Wedding PhotographyWritten by Roy Barker
If there is one occasion that everyone wants to celebrate with photographs, it is their wedding. It is an occasion that every one wants a degree of professionalism, and many people want to ensure quality. Therefore there are many opportunities for a photographer to make money, if they are willing to cover weddings.
A contract for wedding photography is very important, go to your local library and have a look at sample wedding contracts and do not forget to include a disclaimer. Your disclaimer should clearly state that you are not responsible for photographs that do not come out for equipment failure, which is not your fault. You should also use a disclaimer to say you are not responsible for photos misplaced as a result of sending film away to be processed. You definitely do not to be sued for breach of contract on your first job.
Before wedding has started, you should have in writing how many photographs need taking, and be aware of cost of processing, and cost of albums. All that is necessary is that you estimate how long session will take and add your hourly rate to figure. Pay special attention to specific requests of families, they may have a long lost cousin, coming, and they particularly want separate photos of them. It is important you can talk with each family well before ceremony and establish exactly what they require. Remember that a lot of guests will also be recording ceremony, or aspects of it, so avoid unnecessary competition, get as many of photographs done before ceremony as you can. Be aware that some venues restrict places that you can photograph from, so make sure that you are fully aware of this before ceremony. It is important that you pick correct vantage point before ceremony. Do your homework properly, because verbal referrals will be very important for you from this type of business.
Before ceremony make a complete list of all photos that will be required. Here is a fairly standard list PRE-CEREMONY: Bride with her mother Bride with her father Bride with both parents Groom with both parents Bride with her immediate family Bride with grandparents Groom with grandparents Bride with maid of honor Groom with best man Bride with flower girls, etc. Groom with ushers The flowers Any other special requirements. JUST PRIOR TO CEREMONY Groom's mother entering church with usher Bride's mother entering church with usher Groom's father entering church Bride with father, about to walk down aisle
Seven Tips For Coping With Hot FlashesWritten by Alicia Simpson
What do you do when you suffer hot flashes? Ask most women and they will agree that most common and irritable symptom of menopause are hot flashes. Some women refer to it as a “flash” because women report a flushed feeling about face and neck. Those feeling usually came together with sweats.
Current theory proposes that certain brain chemicals called catecholamines and opiates may mediate hot flashes. It’s now believed that hypothalamus, one of glands affected by estradiol withdrawal, somehow releases a trigger substance that results in thermoregulatory instability. The body’s signals get mixed, triggering a warming and sweating sequence, in an effort to stabilize what it perceives as a change in body temperature.
To help you with that situation, here are 7 tips to cope with hot flashes which you might need.
1. Dress in layered clothing, preferably cotton, since natural fibers allow your skin to breathe. Then when you feel a flash coming on, you can simply shed layers to cool off. Since some flashes are followed by chills, it can be helpful to have a sweater to put back on.
2. Limit or eliminate altogether substances that may act as triggers: caffeine; alcohol; hot, spicy foods; diet pills; hot tubs; stress.
3. Drink plenty of water. Keeping well hydrated can help modulate your body temperature.