Digital Cameras For Wedding Photos?

I don’t know about you, but I thought that professional photographers strictly used film cameras to take pictures. Especially when it came to snapping wedding photos. I guess I thought that because I’m kind of old school. But to my surprise, it seems that digital is becoming more of an industry standard now a days. It does not mean that photographers have done away with film cameras all together though. Some professionals prefer them over digital and vise versa. I’m guessing that it just boils down to liking what you like. And the more you like the tool that you are working with, the more comfortable you will be with it. Hence the easier you will be able to create beautiful high quality pictures.

Let’s go back to the digital cameras for a quick second. The fact that they are becoming the norm for the industry says a lot about how technology has transformed the photography game. I’ve got a friend of a friend that is a wedding photographer in Parma Ohio and he swears by digital photos. He also has a ton of great pics of marriage ceremonies on his site including a photo gallery. I provided a redirect link within this page, so you should go check it out.

Now let’s take a step back to the old school, and examine film cameras for a little bit. I think the main pull that these types of machines have on a pro is the nostalgia factor. I’ve also heard that photographers prefer loading the film into a camera instead of simply inserting a memory card. To them, touching the material and taking the action of loading the film into the camera makes it feel more “real,” and to be honest with you, if I grew up taking pictures with a film camera, I would probably feel the same exact way. I bet you there’s also something to be said about being able to develop your own photos in the darkroom. Again, it probably feels a little more “real” because it’s hands-on and it’s something that they’re touching.

I truly believe that I can go on and on talking about different models of cameras and different brands and things, but I don’t think that would be the wisest use of my time. I’ve come to realize that when it comes to taking professional photos, the type of equipment used is really up to the photographer. Taking these pictures, especially of a wedding, means just as much to the person behind the camera as it does to the bride and groom. To the photographer, these photos represent their passion, and the fact that they can take that passion and create beautiful and captivating photos is truly a work of art.

To sum it all up, I conclude that digital cameras are just as effective at capturing the beautiful moments of a wedding just as much as film does.  I’ve also come to the conclusion that neither digital nor film are one above each other. The deciding factor in that vote comes from the photographer alone.

 

Go Flat Or Go Home!

So every woman knows (and some men do too) that when it comes to taking care of our hair, we want nothing but the absolute best!  From the shampoo and conditioner to the straightening serum to the finishing spray all the way down to the quality of hair brush we use…they all play their part.  As far as I’m concerned, one of the most significant tools that helps make my hair look beautiful is…the infamous flat iron!  What would we do without it?  Even though it does take time to do, some more than others depending on your hair type and length, it is well worth it when you see the finished product.

There’s quite a few different brands and types of flat irons out there these days, but the one that I fell in love with is the Fhi heat platform flat iron.  It does wonders for my hair.   I have thick and naturally wavy hair, and this product makes my hair salon quality straight…and in half the time! It straightens my hair in 30 minutes, compared to almost an hour with my old flat iron. I highly recommend the Fhi platform.  Here’s some info for you to check out:

The flat iron plates heat even faster than other flat irons because they’re made out of Tourmaline Ceramic, which helps it flow through the hair with the greatest of ease.  You also don’t have to worry about getting tangled up because the cord actual swivels and it’s a decent length at 12 feet long.

The type of styles that you create with this iron don’t have to be just straight and smooth…the curls and waves that you can put together are limited to your imagination with this kind of machine.  It produces a gentle heat through a special technology called Nano-Fuzeion.  It helps to keep the hair from getting too hot, which can cause breakage. It doesn’t hurt that the control dial for the temp is easily adjustable and ranges from 140 degrees to 450 degrees.

I’ve had plenty of flat irons in my day where the plates get scratched, which is damaging to the hair.  I think it’s really cool that this one is scratch resistant and has 3 layers of protection in the ceramic plates, which help to prevent frizzy hair that’s at the mercy of static cling.

Ok, so now that you know what sets this flat iron apart from the rest, you’re probably asking yourself the key question, “how much is it?”  It costs around $150…could be less if you get it on sale.  I’ve seen it for as low as $112.  Now before you freak out on the price, remember:  you get what you pay for!  If you want an awesome quality product that’s going to last you a long time, then you’re definitely going to pay more for it.  Only makes sense, right?  My Fhi has lasted me 11 years.  Call me biased, but that’s well worth the investment to me!  What do you think?

Be on the lookout for more posts on “well-worth-it investments.”  Take care and God bless!

Welcome!

Hey folk! Thanks a bunch for coming over to visit my webpages. This site is called “Only Sound Machines” because that’s what we will be talking about for the most part. Now when I say sound machines, I’m not trying to say that we are only going to discuss machines that make sounds. That’s part of it of course, but what I really wanted to convey to you was that we are going to discuss machines that are sound.

Let me give you a quick definition of sound in the context with which I am using it. Something competent, sensible, or valid. In this case, that something is machines. 

We will be covering all kinds of machines from big to little. Machines that are very technical and some that are as simple as pie. We will be testing some of them and describing the “soundness” of them and giving you a review of sorts. Some machines will just tickle our fancy and we will just do research on the product and give you the details about it.