(Closed) Do I need high resolution pictures?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should I choose the photographer that offers medium res pictures?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    39 %
    No : (9 votes)
    50 %
    I like polls : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the high res pictures. I understand them not wanting people blowing them up, but for the money your paying, you should have the right to print them. That’s just my theory. You do not want to sacrifice the ability to get them printed in the future. 

    Post # 3
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    16×20 for $50?! That is double reasonable price. I work at a professional photography company that does portrait, weddings, printing, everything. I would make sure they give you properly compressed images. A lot of photographers don’t realize for print quality you want 300 dpi and most will export it at 72 dpi and look like crap when they print. 

    Post # 4
    1411 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    How much each do the files of the high res pictures cost? Personally, if I was in your situation, I would gradually buy as many of my favorites as I could, because I don’t like the idea of depending on a photographer for prints. Also, Shutterfly seems to offer a free (plus shipping and handling) 16×20 print like once a month through their Facebook page.

    Post # 5
    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Krises: It’s not really the medium res prints that would bother me – it would be the over controlling photographer. I would not book a photographer who didn’t give me full rights to all my pictures including the ability to print them: whenever and however I wanted. 

    BUT, if this is the only photographer in your budget and you like her work otherwise, I guess it’s not the end of the world. Personally I won’t even have a wedding album printed, we’ll keep ours digital other than what we want to print for display. I definitely understand the need to budget photography expenses.

    Post # 6
    2122 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

    I was just editing and cropping my wedding photos yesterday!! Having them in high res meant I could stylize my own individual ‘close-up’ shots, for example a closeup of my bouquet just by cropping out the rest of me. This meant I get more shots that I wanted! Med resolution would have meant a loss of quality if I’d wanted to do that.

    Personally I think it’s absolutely none of the photographer’s business in what way you choose to print and display the pics. I know about copyright, but you paid for them.

    Get high res, you won’t regret going for high, but you may well regret going for med. it’s a no-brainer to me 🙂 

    Post # 8
    261 posts
    Helper bee

    as someoen that has worked in the photo world and printed posters & cdanvas images, id skip the medium resolution.  you should own full rights to the images.  

    Post # 10
    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I only considered photographers who included high res photos so I could print them myself. So many photons charge a butt load to print when I could just get them printed on Shutterfly or something for 1/5 of the price. I liked that my photog gives us a flash drive with the high res files. another 

    Post # 11
    1411 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So if you want 50 images hi-res, that’s $1000, BUT you’re able to space out the cost. Seems to me like that might be the right choice for you.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  ladyamalthea.

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