It’s our favorite time of year! The leaves turn colors, the air gets a little more crisp, and Starbucks breaks out the Pumpkin Latte’. This can only mean one thing.. it’s time for Photo Plus in New York City! We are so excited to be at the show again this year. It is a time for us to step out of the lab, away from our computers and talk to our members face to face.
We want to invite you to come down to the Javitz Center October 25th and 26th to check out our amazing products. You can get a true hands on experience flipping through the pages of our amazing photo books on display. You can also check out our new Aluminyzed Metal Prints.. it’s ok to drool a little, these prints are amazing. We’ll be at booth 937 with Adorama. Also, if you just want to check out the Expo you can click HERE for your free Expo Pass.
The fun does not stop here. Oh, no we are just getting started. At the Expo, we will be having our famous Twitter Scavengener Hunt. Follow us on Twitter on the 25th and 26th for clues as to where to find the various prizes hidden throughout the trade show. Clues will be released at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on both days.
Plus, we want to cut loose a little. Who doesn’t love a photo booth? We’ll be hosting a first of its kind, Instagram Photo Booth. So let loose, pick up some Halloween treats, put on some silly masks and get your mug posted to our Instagram Feed. Who doesn’t want 15 minutes of fame?
And my favorite part, let’s have a photo walk shall we? Join myself, Libby, Instagram Aficionado, Jay Wilson and NYC Nighttime Photo Guru, Matthew Pugliese for a Bright Lights Big City photo walk in Times Square October 24th at 7pm. Meet us with your dslr or smart phone at the TKTS area (big red staircase – where people sit) in the middle of Times Square. It’s located at the intersection of Broadway and 47th St. We will share tips, drag shutters and push those ISOs! Prizes will also be given out … so what’s not to love about a night time photo walk in Times Square with fun people and great prizes?
If you have any questions regarding any of these events, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to step out from behind my computer and meet you!
Costumes, children, trick-or-treat buckets… Oh my! Halloween is here and with it, sugary sweet moments and memories just dying to be photographed.
Capture the spooktakular excitement of the holiday with these easy-to-follow tips.
Photograph the details
Throwing a Halloween party? Don’t forget to photograph the itty bitty details. Take a few shots of your tablescape and treats before guests arrive.
Find unique perspectives
Switch things up and have some fun. Stop shooting straight on – look for exciting and unique perspectives when shooting Halloween decorations.
Up high. Down low. To the right or left. Experiment as you go!
Capture candid moments
Watch, wait and prepare to click. Capture eager hands digging into bowlfuls of candy corn.
And sneaky little children munching on brownies under the table.
There’s no limit to the amount of fun when sugar is involved. Stand at the ready to capture those awesome candid moments.
Grab that group shot without shedding a tear
Kids unruly, uncooperative and high on sugar? Don’t be afraid to bribe them into taking a group shot before heading out to trick-or-treat. Cotton candy, sleepovers, a brand new car. It doesn’t matter what you bribe them with.
Though you could always promise to let them unleash their silly faces once the nice shots are out of the way.
Heck, you might even prefer the silly shots over the calm, collected and properly posed ones.
Don’t forget the costumes
Photograph your pretty little princess in all her glory.
Position her in front of a mirror during the big reveal. You’ll get great costume detail shots and are guaranteed to get a few smiles too.
Get up close and personal with a portrait
Don’t forget to squeeze a few portraits in. Focus on your trick-or-treater’s beautiful face.
Who can resist big brown eyes, a sweet smile and a pretty painted face?
Think outside the box (or jack-o-lantern)
Forget those boring jack-o-lantern photos. Create a sweet and memorable photo this holiday by photographing your jack-o-lantern in a sweet and sentimental way.
Treat yourself to some cool trick-or-treating shots
Don’t be afraid to experiment once the sun goes down. You can still capture compelling trick-or-treat photos without the use of flash.
Kick up your ISO, shoot wide open, slow that shutter speed down and take advantage of pockets of light.
With just a little bit of patience, pre-planning and creativity, you too can capture the sugary sweet excitement of Halloween.
AdoramaPix Contributor: Kristi Bonney is a writer, photographer and speaker with a deep-seated love for all things social media. Her blog, Live and Love Out Loud, is a beautiful and inspiring hub for photographers of all skill levels – featuring photography tips and tutorials, freebies and inspiring photo challenges. Kristi’s passion for photography is matched by her love of parenting and empowering women.
The images are haunting and heartbreaking. We are talking about the photographs emerging from Hurricane Sandy that swept through our beloved city. As most us were able to prepare the best that we could, we had no idea how powerful a storm Sandy would be and the path of destruction she would leave behind.
Everyone in the city was affected in one way or another. We also did not escape her wrath. We are located on West 18th Street in New York City and were closed yesterday and again today. We have no power, our email is down and with transportation shut down in NYC, no one can get back and forth to work safely. We understand this is an inconvenience for our members who need their orders. We only hope you’ll be patient with us as we get back on our feet, asses the damage and get back to work fulfilling your orders.
Our members are everything to us, without you we would not exist. We do not take this lightly. If you need to reach us, please feel free to reach out to myself, Libby, on all our social media channels. You can also use this temporary email in cases of urgency, email@example.com.
This photo courtesy of NASA really shows the magnitude and power of Hurricane Sandy.
It’s time to rake in the savings with great sale on our hardcover photo books. This week only you can save 30% off hard cover photo books with the code: pxbkfall30. You can choose any size of hard cover photo book you would like to receive this great deal. Choose a cute little 6×6 to put in someone’s stocking.. or better yet, how about a 12×12 to make a statement? Hurry though, savings start to fall the longer you wait.