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Corporate Green Screen Photography is something we specialize in. Quite simply we add backgrounds and graphics to suit your theme and then brand with your Logo and corporate messages. Never forget it is there to produce a fun product.

For more info see our green screen photography page.

For this event I was commissioned by Photomart to demonstrate a new range of professional battery powered photographic lights. Loosely based around a Steampunk theme.

Corporate Green Screen Photography

Corporate Green Screen Photography

So what message do you wish to convey with green screen photography? It can be as blatant or as subtle as you want.

Green Screen Photography Steampunk

Green Screen Photography Steampunk

Green Screen Photography

Want to add names of your clients? Yes it can be done on the fly. The images are produced there and then. Most small corporate gifts are eaten, broken or disposed of very quickly. Photographs however are lasting memories. What could be better than a continual reminder of your brand?

Green Screen Photographer Dorset

Green Screen Photographer Dorset

So when you are looking for something different to promote you and your brand consider Green Screen Photography. The lasting corporate gift.

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Last updated by on March 11, 2014.

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Telephone 07951 926304 or Telephone 01929 448186 or Contact Us via E-Mail

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The Lastolite HiLite has changed the way that many photographers work. It has made getting a bright white background much easier and in much less space than often required.

I often find that people (many highly regarded photographers) quote a 1.5 to 2 stop difference between subject and a bright white background (often wrongly called high key). The only way to get it right is to try and so using a Lastolite Hi-Lite that is what I did as per the following set up.

I have the largest i.e the 8′x7′ Hi-Lite and used two Bowens 500s in the middle of the 7′ sides to get an even light and Letitia was light with just 1 further 500 in a Wafer 75 softbox. This was just done as a demo to prove that you should not just take printed “facts” as gospel. Each type of bright white background needs a different level of light due to its reflective quality.

Lastolite HiLite lighting set up

Lastolite HiLite lighting set up

First step was to set the Hi-Lite to f11 and then meter the light falling on the subject, first test at f4 (background 3 stops brighter). This is greater than what the experts say.

Lastolite HiLite 3 stops overexposed

Lastolite HiLite 3 stops overexposed

Notice how we are having issues with flare and the light wrapping round. This could be helped by reducing the size of the light and moving the subject further from the background.

Second test was to leave the Hi-Lite at f11 and then meter the light falling on the subject at f5.6 (background 2 stops brighter)

Lastolite HiLite 2 stops overexposed

Lastolite HiLite 2 stops overexposed

third test was to leave the Hi-Lite at f11 and then meter the light falling on the subject at f8 (background 1 stop brighter)

Lastolite HiLite 1 stop overexposed

Lastolite HiLite 1 stop overexposed

Fourth test was to leave the Hi-Lite at f11 and then meter the light falling on the subject at f11 (background same level)

Lastolite HiLite same exposure

Lastolite HiLite same exposure

Notice the problems caused with the background being too bright and that when using the Hi-Lite there actually needs to be very little difference. Notice in the last image how the light is falling off at the bottom of the HiLite. This could have been overcome with light position and also just upping the exposure to half to two-thirds of a stop greater than the foreground lighting which is the exposure difference I would recommend.

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Dorset event photography video channel

Every now and then we put together a video of some of our favorite shots, so keep checking back to see if you are featured.

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Last updated by on February 2, 2014.

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School Prom Photographer 2014 bookings being taken now across Dorset, Hampshire, Devon and Wiltshire. Prom Photography is a once only occasion so you need the services of a professional photographer because;

  • We use professional equipment
  • All Equipment is Safety checked
  • We are professionally insured
  • We take great photos

(many venues operate in a safe manner and will only let us work because we provide insurance and safety check details)

School Prom Photographer

We have been photographing proms for a number of years and we look forward to welcoming back our regulars this year as well as being available for new customers.

School Prom Photographer 2014

School Prom Photographer 2014

So what do we offer? On site printing up to 12″ x 8″ – all images purchased on site will have a free copy uploaded to Facebook for you to tag and share with family and friends – we also offer pre-pay packages at great savings over our standard prices. Even our standard prices offer great value for professional photography.

School Prom Photobooth

If you are looking for a photo booth to add to your prom as well then contact us. A photobooth can add more fun and fun is what we are about. Yes we want you to be able to fun and formal images.

Prom Photographer Dorset

Prom Photographer Dorset

We are happy to provide coverage across Dorset, Hampshire, Devon and Wiltshire. We can also ensure you get a great prom photographer if you live further away. We are part of a network of the countrys best prom photographers. We only recommend people we trust.

Dorset School Prom Photographer

Dorset School Prom Photographer

So what are you waiting for? Contact us now to see what we can do for you. Remember we are offering some special deals for pre-payment. You can also follow us on Google.

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Last updated by on January 31, 2014.

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A Green Screen Photographer can offer you photography that is virtually impossible for other photographers to provide you with. We can offer experiences that it would be impossible to achieve any other way.

Top 10 Things Green Screen Photography Can Do

  • 1. Ever believed a man can fly? Where do you want to fly, Metropolis or Manhattan, the sky is your limit.
  • 2. Dive to the bottom of the Ocean and swim with the fishes, no submarine needed.
  • 3. Fly on a magic carpet and no pilots licence required
  • 4. Thriller, dance in a graveyard at midnight – a great idea for Halloween
  • 5. Walk on the moon or travel to outer space without waiting for blast off
  • 6. Ski down a mountain without getting cold
  • 7. Get chased by a Dinosaur without having to visit Jurassic park
  • 8. Surf the biggest waves without getting your feet wet
  • 9. Visit the Wild West, but be careful you don’t end up on a wanted poster
  • 10. Be a fairy or a pirate in a magical land

and you can do all of those without breaking a sweat and hollywood has been at it for years and so have we.

green screen photographer dorset

green screen photographer dorset

Corporate Green Screen Photography

Do you wish to demonstrate new premises, facilities or vehicles? We can place you or your customers there. Young and old, and everybody in between are always fascinated by what chromakey photography can offer.

Not only can we transport you, your staff and your clients, we can also offer corporate branding and information. add your logo,  no problem, personalised message? absolutely. Pens run out, the sweets get eaten but people keep their photographs so what could be a better way of keeping your name in front of potential clients?

We are entertainment and corporate gifts all wrapped in to one. You will be surprised at the great value service we can offer.

If you want to know more about corporate green screen photography then please get in contact.

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Telephone 07951 926304 or Telephone 01929 448186 or Contact Us via E-Mail

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So you followed all the previous articles and you have got to number 1 on Google but you are not seeing the traffic you would expect. So what could be wrong?

CTR (Click Through Rate)

Using the Google webmaster tool you can see the CTR for terms that your site has featured in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages). It will also show the average position that your site featured. The higher the result, the higher the CTR you should expect.

So what is it that makes the searcher click to your site? Google picks out text from your site to display, most often this is the META description. Think of it as a 150-160 character advert. This is a result for my site when searching for Dorset Photographer.

Search Results CT  Bounce

Search Results CT Bounce

Notice how the search term is included in Bold in the description and the Title of the page is featured. As we all know, the better the advert, the more chance of attracting customers. Do your research as better descriptions increase click through rates.

Bounce Rate

So now we are at No.1 and people are clicking through but do they find what they thought they would? If they click the back button very quickly because the page loads slowly or they get to your page and it is visually unappealing they are telling Google that your site was not relevant. As photographers we should understand presentation. We have already talked about page speed and having good content.

There are different beliefs about CTR and Bounce Rate and my personal one is that why would Google rate a site highly that people do not like or do not visit? I am not alone in this belief see here.

Stub Postings

Many bloggers pick a subject and therefore postings can be linked to other internal content. This should mean people stay on your site and hence reduce bounce rate. Think of it the other way, you write a really good article and people are taken direct to that and then leave the site. That would be a stub posting. The solution may be to think that when writing on a new subject that you write 2 postings and link to each other i.e. a series of articles could help your bounce rate.

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Last updated by on January 18, 2014.

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Dorset Event Photographer Mike Weeks Dorset Event Photographer On Facebook

Telephone 07951 926304 or Telephone 01929 448186 or Contact Us via E-Mail

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