Pretty Boho Style – This Feature Just Brings On A Smile

Skybornvisual took to the sky with a drone like a dog takes to a bone. She realized all that gorgeous content needed silky slick editing skills. Aerial wedding photography and film are no easy thing. Skybornvisual produces drone films and wedding video work that exhibit a flair for uniquely crafted digital visual story. Romance. Passion. Heart.

We are honored to have our wedding featured, Nada Khalaf-Jones is just an incredible person with a passion for life

The Handsome Groom – AJ Spotlow


Nada Khalaf-Jones started life in England. From an early age was an extreme life adventurer and shared her experiences.

This prompted her to create a visual marketing and social media concept to help others share their stories.

She created a group of companies including Skybornvisual, Florida Keys Drone Pros, Florida Keys Social Media and http://www.weddingstoday.co.uk. 

She offers professional concept to completion online visual and written content. Her companies produce content for events, luxury real estate, global technology companies, destination elopement, engagement, and weddings both in England and all along the East Coast of the USA.

Nada Khalaf-Jones considers herself more lucky than any four leafed clover. She believes working hard drivers the best results: and is ecstatic when her work is published, which it is often, online and in print. 

She began as an assistant to Guardian UK freelance journalists, armed with a Ba in Humanities from UUJ ( University of Ulster at Jordanstown ) – she succeeded in corporate sales for a year in the UK then headed to dive the worlds oceans.

Her 27 year PADI & BSAC underwater career was a balm to her sense of endless adventure. She lived worldwide;

Egypt, Dubai, falling hard for a US Naval Aviator in 1995 she brought her scuba skills to the USA.

She eloped with Joe Jones, tying the knot on Marriage Island on the beautiful River Walk in San Antonio, Texas in 1996.

Jonesy and her are parents to four girls, one of whom is Down Syndrome. 

Very much in love with adventure, she encourages her kids to fully challenge themselfes and truly be IN the world in all their endeavors. 

Mrs Jones and the family, their two rescue dogs, and rescue cat live, thrive and love on the ‘First Key in Paradise’ Key Largo.

PASSIONATE ABOUT 

Ending human trafficking. Beautiful architecture. Reading science fiction. Filming weddings. Teaching (non spear fishing) free diving. Plant based cooking. Aerial photography. Walking.


Meike F1.7 Cine 35mm 1:1

Manual Photography With A 35mm F1.7

Manual Photography – Made This Shot

  1. Sony Alpha A6000 – Sony Alpha Entry Level Camera $549 Amazon
  2. Cine 35mm F1.7 Manual Focus Lens $69 Amazon
  3. 1:1 Ratio

35MM – FILM & LENS

Remember manual Photography? Think back to a roll of film. “35mm” refers to the width of the film (actual dimensions are 36×24 mm, but the name comes from video, which was actually 35mm). For comparison, there are other sized films, the most famous being APS film, which was a bit smaller at 24mm wide.

Digital cameras replace the film for electronic sensors. The sensors in Digital-SLR cameras are similar to the old film sizes, though. The “crop” sensors, such as the Nikon DX or Canon EF-S cameras, have sensors that are a similar size to APS film. There are also DSLRs whose sensor is the same size as a 35mm film, of which Canon calls “full-frame” and Nikon calls “FX format”.

The other meaning of “35mm” as refers to digital camera is that they can usually be used with all the same lenses that have been sold for 35mm film cameras for decades. Each manufacturer has different compatibility. https://www.quora.com/profile/Jeff-Mishler

MEIKE’S MAGICAL MANUAL PHOTOGRAPHY APERTURE – F1.7

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Meike 35mm F1.7 is a standard manual 35mm prime lens for Sony APS-C Mirrorless cameras. You need to set the aperture and focus manually. FULLY MANUAL Pease go to your camera CUSTOM FUNCTIONS and ENABLE release SHUTTER W/O LENS option in order to take pictures

Aperture is one of the three pillars of photography (the other two being Shutter Speed and ISO), and certainly the most important. The f-number is the focal length of the lens divided by the effective diameter of the aperture. So in the case of the 35 mm F1.7 MEIKE lens, when the aperture is set to its maximum of F1. 7, the effective diameter of the aperture will be 35 ÷ 1.7 = 20.58 mm. … For example. For more visit https://photographylife.com/what-is-aperture-in-photography 

Watch the aperture story here on YouTube

‘WITH CAMERA IN HAND SH STEPPED OUT INTO THE WILD WORLD & GOT LOST’

Nada Jones

Manual Photography F1.7 Cine 35mm 1:1

How to shoot the shot. Use your feet. No zoom on this prime or fixed focal length lens. Move in, move back, back there you are. Love street photography. Examples of the Bokeh you can get from this lens on an A6000 E mount. Looks great. But it is a little soft. It’s ok. I can still shoot at night…I’ll trade softness for great low light shooting as in the photograph at the top. The F1.7 35mm Cine 1:1 is magic.

1:1 RATIO – which is what I use for super clear & close up detailed macro photography like this

What is Aspect Ratio?

In photography, aspect ratio represents the relationship between the width and the height of an image. It can be expressed as a number followed by a colon and followed by another number, such as 3:2, or by a decimal number such as 1.50 (which is simply the long side divided by the short side). Some even prefer to express aspect ratio as a decimal, followed by a colon and number 1, such as 1.50:1. https://photographylife.com/aspect-ratio

Common aspect ratios in photography

It is important to note that aspect ratio does not represent the physical size of an image, or its dimensions in pixels – it refers only to the relationship of its width to its height. For example, the aspect ratio of 3:2 could translate to an image that is 3 meters wide and 2 meters high, as well as 3 feet wide and 2 feet high. When looking at image dimensions in pixels, a 6000×4000 image from a 24 MP camera also has the same 3:2 aspect ratio.

Lastly, when aspect ratio is expressed in two numbers separated by a colon, the first number typically refers to the horizontal side of the image, whereas the second number refers to the vertical side. For example, 3:2 indicates a horizontal image captured in landscape orientation, whereas 2:3 refers to a vertical image captured in portrait orientation. When aspect ratio is expressed in decimal numbers such as 1.50 or 1.50:1, it ignores the orientation of the image.


This beautiful bride was featured alongside her lovely husband at their wedding at the Historic Walton House. On Tacari Weddings, https://tacariweddings.com/real-weddings-rachel-and-raphael/ see the beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Chantal Lawrie http://www.imagesbychantal.com and the story written and filmed by yours truly Nada Khalaf-Jones

Photographer | Images by Chantal | @imagesbychantal
Venue | The Walton House Miami | @historicwaltonhouse
Event Designer | Key Destination Weddings & Events | @keydestinationweddings
Videographer | Skybornvisual LLC
Floral Designer | Designs by Darenda | @designsbydarenda
Linens | Keys Audio Party Rentals

FILM !
See here https://youtu.be/W0Yl4PAs5jk for the film

VENUE !
Visit http://www.historicwaltonhouse.com for the venue!

The Story – by Nada Khalaf-Jones

The setting is a tropical botanical garden in the Redlands outside Miami. On a long dusty farm road there is an oasis covered in trees so tall the drone took a whole 40 seconds to descend without getting tangled in Spanish Moss or palm fronds before we got it just perfectly placed for the shot above one of the sparkling coral lined swimming pools.

Images by Chantal Lawrie @imagesbychantal

Of all the amazing, original construction buildings on property, the Barn was our favorite, it’s been photographed in so many different lights it’s hard to tell it’s the same place. The reception at the Murphy Leon wedding was held outside in the cool March evening breeze, adjacent to the horse gently nickering beneath the Strangler Fig tree and peacocks strutting around the paddock.

No matter what your thoughts upon entering this surprising oasis, whether it’s ‘wow, that is a big monkey, is that a Capuchin?’ or ‘look at the feathers around the head of that bird!’ it’s just magical beyond words this tropical former avocado plantation in Miami. When you leave there is a new evergreen dream home a memory burned into your subconsciousness.

Frame From The Film Of Rachel & Rafael – ‘I Could Hear His Tears!’

Mine is still vivid. Inhabited by the beautiful white organza and lace of Rachels wedding gown, her full busted figure and the glorious dark locks tumbling around her pretty face, the stunning bright white smile and beautiful brown eyes that dazzled as she went from a Ms to a Mrs. Enjoy the film and come visit soon. Chantal Lawrie will have photographs ready and when she does we will share them here too.