There are some photographers who will brave any situation to capture that perfect moment, whether that means braving extreme flooding, or catching on fire. Luckily for us, others have captured photos of this happening. Tony Hakim has picked the best ones for your enjoyment, and to inspire you to go all out the next time you want to capture that elusive picture.
Have you ever taken a moment to consider just how a picture is actually captured? The whole process seems a bit magical if you think about it, you push a button, the shutter clicks and a moment in time is captured (in varying levels of quality, depending on your equipment). Tony Hakim is using this article as a means of introducing readers to the science of photography.
Taking aerial photos using a kite may seem like an absurd fantasy, but the truth is it’s entirely possible. Many photographers have done this in the past and you can find their incredible results online with a quick search. With some advice from the team at Tony Hakim Photography, you too will able to take some amazing photos from the sky while enjoying flying a kite.
Things you will need:
- An ultra-light or spy camera
- Plenty of memory space
- A kite
1. First, you will need to practice flying your kite and see if the conditions are alright to hold it up. It’s a good idea to then practice with a small weight attached to it so you can get a feel for it before you attach your camera.
2. Once you have done this, set your camera so it either shoots automatically, or set it to record video. Make sure there is enough space on the memory card.
3. Attach the camera to the kite. Depending on the camera and kite, you may have to get creative when attaching it, but remember not to add too much extra weight or it won’t work.
4. Once your camera is attached, it’s time to fly the kite over some amazing scenery to get those perfect shots. If you see your kite start to fall, try to control it so it falls gently and doesn’t break your camera.
Photo booths are a fun and creative way to get people into the party spirit. Becoming a common sight at many events, including birthdays and weddings, here are some tips from Tony Hakim on how you can create your own photo booth for your next event.
For all you graphic designers and professional photographers out there, Photoshop may seem like the obvious choice. But for the rest of us who simply want to touch up our images, organize them, apply filters, or remove anything unwanted from the photo, there are plenty of alternatives that aren’t as daunting. Try some of Tony Hakim’s photographers’ favourite photo editing programs.