Confused about photography…

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@marinesfiance:  It’s hard to gauge a photographer without his/her portfolio. Do you have links to their galleries?

You could probably warm the lighting by adding sheer yellow (tulle/chiffon) fabric across the lamps from the ceiling. (Or any of your wedding colours)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would just go with the photographer that has better quality pictures. Does each include printing rights with their photo disks? That would be a must for me. I don’t think the portable studio is worth $300 but if his pictures were better or had more experience than I would go with that one. 

Post # 5
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309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would go with whose portfolio you like better and who you feel more comfortable with… at least compared to my area, both of those prices are very low!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@marinesfiance:  Is the portable studio for a photo booth? That is how the company does it that I work for. In that case it is a pretty good deal. But I would base my choice off of their portfolio. Really $300 isn’t a big difference if one has better photos. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@marinesfiance:  Don’t worry about the flourescet lighting that is what white balance and photo shop is for 😀

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Pixienickie:  I disagree… florescent is often harsh and unflattering. It’s always better to get it right in real life than to try to “fix” it later!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@LauraJay:  Obviously natural lighting is better. Do you know how shooting raw and editing works? Your camera has editing it does in camera, saturation, contrast, sharpness and yes white balance correction. If you have it set to AWB it will do its best to choose the proper temperture. Shooting RAW allows you to choose the specifics of these edits instead of your camera doing its best to edit. All professionals should be shooting RAW and adjusting the white balance to the proper temperture. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Pixienickie:  Agreed! RAW is the only format professionals should be using. Then again, professionals should also bring flattering lighting- not just color temperature (which i agree is less important) but also the number and placement of lights and filters. It’s ALWAYS better to get good lighting in real life than to try to “fix it in post.”

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