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Spring Break Photo Tips

Posted on March 26, 2014 by FOTO

 

Spring is now in full swing, and that means spring break is too! Make the most of it with our photo tips to create works of art you and your travel companions can enjoy for years to come!

Focus - Though the actual focus of the photo is important, we mean to pay attention to what’s inside your frame. Avoid a photo full of the backs of heads, cut off limbs, etc. Also, don’t be afraid to take more than one shot. You can always compare and delete a few before editing!

Candid - Some of the best photos we’ve seen are unposed subjects being photographed while living in the moment. Try setting up shots of friends relaxing on a blanket or telling jokes. The more fun they are having, the more it will come through the photo. 

Sun - During the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you don’t have time to enjoy the simple things in life. Take this opportunity to photograph the sunrise or sunset wherever you are. Staying with parents at home? Try the top level of your home or hiking to find a new vantage point. 

Action - Pay attention to what’s around you. Are people surfing or splashing in the waves? Snap a photo! Practice capturing the perfect blur in a set of action shots. Whether your goal is to climb, cross or borough take advantage of what you’ve accomplished and turn around at the end of your journey to take a photo of how far you’ve traveled.

Group - With so many things going on, this easy task can be hard to remember. However, a photo including everyone is priceless. Years later, you’ll be thankful you gathered the group of sunburned and tired companions for this shot!

The most important tip to remember is to put your camera down enough to enjoy the moment. Photos may capture the excitement to enjoy later, but nothing beats really experiencing it!

What spring break photo tips do you have? Share them with us on Facebook!

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Photographers we Admire: Leslie Kerrigan

Posted on March 19, 2014 by FOTO

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A proud South Carolina native and senior portrait photographer, Leslie Kerrigan loves what she does. How do we know? We are hard pressed to find any photo of her, candid or otherwise, without her smiling ear to ear. 


Instagram, FotostrapAlong with her infectious smile, we admire Leslie for her dedication to the art of senior portrait photography. Her incredible hunger for the latest knowledge on the subject has fueled her business, Leslie Kerrigan Photography, as well as inspired her to create Seniorologie, a blog where she to shares her expertise on photography. Leslie strives to give back to the photography community with postings concerning continuing education tips, answers to popular industry questions and tips for your business. A few of our favorites are:

  1. HOW TO GET YOUR WORK FEATURED - Get tips on how to answer this age old dilemma by guest blogger, Brittni Schroeder. 
  2. INSTAGRAM MARKETING WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING - Marketing to younger audiences may not always be easy, but Leslie once again proves that shes got you covered with the basics on the hot technology! 
  3. SPRING JACKETS - We all need styling help every now and again, high schoolers are no different. If youre going into the senior portrait business, it's probably a good idea to be in the know on the latest fashions. 

An advisory board member of Fotolanthropy, her spirit of giving back is also evident in her work. Recently, she worked with the Fotolanthropy team as the lead photographer Fotocrew member to create the inspiring Fotostory, "Dance In The Rain." She donated her time and resources to give Bayleigh a photo session and short film to chronicle her story and help inspire others. Take a moment to be inspired by this true story of a teen that has battled brain cancer for over 9 years.

Fotolanthropy Film: Dance In The Rain from Fotolanthropy on Vimeo.

 

Currently, you can find Leslie on the Seniorologie Instagram, occasionally showing off her Golden Fotostrap. Be sure to like her on Facebook to get the latest on her personal photography business and stay tuned to see her new and improved website, as well!

Posted in Fotolanthropy, Fototips, Jonathon Link Studios, photo tips, photographer camera strap, Photographers we admire, photography tips, Seniorologie

Fotostrap's Travel Pack Giveaway [Closed]

Posted on March 14, 2014 by FOTO


It’s no surprise we REALLY like to travel. So, to celebrate the launch of our newest, beach-inspired Seaside Fotostrap, we’re giving away items from a few of our favorite brands to get you ready for travel season!

Enter using the widget at the bottom of this blog until 11:59 p.m. on March 17, but first see what ONE lucky winner will walk away with!

Seaside Fotostrap from Fotostrap

This Fotostrap was inspired by fun in the sun at Seaside, Florida. So,we couldn’t think of another Fotostrap more worthy of being your travel companion this season. Also, the genuine leather and canvas features won’t draw attention to your expensive camera equipment the way a branded strap would. 

DreamSack in Caribbean Blue from Yala Designs 

The DreamSack sleeping liner made of 100% silk works thermodynamically with your body’s core temperature to warm you up on cold nights or keep you cool in warm climates. It also packs down to the size of a pair of socks and weighs about as much!

Fearless earrings from AmandaKJewelry 

No trip would be complete without a few fun accessories! These stylish earrings are the perfect packable match to any casual evening outfit. Made of bone and horn, they dangle from carved turquoise magnesite and measure approximately 2.5" long.

Riva bag in Orchid from Kelly Moore

There’s no time to fuss with big bags and purses while you’re out on adventures! That’s why we love this small bag that packs a punch! This small yet versatile bag allows you to carry everything you need form camera equipment to lip balm!

Chalkboard Rectangle Vase in Seaside from Chalkboard China 

Countdown the days until you can go on your next adventure with this vase. Made from hand-blown glass, the slate chalkboard finish is the perfect travel-inspired decor item to leave in your home all year!

Sprouty Monogrammed Stationery - Set of 12 from Oh Louise Designs 

We are suckers for a good monogram, and we can see this stationary set being used  while your away as postcards! Write to those you who weren’t able to make the trip out or send a handwritten note to someone you love.

 

Giveaway ends March 17 at 11:59 p.m, so enter below!

Prize Recap:

Fearless earrings by AmandaKJewelry
Seaside Fotostrap from Fotostrap
Riva bag in Orchid by Kelly Moore
Chalkboard Rectangle Vase in Seaside from Chalkboard China
Sprouty Monogrammed Stationery - Set of 12 by Oh Louise Designs
DreamSack in Caribbean Blue by Yala Designs
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Giveaway/sweepstakes rules: No purchase or payment necessary. Prizes are listed above. By entering this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they live in the USA and are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their home state. Entrants who do not meet these criteria will be disqualified. The promotion period for this giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. March 17, 2014 and a winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted privately and Fotostrap may choose not to publish the winning entry on this site. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Fotostrap and all other brands listed above.

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Fotostrap's Bridal Shower Gift Guide

Posted on March 07, 2014 by FOTO

Wedding season is here and that means many bridal showers to attend. Be sure to stand out from crowd and get the bride in your life an extra special gift! See below for our creative suggestions: 
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1) Anniversary Wine Box - Give the bride something she AND her new husband can enjoy! This wine box from Uncommon Goods, made of birch wood, ages wine as the couple ages together. You can even add a monogram!
2) Votive Candles - Help the bride spruce up her home decor, while adding a gentle scent to the air with a stylish candle! This Kate Spade candle will help the bride and groom “Start Something New.”
3) Camera Strap - There will be many happy moments to document (not to mention the honeymoon!) so we suggest gifting the first thing to show off her new name! A Blush Fotostrap, or any one that matches her wedding colors, with a fun monogram is sure to make her jump for joy. 
4) Vases - Give the bride all she needs to brighten up her shared home with a fun vase to fill with bright flowers. This unique design we found on BRIDES.com looks great by itself, so we think a fun arrangement would make it even better! 
Which one do you think your favorite bride would like? Tell us on Facebook!

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Introducing Seaside: Aqua Camera Strap

Posted on February 27, 2014 by FOTO

We’re so excited to introduce the newest addition to our Classic Collection, Seaside. Named for our founder’s favorite beach vacation spot, we think the new aqua camera strap is the perfect accessory for spring break! It also goes great with the color of the year radiant orchid or our new pale pink camera strap. 

 

 

If this aqua makes the perfect gift for someone you admire, or you can’t imagine your life without it, you’re sure to not be disappointed. With our genuine leather and brass hardware (holding up to 40 pounds) your camera is sure to be stylish, as well as secure. 
 
Shake off the winter blues and let your personality shine this spring with the Seaside Fotostrap today. All you need is a pair of sunglasses and a bathing suit!

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