Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

A Look at Composition in Documentary Photography

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In my mind, there are three important elements of a photograph. Lighting, Composition and Moment. Every picture that I love has these elements, in varying amounts. A great picture may have strength in all three areas, or it may be, for example, such an emotional moment that it overpowers poor composition or light.

But for this article I want to take a quick look at composition, and how photographers will be subconsciously considering many compositional elements when making pictures as well as editing and post processing later.
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3 Simple Pointers for Avoiding Awkward Poses When Shooting Portraits of Couples

Some couples are naturals when it comes to posing gracefully for the camera, while others may be more awkward and require more guidance from the photographer. Here’s a short video in which wedding photographer Jasmine Star shares 3 simple but helpful tips she’s learned over the years for helping create natural moments between couples. She suggests that you should focus on: (1) touch, (2) appendages, and (3) physical tension.

“These are relatively easy tips,” Star writes, “but they make the biggest difference when it comes to putting clients as ease as well as getting photos that appeal to a soft and natural photo style.”

(via Jasmine Star via ISO 1200)

Post-Processing Trends in Wedding Photography

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Wedding photography, much like the entire business of weddings, is highly influenced by the ebb and flow of trends. They come, they go, and they’re cyclical. When I plunged into the business in early 2012, I committed myself to research the industry: what works, what’s popular, and what sells? I quickly discovered that there’s a common, predictable, and heavily relied upon set of post-processing trends in wedding photography.
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The Average Cost for Wedding Photography in 2014 Was $2,556

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Here’s how much the average couple spent on wedding photography for their big day in 2014: $2,556. That’s nearly a 5% increase from the average cost the previous year of $2,440.
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The Case for Wedding Albums… Or at Least Printing Your Wedding Photos

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Have you ever seen your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding photos? Chances are they were printed on photographic paper either as individual prints or presented in a wedding album. They’re priceless family heirlooms and they’ll likely outlast much of today’s wedding photography.
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Creating Wedding Cinemagraphs with Photographer Lindsay Adler

New York-based photographer and instructor Lindsay Adler recently collaborated with cinemagraph software maker Flixel to create a set of three stylized wedding portraits to show off at the upcoming WPPI conference. The behind-the-scenes video above offers a quick introduction to the project.
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Wedding Planner: The Biggest Hat You’ll Often Wear as a Wedding Photographer

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Let’s discuss the reality of being a working wedding photographer. I’m not talking about being a ‘rockstar’ photographer who charges 25K and shoots a single-digit amount of weddings every season. I’m writing from the perspective of a hustling wedding pro working day in and day out in the thick of it all to earn a decent living.

Before I dive into how wedding photographers have also become stand-in wedding planners and how I have changed my business to accommodate this need (and create a nice selling point to potential clients), let me tell you where I am coming from.
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Dear Bridezilla: A Letter From Your Photographer

Author’s note: Warning: I wrote this last night when I was sleepless, sick and snarky.


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Dear Bridezilla,

It was great to meet you yesterday! I still can not believe that 6 photographers you have spoken to said they may not be the “right fit” for you! I thought you, your mother, future mother in law, and 12 bridesmaids were lovely! It was so cute that your Uncle Joe came along to take some photos of our meeting for your scrapbook. I sure hope he brings his iPad to the wedding just in case I miss something.
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The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

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Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”

One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too expensive. I’ve seen this sentiment uttered from all corners of the Web. I’ve also seen just as many photographers jump at the opportunity to defend their prices by writing articles that only an accountant could appreciate.
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‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000

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Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000.

A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud bursting” service that can 100% guarantee fair weather for your wedding day and photographs.
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