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Formals

April 22, 2010

On Tuesday Provo Creative a local photography group met up. We went up to the castle at the Utah State Hospital. The grounds here were super great. The light was super beautiful and so were the models.

Here are some of my favorite pics. You can see more here.

Smugmug

November 3, 2009

Here are my thoughts on smugmug. I really like smugmug. They have great customer service, although that they don’t do the phone service what they do works. They use email and you get a response with in an hour. They are a real nice small group of people that really care. If you haven’t checked out my smugmug go ahead and do it. www.torstenbangerter.smugmug.com

Photo Boutique Idea

October 8, 2009

So today I went to Boutique that was selling halloween crafts and furniture and other stuff people had made. Then I had this Idea that I could have a photo boutique, gallery, or whatever you want to call it, where some photographers could get together and sell some fine art and landscapes prints. Though I don’t really have an idea of how to organize it. So I wonder if people would be interested in this sort of dealio. Please comment your thoughts on this Idea.


Slow down, get the shot.
Torsten

Here are some sayings from some of my favorite photographers, Scott Bourne and RIck Sammon

1. The name of the game is fill the frame. (Rick)
2. When in doubt, leave it out. (Scott)
3. Light illuminates, shadows define. (Rick)
4. Before shooting, look up, look down, look all around (LUDA).(Scott)
5. Make pictures, don’t just take pictures. (Rick)
6. The camera looks both ways. (Rick)
7. Don’t photograph the world as it is, photograph the world as you’d like it to be. (Scott)
8. 99% of all lenses are better than 98% of all photographers. (Scott)
9. Where light and shadow fall on your subject – that is the essence of expression and art through photography. (Scott)
10. Beware (be aware of) the background – it can make or break a photograph. (Rick)
11. When you think you are close, get closer. (Rick)
12. See the light, explore the light, control the light and play with the light. (Rick)
13. I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do I understand. (Rick)
14. SAS – Subject Attention Simplify (Scott)
15. EDFAT – Entire Details Focal Length Angle Time (Scott)

TorBang Photography Portrait Session Tips

Getting ready for your photo session:

Remember that planning goes a long way toward making your portrait session successful. The portrait is a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. Please take a few moments to look over the following suggestions to see how you may participate in the planning of your successful portrait. Feel free to discuss any questions or ideas you may have in advance of the session.

Try to get a good night’s sleep before the session and drink lots of water. Both will reduce puffy eyes.

Choose a color theme that simplifies the look of your portrait. Too many busy patterns and colors are especially distracting. Colors should be harmonious. Coordinate the clothing for all subjects in a group portrait so that one person will not dominate the scene. Color coordination lends harmony to the portrait.

Dark clothing tends to minimize body size, and light tones tend to emphasize body size. Most people look best in darker colors. Choosing solid colors is usually flattering to everyone. A busy pattern is distracting.

Shoes and socks are often overlooked as a significant aspect of portrait clothing. They should compliment, not contrast. Carefully consider your apparel from head to toe as a variety of full length and close up poses may be taken.

Dress for Small Children

While cute, play clothes detract from your professionally made portrait. Stick with the basic guidelines for adults.

Dress for Outdoor Portraits

As a background, the outdoors is very busy. It is important to choose only one or two theme colors. While blues are excellent all year, white, ivory, khaki and salmon are great against lush green foliage. Burgundy, brown, tan and gray are nice late in the season. Avoid all greens, as they clash with Mother Nature. The simplicity of two colors help separate the subject from the scenery. Busy backgrounds and busy clothes result in hard to find faces. Jeans and sweaters always look good outdoors. Please don’t wear any large broad-rim hats that might cast a shadow over the eyes.

Highschool Senior Portraits

Things you might want to bring, if you participate in an extra curricular activity bring something to show it off, for example if you place a sport bring your uniform, if you have accomplished something that you want to show off bring it, also any thing else that you would like to show off in your photos.

Remember:

1) Simplicity is the best policy.

2) Avoid busy patterns, prints and brigh
t colors.

3) Wear solid colors.

4) Avoid wearing yellow or green as they can adversely affect skin color.

5) Shoes and socks should match the rest of the outfit.

6) Women should not wear any prominent jewelry. Large earrings are especially distracting.

7) Women should apply standard makeup with a light foundation. Don’t overdo it.

8) Guys remember that a fresh shave is better than a 5’Oclock shadow.

9) Now is not the time to experiment with a new hairstyle. Keep it simple.

10) If you wear eyeglasses, consider asking your eye doctor for a pair of frames without lenses. This will cut down the glare that eyeglasses can cause if flash is used.

11) Everyone should avoid wearing short pants. Long pants are always most flattering in a portrait.

12) Guys make sure your collar is freshly pressed and wrinkle free.

13) Turtlenecks are always flattering.

14) When it doubt, stick with the classic styles. They will always look good.

When you follow these tips and coordinate your dress from head to toe, you are well on your way to a Perfect Portrait!

A really cool video I found about you and your photos.


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Find me on Facebook

August 22, 2009

I made a totally awesome facebook page for my photography. You can find it here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eagle-Mountain-UT/TorBang-Photography/113234759865

The Search for Seniors

August 7, 2009

TorBang Photography is booking Highschool Seniors for Senior Pictures. I am asking the low low price of $50. I will also make announcements for $10 all and all a amazing deal. So if you know any seniors send them to me and they will have the greatest pictures ever. Getting your pics done early is the best way to go.





Prices

August 5, 2009
TorBang Photography Pricing Info


My goal with taking your pictures is to get quality shots that both you and I are happy with. I want to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. If you have a location in mind I up for going there, I am also able to suggest ideas for locations. Each Package will come with a disc of ~25 low res photos printable to a 4X6 and for uploading to Facebook which depending on the session. All of the picture included on the low res disc will have a small watermark of my name. It also includes editing on the pictures to make them just pop really nice.

Sitting Fees
Individual
Infant- $50
Toddler/Child $55
Teen/Adult $50
Senior/Graduation $50
Includes- Up to a 3hrs shoot, and as many clothing changes as you can fit in

Couples/Engagements $75
Includes- Up to 3hrs shoot, and as many clothing changes as you can fit in

Family Shoots
Up to 6- $75
7+ call for a quote
Includes- Up to 2hrs shoot

Wedding Packages
Bridals- $75
Wedding Day starts at $600
Includes Formals, Candid Shots, Reception, Ceremony ect. Any question on what it includes feel free to ask.

Includes a disc of low res files for facebook/small prints


Print Prices
4×6 $4.00
5×7 $6.00
8×10 $10.00
11×14 $30.00
16×20 $50.00
20×30 $80.00
Digital High Res file $30.00
High Res Files CD $150
8 wallets $10.00

Other Information
I am fine on traveling any where in the Utah County area for free. Anywhere else we might have to include some minimal travel cost.
I design Invitations/Announcements for $20

This Page is Subject to change at any moment of time as I am growing my business.


My Photo Website

July 25, 2009

I am a totally awesome photographer, that has mad skills.
My photo website is www.torstenbangerter.smugmug.com
Here are some examples of my totally awesome skills.