Post # 1
As I’ve been researching photographers I’ve notice a lot of them talk about their style of photography. I’ve seen jornalistic, classic/traditional, contemporary, illustrative. I’m not sure exactly what those mean so I’m not sure what “style” is us. Does any one have examples of the different styles?
Post # 3
the best way to tell is to look at their pictures. a photojournalist captures the day as its happening and would prefer to limit posed photos. classic probably means a lot of posed photos. i’m not sure about the other 2 without seeing their examples.
Post # 4
Everyone has a different style.
Check out http://rootweddings.com/
They are very fresh and natural-
The Arndt’s http://davidandvickiarndtphoto.com/?pageID=292815
Are more “classic” and have a love for vignettes.
Sarah Postma is a bit more like the Roots, fresh and journalistic,not as much post processing as the Roots though
Post # 5
Well, when you look at photographer’s websites, what leaps out at you as something you like? I think it’s more about falling in love with a particular photographer’s style instead of a general style. The three sites posted above give a sort of general feel of different types of photographers. The first and third are particularly good to me, since I prefer clean, modern photojournalistic styles without processing gimmicks. The middle photographer is a little more….how do I say this nicely? Hiding behind the post-processing. I’m a photographer myself, so I can look at photos and see what they are trying to compensate for by overdoing the processing work. If I were you, i’d look for a photographer who is skilled enough to have photos stand on their own without much beyond the minimum in post-processing. The photos should really speak for themselves in my book!
Post # 6
I would just look at the pictures as opposed to what the photographers describe themselves as. One might think they are artistic when really its closer to what you consider contemporary. Make sense? One photographer I looked at said he did classic and natural pictures, one look at his blog and it screamed photoshop city to me, not what I wanted. The pictures don’t lie, a photographer (while maybe not on purpose) can.
Post # 7
@crayfish: I agree with your assessment, I really don’t like photographer #2, yet I know a lot of people without a photography eye who think they are amazing. To each their own, for sure.
Post # 8
Ok this is helpful. Thank you. I defintely like 1 and 2 of those the best. I really want someone who can capture the feel of the day. I love when they are able to capture the emotion of everyone. I think anyone can just point a camera and take snapshots but I really want something that I can look back on remember how we felt about the day or that moment. I don’t like the super posed pictures either. Now only to find that in colorado and expailn that. haha
@crayfish thanks for point out the processing effect. that is a huge help