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Corporate Video Production - the results speak for themselves

With work training videos globally lampooned for their poor production and inefficiency, you could be forgiven for opting for another medium to get your message across. Effective and good corporate video production, however, is available for you to add that degree of professionalism.
If you're looking to provide your workforce with a training video to educate effectively and successfully streamline your business? Your workforce will thank you for good quality corporate video production. It's not just training videos though that corporate video production is used for, corporate video production is used in a variety of different ways, from promotional films to safety videos.
With over 17 years experience in camera work and editing, corporate video production from Ps121 Produtions utilise the latest editing suite software and professional digital cameras, allowing your videos to be filmed in HD.
Videos are one of the most effective approaches for companies who're looking to successfully communicate - whether with their customers or their staff - and with the growth in video sharing websites in recent years, content posted on these sites greatly increase the scope and number of a potential audience.
Corporate video production from Ps121 Productions really does entail all the elements of production, from professional actors and professional voice over artists to script writers and the sound studio, not to mention the recording software.
Their corporate video production isn't limited to the studio either, and if you're organising a corporate function or a corporate awards event, Ps121 Productions can provide up to 4 cameras, complete with rear screen projectors so all the proceedings can be caught in real time and broadcast live on screen.
So then, corporate video production is great for giving that professional and lasting first impression, visit Ps121 Productions online to view their sample videos highlighting their skills in corporate video production techniques.


Natural Light Photography - 3 Tips For Taking Good Photos

In a world full of built-in flashes and cameras with automatic everything, it's easy to forget how rewarding natural light photography can be. Although getting great results without studio lighting equipment can be more challenging, using natural light can make you a more skilled photographer and often creates some truly stunning images. Many of photography's greatest minds swore by working with the environment rather than manipulating it. If you are up for the challenge, here are a few things to remember before shooting:

Control Your Light

You may not always be able to control the clarity or level of natural light, but you can always change how it interacts with your subject. For instance, when shooting in your home, you can open and close blinds or curtains to impact the level of light available in each room. This is also a great tactic for creating targeted directional light. If you're in a room with two light sources like windows, you can always cover one side to get the focus and direction of light that you want. Try moving around buildings and structures to see how your movement changes the way your pictures end up.

Dodge the Sun

Though it sounds reasonable that the best time to attempt natural light photography is when the sun is brightest, high noon is actually quite the opposite. The bright and direct light in the middle of the day can cause high contrast, hot spots and stark shadows in your pictures. If you do happen to want the harsh look of direct sunlight, then noon may be a good time. However, if you're looking for soft and even light for portraits, you'll get much better results in the early morning hours. Morning air has a sort of clarity to it that is hard to describe, but you'll immediately see the difference in your images. You will also find that overcast days are great for natural lighting of subjects as your pictures will be bright but lack harsh directional shadows.

Control Your Speeds

If you use a film camera instead of digital, you should use a medium range film speed like 400 to make sure you'll be able to shoot in most lighting situations. High and low speed films are incredibly situational and may end in your working around available light rather than with it, which can be time-consuming and cause missed shots. It's also good to choose a shutter speed for the day (you'll get good at judging these as time goes on) and only adjust the F-Stop, or vice-versa. The less things you have to remember during your photo shoot, the more "in the moment" you will be.

Shooting with natural light can be one of the most fun or most frustrating experiences a photographer can have. As you work more frequently in natural light photography, you should see more successes and fewer catastrophes. As always, remember to keep it fun and everything should turn out just fine.


Digital Photography Vs. Film Photography

Ever since the introduction of the digital camera, a war has raged within the photographer community. There are those that would claim 35mm film is the one true "professional" media, and digital its casual, amateur counterpart. Conversely as costs go down and quality increases, there is an ever expanding group of professional photographers who shoot only in digital. So what is a consumer to think? Is 35mm still the way to go, or is it time to trade up for a new digital model? It's time to break each format down and seal this deal, once and for all.

Digital Photography: Amateur?

It is true that there are many digital cameras on the market, and like their 35mm counterparts there is an endless supply of variables that can impact the images each one is capable of producing. Image quality (in terms of color contrast and depth of field) have always been a major concern for those taking digital images and is still one of the common excuses heard from the opposition. Add to this the fact that finding a digital camera that could match the sheer raw data contained in a photograph on film was both arduous and incredibly expensive, and the 35mm enthusiast has a fairly solid argument.

Fortunately for the consumer, the price of an high quality digital camera has dropped sharply in the last few years. Canon's popular "Digital Rebel" line of SLRs has given people an affordable (under $1,000) entry-level camera that produces near professional results. And since Canon isn't the only camera company in the world, it's a safe bet consumers can look forward to even better cameras at even lower prices as manufacturers double their efforts to be first in line at the retail counter.

35mm: Is it Antiquated?

In these modern times, why even use film at all? It's certainly no secret that film has an unforgiving and often expensive learning curve, and recent trends show that more people prefer digital for just those reasons. After all, when taking pictures at an event like a Super Bowl, would it better to have the potential for thousands of pictures, or just the film you have with you? Sports Illustrated photographers answered that question by shooting over 16 thousand images in 2004's bowl, entirely in digital.

However, just as some music enthusiasts claim that everything sounds better on a record, there are still photographers who think that nothing compares to a fresh roll of film. In fact, developing film manually and printing photos in a darkroom is one of the most rewarding and hands on photography experiences one can have. Sure, photos can be endlessly edited and re-edited using fancy tools like Adobe Photoshop, but clicking a mouse is just very different than the tactile sensations of the darkroom. And of course, having someone else print up a roll of film only takes an hour or so.

And the Winner Is..

Neither! Based on the accessibility of technology and the vast educational resources devoted to the topic, there's really no defining point that wins this battle one way or the other. As with many debates, the winner is going to be decided based upon the needs and desires of the individual photographer. Families wanting to take pictures and share their memories on the fly often choose digital due to its instant gratification and convenience, while others like having photo prints to display them in a picture frame or album. Thanks to powerful yet affordable innovations in digital and the classic, "do it yourself familiarity of film" the choice is now directly in the hands of the consumer- right where it belongs.


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