Northern Michigan: Picture Perfect

Northern Michigan is a beautiful region for all kinds of photography. It has the sand dunes, beaches, lighthouses, hot air balloons, cherry festival and so much more scenery to offer. It is the perfect place for any photographer to delve into. Here are just several examples of various areas we are lucky enough to be a part of!

Traverse City



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Photos for the Web

At Pro Web, we receive a ton of photos every week – many of them to be integrated into client websites.  Sometimes we  have to throw out a lot of potentially good photographs because they are not “fit” for the website.  What usually causes this is incorrect layout – an easily avoidable mistake.

There are a few easy steps you can take to make sure your photos are appropriate for the web.

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Tips on Shooting Interior Photographs

** Always use a tripod **

  • Use a Tripod or something equivalent to assist you
  • Set the camera to aperture mode (if available)
  • Set the aperture to either 8 or more
  • Set the camera ISO (if available) to lowest possible setting (ex:100) / Turn off AUTO ISO (if available)
  • Turn off Image Stabilization (if available) for either lens/body or both
  • Set the camera to timer “optional”
  • Take the shot!

Always remember what you see on the camera screen is not always perfect, transfer the photographs to the computer to see the REAL results.

Tips on Using Digital Camera

•   Type of Camera: The camera should have the resolution of 4-mega pixel upward, and optical zoom of 3x. If you don’t mind the price, you can opt for SLR digital camera. Digital SLR camera offers maximum flexibility as it allows you to alter the lens based on the kind of photos that needs to be taken. You will need a wide angle for landscapes and telephoto lens for portraits. If you intend to sale the photographs to microstock photo website, you will need a camera which has resolution of at least 4 mega pixels.
•    Optical zoom is better as compared to digital zoom. This is because while optical zoom uses the optics present in the camera when a photo is taken, digital zoom will enlarge the photos by creating additional pixels. In this process, the picture quality is lost.

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