Post # 1
After getting back from my honeymoon, all DH and I think about was getting our wedding pictures back from our photographer. Luckily I had a relative handy armed with an iPad that night that capturing memorable moments (ceremony, my gown, etc). The ipad pictures were gorgeous and I could only imagine how great the professional pictures would be. Just viewed my wedding photo online this evening and I was really disappointed. I disliked most of our pictures and can barely make selections for a wedding album. How did an ipad beat out a professional camera showing the details of my dress?
Any other bees disappointed with their wedding pictures? What did you do about it?
Post # 3
Because it’s not about the camera, it’s about the photographer. The ipad is set to capture a certain dynamic range and produces a low resolution image. Slap some filters on an ipad image and you can come up with some “creative” images that look half decent. You will not be able to make prints larger than a 4×6 without them looking grainy. A pro camera is a tool. It’s like saying dinner was amazing, you much have an awesome oven. You need to hire someone who knows how to use that tool well in order to get a great final product.
How did the photographers images look when you booked them? Did you love their style and or editing? Did your images live up to those?
Post # 5
I get what you’re saying, but PizzutiStudios makes a good point about people assuming that having an expensive camera has something to do with making great images. The more complicated and advanced a tool is – the greater the potential output, but the greater the difficulty in operating it to achieve that output. The photographers on this forum tend to drive that home because alot of people assume that because someone has a nice camera that photos are automatically going to be better – an assumption which can lead to disappointment.
Definitely feel bad for you that you don’t have what you want out of your wedding images though!