q. what is covered during your basic camera/photography lesson?
you can expect to learn the basic fundamentals of how every camera works such as aperture, iso, shutter speed, white balance etc. and the rules to follow for each. you will learn how to use your camera in the simplest, most effective way for many different types of photography. you will also learn all about flash photography and how to photograph different subject types. everything you learn will be reinforced with hands-on shooting so that it becomes easy for you. we will cover both dslr and mirrorless camera types and go over important menu settings you need to know about in your camera. we will also discuss what you need to know about lenses and answer any questions you may have about the lesson or about software programs, post-processing etc.

q. what is covered in your photography lesson 2?
this lesson will concentrate more on the concept of the still photograph, art, and how to see photographs with a trained eye. you will learn how to make your photographs better and begin to think like an artist when looking for and capturing your photos.

q. do i need to bring my camera to your basic lesson?
most people do bring their camera. if you feel that you're very familiar with your own camera you don't have to bring it. however it's important to reinforce what you have been taught with practical shooting. feel free to take notes if you like. however, we're mostly interested in making sure you understand the basic principles and how to apply them rather than fixating on your particular camera settings.

q. how much do you charge for the basic camera/photography lesson?
it usually takes about 3 hours to get through the material and the cost is 75.00 

Q. When is the best time to do maternity shoots?
The best time is between 26 to 30 weeks. So it’s important that you book long before that time. If you wait too long, not only will your pictures not be optimal, but you won’t be feeling great either.

Q. What should we wear to our photo session?
It depends what kind of photos you want. If it’s a family session, you’d want to coordinate somewhat. For example, blue jeans with white shirts. Light blue, sandy colours, whites, maroons all look good. Be careful to avoid patterns or stripes, or anything with logos/writing on it. It’s best to avoid baseball caps and sunglasses. If you’re doing a documentary portrait, then wear what’s you. Don’t try to overdress. Just have on what you’d normally be wearing. Something that clients always forget: we can only photograph what you bring to the session. We are not magicians. We will happily give you suggestions to make your pictures look great, but ultimately, your pictures will look like what you decide to bring to the shoot. It’s worth your consideration to make sure you look reasonable for your session and ready to have some fun. Even little details like having clean fingernails are important.

Q. What can we expect for our wedding shoot?
We always meet with our clients about a week before your wedding to discuss all the details and expectations. You should be able to relax and enjoy your day and at the same time be fully aware of what we need and the timeframes involved. No worries - we’ve got you covered!

q. what is your wedding photography style?
we try to photograph people as candidly and authentically as we can,  aiming for images that document your day and tell the story as true to life as possible.

q. what kind of equipment do you use for your wedding photography?
we use high end, professional canon and leica cameras and lenses for all of our wedding work and also use professional flash units from profoto. we have backups for everything, and you can expect your images to be high-resolution and ready to make beautiful large canvases or prints from.

q. how far in advance should we book our wedding with you?
you should always try to book at least a year in advance. outside peak times, you may be able to get a booking with less notice.

q. we're not posers! will you give us some kind of guidance?
yes for sure! we will work with you to get authentic looking photographs that are not over-posed. you've got nothing to worry about.

q. when should we start photo coverage for our wedding? how long should it go 'till?
we recommend starting so that we have a minimum of about 1 hour of getting ready coverage. we usually photograph until the dance floor opens at the reception, but the end time can be flexible.

Q. How will we see our images?
We’ll send you a link so that your unedited images can be viewed in a beautiful private online gallery. You have the option to choose any edits you’d like depending on your budget, or you can decide to purchase all the unedited images in the gallery. don't worry. your unedited images are great images that capture key moments and are properly exposed and looking great as they should be! we're not afraid to show you our out of camera images. and this gives you even more flexibility to choose the images that are special to you and work them into your budget. 

q. most of our guests will have cell phones. do we really need a wedding photographer?
it all comes down to where you place value. a professional photographer will be in the right place at the right time making sure to capture all the key moments of your day. your images will be very high resolution files ready to make beautiful prints and enlargements. and besides, wouldn't it be nice to just let the guests be guests and enjoy your day with you?

q. do you do color and black and white images?
our standard practice is to give you a mix of both color and black and white images. sometimes the situation, setting, or light may lend itself well to a black and white image.

Q. What are your prices to photograph a wedding?
A. Please contact Paula Keech Photography to get all the details about our current wedding package.
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