Wedding photography

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

  1. I recently ran a slide show of a hundred or so "picks" at a reception. I
    used a projector and showed them over dinner.

    Guests & Couple loved the idea.

    Mick B
     
    Michael Brown, Nov 18, 2007
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  2. Caesar

    Chris Hills Guest


    These were pictures taken at the event?
     
    Chris Hills, Nov 18, 2007
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  3. Caesar

    Pat Guest

    I agree. I do it when I can. Showing wedding and reception pics at
    the reception is very well received.

    Still, it's a little daring because you're showing work with NO
    editing or anything. It's scary the first time you do it.
     
    Pat, Nov 18, 2007
  4. Caesar

    Robert Coe Guest

    : > I recently ran a slide show of a hundred or so "picks" at a reception. I
    : > used a projector and showed them over dinner.
    : >
    : > Guests & Couple loved the idea.
    : >
    : > Mick B
    : >
    : > On 18/11/07 1:22 PM, in article ,
    : >
    : > > : > 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
    :
    : I agree. I do it when I can. Showing wedding and reception pics at
    : the reception is very well received.
    :
    : Still, it's a little daring because you're showing work with NO
    : editing or anything. It's scary the first time you do it.

    I don't doubt that in the least. Only a brave photographer who is absolutely
    confident of his skills would (or should) do it. But that's just what we all
    aspire to be, right? ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 18, 2007
  5. Caesar

    Pat Guest

    I don't know. When someone comes up to you and says "I likes the
    picture of such and such" and you realize that you didn't see it on
    the screen, you get a weird feeling because sometimes people get to
    see the pictures before you do.
     
    Pat, Nov 18, 2007
  6. Yep taken through the day


     
    Michael Brown, Nov 19, 2007
  7. That's why I do a quick edit and get a hundred or so good photos. It takes
    me about 30 mins or so. (I usually do it while they eat the entrée)

    To make this easier I do this:

    During the day the images are uploaded after each "portion" of the wedding,
    and separated, i.e brides house, grooms house, ceremony etc etc. I then go
    and pick a few shots from each portion tag them and run a slideshow of the
    tagged images, it doesn't take long if you use a good workflow.

    Basically what this gives you is a nice little slideshow showing the story
    of the day.

    I would never run a slide show of everything, it's usually too big, and
    while I trust my images, I have second shooters (or assistants that second
    shoot) and I like to see their shots before they go up.

    One other feature that is handy is if you use something like camera bits
    photomechanic, is that if you lock an image in the camera that you like, PM
    will tag that image automatically for you, so it's already tagged in the
    software.

    Mick B
     
    Michael Brown, Nov 19, 2007
  8. Caesar

    UC Guest

    You just don't get it. A wedding is not a 'show' and I think treating
    it as such is simply appalling. Get some culture!
     
    UC, Nov 19, 2007
  9. Caesar

    Rob Morley Guest

    >, UC
    says...
    A wedding can be whatever the bride and groom want it to be. I would
    tell you to get a clue, but you're defective so you'll never be able to
    empathise with or understand other people/points of view.
     
    Rob Morley, Nov 19, 2007
  10. Caesar

    >G Guest

    interestingly enough, many are choreographed as a show, with all the
    trappings of a stage act...including the reception afterwards...

    --
     
    >G, Nov 19, 2007
  11. 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
    :
    : You just don't get it. A wedding is not a 'show' and I think treating
    : it as such is simply appalling. Get some culture!

    I'm not sure *you* get it. In the case I described, the "slide show" wasn't in
    the main stream of the wedding; it was available on a laptop in the bride's
    parents' house, while the reception proceeded on the porch (bars) and in an
    adjacent tent (socializing, dinner, cake, more pictures, dancing, drinking,
    etc.). Those who didn't want to see the slide show could jump in the pool or
    quaff another glass of Scotch or whatever. Indeed, I was preoccupied with
    taking pictures at the reception and never got to see it myself; my daughter
    told me about it later.

    Besides, these days a wedding is whatever the bride and groom say it is. When
    I got married in the film era (1966), I guess it was different. But though we
    had a quite traditional wedding and a good photographer, the pictures are all
    horribly faded now, something that won't happen to a TIF or JPEG for more than
    100 years. ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 20, 2007
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