Choosing the Right Music for a Fashion Show

pexels-photo-94777When it comes to fashion shows, there are a lot of details that you have to take into consideration. The stage has to be perfect. The runway should have enough length to showcase the items being sold as well as to allow the models to show off their runway prowess. You must also hire the best models to represent the brand. They must have the right personality. They should be able to carry the dress well, but not in such a way that they overpower the dress with their personality. Most of all, you must have the right music. Everything should be perfect so that people will enjoy the show.

Right sequence 

There should be a variety of songs to be used for the show. This will keep the people interested. If you have a theme, the songs must revolve around the theme. However, it should not be from the same genre. There should be songs that have faster tempo and those that are a bit slower. This will make the people easily remember the clothes that came out in each segment of the show. The dynamics should be there. If it is just upbeat from the start until the end, they might feel tired listening to the songs. If it is otherwise, they will get bored. Variety should be considered in choosing the songs. They need to be organized well so the people will be energized all throughout.

Use a string quartet

Have you ever tried hiring a string quartet to play for a fashion show? If no, this is perhaps the best option for the next show. The good thing about string quartet is that it is totally unique. You might not have heard of it before in a fashion show because it seems inappropriate. However, in fashion, it is always about innovation. If you can come up with a show where a string quartet would be amazing, go ahead and do it. Again, not all fashion shows need upbeat songs. Sometimes, it depends on the kind of dresses that you are to showcase. If you are interested in using this type of music, you might want to check out string quartet Adelaide. They will definitely give the show a unique spin. People will have a more unforgettable experience.

Evaluate the results

After the fashion show, you can ask some people in the audience if they have loved the show. You may also ask if they have suggestions for improvement. It helps that you know how they feel so that you can improve the next shows. You should also ask if they loved the idea of using the string quartet. It is important that you take their responses seriously. They are the main market for your show. They have to feel happy and satisfied. Otherwise, you won’t see them supporting these shows in the future. The key is to always come up with something new and unique. This will help sustain their interest.

Organizing Fashion Shoots is Never Easy

fashionYou might have appreciated the final output of photoshoots and how amazing they are. Everything looks unreal. However, before they have reached that phase, those images have gone through a lot. People who are tasked to setup a place for fashion shoots have such a huge pressure on their shoulders. They need to make everything look perfect. Photo shoots are business campaigns. If they don’t do well, it means wasting money for the company.

Location is everything

Finding the perfect location is a must. It must not be too far that it would make everyone involved spend a lot of money for production cost. It must also be a unique place- something that has never been used before. It should not be the usual place that has already been found in several photo campaigns. If the photographer is not satisfied of the location, then everything might have to be changed and it is a huge waste of money.

Hiring models

Of course, models are the centerpiece of the photoshoot. They are the ones to advertise the product. They need to represent the company well. They must have the best outfit and the products to be sold must be highlighted during the shoot. They also need to be paid for their services and this should be negotiated with the modeling agency before booking them. Of course, their attitudes have to be taken into consideration.

Everything must be perfect

Once the location has been set and the models hired, the place must be made conducive for the photoshoot. The props required must be there. The equipment must be prepared in advance. The technical team must be ready. There should also be a tent to house the models. There should also be a place for the staff to work on. There must be a place for the photographer to rest on in between shots. Food must be served on time. Snacks must also be available for everyone working on the set. There should also be running and drinking water.

If you are tasked to do all of these things, it is such a huge burden. You can get help from plumber Modbury if you are in a far location without good plumbing or if you are in a place that has really bad plumbing that needs to be fixed. Even this detail must be given importance. Imagine being on the scene of the shoot and there is no running water or the toilet is not working. It would be such a big problem. Everyone will be angry at you. Once the staff lost their mood to work, then everything is over. It means money is wasted and the job is done. Things have to start over again and this could doom your job. In short, you need plumber Modbury to do the job.

Since you don’t want any of these bad things to happen, you need to make sure that you do your job well. You have to look into all these details and form a committee that will help you out.

What is the Importance of A Guitar Amplifier

You have seen band concerts, either acoustic or rock versions, and for sure you have noticed that along a guitar is an amplifier. If you never have seen or heard about an amplifier, it is basically an electronic amplifier which strengthens and pick ups the weakest electrical sound signals. Musicians using any types of guitar such as the acoustic, electric and bass guitar has a plugged in amplifier. A sound as little as the strum can literally be heard as the amplifier gives off sound waves every time there is a force made by the strings. An amplifier can be standalone or have a metal frame which contains a powerful amplifier.

The use of a guitar amplifier can also modify the instrument by emphasizing or de-emphasizing the tone into certain frequencies with a use of an equalizer that has a function of a bass and the treble, like a hi-fi stereo. This also have built in features wherein reverb, distortion and electronic effects are added.

All musicians find amplifiers to be important as this creates a better tone to your music. Finding the best amplifiers in your local area such as at guitar amplifiers Adelaide gives you an opportunity to produce more good music depending on the type of genre that you like. Most myths are that amplifiers makes an added noise to the guitar, which is basically not true. The amplifier does not affect the sound of the guitar when it comes to producing loud noises. The amplifier does encourage what the guitar is producing. For example, if you strum the guitar it will pass sound waves to the amplifier, not the vibrating string, but the frequency of the speaker cone that is vibrating.

In improving your sound, you also have to consider your investment with an amplifier. Most amplifiers can be sold at a cheaper range but do not have a complete set of knobs compared to an amplifier wherein you can do a lot of mixing in order for you to create a better sound. It is important as well that you know the types of amplifiers so that you will have an idea as to what type are you going to invest in. You can not see a musician who does not have amplifiers around them.

Amplifiers are also used differently depending on the person’s preference of music. If you compare it to rock metal musicians, of course, their type of music is much heavier and you would hear a bit of a loudness but that does not mean that you have to power up the usage of an amplifier. You can do about 100w, but if you are playing with a smaller amplifier, you can put a microphone on to make it easier to mix your sound to the rest of the band. But if you are playing at your bedroom or in a small room, you can amplify it at about less than 50w to control the sound.

If you are a beginner and you want to learn more about guitars and amplifiers, it would be best for you to do your research or go into a music school to help you more with the knowledge.

Get First Hand Experience on Country Western Music: Justin Moore Concert Tour

There are a lot of kinds of genres when it comes to the music industry. There are pop music, rhythm and blues (R&B), rock, mellow, reggae, metal, rock, pop, alternative,         hip hop, jazz and the country music. In this 21st century, people would mostly prefer the rock, mellow, hip hop and rhythm and blues genres of music. There have been so many songs that have been recently released in the market and most of them are R&B songs. People are now getting so addicted to R&B, jazz and hip hop music. But there are still other genres of music which has some recently released songs but were overheard and overlooked by people because of the very fast release and promotion of R&B, jazz, hip hop, mellow music. One of the examples is the country music. A lot of teenagers did not even know that country music still exists at nowadays because they are too focused on listening to hip hop and R&B songs. Country music is very much popular in western countries like the United States. There is lots of great music under the country music genre which people take for granted most of the times.

So, what is a country music? A country music is a kind of music genre which is very popular in western countries. It was originated in the Southern part of United States in the early 1920’s. The root of the country music is a mixed of folk music, western and blues music. With that, the tone and kind of music of a country music is a slow and mellow dramatic kind of song. What make up the country music are dance tunes and ballads. It has a very simple form and type of harmony. Most of the country music is accompanied by acoustic guitars, harmonicas, and sometimes with banjos.

Most of the country music listeners and lovers would describe this kind of genre as a therapy and soothing to the soul since it gives a very relaxing harmony and tone to the listeners. It has been observed that most country music lovers are of ages between 30-60 years old since the country music took its height of fame during the 1920’s. But luckily, with the push of the music industry, saving the country music genre, a lot of the youth have been introduced into this kind of music.

One way of promoting the western country music will be the concert tour of Justine Moore. He is known to be famous of his western country songs and composition. He is a young artist from United States and his advocacy is to spread and keep the fire burning of the western music country. Also, he would like to give awareness to the people that western country music deserves a chance to be loved and listened to especially during this time of hip hop music. You can check Justin Moore Tour Schedule and reserve a ticket today and get the chance to experience a western country music that you would surely love.

Cinderella is Not Just a Fairytale for Aspiring Business-Owners

cinderellaDisney surely knows the way to a child’s heart. You grow up wanting to be a Disney princess. You made the story of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White as your aspirations in life. It’s not a bad thing for a kid. Fairytale somehow gives you the idea of dreaming beyond your imagination. The characters in the story also teach you how to beat the odds.

But if you’re thinking of putting up a shopping business, clothing line, pet related business like Play Safe Dogs, Cinderella has pieces of  advice on how to be maintain a positive outlook. This is important to kick start your dream of becoming a business-owner.

Make the Dramatic Entrance

Cinderella made a grand entrance at the ball, don’t mind the tardiness. This is a lesson for you to create something unique to impress potential clients. Dig deeper, if you’re into shopping, think of the things that are hot and trendy for a specified target market. If you’re into pet ideas, research on what is the best dog food in the market and other pet products to offer the best for your possible clients.

Beat Your Evil Step-Sisters

The two evil step-sisters of Cinderella always looks for opportunities to get in her way. They’re just waiting for her to fail on everything. They take pleasure on her mistakes but Cinderella simply ignored them with a clean slate. Starting up a business is more difficult if your friends and families will only say negative things. Don’t listen to them, these negative remarks may jeopardize your business. Stay positive and increase your determination to beat the odds.

Fairytale has a happy ending because the characters work hard to surpass their evil-step mothers and step-sisters. But of course with the help of their own fairy-god mothers. It’s typical but it’s what fantasy is all about, everything is possible just for the character to get through.

Fearsome Dragons in Greek Mythology

Ancient Greeks have an affinity with dragons and frequently used them as monsters in fantastic mythological tales. As with most Greek mythological creatures, dragons still perpetuate the modern culture. For instance, the band my friend recently watched, the Imagine Dragons into the night tour used the mystical creatures in their band name.

Ancient Greece has four main types of dragons: the serpent-like Dracones, the marine Cetea, the she-monster Dracaenae, and the fire-breathing Chimaera.

Here are the most well-known and feared dragons in ancient Greece:

Ladon

Ladon is a serpent-like dragon that guarded the tree with the golden apples in the Garden of the Hesperides. He is said to have almost a hundred heads and his body twined around the tree. According to myths, he was defeated by Heracles in a bloody battle.

Lernaean Hydra

The daughter of Typhon and Echidna, the Lernaean Hydra is a dragon-like water serpent that has between seven and nine heads. It has a venomous breath, blood, and fangs that can instantly kill any living creature. Cutting its head off is no good since it will simply grow back. Heracles also defeated this monster by cutting the heads off then applied blazing firebrands unto the oozing stump to prevent regrowth. Then Heracles dipped his arrows in the dragon’s blood to make it poisonous against his enemies.

Pytho or Python

The earth-dragon of Delphi, Python is a serpent-like dragon that was created and destroyed by Apollo. He was a drakaina – either a male or a female. He was the nemesis of Apollo. The story goes that when Leto was about to deliver Artemis and Apollo, sons of Zeus, Hera the jealous one ordered Python to chase Leto throughout the land so she would not deliver the sons. When the sons were finally delivered, Apollo chased the dragon to Mount Parnassus where he killed it.

The Colchian Dragon

This enormous serpent-like dragon was a child of Typhon and Echidna, therefore the sibling of Lernaean Hydra. It faithfully guarded the Golden Fleece at Colchis, said to never sleep or rest. When Jason tried to retrieve the Fleece, Medea the witch put the dragon to sleep.

BRUNO MARS —The New Prince of Pop

Once upon a time, there lived a pretty princess who had a golden ball. Then one day, while playing in the castle’s garden, the ball fell into a pond. The princess was very upset and didn’t know what to do. While she sat helplessly, a frog appeared hopping out of the pond and asked, “Why are you crying, little princess?” then Bruno Mars started singing…

“Baby girl….

Come and give me some of that gold!

I can see you shine from afar

Ima come and give you some love

…only you girl…can’t lie in my world, oh no”

Courtesy: Bruno Mars-Gold Lyrics

After admitting he fancies pirate gold, flaunts golden jackets on his performances and writes songs about “Gold”, “Treasure”, and Billionaire, Bruno Mars may never be in need of any more wealth because he’s now crowned as the new “Pop Prince” by Billboard. Mars also was awarded as ‘male singer of the year’ honors, largely because of the success of his album “Unorthodox Jukebox” and his chart-topping hit singles, “When I Was Your Man,” which topped No.1, and “Treasure,” grasped the Top 5. Being the star to the half-time performance headliner in the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII must have mattered.

He may not be the new king of pop yet, but Bruno Mars makes a pretty good pop prince. And this chameleonic Hawaiian-Hispanic hit maker also makes a pretty good host as well as a musical guest in NBC’s SNL (Saturday Night Live)–the episode which marked this season’s highest ratings.

For a decade, only eight selected musicians have been asked to do both hosting and musical guest duties in the same SNL airing. This includes Mick Jagger, Elton John, and Justin Timberlake it’s Bruno Mars, who, unlike some of the prior hosts, stated that he never has done comedy nor acting before. This really showed at times, as Mars could be stiff and uncomfortable, but most of the time he pulled off his duties. While this episode had a few pretty terrible sketches, it probably had the most LOL(laugh-out-loud) moments compared to any episode this season had so far.

‘If you can’t say it, just sing it!’ a Bruno Mars’ charming monologue. Mars first sang a ballad about being nervous of hosting, and it turned into a full-band romp about how awesome he would do. “I can do it!” Bruno says and he definitely did!

Take the Best Concert Photos with These Tips

10101-1t0viorncyWhether it’s Aerosmith or Lady Gaga concert, taking awesome photos in live acts are a major life goal for music photographers. You may always be on the lookout for Katy Perry or Blake Shelton 2015 tour dates, aspiring to take some cool photos like those concert photos by veteran photographers you’ve seen. These pros started out as beginners like you, and they all came across these useful tips that helped them capture the best concert photos ever:

  1. Right Exposure. No one wants a too dark or too bright photo. It’s difficult to get the right light balance in a low light setting, but the general rule is you use the widest aperture you can. F/2.8 to f/4 is a good range. Spot-metering is also a good option if your camera has one. Focus on the artist’s face to ensure good focus and exposure.
  2. Eliminating Blur. This is a tricky one since live artists move a lot on stage. Capture a head-banging rock star in a sharp image by increasing your ISO to around 800. Also widen your aperture and see if it allows you a fast shutter speed. Faster shutter speed, less blur.
  3. Capturing Movement. If on the other hand you want to show the movement of the crowd or the artists. Use a lower shutter speed. Normally 1/30 to 1/60 will do but do experiment with your camera to get the perfect settings. Be careful to hold yourself very still though; you don’t want an overly blurry photo. Venues usually have interesting light system that you can capture using a trick called Slow Speed Sync. Using this option, you can harmonize your flash with your slow shutter speed so you can sharply capture the main subject with some faint movement trail on the background or foreground.
  4. Getting Silhouettes. If the stage is bright and the audience area is dark, you can capture the crowd’s silhouette for a dramatic feel. Use a wide aperture (f/2.8 to f/4); turn off your flash; and use spot or multi-zone meter mode.

5. Capturing Lights. Laser lights can be very pretty if capture well. Use a high ISO (800 to 3200) and a wide aperture (f/4 to f/8) and keep yourself still.