cliffs, France
Apart from being famous for the Eiffel Tower, France also offers a variety of natural charms that are no less beautiful. One of them is the Sea Cliffs which is on the west coast of this largest wine-producing country. This limestone cliff in the Eretrat region has three beautiful arches formed by the erosion of the sea waves. As a result, the hollow corals that form are the main attraction at the Sea Cliffs.
Uniquely, when viewed from a distance, the shape of the cliff will resemble an elephant standing on the edge of a white sandy beach. If you are interested in seeing the uniqueness and beauty of nature here for a long time, you can spend the night at several luxury inns around the beach. You only need to prepare around IDR 2 million for rent per night.
✅ Panjin Red Beach, China
Generally, you will find white or brown beaches, but it’s different from the Red Panjin Beach in China. As the name implies, this beach actually has a red color on the sand beaches. Not an artificial color, the red color of the sand is produced from the sea-blite grass, which covers the 6,000-hectare beach area.
Even so, you cannot see this view all year round. The reddish color of the grass will only appear towards the fall, from September to October. Not only that, being a habitat for about 260 species of birds and 399 animals, Pantai Merah Panjin is also still limited to the public. So, keep up the cleanliness when you visit it!
✅ Aogashima, Japan
Aogashima is part of the Izu Islands, located about 300 kilometers south of Tokyo. This area is a crater resulting from a volcanic eruption that erupted about 200 years ago. Usually, tourists will do hiking or sauna activities at several available steam points. Although quite remote, the island is equipped with a school and post office for local residents.
If you are interested in visiting Aogashima Island, you can only reach it by ferry or helicopter. Even so, you must always be careful because the volcanoes on this island are still active and can erupt at any time.
✅ Glow Worm Cave, New Zealand
Glow Worm Caves or Waitomo Ruakuri Caves are some of the most popular destinations in New Zealand. Inside the cave, visitors will be presented with a beautiful view of the sparkling lights like stars at night. However, who would have thought that the light came from a collection of Arachnocampa Luminosa worms (glowworms) which can emit green and blue light in the dark.
Not only that, but you will also be amazed by the beauty of the limestone cave, complete with unique stalactites in it. This cave is open every day starting at 09:00 local time, and you only need to pay a ticket of Rp. 380,000 for adults and Rp. 176,000 for children (4 – 14 years). Later, you will get on a boat to go down the river in the cave.
In carrying out a wedding, you and your partner certainly want the best quality photos that are taken very beautifully. This is one of the tasks of a wedding photographer, who will take a very beautiful picture of you and your partner and immortalize it.
Here are some of the best wedding photographers in the world.
✅ Jose Villa
The Look: After filming mostly in film for nearly 20 years, Jose Villa has been able to master the soft, organic, timeless look that classic films provide.
Approach: It’s not just about taking the best photos. But it’s also about how we make clients feel the same way. It is an experience from the initial connection to the end result, it must be consistent and flawless.
Expert Advice: Don’t just trust wedding planners to promote the photographer they think is best for your wedding. Planners will not be happy with it. We say this because we believe you need to do your research to find the right photographer for you. Ask to see a wedding gallery or two, then talk to them on the phone, and make sure your personality connects.
✅ Corbin Gurkin
The Look: A deeply romantic image, inspired by the Old World that is timeless in sensibility and style. Natural light reminiscent of Renaissance paintings, think-rich textures, and bold botanical fashion all give Corbin Gurkin’s signature aesthetic.
Approach: we just take a loose style approach, to bring the subject into the best light or setting without putting ourselves too much into the moment. Comfort and authenticity when capturing a partner’s legacy are essential in the process. My final set of photos is a mix of spontaneous moments with lifestyle editorial compositions.
Expert Advice: tell us what photos you want a must. But then feel confident in letting your photographer do its thing. They just want your image to be anything but formulaic. We do our best when our clients believe they are in love with our portfolio for some reason. Where this is what we want to interpret their wedding in a distinctive style of our photographer. Instead of being overwhelmed with a list of shots.
✅ KT Merry
The Look: KT Merry uses Editorial, yet honest and intimate. They combine a balanced combination of curated moments and raw moments and those composed with the real.
Approach: Channeling years of experience in fine art fashion and photography. Where they will combine guided and curated sketches with candid moments to tell the full story of the couple we photographed.
Expert Advice: choose your top priorities, as our priorities are planning, photography, fashion, and goals are very important. Then, build a team of dream experts who can carry out your vision seamlessly while remaining fully present throughout the celebration.
✅ John Dolan
The Look: Unpretentious elegance, unexpected moments, lasting memories are their style. These trends come and go, but overly stylish images can quickly become obsolete. We capture the feelings of every wedding day in an honest and unchoreographed way. Our hope is that our photos will survive 25 years after marriage.
Approach: Some photographers are directors, some are collectors. Meanwhile, we are collectors of moments to come. Our best photos emerge from honest emotions, not because of our direction but from yours. We often take photos when our clients believe in recording the wedding from the inside, almost like guests, not apart from the party.
Expert Advice: Hire people you trust and trust in them. The combined wisdom of planners, florists, caterers, and photographers often adds up to more than 1,000 weddings. Your marriage has to be memorable and meaningful but it doesn’t have to be perfect. A married couple once told us that they stopped using the word must in their planning vocabulary. Make your marriage what you want.
✅ Christian Oth
The Look: Christian Oth photographers combine authentic moments and perspectives against the backdrop of their experiences as celebrity portrait and editorial fashion photographers.
Approach: they will interact with the couple during the wedding planning stage. Where our production team is key in the process. Apart from scouting, we want to get input in choosing a specific location for the wedding day so that it can be more optimal.
Expert Advice: Be the bride on your wedding day, by doing all the planning ahead of time. On that day, have faith in the people around you and just let go of what you can hold on to. Today’s happy brides are so great to photograph. On the day of the wedding, it’s all about increasing energy.
Wedding Records: we’ve photographed so many great people from celebrities to top entrepreneurs, influencers, and socialites. Most of our clients choose to remain private. But we are so honored when industry insiders ask us to photograph their weddings the events have always been famous.
✅ Aaron Delesie
The Look: Timeless and clean.
Approach: we run a small boutique studio that records 10 weddings per year. Where we are involved during the whole process. We will edit, refine and design our client’s own album. Because we do not believe in handing over the task to a third-party company or partner. Our clients are very happy that they can call and talk with us during the planning process, and on the day of the wedding. We just want your personality to shine through. We love wax photos, but we also make sure we get stunning portraits. Delesie’s wife Jennifer, has been filming with him for 15 years. So we have other shooters who have been with us for 10. Our clients and their guests feel comfortable helping us capture great portraits and moments, and we believe that filming and digital are important in giving our clients the best of both worlds.
Expert Advice: Don’t complicate the process by interviewing multiple photographers. If you like someone’s job, just hire them. At some level, your photographer will be talented, professional, attractive, and easy to work with. Otherwise, your planner won’t recommend them.