When Hyperquake heads out on an employee outing, we always make sure to hold true to our Work Hard, Play Hard mantra. And for our most recent fall trip to Keeneland, I think it is safe to say that we came out of the gates ready to have some serious fun!
We started off the party with loading everything that we could possibly fit into our Savannah Nites party bus. You know, the basics; coolers with adult beverages, Holtman Donuts, snacks for later and the corn hole boards. If you ever plan to head to the races, a party bus is a must! (Half of the fun happens on the bus)
Once we got to the park, we set up our tailgate and the fun began! We ate, drank and played corn hole until it was time to head into the races to watch the ponies and hopefully come home a winner!
If you’ve been to Keeneland then you know this – it is beautiful! From the entry into the park to the race track itself, and even the spectators’ attire. You can’t help but snap pictures of the beauty that surrounds you. That, paired with the fact that we had to snap pictures as part of a Hyperquake Instagram photo challenge, resulted in some of these great photos of the day!
One of our Senior Designers, Chris Mock, put us all up to the challenge and then incorporated the photos into our internal training session, Hyperquake University to share some tips with the team on how to improve our Instagram photography skills.
- Tap to focus -tapping the screen to focus is easy and improves the quality
- Understand HDR- (High Dynamic Range)- take multiple shots at once
- Rule of Thirds- Find the grid on your camera screen and try not to center your image
- Don’t zoom in- Crop later.
- Post process -with apps like Snapseed to help with editing
Check out this Buzz Feed article or others to improve your camera skills! If you have a tip that you would like to share with us, please leave a comment on our blog or our facebook page!
See, I wasn’t kidding about the work hard play hard motto. We love to find ways to incorporate some work into our play!