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#31 court

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (Dondons_28 @ Jan 29 2006, 10:11 PM)
1) Walking in a line (URGH! Overdone and looks very tacky)

Oh sad.gif I like those ones. 'Goin' to the Chapel' has a great one in her yahoo album, you should check it out.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:22 PM

I love natural photos that aren't posed. What I want to tell my Photographer is to just click away, whether people are looking or not. I think the best photos come when people aren't expecting it.

I am looking for a Photographer, and I managed to find a website of someone local...

There was one photo which was totally off putting on the home page. It was off the brides party and the grooms party playing a mock "tug of war", the brides maids and the grooms men were trying to pull the bride and groom apart (who were firmly pulling against their held hands).

I thought that was pretty crappy, and then further into my looking this photogrpaher had almost all couples perform this pose! I felt sorry for them. sad.gif

After that I decided not to contact this Phtotographer.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:34 PM

This stuff is so subjective!

Personally I love the detail shots of things like cake, shoes, centrepieces etc but on another forum there was a WHOLE TOPIC about how bad taste and tacky those photos are and how self-centred and vain any bride would have to be to have photos of her shoes, jewellery etc as a still-life!

I love the more candid stuff - not a big fan of the more staged and posed shots for our own wedding, but they can look lovely for other people - particularly if you have coordinated or large bridal parties.
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:38 PM

Yeah it is very subjective. I LIKE those shots too.

I heard that most people say they like candid shots but for their album end up ordering mostly the posed shots where the eyes are all on the camera.. I don't know if this is true or not. Maybe Christian or Chrisby can enlighten us all.. biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (peaches @ Feb 3 2006, 09:34 PM)
This stuff is so subjective!

Personally I love the detail shots of things like cake, shoes, centrepieces etc but on another forum there was a WHOLE TOPIC about how bad taste and tacky those photos are and how self-centred and vain any bride would have to be to have photos of her shoes, jewellery etc as a still-life!

I love the more candid stuff - not a big fan of the more staged and posed shots for our own wedding, but they can look lovely for other people - particularly if you have coordinated or large bridal parties.

Totally agree with you there. In years to come, you won't remember what shoes you wore but there will be a photo of these. I love the candid, natural shots. They look so elegant and different. We have some great ones where the photographer was nowhere near us but his lense must have been so huge because they look so close up.
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE (empress @ Feb 3 2006, 08:38 PM)
Yeah it is very subjective. I LIKE those shots too.

I heard that most people say they like candid shots but for their album end up ordering mostly the posed shots where the eyes are all on the camera.. I don't know if this is true or not. Maybe Christian or Chrisby can enlighten us all.. biggrin.gif

Your right Empress. The arty stuff gets you through the door but it's funny how the albums often end up looking more conservative. I think it's partly because there are quite a few standard shots that almost always need to be included; the church steps for instance or the posed formals etc - and only so many pages to fill.

Artisticly these shots are often nothing to write home about, but for many people wedding photography needs to serve varied purposes. Fine art is fine, but it's also about an accurate recording of the day as an event - the good news is that there's no reason why you can't have both.

As photographers, our main point of differentiation is often our artistic "signature". Event-type photography offers little in the way of showcasing competitive advantage (although we each have our own little tricks up our sleeve, right Chris?!), so that's what you see in the ads and the sample albums.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:51 AM

I made sure to tell my photographer the other day what photos I hate - better doing it then than on the day!

Veil over the face shots (so not flattering) and veil over you and husband
Black and white photos with one item in colour

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:36 AM

I love sepia rosa and in fact, one of my favourite shots is my dad walking me down the aisle (or should is say garden path) and that is sepia.

Just curious to know what you don't like about it? I know everyone is different and if not, then the world would be boring but my favourites are the sepia and black and white.


ETA OH and I love the finer details shots that often get missed like the shoes, OOS, invitations etc. They will be forgotten about in years to come if there was no photo.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:43 AM

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I loathe photography that has Photoshop overkill in them! You know, b/w with one item in colour

Sepia tones

I absolutely LOVE colour-touched photos (the B&W with say flowers the only colour in the photo) and I also love sepia.

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Angled shots

I wasnt too keen on angle shots, but then I saw the most AMAZING angle shot of a B&G in the middle of traffic lights and it looked so spectacular!

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Photos of little items like shoes.

I like the thought of having the 'little things' captured - small detail can make a world of diffreence smile.gif

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Bride getting ready shots. If I'm getting my face put on, I don't want someone there to document it.

I like these shots too - but more the finished product IYKWIM? like, touching up makeup

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Cheesy posed shots of the bride and groom doing something wacky.

I agree on this to a degree. if they are doing it just because the photographer thinks it will be fun - then no, I don't really like it, but if it is a couple's nature to be wacky, then why not?

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Location photography in general! I don't see the point in traipsing around town after your ceremony going to all these landmarks that had absolutely nothing to do with your big day.

now see, whether it is liked or not it is necessary to be at SOME location to have photos taken if you really think about it, so why not have a pretty background?
I like location shots because some places that are chosen ARE special to the couple. my bil met his wife at a lighthouse about 30 minutes out of town so they went and had photos there because it was special to them and the shots turned out great!





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Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:44 AM

btw rosa, not taking it personally, just saying what I like

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:28 AM

LOL about having shots where you met! I met my hubby at Martin Place (during the Olympics) but no, we didn't have any photos taken there.

We actually got to our reception while pre dinner drinks were on. By the time our guests got from Balmoral to the WatersEdge, we had had photos on the beach at the pavilion and then we got a boat from balmoral to the reception so had time for photos near the bridge and luna park. We didn't need to go elsewhere and waste time.

BTW, I love sepia even if it does look like spilt tea (which it does)
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE (Rosa_Klebb @ Feb 4 2006, 08:18 AM)
Hey JC.

My beef against location shots is against the photos that are irrelevant. Sure the ones taken at the place you met could be lovely unless you met your partner in the depths of a dank, underground nightclub like I did ... I'm definitely not getting location photography of the place we met! ;p
I just see people getting their photos taken in Martin Place and to me that place seems soulless and I can't fathom why anyone would want to get photographed there. But each to their own. Maybe the Opera House or Luna Park holds special meaning to those people but for me the day is much more about being with the people I love so I don't want to be gallivanting around town while my friends and family kill time in a pub for two hours.

Sepia just looks weird to me, like someone spilt a cup of tea all over the negs. But again, each to their own. I absolutely adore black and white photography though.

Photoshop overkill is just wrong in my book. I work with Photoshop everyday and while I'm no master at it, I can immediately pick when someone's done a bodgy Photoshop job. Hence, I would prefer if it photographers didn't photoshop their images unless there is a guarantee that they 100% know what they are doing and the result would be stunning. Unfortunately there are a few out there that do a bit of a dodgy job and it looks obvious and awful. Not saying all do it, but image manipulation is a very delicate thing and it's just so easy to stuff something up along the way.

Rosa,

You make a lot of interesting points.

OT; are you a Lotte Lenya fan or a James Bond fan?
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE (Rosa_Klebb @ Feb 4 2006, 09:19 AM)
OT: Christian, You're the first person, asides from my fiance, who has picked up on my psuedonym! From Russia With Love is one of my favourite Bond movies and Rosa one of my favourite villains. It's been my online psuedonym for a while now though I can't for the life of me think why I initially chose Rosa as my name. I must have been causing trouble somewhere.

I realise now I sounded quite opinionated in the last couple of posts!  rolleyes.gif  I am quite the passionate amateur when it comes to discussing photography and it's one of the few things wedding-related that I have very firm ideas on but my job has probably influenced my opinion more than anything else. I just saw the heading of the subject and thought "alright!", but maybe I should hold off a bit.

Cool, hey we're just all scared of you stabbing us with your shoes! ph34r.gif

I personally agree with a lot of what you say; can't see the point of getting married say somewhere in the greater west, then transport all the way into the city, only to have your reception way back west again - but hey; my opinion doesn't matter. As long as the cheque doesn't bounce I'm cool. biggrin.gif
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:35 AM

We have requested not too many "posed shots" though we are having one that is REALLY old fashioned ..... lady standing on the left hand side of a sitting man ... no smiles ... very serious ... ...

We will hang this shot (providing it works) on the opposite end of our music/lounge room facing the 1st Mr and Mrs Staben who lived in our home, in the exact same pose. biggrin.gif
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:48 PM

I went to a wedding once with a friend as just a couple of GF's hanging out.. it was more like a night out than anything, and when we got to the reception, the Photographers were actually sitting on our table... anyways, the stuff they were saying about the couple and the whinging and complaining really got to my nerves, so i asked them what the problem was.

Turns out that they ended up going to about 6 different locations for their photos...
So being reasonable, i gave them that and let them have their whinge.. but one or 2 locations i think is fine, but if your travellling across sydney to get a shot here and there, then thats just silly..

Turns out the bride had a hissyfit when she was told they wouldnt have the limo at the end of the night so she wanted to feel like royalty and travel as much as she could in it... all the while forcing the Photographer to follow.

i dont blame them..

I have decided on one location for our photos, and thats Hyde Park at night... those fairy lights in the trees look just absolutely stunning, and our video guy showed us some video he took there, and its amazing. I havent actually seen photos taken there at night, but seeing this video just made me shiver... it just looked incredible, so im hoping it wont be too much of an effort to find a photographer who can do something similar.

were doing all the family photos like a conveyer belt.. listing names and calling them out as the photos are taken, this will save us alot of time as were having something like 300 guests, half of those from overseas or interstate





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