Posts tagged How To
10 Ways to Save on Your Project Budget

When it comes to your photography project, costs can easily mount as details are added, ideas are changed, scale is increased, and time ticks away; however, we understand that it is tremendously important to our clients to remain within budget while we produce the best product for their needs. At TRG Reality, we pride ourselves in providing solutions for our clients, and that includes passing along useful information to help you save the most money possible without sacrificing the quality of your project.  Whether you are working with a different studio or with us, here are some money-saving tips to keep in mind throughout your project to help you get the best bang for your buck.

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8 Steps to Breaking Into the Photography Industry

We get asked pretty regularly what someone can do to break into this industry.  It's fun, exciting, different every day, and honestly, even when you're pulling a 15 hour day working in grueling conditions - we always find a way to make it fun. Back in 2013 we put together some tips to help interns and freelancers understand what the previous interns and freelancers did that got them hired on full time.

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How to Photoshop a Spooky Ghost into your Halloween Photo [Video]

Back in 2013 we put this amazing retouching tutorial together for Halloween. This is one of my favorite TRG blogs we've ever done so, since it's almost Halloween again - there is no better time to revisit it. Watch the video below for an amazing Photoshop tutorial and give it a try on your own! Share with us your spooky ghost photoshops and you will immediately become our best friend and jump to the top of the list of people we may call if we need some help in retouching. 

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CGI Project Checklist

When it comes to CGI Projects, a fair amount of our work is for clients who have never tried it before.  They usually have a whole host of questions, which is completely understandable with a relatively new technology.  We do our best to provide as much information as possible on our website and our blog - which hopefully answers most of your questions before you even have to pick up the phone.

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Why My Meetings Sucked

Have you ever been a part of a project that you were really excited about and couldn't wait to start working on? One of those projects where, during the initial meetings, you just couldn't wait to see what the final product was going to look like? One of those things where you wish you could hop in a time machine and skip a year into the future just to see how it all turns out?

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How We Did It: The Tempest Composite

Compositing images can be very difficult. Imagine taking 20 different images and combining them in a way that creates a new and totally different image.  Those 20 original shots may be taken at different times of day, with different cameras, from different heights, with different light sources, and different color balances and so on. Not only do you have to cut out tiny pieces of each photo and painstakingly put them all back together into a new photo - but you also have to make sure the color, lighting, perspective etc... all match - so there's no signs that the image is fake. All of this work goes into the image before you can even begin the "normal" retouching that needs to be done.

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7 Things You Should Prepare to Make Your Video Shoot Rock

In the recent past, we’ve covered the steps that it takes in order to ensure we have a successful location shoot, we’ve outlined in detail just what goes into managing a project, and we’ve defined who you will see working on set during your photography or video shoot. But what we have yet to touch upon is the pre-PRE step of what our clients can prepare to help initially plan out all of the magic that will take place once the project gets under way. Here are the 7 things you can prepare to make sure your vision comes to life!

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The Steps (And Missteps) of Project Management

With every project we manage at TRG Reality, there are a series of steps we make sure to follow. Our project managers will walk you through these steps to guarantee the flawless results on which we pride ourselves. Having said that, no project is without its hurdles, but we will partner with you to overcome those hurdles and produce the results you’ve come to expect from our expert service. Below are the five stages of a typical project and all that we do to ensure we are exceeding your expectations and needs.  

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10 Basic Color Facts You Need to Know

When it comes to imagery, be it photography or CGI, it is always helpful when our clients understand the basics of colors. With this knowledge, we can better communicate with each other regarding the processes and final product. Having a grasp on the fundamentals of color will help empower clients and provide them with the tools they need to better communicate their ideas and suggestions. Below are 10 basic color facts to keep in mind when planning your next project. There will be a quiz after you’re done reading this, so take notes. 

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4 Stages of Producing a Successful Location Shoot

At any given moment, a person could walk into TRG Reality and see a slew of different jobs happening at the same time. Photographers snapping pictures of models and products, photo retouchers beautifying images in Photoshop, the marketing department editing brilliantly written blogs: in short, there’s always a lot going on in the studio. But there is one particular job that transpires primarily in the background, though it is just as crucial as all of the rest. Without further ado, TRG Reality presents the hauntingly beautiful and mysterious tale of…“4 Stages of Producing a Successful Location Shoot.”

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