Wedding photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Caesar, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Let's see...the post you quoted is at least a couple months old.

    I really don't care if you like me or not. But everything I've posted
    about my past career is true. And for what it's worth, I'm still good
    at it.

    And here's a helpful hint: you might want to take a class in
    portraiture and/or wedding photography. They might teach you how to
    pose people and how to take the flash off the camera.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 20, 2007
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  2. Holy Sh*t - that is horrible - I would be appalled to pay for that if it was
    my wedding! My 8 year old with his digital P&S does better than that!







    Dennis
     
    Dennis' Newsgroups, Oct 6, 2007
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  3. switch to digital at the peak of digital
    (no aargx, agx forever)
    you at least got a little X in you
     
    HDAGHL HMACKENZ, Nov 7, 2007
  4. Caesar

    Rich Guest

    I think digital is a way better way to go. film is great but I wouldent do
    it for the cost factors

    Online camera club of friendly photographers
    http://www.photochimper.com/forum
     
    Rich, Nov 10, 2007
  5. Caesar

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest



    Trying to avoid Film Vs. Digital debate, I suppose it is inevitable...

    Firstly, Cost...

    Initial investment in a couple of good, Pro, Full frame DSLR's is going to
    set you back a little cash but in the end will be a good investment. You do
    plan on doing this for a while?

    With Digital you can shoot literally a couple thousand exposures on a
    wedding-day shoot. How much would the film cost be for that, Film stock and
    processing?

    Time... I can prepare a 30-minute slide show set to music after the
    ceremony and it is ready for presentation during the reception. How fast is
    that?

    Two weeks ago I did an engagement shoot, 600+ exposures. 5 days later I
    had a $500 print order. I am almost certain that had that been on film I
    still would be waiting to see the images.

    Quality can be debated, and has been over and over again, But I will say
    this. My main camera body today is the Canon 5D. I can shoot at ISO800 and
    get amazingly clean images. If I do miss an exposure, (happens often), it
    can be cleaned up nicely with NIK's Define software. Not to mention the
    having +- a stop and a half of correction when shooting RAW.

    Benefits: being able to change ISO on the fly. Instant review (it is nice
    walking out of the reception knowing I have the shots in the can),
    Flexibility ( being able to offer value added services such as the reception
    slide show is a definite edge in today's competitive market). Ease of use,
    I don't have to change film every 36 exposures.

    Price, time consumption and quality... ?
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Nov 10, 2007
  6. Caesar

    UC Guest

    Reception slide show? How gauche....you can't be serious...
     
    UC, Nov 12, 2007
  7. Caesar

    Cats Guest

    No-one would be forcing you to have one, if you ever found a woman (or
    man) who would say 'yes'. Wedding photography is about the couple
    getting married - what *they* want, not what *you* want - but then we
    already know that you seem incapable of any level of empathy with
    other people, that the soul thought in your brain is 'me me me'.
     
    Cats, Nov 12, 2007
  8. Caesar

    Chris Hills Guest

    I would say go digital. I have the interesting experience of seeing a
    pro photographer at a formal dinner. He did the pictures of people
    being presented on arriving. Just before we went in to dinner he
    discovered a problem with the memory card. He was reviewing things on a
    laptop.

    We all had to line up and be presented again on the way into dinner.

    My point is that had he had the equally unlikely failure with film he
    would not have known until the following morning when it would have been
    far too late and there would have been no pictures..

    As they had a laptop and projector there after dinner we could see (and
    order) our prints. Also it prompted some people to have additional
    pictures taken with friends.

    As was pointed out by the poster with the slide show: With digital you
    can show/check the photos (and get some orders) as soon as they are
    taken. This gives you the opportunity to rectify any problems.

    It is amazing what can happen outside your control at these events.

    As for quality.... a 10/12Mp Canon or Nikon et-al digital back will give
    the required quality. You may be able to tell the difference if you blow
    the image up to 6foot square but I about any of the quests would even if
    you point it out to them.

    You could buy a film and a digital back, use both and I bet that after a
    couple of months the film back won't come out of it's box.
     
    Chris Hills, Nov 12, 2007
  9. Caesar

    Chris Hills Guest

    Typos abound...

    "But I doubt any of the guests would even if you point it out to them"
    ......

    Lets face it so many pros (and others) use digital successfully for
    weddings and other major events that the quality issue is a non starter
    for the real world except among the annaly retentive.
     
    Chris Hills, Nov 12, 2007
  10. Caesar

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest


    Gauche? I suppose it would be, if you did it. All that you would need to
    do is show up.
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Nov 12, 2007
  11. Caesar

    UC Guest

    What that does is put too much emphasis of the transitoriness of the
    wedding event itself, not on the marriage...MORON!
     
    UC, Nov 13, 2007
  12. Caesar

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest


    Marriges aren't transistory? Well, unless you count peanut butter and
    jelly...

    What at a wedding reception dosen't promote the moment?

    The reality is, it puts money in the bank and promotes business... And
    brides like it. ASS.
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Nov 13, 2007
  13. Caesar

    UC Guest

    That's too bad. It is symptomatic of the over-emphasis of the WEDDING,
    and a lack of respect for the marriage. I would NEVER tolerate any
    such shit at MY wedding, in fact, I would not allow photography of ANY
    KIND, except for perhaps a simple photo of me and my bride after the
    ceremony.

    This wedding shit has gotten completely out of hand.
     
    UC, Nov 13, 2007
  14. Caesar

    Scott W Guest

    It all depends on how you view a wedding. For many of us a wedding is a
    chance to celebrate, which means a big party with friends and family.
    Why not get photos of the fun times?

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Nov 13, 2007
  15. Caesar

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    That's too funny, If I didn't know you where serious I would commend you on
    your humor...

    Perhaps one day you will find that bride...
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Nov 13, 2007
  16. Caesar

    Cats Guest

    If I remember rightly, you are not married and never have been
    married. And, IMHO, the above shows exactly why. When there is a
    wedding, *two* people get married and the ceremony and reception
    should reflect what *both* of them want. You have written about 'me
    me me' - in other words you appear completely unaware that people
    wanting different things to you are not fools, idiots or morons - they
    are simply different to you and equally entitled to their views.
     
    Cats, Nov 14, 2007
  17. Caesar

    UC Guest

    No, I mean that! My grandparents had ONE photo, of the two of them.
    That's it! I think that's all you need.
     
    UC, Nov 14, 2007
  18. Caesar

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    That's beacuase it was a Daguerreotype...

    Think what you like...
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Nov 14, 2007
  19. Caesar

    UC Guest

    You obviously don't get it. There's WAY too much crap associated with
    weddings today, and marriage is at best a 50/50 shot.
     
    UC, Nov 14, 2007
  20. Caesar

    Robert Coe Guest

    : > Trying to avoid Film Vs. Digital debate, I suppose it is inevitable...
    : >
    : > Firstly, Cost...
    : >
    : > Initial investment in a couple of good, Pro, Full frame DSLR's is going to
    : > set you back a little cash but in the end will be a good investment. You do
    : > plan on doing this for a while?
    : >
    : > With Digital you can shoot literally a couple thousand exposures on a
    : > wedding-day shoot. How much would the film cost be for that, Film stock and
    : > processing?
    : >
    : > Time... I can prepare a 30-minute slide show set to music after the
    : > ceremony and it is ready for presentation during the reception. How fast is
    : > that?
    : >
    : > Two weeks ago I did an engagement shoot, 600+ exposures. 5 days later I
    : > had a $500 print order. I am almost certain that had that been on film I
    : > still would be waiting to see the images.
    : >
    : > Quality can be debated, and has been over and over again, But I will say
    : > this. My main camera body today is the Canon 5D. I can shoot at ISO800 and
    : > get amazingly clean images. If I do miss an exposure, (happens often), it
    : > can be cleaned up nicely with NIK's Define software. Not to mention the
    : > having +- a stop and a half of correction when shooting RAW.
    : >
    : > Benefits: being able to change ISO on the fly. Instant review (it is nice
    : > walking out of the reception knowing I have the shots in the can),
    : > Flexibility ( being able to offer value added services such as the reception
    : > slide show is a definite edge in today's competitive market). Ease of use,
    : > I don't have to change film every 36 exposures.
    : >
    : > Price, time consumption and quality... ?
    :
    : Reception slide show? How gauche....you can't be serious...

    Indeed he is. The photographer who shot my daughter's sister-in-law's wedding
    last spring did exactly that. The reception was in a tent adjacent to the
    bride's parents' house, and the photographer set up a laptop in the house with
    the pictures he had taken at the ceremony. The "slide show" was very well
    received. My daughter reported that the pictures were excellent, despite the
    fact that the photographer had had no opportunity to cull or edit them. (I
    didn't see them; I was outside taking pictures of my granddaughters, the
    flower girls. I did ascertain that the photographer, like the previous poster,
    used a 5D.) You may think it was gauche, but that photographer will get a fine
    recommendation from my daughter's in-laws if anyone cares to ask. :^)

    Get with the program, Clem. It's a new, more modern world out there. I'm older
    than you are; and if I can adjust to it, so can you!

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 18, 2007
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