With some light snow on and off and occasional 10 minute snow storms throughout the day, we learned quickly that we couldn’t move anything on the table set up. If we did, you could easily see were we had disturbed the snow, which would have to involve more postproduction work in photoshop. A lesson in making sure its right the first time! With several set ups in various spots and with cold temperatures I wanted to keep the lighting portable and simple. Speedlights with some simple modifiers were the way to go. As we know, proper exposure can be tricky on the snow. A little over exposure kept the snow a crisp white, I found about +2/3 of a stop seemed to do the trick. You also have to consider your white balance, especially if you want to consider submitting your images to a magazine as they always look for color consistency. We had to consider how our images are going to look when we shot in natural light, with flash, in sunlight, in the shadows of evergreens, in a snowstorm, etc. The white balance was changing constantly. Looking back we wish we would have had the expo disk to make the job easier for post production. Facing all these challenges of shooting in the snow you have to also make sure you’re shooting in RAW format.
Sun up till sun down, it was a long day. We had two awesome table set-ups, an amazing ice bar, a gorgeous cake and the models. All this had to be shot between warming up! Being a wedding photographer, I find myself at complete ease during creative shoots. You just don’t get this kind of time and control at a wedding.
Winter shoots seldom seem to have a game plan set in stone. You find yourself shooting between set ups quickly, all according to the weather. If this is something your willing to take on, the biggest words of advice we have for you is to surround yourself with good vendors. Good, experienced people make a world of difference. Happy shooting my friends.
This is just our annual reminder about Adoramapix sales. We often will alert members of a sale through email, facebook, twitter and google plus. Our sales are not retroactive. In other words, if an order is place before a sale, it is not eligible for the discount. Also, we are not able to extend our sale beyond a certain point. We value our members and their feedback. Please feel free to leave comments here or you can always email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions/concerns. Thank you.
We are very excited to announce a new program for our members. It’s our Adoramapix Account Plans. We will now offer three levels of membership, Basic, Plus and Pro. The three levels are designed to accommodate all of our members from consumers to prosumers to professionals. To view the accounts, you can click HERE after logging into your account.
Under the free Basic membership, you will be able to have unlimited temporary photo storage, 3 GB of long-term image storage, and free pick up on in store orders over $20. All these benefits come automatically to everyone who has a registered Adoramapix account.
The next level is our Plus membership. For only $34.95/year you get all the benefits of a Basic membership as well as 25 Gb of long-term image storage, an unlimited maximum file size to upload, unbranded links to photo books and free in store pick up on orders.
The highest level is the Pro membership at $69.95/year. It includes all the benefits of Basic and Plus memberships in addition to an end of year rebate, pdf download of photo books,and free standard shipping on orders over $35.00. Because of the rebate, many Pro memberships will pay for themselves within that year.
We are sure you have lots of questions regarding our new plans. Here are some frequently asked questions with answers.
Our Pro customers will receive a gift of AdoramaPix credits at the end of each year. The amount credited will be determined by the total value of all AdoramaPix orders during the year. Yearly orders in excess of $1000 will receive 1% of purchase value back. Orders in excess of $2000 receive 2% back. Orders in excess of $3000 receive 3% back. Rebates are issues as in-store credit only and can be used for the purchase of any AdoramaPix products. AdoramaPix credits have no cash value.
Images can be left in temporary storage for up to 60 days before they will expire. When expiry of temporary galleries is imminent, notification emails will be sent as a courtesy. Expiring accounts should be transferred to long term storage to prevent deletion.Images can be left in temporary storage for up to 60 days before they will expire. When expiry of temporary galleries is imminent, notification emails will be sent as a courtesy. Expiring accounts should be transferred to long term storage to prevent deletion.
Yes. Customers wishing to upgrade a Plus account to a Pro account need only pay the difference in the account costs pro-rated for the amount of time that remained on their Plus membership. I.e. if you have 6 months of membership left it will cost you $69.95 – $34.95 x 50% = $17.50 to upgrade.
We support the uploading of images in JPG, TIF and PNG formats. Basic accounts can upload individual images up to 60MB in size. Plus and Proaccounts have no limitation on the size of uploaded images.
Some professional customers want to allow their clients to view their books online without finding out where they were purchased from. Plus and Proaccounts have the option of sharing their books online without an AdoramaPix logo or web address being visible in the browser.
Pro accounts have the option of downloading photo books as an Adobe PDF file. These PDF files are unbranded (no AdoramaPix logos) digital copies of your photo books and can be used for proofing to clients.
AdoramaPix charges a small convenience fee for orders stored at our New York location for local pickup. This fee is waived on any pickup orders over $20. Pro members have the fee waived on orders of all sizes.
Pro account members receive free standard shipping on any photo book and paper print orders over $35. Free shipping only applies to orders within the continental USA and is not valid on discounted or promotional purchases that require a code. Pro members that require faster methods of shipping will receive a $5 discount on the upgraded shipping method.