Taking Great Prom Photos!

Prom Photo by Firefly Event Photography

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So the location of your prom is dimly lit and you want to take a great image. Here are three tips for taking great candid images at your prom.

1. Crop in Camera! Don’t be afraid to zoom in. In the above image we crop nice and tight to focus on the subjects and get just enough of the decorated wall behind them. When it comes to taking great candids it is all about the crop. Take the picture so everyone can see clearly who the people are.

2. Flash Darker Clothing or Skin Tones: If you look at your camera it usually has a flash to one side. By making sure the flash side is on the darker side of the photo you will gain an even light across your image. Most default to just throwing up their camera and wonder why dark is way dark and light is way light. Well it starts where your main source of light comes from. If you have a camera that has a flash in the center, turn your camera clockwise until the flash is on the darker side. This will help even the entire image. This works very well with tuxedoes and white dresses. So add light where it is needed by turning your camera.

3. Watch for Photo Bombers: Enough said on this one. Try to get your subjects with interesting backgrounds that don’t involve people because people will photo bomb.

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Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

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Prom Night Picture Tips!

Prom Images by Firefly Event Photography

Firefly Event Photography Prom Images

Firefly is an event photography company that focuses on the creativity of the student. We let you be you in the pictures so that you have a memorable evening. Here are some off the wall tips for creating great images on prom night.

1. Pose! Pose it up. In the digital age you should have a large sample of images to enjoy once the night is over. Try different poses. Not only take a few shots as couples or groups but take plenty of individual images. Bring an extra set of batteries and have a good sized memory card so you aren’t worried about having enough space or power.

2. Post! Share you images on your favorite social media or with us on Facebook (Firefly Event Photography #fireflyepe). Hashtag like a pro. #prom #prom2014

3. Protect! Download all of your images off of your phone/camera and onto the hard drive of your computer for safe keeping. If you have the space it never hurts to create a backup folder of your prom images. Backing up your images ensures that they are in a safe place just incase your phone or camera dies.

Like these tips? Share with us your favorites on our Facebook or Twitter. Don’t forget to #fireflyepe @fireflyepe #prom your thoughts. Then follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tips worked. We will be posting videos so follow our Youtube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

The Mission of Firefly Event Photography

The Mission of Firefly Event Photography.

When you are hiring a photography company for your students there are a few things that should be delivered. Please compare what we offer when compared to the other photography companies that are available.

As a photography company that looks to positively influence high school students, we believe.

1. All students should have access to excellent images at a low cost.
2. We should keep up with the technological times.
3. We shouldn’t highjack your image and charge an unfair sum of money for you to have it.
4. You should have 24 hour access to high resolution downloads.
5. Every student should get graduation pictures.
6. Secure images properly
7. Become a part of the community of the school.
8. Be of service to our school clients.
9. Provide timely information that helps students and schools improve.
10. Help every student feel important when they are in front of our cameras.

I believe that the money you spend with our company will be small in comparison to what you get in return. To me, it is no longer acceptable to not have a great photography product for all of our students, one that they can afford and one that adds value over decades not just one moment in time.

My mission as the founder of Firefly Event Photography is to capture and secure student’s images so that they can enjoy them well into the future.

Pierce Brunson, Founder and President
Firefly Event Photography
http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com
http://www.fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Tips to Make Prom Night Better!

Prom Image by Firefly Event Photography

Firefly Event Photography Prom 2014

Don’t stress about your prom. Go to have a good time. It is good to put in the effort to make this event a night to remember but there can be a ton of unhealthy stress and expectations that can show up if young adults put too much pressure on having the perfect night. Your prom is designed to set off your life in a direction where dressing up occurs on a regular basis. It is a moment to celebrate your time in high school. It is a night to enjoy your friends while being dress in the finest attire. Here are three tips for an effective night.

1. Plan and Schedule Early: Just like weddings rarely go as planned, prom nights can feel the pressure of the clock. If your event starts at 7:30 then you should be sitting down to dinner at 5:00. Thinking outside the perfection box and realizing that not everyone is going to prom so they really don’t care that you are in a hurry can eliminate much of the stress.

2. Drink Plenty of Water: Take extra care of yourself the week before your prom. Drink plenty of water and make sure you get good nutrition in your system. Proms are usually the last thing before graduation. The senior year can be stressful and your body can only go so far. Good nutrition and proper hydration will eliminate additional aches and pains.

3. Be Gracious: Gratitude goes a long way when you are stressed out. Stress on this night can be caused by thinking that things should be better, dresses should fit perfectly, hair should be wonderful, the waiter should be nice and so on. You can eliminate the stress on your brain by thanking the people that are helping you get ready. Yes, everything may not go your way that night but many things will. Thank everyone sincerely and enjoy a stress free prom night.

We hope you have a great prom night! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tips worked. We will be posting videos later so follow our Youtube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Prom Photo of the Day: Pose It Up!

Firelfy Event Photography Prom Image

Pose It UP! by Firefly Event Photography

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Prom Memories? Are You Ready?

Prom Image by Firefly Event Photography

Firefly Event Photography Tampa Bay Florida

Get Ready for Prom 2014 with our #1 Tip for Schools!

#1 Tip: Don’t Rubberstamp Your Event, Get Creative.

Just because it is prom number 7 for you the sponsor, doesn’t mean you have to do things the same way as before. There are traditions that won’t change (see my blog Elements of the High School Dance) but there is always a new twist on an old tradition. Create a new twist! Don’t get caught delivering 2009 at the 2014 prom.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tip worked. How creative did you get? We will be posting videos later so follow our Youtube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

Prom Photo of the Day: Always Friends!

Prom Photography by Firefly Event Photography

Always Friends by Firefly Event Photography

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153