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I am a happy photographer who smiles when she makes video and flies her drone, whilst tapping out her favourite tune on her knee. We love this work. (FYI – in case you did not notice, this post is all about me – but in the process it’s about your journey too. You – oh fellow creator of life changing, human improving content!)

I AM A HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHER

Being a happy photographer means you’ve balanced work that generates payment with work you love to make. Means you make photographs because you love the work, and you have the creativity and energy to continue learning a little each time. And sharing. And bringing love into people’s lives. (and I can shoot photo even when a migraine is in full swing…something about being behind the lens…it’s magical healing powers)

HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHER SMILES WHILE MAKING VIDEO

Being a smiling video maker means you’ve (hopefully) charged enough for the work you love to make, and you still love it, 18 hours after your edits are still not done. And you still love it after the client asks for more edits than you were paid for, and you still love it when the work you do is shared and cried over and watched by thousands. And you still love it when your family hire other people to make video for them. (!!?!!) Even then!

BIGGEST POWER BOOST – watch other people’s work. Look for challenging shots and duplicate. Master that one technique..and slay the skills one at a time!

WANT TO EMULTE THIS SHOT #1

King Arthur & The Legend Of The Sword – running from the Black Legs through Londinium – there’s Arthur, Percival, Rubio, Bedevere – the tiny hemmed in lanes and the camera is on their wrist or shoulder mount and you get this insane up close up of their facial expressions as they yell ‘move’ ‘move’

WANT TO EMULATE THIS SHOT #2

Opening Scene of King Arthur Legend Of The Sword CGI – i know but the swinging elephants trunk as it crushes a tower, and the horse galloping under it just before it crumbles!! And the music!!!!!

Adobe Premiere Pro – Final Cut Pro – Red – Arri – Sony – Iphone: it’s about lighting and composition in the end. Whatever device is in your hand.

I am a smiling videographer. Fore sure. Why? You know, if you make video, it’s because it is raw and real and tells the story. And YOU are the creator. And being the creator is an honour and a privilege and one that can not be replaced lightly. You should consider yourself an exceptional person in the sense that to tell our story it is first a skill with the eye of the beholder and secondly a skill with the camera.

Don’t underestimate your talent! Being a video creator is a creative journey that can not be given as a skill, it has to be learned and truly utterly earned.

THE EDITING SIDE OF IT IS VERY REWARDING, SUPER LONG AND TIME CONSUMING.

Hiring a post production team is a great idea, then you get more people who love what they do and are working because they love it. And want to do it more. Right? We hope so. But I’ve only ever hired three people to work with me. Each time their work was absolutely exceptional. And I think we all learned alot.

if you send us some money we will be available to listen and respond to your pro requests, questions and send you regular creator information. whether its how best to learn to fly a drone, which drone to fly or what side the logo should be on your photographs, wedding photo, real estate videos or million dollar yachts promos…we are pros and we knows..and we get the motion graphics and the subtitles and the intro and the outro

happy photographer smiles while she makes video

LETTING EDITING GO – LEAP OF FAITH?

elopement – 4 vendors, 4 hours to shoot. 24 hours to edit. friends for life – and featured in wedding magazines, 100%

The video above was shot by myself and my husband. I also shot photographs for this couple, they are being featured in the online magazine www.whatifweelope.com @whatifweelope in December. When you let the editing go, whether it is photo or video, you give up the creative process. Yes. You do. BUT….

GIVING UP PHOTO EDITING You no longer decide the framing, the tone, the color, the cropping, the spot removal. But you get all the time you need to go shoot more photos and video.

GIVING UP VIDEO EDITING You no longer have control over the story, someone else creates the magic. With the work you have shot. Let’s hope they don’t call you and say, I can’t work with this…that’s never happened to me. But I am very aware of quality now, since I look back over my older work and see terrible mistakes.

EDIT IN HOUSE OR SEND IT OUT?

When you embark on a journey saying I want to make a difference in people’s lives with my skills, make their memories legendary and help them capture the meaning in a moment. That is when you are truly alive. When you are being true to your inner drive. But can you afford to live on it? I make the content in order to make more content…if I have enough income that month to replace a broken lens, fabulous…I can rarely afford editing services. But a broken lens needs fixing

Whether you edit in house or send it away is up to you. If you are BURNED OUT and not getting enough sleep (hello….anyone?) then maybe send the content away this one time…you never know that may be the beginning of a great partnership in visual content production.

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Do you love to make social media photography?

Do You Love To Make Social Media Photography? Well we totally love it…this one is called “NO ADDITIVES NEEDED” it’s about a drink I discovered. Yum. Sour. #citricacid #chilli #limejuice #orangejuice #negromodellodraft – this Mexican restaurant spot was spicy and sassy and cheerful as i entered – drawing me in to this #happy #bright space – when I slipped quietly into a noisy (fun happy background noise) quiet (able to not speak and read my book) corner of the Puerto Vallarta Bar & Grill – Islamorada and it made my night off a blessing! This was MY FIRST EVER #michelada I felt brave ordering it – even braver drinking it but ‘pucker my puckering lips’ what a fabulous sour kick on the rim with the #tajin all round the edge – what a way to drink beer! My first ever #micheladas all I can say is thank you oh creator of food! And of course @puertovallartafl puertovallartafl

Nada Khalaf-Jones Google Local Guide Level 8

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Sky Born Visual on Google just posted Florida Keys Social Media photography. When you just need to make a big noise about a small detail, it really really does work. Google is brilliant for spreading everyone’s experiences worldwide. The the fun begins. Because that is a LOT of people and a lot of photographs.

The issue is standing out. More correctly – making it clear what it is your photograph is useful for.

Social Media and Branding photography are all the rage more so now than ever. Everyone has access to smartphone technology with bokeh, f stops, panorama, stabilised 4k 60fps video. So if you want to make your friends boutique a branding look book the technology you need is in your hand. And content is getting more professional looking, even the very inexperienced visual content producer can make a fabulous social media post.

And, maybe for some things, video works better. But in a rush the photo you snap in the heat of the experience is often most impactful. And I feel like, since Google Local Guides make it so easy, why not send your best smart phone photos straight to the old Google timeline.

We have millions of viewers on photography we have made on smartphones too. It works, and we are now enjoy Level 8 Google Local Guide status on two accounts. It works well since its free to post and the views are numerous.

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Proposals Of Marriage Are A Serious Business

Proposals of marriage are a tentative and nerve wrecking time for the one proposing and the one being proposed to. Proposals of marriage are meant to shake you to your core. It’s a seriously earth shaking decision. And the impact is so broad, not quite like a ripple on a lake, more like a tidal wave. Everyone you know and love will be impacted. It’s love, why be surprised? And it’s no surprise when we experience a seriously sharp increase in heart rate, our pupils dilate and the endorphins rage, maybe we should classify proposals of marriage as an ‘extreme sport?’

ADD IN THE CHALLENGE OF THE RIGHT TYPE & SIZE OF RING, FLOWERS, CORK POPPING, PHOTOGRAPHER, LOCATION AND TIMING! It’s a spell binding and dizzying ride, for sure.

Nerves Are Expected When Proposing

And what a relief when your beloved one says YES! These smiles and sighs of relief are genuinely not scripted at all. It’s probably the most fun I’ve ever had with a photographic client. The intensity is really massive.

Whether you are proposing a new idea to a client or to your children for a new meal plan that cuts out meat – proposals of every kind in life, are a challenge. I proposed less meat on the menu this month – I was successful. But it would have really upset me if it had failed. I like animals too much.

Right? I mean, we ask for someone to be with us for the rest of our lives and they may need some time to think about it. In this case, with these two amazing young people, that was a short space of about 5 seconds.

Proposing Marriage!

Getting down on one knee is a vulnerable place to be. Truly, it’s when you put yourself below your intended. You look up into their eyes and basically beg them to have you for richer or poorer and until death do you part! Proposing marriage isn’t to be taken lightly. And yet many people do find themselves divorcing. And re-marrying.

Proposals of Marriage are a Seriously Serious Business

She really really energised everyone around here at the Hampton Inn in Key largo, with that smile and that radiance.

Seriously, though, proposals of marriage are seriously a serious business. Many lives change in that instant. You – whether on bended knee or free falling from 13,000 ft – yes sky diving proposals happen too – you go from being single, and hopeful, to being stunned and possibly committed!

Best practice I’d say is be some place where you are happy at the beach or wherever you are comfortable, because you will go from calm and coasting along to suddenly shocked, head spinning like a top, thousands of questions, definitely a gut reaction and adrenaline flowing. And hopefully a ‘yes’ will come out of your mouth and precipitate the kind of smiles only that ‘yes’ can generate!

Saying this makes me wonder whether a proposal of marriage shouldn’t be classed as an ‘extreme sport!’ Seriously – your heart beat increases, your pupils dilate, you experience a hit of endorphins for sure. And then what …. you hear yourself saying the words that will – in an inevitable wedding event a few months along – change your entire world and that of your family members. WOW! No pressure or anything!! Wooh!

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