Post # 1
Hi guys! –
First off a little background here – we’re getting married in a venue with low lighting and it has been difficult to find a photographer we like given the lighting challenges.
I think we’ve narrowed it down to two and hope you could shed some light on which one you think is best.
Both have shot at our venue so have experience with the lighting.
Photographer A –
He seems like an awesome guy who would we feel extremely comfortable with
Our venue: http://www.konradbrattkeblog.com/?s=rebar
Photographer B –
We like that he has mix of some traditional shots along with some pretty fun ones and really shows off our venue
Our venue: http://blog.jwolfphoto.com/rebar-wedding-photos-brooklyn-justine-alex/
ReBar Wedding in Brooklyn – Louisa & Stephen!
Please let me know what you guys think!
Thanks so much in advance.
Post # 3
@tpug516: ah they are both good…hmm tough choice! I think the fact that you are comfortable with the first one would make me say to go with that one
Post # 4
I really like Konrad!! I think the 2 are very similar in ability, so I think you should pick the one YOU like!
Post # 5
Thanks guys! I really feel comfortable with both however one has a very fun German accent 🙂
Post # 6
they’re both really similar.
have you met with both? we both wanted a photo journalist or lifestyle like photographer. I see that both of these have a bit of that so I appreciate your choices- however for us meeting with both was what we needed to do, we had 2 picked out one i loved her images and didn’t click in talking with her. the other I met with i loved her photos, but the second i realized she was as weird as we were I was sold!
i think that really helps, but that’s just my 2 cents.
Post # 7
@tpug516: I already commented on these two in your other thread, but taking a look again at the links to your specific venue.
Ok, Johnny’s indoor ceremony/reception shots have A TON of grain in the black. This is caused by shooting at a high ISO setting in a low light room… that suggests that he is not using the correct amount of flash to avoid this issue. If they didn’t allow flash during the ceremony, it may have been his only choice to get sharp images (if they did, he should have been using it). But the reception photos are just… weird. There’s some major overediting here, producing a very weird style that the rest of his images don’t have, and I’m wondering if that was done to compensate for the fact that the images aren’t very good. Either way they don’t really look good.
Bottom line, he’s honestly got some big improving on his lighting abilities to do before he should be shooting here.
And Konrad… His images show some evidence of overediting. He is smoothing skin and sharpening edges in a way that makes the photos look a bit unnatural… but it’s not terrible. And his reception images are SO MUCH better. They don’t have the noise/grain issues and they don’t have a weird overediting feel. He’s not perfect but overall he’s a big improvement.
So Konrad is really your winner hands down.
Post # 8
@seAprilbride: Thank you so much for the thorough analysis, wow! Very helpful – yet confusing since I feel like I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing when it comes to this. It’s kind of scary, actually. But thank you, seriously.
Post # 9
@tpug516: You’re totally welcome, glad I could help! It’s a good thing this board is here so you can get opinions from people who DO know what to look for…since it is a very tough decision to make.
Ultimately, the way for you to judge is to look through a few of the photog’s full weddings and say to yourself, if these were MY wedding photos, would I be happy with them? The answer definitely needs to be yes with no reservations!
Post # 10
I literally spent 1 minute looking at both and chose Photographer A hands down! FH is a photographer so I’m used to this type of thing 🙂
Post # 11
Konrad! I love the photos.