(Closed) Photographer “Styles”- Whats the difference?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

@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.

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