Crash Diets – How To Ruin Your Wedding Photos

If you’re getting ready for that special day – the wedding of your dreams – then you’re probably looking to shape up and look your best for the camera, for the guests and ultimately for your loving partner, right?

Well that’s great, but here’s a warning… don’t rush into a crash diet too quickly.

Crash diets are popular, but they can be dangerous to your health. Popular because they can produce quick results for those desperate to lose weight. But at what cost, you could ask.

Sometimes it can be tempting to cave into those fad diets that promise rapid weight loss. The Cabbage Soup Diet and the Lemonade diet are two examples of crash diets that promise to help you lose weight fast.

Realistically, how long do you really think you can sustain yourself on soup or lemonade–not long. In fact, you will gain most, if not more, of your weight back trying to satisfy the hunger that will result with these and any crash diet.

The Cabbage Soup diet promotes rapid weight loss with all you can stand of cabbage soup. That’s sounds yummy, right? You are not alone if you answered no.

Even though quick weight loss is inevitable following this type of crash diet, what is also inevitable is the weight gain that will soon follow as soon as you decide to eat real food. Moreover, this type of diet is damaging to your health because it doesn’t offer other nutrients that your body may need.

The Lemonade diet or the Master Cleanse as it’s also called reemerged when celebrities raved about their success of losing 20 pounds or more in 10 days. This diet is no more than a fasting plan disguised as something else. Solid foods are off-limits for 10 whole days. Not only is this diet not healthy, it is sure to make you light-headed and starving in the process. Yuck.

The key to losing weight quickly and safely – and keeping it off – is by carrying out two things:

1. Sustainable – and fun – activities

2. An eating plan that is tasty and filling

You don’t have to become a gym rat, or eat rabbit food and flax seeds to lose weight. In fact, you can actually eat pizza and chocolate on a weekly basis and still lose lbs… even without getting off the sofa. The trick is knowing which foods aid weight loss and eating them at the right intervals.

If you can find a fun activity to get your heart rate up, even better. But the truth is that you can seriously melt fat and get into a new dress size without lifting a finger. All you need is a simple meal plan that contains foods which increase your metabolism, packed full of protein to make you feel fuller for longer, and basically a plan that gives you the freedom to binge once in a while.

Entertainment For Your Wedding Reception – How To Select Photos for a Stylish Slideshow

You may be looking for entertainment for your reception, to keep your guests occupied while they are waiting. A slideshow, particularly in the latest popular animated forms, can provide real benefits at a variety of wedding venues. Today’s lively video slideshows, complete with music, can be a way to set a warm and memorable tone for your reception.

Many people find that the hardest part of preparing a slideshow is determining which photos to select. There are several strategies for selecting photos that can make your video entertaining, elegant, and meaningful for you and your guests at your wedding reception.

  1. Decide on a Theme. Then you can select photos that support your theme in some way. Photos depicting interests or activities which you and your fiance enjoy are a popular theme for weddings. A day at the beach, holiday pictures, special moments, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee together at your favorite cafe, are all popular visuals.
  2. Select a Wide Variety of Photos. Using a variety of photos will add interest and bring life to the show. About 80 to 90 photos is a good quantity to keep your guests engaged without being too long. You can also vary the dimension of the photos, by selecting a combination of close-up, mid-range, and distance shots.
  3. People Are Important! If your theme is about people, be sure to select photos that have people in them. Close-ups can portray emotion, and distance shots can show action. Your audience might lose interest if you have too many photos without people.
  4. Share Pictures From Your Friends. Ask your family and friends to send a few favorite family photos from social events or vacations they shared with you. You might be surprised to find some great photos you will want to add to your video.
  5. Randomize Your Pictures. Putting photos in an unpredictable order or sequence can make a slideshow more appealing. It can be painstaking to put all the photos into the proper timeline. While this approach is sometimes advantageous, it often is not. Instead, the photos can simply be mixed up at random. The photos themselves tell a story. The music will help tie the images together. If you keep the first and last photo in mind for your slideshow, you can then randomize the rest. The first photo can set the tone for your video. The last photo is the note on which your video story ends.
  6. Don’t Fixate Too Much on Which Photos to Select. Each photo you select is not that critical for a successful show. Even images you aren’t sure about are bound to look engaging as part of a whole show. So go ahead, in a relaxed state of mind, and pick the photos you like.

Now that you have several ideas to keep in mind when selecting photos for your wedding reception video, you can get started. Then, after your honeymoon, you can take a look at your wedding photos and put them into a wedding slideshow. This is a lovely way you can share favorite memories with your family and friends.

Become a Very Wealthy Wedding Photographer

Let’s face it, wedding photography is one of the most challenging industries to get involved in not to mention one of the most competitive. My first words of advice to you will be — “why would anyone want to enter wedding photography”? There are way too many things that can go wrong and you simply cannot re-shoot the day without redoing the whole event. But I have good news for you because the two solutions are using green screen with chroma key technology to eliminate the errors and learning digital photography. Here’s what I mean…

Now take note, If you decide you are one of the chosen few who are destined to make a fortune in wedding photography, here are a few pointers that will help you to become a wealthy photographer.

1. Learn digital photography

Here’s the thing, this may sound simple but if you are not an accomplished photographer then it’s vital you become skilled at digital wedding photos.

Should you be an accomplished film photographer you need to learn all you can about digital photography.

Example: know the limits and benefits of shooting with a digital system and what can easily be improved or salvaged in the darkroom of digital photos.

2. Understand the basics of wedding photography

The two areas one will choose to go at this point will either be self taught or to work for a successful wedding photographer.

To be self taught the best things you can do are to start by purchasing wedding magazines and books on wedding photography and study them like mad. Understand the different types of shots people like and the scenes they favour. There are so many wonderful ideas that come from wedding magazines so take them all.

Here’s a sneaky trick you can use, go to a wedding photographer and ask to see their work and look at their studio.

The second option is a more challenging one where you would offer your services to a wedding photographer as their assistant. This is where you’ll learn many methods that you won’t read about in books or glossy wedding magazines.

3. Organize yourself

You will need to put in groundwork for a wedding shoot than any other area of photography. When you’re doing the shoot you ought to know every scene, lighting condition, location and sequence of the shots to get the best results.

4. Get started right in order to make a fortune by being different

Heres the kicker, by using a simple system called green screen and chroma key technology you are going to do something very different to other wedding photographers. You are going to be able to create photographs of your couple in any location in the world, make it look like they were really there, spend much less time taking the photos and get paid a lot more than most photographers. This will definitely set you apart from your competition.

Now, listen closely because once you set up a simple green screen and use the software on your computer you won’t have to invest in expensive back drops that cost you an arm and a leg. When you use green screen technology you’re not spending hours taking photos in parks, looking at locations or getting caught out on rainy or over cast weather. All that pain is gone plus you are offering something very different to most of your competition.

Now here’s something, by utilizing such locations as backdrops that green screen offers the bride will feel a stronger connection with the photos you create for her and her husband.

The moment you’ve taken the photos of the newly weds, ask the groom if he would mind if you take some more photos of the bride by herself.

Take photos of her from the front with her holding her bouquet and of her profile.

Here’s what to do now:

Once you’re back at your studio you can add things like an ancient castle as a back drop which leads to a mystic waterfall in the distance or a beautiful sunset over the waters of Hawaii. 

The big secret is to make sure you use good quality software to darken or lighten areas in the photos so they look real. By adding a shadow or darkening the person can add realism to the photo which makes it look like they were truly there. Doing this will make the couple to always remember you for the green screen photography skills you possess which is a major step to becoming a wealthy photographer.