HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH FIREWORKS

FIREWORK PHOTOGRAPHS

Although they’re not for everyone, a lot of people enjoy bonfire night on November 5th, and we’ve all pulled out our camera to take a picture and missed the moment, or it’s come out all grainy, fuzzy and not really captured the event.

So, to help you out, here’s some simple tips for settings on your DSLR so you know how to photograph fireworks

1. Set your ISO as low as possible, 100 or 200 is ideal
2. Set you aperture to F/11
3. Set the shutter speed to about 1/2 a second

It’s really that simple, nothing extra, then snap away. If you feel your photos are a bit dim, alter your shutter speed while leaving everything else, although, of course the slower the shutter speed the more steady you need to be, so maybe using a tripod wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Have fun, and post your firework photos on our page www.facebook.com/perceptionstudiosuk on bonfire night, we look forward to seeing your shots.

DO YOU PIN THE IMPORTANT STUFF?

Sometimes we come out with a true moment of inspiration when we’re on social media.  That piece of content that really resonates with our audience, and we want as many people as possible who visit our page, feed, subscriptions etc. to be able to consume that message too, especially if it give a lot of value.

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COLLABORATION

I WANT TO GROW QUICKLY

It’s something I hear a lot from people when it comes to starting on their journey of social media. Growing quickly isn’t easy, and certainly not if you’re looking for meaningful metrics on each of your channels.  However, you could get your brand in front of a new audience easily with simple collaborations.

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INFLUENCER MARKETING

WHAT IS INFLUENCER MARKETING?

It’s one of the biggest buzz phrases right now in business, especially for those people in the B to C marketing.  To have your product being used by the likes of Zoella, KSI, Jake Paul, Casey Neistat and many many others can give your brand the positive uplift it may well need, BUT, it doesn’t come cheap.  So how can you be sure you’re using the right influencers for your brand?

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Amazing Shots In Football

SHOULD YOU BUY AFFORDABLE KIT FOR AMAZING SHOTS

So, today June 14th, the biggest football tournament in the world kicks off in Russia.  We’ll all spend the next few weeks thinking this could be the year England finally go further than the last 16 and then get super cheesed off when they don’t.

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Can You Make Us A Viral Video

I WANT YOU TO MAKE ME A VIRAL VIDEO

Flat design talking about digital marketing as text “Viral” on desktop.Vector Illustration

When I speak to brands and businesses about a video, viral is usually one of the main things people want from a piece of content.  In fact, the term seems to have exploded in the last 12 months or so.

The honest answer to anyone is, there is no magic formula for making a piece of content go viral.  You could make the most polished piece of content and it is seen by nobody, and then film yourself on your phone talking while you walk and it goes crazy on views.

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GDPR & Social Media

GDPR

GDPR & SOCIAL MEDIA

So, GDPR, it’s coming whether we like it or not, and just a few hours ago I was surfing my social media and stumbled across a very interesting LinkedIn post. It spoke all about GDPR and what they saw as a huge issue for many small and large businesses who relied on email.

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I WORK SO HARD

I’M ALREADY WORKING HARD, 8 HOURS A DAY

working hardOh boy, oh boy, this is something I hear a lot from people when I speak to them about their social content and chat about my process of:

Write A Blog

Bullet Point It

Do A Live Video

Re-Purpose the live video into multiple pieces of content that allow your followers to digest your content in their own way i.e. short form video, podcast, short-form audio, memes, etc. etc.

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Where Should I Stick It?

I don’t know where to put my content!!!

The words I hear so often from small businesses around the UK. Social media is a massive world, and we’re spoilt for choice with the number of outlets we can distribute too.  However, this massive number of outlets also makes it feel like social media has now become a science, and we don’t know how to approach it, and even more so, where to put our messages. (more…)

Do You Want More Time, Why You Should Be Podcasting?

PODCASTING

Hi, I’m Simon Scholes, former radio and tv presenter, and the founder of Perception Studios visual marketing agency.  Just lately, something I’ve been pushing hard with both clients and also in my talks is podcasting, and the questions I’m always being asked afterward is, but, why should I podcast, and, but won’t this take me a long time to do? (more…)

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