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Improved Service delivery
Q-Photo is excited to announce a new addition to our international suite of production equipment, the new Bourg PUR BInding Machine from France.
This acquisitit photo books by offering the best binding craftsmanship available and increasing our capacity tenfold.
What does this mean to you?
- Better quality binding, it's the quality of our products that sets Q-Photo apart.
- Beautiful square spine, your book will maintain it's shape for years to come.
- Excellent lie-flat appearance, for easy viewing.
Q-Photo - A new future direction:
Our stores come to you...
Q-Photo is going online! We are planning to launch our entire product offering online, meaning you can order online from the comfort of your home and we deliver to you or you can collect at one of our conveniently located stores.
This amazing new service is currently in the making, see www.qphoto.co.za for more information.
Q-Photo has maintained a good geographical spread in Gauteng, allowing us to be accessible to everyone. With our future planning in mind, we have migrated our Menlyn customers to our Woodlands store down the road and we successfully migrated our Brooklyn customers to our Waterkloof store.
These migrations have created a strategic positioning in Pretoria and allowed us to offer an improved service to our valued customers. Come visit us for a great shopping experience.
An industry first
Finance for brides!
Q-Photo introduces the revolutionary new Designer Album finance. Finance any Designer Album or make use of Q-Photo's Photographic Services valued between R2 500 and R75 000. Free your memories from your budget!
To apply you must:
- Be permanently employed.
- Have your salary electronically deposited into your bank account.
- Be contactable on a landline telephone.
- Purchase a Designer Album or use Q-Photo's Photographic Services to a minimum of R2 500.
To apply you will need:
- Your most recent payslip(s) for one month.
- Your latest bank statement that reflects one month's salary deposit(s).
- Your South African green bar-coded identity document.
- Proof of residence for Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) purposes, e.g. utility bill (electricity/rates or telephone account) if your purchase is over R14 999.
All loans are subject to final credit approval and terms and conditions, including certain income source criteria.
Contact Yolande Ferreira on
082 875 6770 / 012 346 8043
email@example.com for an appointment to find out if you qualify for a financial loan.
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Capturing that special baby or child moment
Spontaneity is the essence of child photography.
It is said that the memories you want for tomorrow must be photographed today. Photographic babies or children more than often requires not so much technical skills but a tremendous amount of patience. The volatility of a child's moods means that quick reflexes and a degree of preplanning are required to capture a characteristic gesture or expression. Babies are not known for their patience or attention span. If you are preparing to get some beautiful baby scenes, have articles on hand, items that are familiar in your baby's life. Toy collection items, high chair, both situation or similar items.
A plain background, such as a painted wall, will focus attention on the baby. Avoid a clutter of furniture and other items in your home, as these will be distracting elements in your pictures. Keep baby away from the wall by about a meter. This will prevent shadows being cast especially when using your camera's flash. Where possible, have the baby doing something. Be ready with your camera to capture a change in expression, the sudden arrival of tears or those first steps in your child's life. Keep baby interested by making a noice with a bunch of keys, make a noise with a baloon, play a music box or seat baby in front of a mirror. Grab their attention and come away with fantastic images.
Try photographing babies indoors using natural daylight. Mon in a chair holding baby against a neutral background is always a favourity. Baby propped up with pillows, or in a hight chair with a toy, wrapped in a blanket, all ideas for making baby pictures. If flash does not worry the child, use it to improve lighting and texture quality in your picture. Think which format, horizontal or vertical will make the most pleasing photograph. Most importantly, get down to babies level. Add composition into your picture by placing all the elements correctly. If baby is looking to the left, leave a bit of space for it to look into. Fill your frame with the important elements that show off baby at their best. If shooting indoors with a digital camera, check your "White balance" settings to ensure quality colours. Place your flash, if possible, to the side where the most shadow is noted. Most cameras have "intelligent" flashes and will blend both daylight and flash exposures and will record an evenly exposed image. Use a fast shutter speed, say 1/125th to capture any of your baby's movements. Aperture setting does not have to exceed say f8. With most small compact digital cameras f4 will provide sufficient image focus. ISO 200 or 400 should be chosen as a camera setting, depending on the light conditions. Often soft delicate lighting will enhance your picture. Look for the expression, compose your picture, capture the moment and print hte picture or make a "Photo Book" to delight family and friends.
Great candid pictures of children are usually obtained outside in your garden while they are at play. Gentle directional sunlight is ideal, both because it allows you to work from any angle, with or against the light and because it is soft, even quality brings out the fresh colour and smooth texture of your child's face. A good shutter speed for candid pictures is 1/250 of a second. Get down to your child's height when taking pictures. Use a telephoto lens to isolate your child in the picture. Some children are naturals in front of a camera while others are camera conscious. The best time is to capture them at play. Be ready with your camera. For those pictures, which show off expressions, get someone to read a story. You stand to the side where the lighting is best for photography of your child and get some fantastic expressions. For some children, you may have to make picture taking a big game in order to get those special moments.
Check you lighting, background and camera settings. Take lots of pictures to be successful. Children have a wonderful range of expressions; you just have to be ready to capture the fantastic memory.