by Emilio Navas from Emilio Navas - Photographers
- Spanish Photographer Based in Hongkong
- Owner of Emilio Navas - Photographers
What if I Lose My Images?
I always keep the RAW files for every customer for at least two years and the high-resolution images archived actually forever. (At least by the moment) In the contract, I offer a backup of the pictures for one full year at no cost and the possibility to send a copy at small fee during the next year. I can't give more warranty time in the contract but of course, if... Read More »
What Type of Equipment Do You Use When It Comes to Photography?
All depends of the kind of photography the photographer have. Here in Hong Kong is common see photographers with several assistant with toons of gear, flashes, tripods, etc... as they manage the wedding as a production. In the other hand, documentary photographers will be focused more on tell the story than in the technics side. In my experience I discovered than less is more. This is the reason as I... Read More »
Which Is Better for Preserving Memories? A Wedding Album or a Coffee Table Book?
We are talking about two different products. The Coffee table book is cool and great to have... on a Coffee table. Is great to have close and watch and share with the visits at home. Is also a less expensive product to make copies for the parents and the close family. The album depends on which one you select is more something you will want to keep and not watch... Read More »
What Exactly Is a “bridal Portrait Session” and Is It Important to Have One?
I am not sure if is important to have one. If you have budget and you want to have extra pictures is a very cool session. You will have more posed pictures that you can get with time and without the stress and the hurry of the wedding day. Is a perfect chance to be more confident with the camera and to test the makeup and the hair style with... Read More »
Do We Receive the Raw, Unedited Files?
No by default. In ten years working in Weddings, only two couples request this for very special reasons. Just in this cases, I gave a different quotation to them to include the RAW files. RAW files are half of the job done so is not a material that I give to customers. Emilio Navas
Should My Friends or Relatives be My Wedding Photographer?
The short answer is No, the long one is no, but maybe is not a bad idea that they make photos if they want. If you have a friend that is a designer is possible you ask him/her to design your dress. If you have a friend that works in a great venue, perhaps you ask to celebrate your big day there. Is you have a friend that is a... Read More »
Do You Have Backup Equipment in Case Something Goes Wrong?
For local weddings, I always go with two cameras. Is easier for me to work and no need to change lenses all the time. Is also a great backup in case that something fails. For destinations or overseas weddings, I always bring and additional camera and a laptop to make copies of the files. Emilio Navas
Do I Tell Our Wedding Photographer of Pictures I Do Not Want of Some Specific Things?
Absolutely! Each photographer have their own vision and for sure you select one or other because you like his/her style. In other hand the pictures are for you so communication about what specific things you want or you don't want is important and most of the photographer will welcome your comments. For instance, I love to make getting ready pictures. Most of the brides loves to have pictures of all... Read More »
How Long Should We Wait Until We Can See Our Photos?
It's all depends on the photographer and the kind of services you hired. I use to have ready a small preview within one week after the ceremony, a post in my blog in a couple of weeks and all the pictures delivered to the couple in less than 2 months. Depends if the wedding is in a peak season or not. Emilio Navas