In a day as a graphic designer and photographer, I work with many different file types from JPGs to Illustrator files. Because I spend most of my days engrossed in a world of graphics, drawings, photos and different applications, I often forget that all of these different types of file formats can be quite overwhelming and confusing for some of my clients who have little to no computer skills or experience.
Unless you are a graphic designer, chances are you’ve never needed to understand things like what the difference between a TIF from a PDF or a PSD is. While the large variety of file formats may seem overwhelming, there is a method to the many forms! Here is a link download the sheet where it explains it all for you!
File formats and their uses
So by now you must know I’m passionate about photography and business branding but you might not know why? What’s the story behind why I actually became a photographer.
Well since I was a kid my Nan actually used to run around with her film camera weather it was her proper one or a cheap ‘ol Kodak disposable and she was always snapping away at this and that, mostly me actually. I remember family members saying ‘Oh not another photo please!’ After that I remember grabbing the camera myself I started snapping around the age of four or five. After that I do also remember really wanting to become a cartoonist, always drawing my own characters and little comics.
When I was 16 I worked at a restaurant ‘Cactus Jacks’ while there on shift a guy called David used to come in once every two weeks with his colleagues and have dinner over a few months we chatted and got more involved in conversation; he happened to be a photographer based in Sydney. One night he stayed back to show me prints of his recent trip to Cambodia along with the stories of the journey. It really was then when I first became impacted by an image deep inside somewhere that made me want to be able to do the same. The next time he saw me he gave me this book the 35mm Handbook! A good read with great facts if anyone is interested!
After that I moved to live in Melbourne with my Aunt who gave me my first 35mm film camera and off I went snapping around Melbourne at anything that caught my eye, and I suppose as they say the rest is history and here I am now 10 years on with my own business spreading love and captured memories to every client I meet! <3
Here is a snippet of a couple of my first shots.. there pretty good yeah?
Taken at the ripe age of 4.
My first roll of film, Melbourne Collins St. Still one of my favorite shots today.
A not so great ‘Technically’ night shot of the stars. 2009.
Vintage Style Wedding 2015
2016 Engagement Shoot
2016 Brisbane City Photography
So as they say… 10 years of practice makes perfect!
Photos they are everywhere – In your phone, on your tablet, your pocket digital camera and maybe you even have a DSLR. Everyone has a few or hundred selfies here and there on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr. We are swamped with images some terrible and some great but only for a moment, people want to capture that every milestone of your child but then we move to the next ‘best brag moment’ most photographs might not even last the year. You break your phone, loose the USB, your computer dies and then what nothing. It’s been estimated that in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years in history combined.
99% of the photographs taken today will be soon totally gone – digital images are no longer important enough for most people to actually keep them in printed form!
Even Googles Boss warns of a ‘forgotten centry’ with emails and photos at risk!
Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf – Read More
So I stress please start printing your images especially when you pay good money for a photography session the best way to preserve these precious images is to get them professionally printed through your photographer so you can make sure you are getting the best archival quality.
Emepic of-course offers what everyone wants these days their photos on a USB or disc but I am now also offering the beautiful Queensberry products straight to my clients. To view information and images of these products – http://www.queensberry.com/products