A Rookie’s Intro to Lighting

The
photography industry taught us two options. We either love or hate the light
during the photoshoot. In our case, a light should be always our best buddy and
we have the power to make it happen.

One
of the challenging situations for every wedding photographer is when the light
is against their odds. This is because the light comes from bountiful forms, it
can be natural or artificial. Imagine how difficult for photographers to find
the right lighting while running other errands such as changing the camera or
lens. So we list down things you should know about lighting and how to make it
your best friend from wedding preparation to reception.

Make sure to position the light precisely

The
lighting gives emphasis to the mood and tone of a picture. Your subject can
look fierce but the natural light won’t just let you have it. There goes why
necessary manipulation is needed on the day of the shoot.

The
source of the light has a huge effect on how it will fall in your subject.
Remember that there are three distinguished type of light position; front
light, side light, and backlight. If you position your LEDs behind the camera
and point it straight this will cause a flat lighting. Take note as well the importance
of contrast as it establishes the difference between the darkest and lightest
area of a photograph. In portrait photography, using the sidelight will make
significant contrast on your subject’s face than the front light and backlight.
It gives a dramatic impression on the photograph.

Shaping
the light shapes your photo

With
the help of different lighting modifications such as reflectors, softboxes, and
umbrellas you can shape and measure light the way you like it. This is being
done for a softer and well-diffused outcome. Shaping the light keeps the
balance of light’s impact on the subject.

The only manipulation you would light

We
have so much control over lighting more than we already know. Don’t be afraid
to use diffusers and reflectors to manipulate the fall of the light on your
subject. Like collapsible reflectors which can shape the sunlight or bounce the
light with a specific area, you would like to highlight. These modifiers can
give you the full control of the light direction and how broad the light would
span.

Light modifiers won’t hurt your budget

As a
beginner in light composition, you’ll be surprised how cheap the basic light
modifiers in the market today. You can even improvise! Just make sure before
buying that you already identified what kind of light you are trying to
replicate. If you are aiming to recreate soft light then the best light
modifier for you is an umbrella. There are three kinds of umbrella light
shapers: silver/gold, white reflective, and white shoot. Each has their own
specific focus.

We at David Dean Photography assures you that light is always on our side. We keep the romance and positive energy of your happiest moment locked in your wedding photos, forever preserved! That is why David Dean is one of the top wedding photographers in Essex!

How To Repair A Washing Machine

If you use your washing machine on a frequent basis, then you know how much of a valuable tool it can be. However, all devices have the potential to fade and stop working without the correct maintenance and repair. We’re going to be looking at some of the most common problems which you’ll find with your washing machine, and then how you remedy those problems.

When The Machine Is Making Sounds

Sometimes, you’ll find that your washing machine makes sounds which aren’t healthy at all. These are often noises which sound like grinding, and it suggests that there’s something not quite right with the machine. To do this, you need to unplug the machine, and then remove the casing to get access to the inner workings. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to remove the pump. This can be achieved with a screwdriver, but you need to take it off to start repairing the machine. What you’ll find is that the coupler inside the pump is damaged due to constant use and also overloading of the device. You’ll need to remove and install a new coupler to stop the grinding noise occurring.

Another issue which is familiar with washing machines is that they can work at a reduced efficiency when the seal becomes damaged. There’s usually a kind of rubber seal which goes around the rim of the washing machine, and this helps to stop water leaking out. However, this can become clogged with lint and sometimes odd coins which have fallen out pockets, and these can wear away the lining of the seal and reduce its effectiveness. You should clean out this seal regularly, and also check for signs of wear and tear. Should you find these signs, you should replace the seal as soon as possible.

If the washing machine fills up with water but does not move, then there is an issue with the power switch. You can test it with a multimeter. If the device is working correctly, then you’ll see a change when you open and close the lid. If not, then you need to make sure that you replace it as soon as possible, as it has become damaged and is no longer of any use.

Overall, these are just a few of the different problems which you may experience when it comes to your washing machine. As an appliance, it is one of the more useful devices which you can have within the home, but it is also one of the biggest and most expensive. Therefore, doing a repair job for yourself is one of the most viable options for the times when something goes wrong or opt for a reputable repair firm. Otherwise, you could find yourself having to spend a significant amount of money to replace it, and it becomes a massive issue. It is much wiser to try and attempt a repair yourself, as you’ll find that you save time and money when you choose to do so.