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#1 Dondons_28

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:11 PM

Hi guys,
Ive just been browsing some photographers sites and have drawn up a list of the kind of photos i hate.

Id like to know what youre tastes are, but mine are based on style, originality, and common-ness

OK here goes.. but i know not everyone is going to agree with me, but i can handle that. Im a big girl now.. lol

1) Walking in a line (URGH! Overdone and looks very tacky)
2) Walking in a line waving (see above)
3) Close ups of brides looking at photos of their fiance (if there was a definition for "tacky photo" this would be it
4) FAKE E6 used to make up for bad colour in photos (google is wonderful when you dont know what something is smile.gif Hey I didnt know what E6 was until i searched it! LOL I gotta get out more...)
4) FAKE B&W to make up for bad colour
5) i really hate those photos that you see in an album that are all the same. I saw one photographers website and he had pretty much the same shot but with about 7 different couples posing for it. Sure it might look OK to the couple, but the fact that these people already have this particualr photo turns me off it.
6) Group bridal party photos in semi circles
7) Bridesmaids in semi circles leaning over for that cleavage shot. All my girls have nice tits, but theres gotta be a more stylish way to show them off... lol

More to come when i find more...

(and ill put up some ideas of photos that arent so crappy too..... lol )

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:28 PM

This would be great for someone wanting to do market research.. wink.gif

OH and I think you are thinking of Cross Processing, not E6,... E6 is merely the process of slide film/positives... cross processing is placing either E6 film (positive/slide film) or C41 (negative film) in the opposite film types process... (usually putting C41 negative film into E6 slide film process)...

Oh and whats FAKE B&W?? is that what you think digital is?? or is it someone developing colour film as B&W? (if its the latter, I would agree, it can turn out crappy) wink.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:09 AM

The funny thing is that what one bride absolutely loves can be anothers pet hate. There are no right or wrongs only slowly moving trends.
Taste is such a personal thing, and so much depends on people's backgrounds, education and maturity.
The diversity of people's taste makes it interesting for us photographers, from a creative point of view. It can also be quite a challenge.

As photographers we always need to push our boundaries, otherwise we do end up with set poses and repetitive images.

One thing I personally dislike, and I always cringe when asked about is a B&W picture with a bit of colour in it. Sometimes it can be done nicely, but more often than not it's very tacky IMHO. rolleyes.gif

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OH and I think you are thinking of Cross Processing, not E6,... E6 is merely the process of slide film/positives... cross processing is placing either E6 film (positive/slide film) or C41 (negative film) in the opposite film types process...

Actually, in the context of wedding photography, it's the same, the terms cross processing, E6 and even SuperColour are used interchangibly. E6 is used more often cause it's not as much of a mouthfull.

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(usually putting C41 negative film into E6 slide film process)...

Actually, it's usually putting slide film E6 through C41 chemistry. Cause slide film is very contrasty, when developed and printed as C41 get's those punchy blown out colours. The way you put it, would result in very low contrast washed out slides

E6 was huge in the '90's, it's still used now but more sparingly (hopefully).



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Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:58 AM

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(usually putting C41 negative film into E6 slide film process)... 


Actually, it's usually putting slide film E6 through C41 chemistry. Cause slide film is very contrasty, when developed and printed as C41 get's those punchy blown out colours. The way you put it, would result in very low contrast washed out slides


I always get them mixed up when explaining it... never when I do it though wink.gif
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:01 PM

i know it's a personal thing, but i can't handle shots of the bride on the bed next to her bouquet looking up at the camera. awful.



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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:14 PM

hmm... rather than trying to put off side the 95% of brides on this forum that have had those type of photos, how about putting a positive spin on it and telling us what you DO like, or original poses that you're happy with?


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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (lazuli @ Jan 30 2006, 01:14 PM)
hmm... rather than trying to put off side the 95% of brides on this forum that have had those type of photos, how about putting a positive spin on it and telling us what you DO like, or original poses that you're happy with?

Exactly my thoughts.

I can understand the purpose of DonDons post completely, but yeah, like you suggest, Lazuli, perhaps it would be better approached with a positive spin showing your fave kinds of shots smile.gif
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:42 PM

What's so negative about talking about photos we dont like? Its just a taste thing I guess, and its not meant to offend anyone. I dont se how it can offend anyone when im just trying to work out and imagine the types of photos i'd like to have or not. Im sure afew of the other girls here would be in the same position as myself and its a good thing to talk about when you see the same photos done by different companies over and over again. Considering the amount of money theyre asking for (one guy asked for $3200 to shoot the ceremony, photoshoot, and the reception for one hour up to a fake cake cut... to me thats a joke and i dont see how they can charge that much when their work isnt any different or "better" then someone elses)
But in the end, I dont want my XYZ amount of photos to go to waste on photos i do not like.

At least this way we can see different ways as to how people do the same photo.

What about you? What are your favourtie types of photos?
Im still drawing up my list of "must have" photos !!!

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:09 PM

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Exactly my thoughts.

I can understand the purpose of DonDons post completely, but yeah, like you suggest, Lazuli, perhaps it would be better approached with a positive spin showing your fave kinds of shots 


I agree too - although I do have to say from experience that sometimes brides could get "bullied" by their photographer into getting types of shots they don't end up liking, beleiving that they are standard "wedding photography". They might not know any better and feel that they have to pose they way they are told.
It was only until I got engaged myself and started researching that I realised I actually had a choice. As a bridesmaid I thought all the horrible poses I was made to do were standard (and they probably were!) because the Brides at the time weren't as well researched and thought they just had to do whatever the photographer said.
What I'm trying to get at is that by reading this post some of the less "wedding experienced" brides can understand what some of the "less favourite" poses are and be able to make up her own mind and tell the photographer if she wants it or not.

Anyway, having said that I'm not a big fan of the "getting ready" pics of the Bride prowling on the bed in her lingerie. (You're a tiger baby....grrrrowl.....! laugh.gif )

The worst wedding photo I saw I was actully in!
I was a bridesmaid, and in the photo the each bridesmaid was made to get "piggy-backed" by each groomsmen (who we only met that day!) while waving our bouquets up in the air and sporting oh so cheesy (but noticeably strained) smiles. We were gathered around the bride who was sitting on the grooms knee who was kneeling on the ground. They both had their hands up in the air a' la Broadway Musical finale style.
I was horrified! ohmy.gif It looked so fake and corny.
I'm sure some brides would like this kind of shot, but I was very uncomfortable being made to do it - we all were....and it REALLY SHOWED.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:14 PM

[/QUOTE]hmm... rather than trying to put off side the 95% of brides on this forum that have had those type of photos, how about putting a positive spin on it and telling us what you DO like, or original poses that you're happy with?[QUOTE]

i agree too - sorry, i posted without thinking.

My favourite ever shot is from FMIL's wedding. It's just a shot taken by a guest, but it's just after the ceremony, they are still in the church and she and her sister have just finished hugging and are laughing. It's the most perfect record of genuine joy i've ever seen.



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Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (Dondons_28 @ Jan 30 2006, 01:42 PM)
What's so negative about talking about photos we dont like? Its just a taste thing I guess, and its not meant to offend anyone.

As I said, I do understand where you're coming from, but I also do think that some people may be offended by people blatantly saying "I hate XYZ shot".

Admittedly, I was taken aback by your original post, and thought that while trying to be productive, it was a little harsh (if that makes sense).

I'm not saying that you shouldn't express your opinion, and I agree, it is a taste thing, but I think it would be best approached from a positive angle smile.gif
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:00 PM

I love photos that are not posed...you know the ones that are taken and your not looking directly at the camera. I like the ones of people who are admiring something, or doing something, I like photos of "things" ie. perfume, invites, table settings.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:01 PM

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(one guy asked for $3200 to shoot the ceremony, photoshoot, and the reception for one hour up to a fake cake cut... to me thats a joke and i dont see how they can charge that much when their work isnt any different or "better" then someone elses)


Quite often you are paying for the experience of a wedding photographer who's been in the industry for longer than most - the safety of mind that nothing will go wrong.

But on the flip side, some people also price themselves to different markets. If you think you can find a photographer of lesser cost who does the same or better job, by all means hire them wink.gif

As a general rule, I love it when the photographer pays attention to the groom and groomsmen in the shots as well! Not just all about the bride and her girls... but mostly, it should be about the couple! Ive found that quite a few photographers Ive seen dont have enough nice romantic couple shots in their photographs...

But.. thats just me wink.gif
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:40 PM

There isn't that much that annoys me but if a photographer's portfolio consists of shots that are ALL obviously posed, I rule them out straight away. Likewise when I see more than 1 or 2 of those horrible diagonal shots - I can't stand those! (sorry). I don't want to feel nauseous looking at my own wedding photos just because the photographer think that tilting the camera makes the photos look 'cool' or 'artsy' or something like that.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:45 PM

i have a close up pic looking at my husband... wink.gif

i have that E6 processing wink.gif

i have the tacky photo looking down at my boquet... wink.gif


BUT my photos are simply stunning... and they did a fantastic job...
and if every single person who has looked at them thinks they belong in a magazine... well then call me tacky.. but they are HOT and i LOVE THEM tongue.gif
(maybe im biased but ive recieved alot of compliements especially since 2 ppl i know have booked the same photographer after seeing my shots!!)

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in saying that.. we do have some fantasic candid/ unposed/action shots...as well..

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