special day will be hectic enough. Here you will find some common
questions and answers to help make you day run smoothly and be a
success. Sometimes the most obvious details can be forgotten. We
have listed some of the more common questions that are generally
asked to help you get a better understanding of the many facets
that photography entails. You may scroll down this page to view it
in it's entirely or simply click the area of interest.
~CANDID vs. POSED~
~OUTDOOR vs. STUDIO~
~SPECIFIC REQUESTS~ ~BLACK & WHITE~
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANDID OR POSED
Also called Traditional or
Posed photographic portraits are composed of
people, background, and sometimes a foreground. This is sometimes
referred to as Traditional Photography. This may sound time consuming but it
only takes seconds with the right photographer managing your affair. The
photographer will guide the subjects thought the day with specific instructions
to accomplish the client's goals.
Candid Photography is created
on the run so to speak. The photographer moves throughout the affair, with or
with out you capturing all the events he can from start to finish. What gets
created is a story-telling-sequence. It can in effect resemble a video in
stills. This requires the photographer to be versatile in his skill as he must
adapt for each moment. A lot of people photograph extremely well when they are
unaware of the photographer and his camera.
With a photographer who is
experienced in both formats of Candid and Posed Photography you are assured a
pleasing balance of photographs to choose from.
OUTDOOR SETTING OR STUDIO?
WHICH IS BETTER....
Outdoor Photography is always
an excellent choice. The use of lakes, parks, and scenic backdrops can only add
to your photographs. Outdoor photos can be taken year round. A fresh snowfall or
a setting sun can add magic to your results. You must be prepared for the
unexpected however! Mother Nature!! You can not control weather conditions (such
as rain, excessive wind, or extreme heat or cold). A good photographer always is
prepared for such an event and will offer you other options in case of bad
Studio Photography involves going to a
specific location and employs props ( properties such as columns, pedestals,
seats, and themed backdrops) and possibly more complicated lighting. Most studio
photography will give a more formal look to your photographs. You are also
assured that Mother Nature will not interrupt your day
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC REQUEST?
PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO CAPTURE A SPECIFIC MOMENT
ON THAT DAY?
We almost always get told "I have specifics
that need to be captured". Doesn't everybody? We need to
know who, what and where. It's that simple! Perhaps great Uncle Tony and Aunt
Hilda want a shot of themselves. Your sister-in-law would like a photo of her
"darlings". Perhaps you would like table shots of all your guest. What about a
big group shot? Can you take a photo of our rings? Oh and don't forget the
cake! All these options and more are no sooner said than done.
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
D0 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
ADD IMPACT TO AN IMAGE?
and White photographs when used with the correct setting
can send a very strong impression. We can combine the surreal and romantic
qualities of Infrared, and take advantage of your black
and white images by printing on a sepia paper for an even more nostalgia look.
We can use a warm yellow-red look to give the photograph an old feel. Sepia
toning, art borders (see special effects section for more details) and hand
tinting can be used on your black and whites as well.
WHICH ONE IS
GOOD FOR ME?
Special effects can be used in
a variety of ways. They can range from filters that will soften an image. They
can remove unwanted features. You can add a star effect to such items as lights,
candles, candelabras, spotlights, etc. Filters can change the mood of a
photograph by warming it up as in a sunset. Using multiple lights will add dept
to the portraits.
As mentioned on the previous
page we can use sepia toning, art borders, and hand tinting to enhance the final
product. Art borders can be used to bring a smile to the person viewing the
photograph, it can give a romantic edge to what would have otherwise been an
average photo, or highlight the subject as a focal point.
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