by Andrea Matone from Andrea Matone photography
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What Do You Mean by “touching Up” the Photos?
When a wedding photographer speaks about touch up work, he or she normally means improving framing, white balance, tones (exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks), saturation, sharpening and noise reduction. This work is called normalization process. It can be applied to three main styles of wedding photography: classic, reportage and cinematic. The first is the traditional warm and romantic wedding photography portrait style that we are most accustomed to.... Read More »
How Will You Coordinate the Shooting of the Wedding With a Videographer?
Most wedding couples don’t know that when choosing to have a videographer during their wedding it will change the results of the photography entirely. When the wedding photographer is working alone. He or she has maximum degree of freedom in choosing settings, locations, framing and lighting. When a second professional is present like a videographer. These decisions need to be shared and naturally a common ground must be found. This... Read More »
How Much Time Do You Think a Couple Should Allow in Their Schedule to Have Their Photographs Taken?
I believe one of the most important thing in any wedding. Is to have respect for the guests waiting times. Let’s imagine your church wedding to be at 11.30 am. With the bride arriving a little later than expected. The ceremony taking approximately 45 min. With 30 min for the congratulations and the family pictures. You will most likely leave in around 1 pm. I think the wedding pictures should... Read More »
How Many Photos Will We Get after the Wedding?
On average during a full day wedding I may personally shoot 1200 RAW images. When shooting a larger wedding my assistant or a second photographer may be with me. And the picture count to rise up to 2500 pictures. Once at the studio these images go through an editing phase. In which we select images based on both technical and narrative criteria. Screening out pictures that do not meet our... Read More »
I’m Not Sure if Providing a Shot List Would Be Helpful to or a Hindrance for My Wedding Photographer. What Should I Do?
"From a photographer’s point of view. Receiving a shoot list sets a condition in which the photographer’s creativity may be put into second place. By the need to check off all the listed tasks on a given list. Overriding at times the photographer’s ability to capture real life events. Which are the ones that make for the most heartfelt pictures. As I am taking the time to capture just the... Read More »
Will Photographers Have Backup Gear?
Having a backup camera and some overlapping lenses is important for most official events that a professional photographer is requested to attend. Especially for wedding photography. The camera shutter o mirror may get jammed. If this happens during a wedding you are in trouble. Having a second camera solves the problem. As well as having a second camera body with a different lens ready to take a picture with a... Read More »
What Happens if We Go Over the Contracted Amount of Time?
On a wedding it is easy to fall behind on schedule as there are some many factors that may prolong the wedding day. One of which is that the bride may run late with the bridal preparation. And then it is known that the bride needs to arrive late to the ceremony for tradition! The photographer too often runs later than planned. Prolonging the photography session in search for that... Read More »