(Closed) photos shot with camera angled

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t mind it on certain shots. It can look pretty cool if done right, but if it’s every other picture? Blech.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I specifically asked my photographer to not take angled shots. I’ve seen entire weddings shot in this style and it’s just frustrating me.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I personally thing angled shots are more suited to other kinds of photography (like concert photography, which is the other main style I do besides wedding) but I’ve seen it work in wedding shots before. A whole album of it? No way, but a few do offer more variety.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We got a fair number of angled shots with our engagement pictures.  I still love the pictures, but it did prompt me to talk to our photographer about not taking angle shots (or at least duplicating with a normal shot) at the wedding.  There are times when I like it, but most of the time I just prefer no angle!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t get how you’re supposed to display a photo that’s angled. Frames are straight up and down most of the time…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ddw:  haha!  I’m the same way!  I’ll put the pic on the long side … hmmm… nope not right.  Put the pic on the short side…. hmmm… not right.  Ugh!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love them… but I also take a lot of pictures. I wouldn’t want my entire wedding album to be angle shots but I was sad we didn’t have a single one for our engagement photos.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

When we got our pictures back, it seemed like there were a lot of angled pictures, and we found ourselves wishing there were more straight ones. However, I’ve looked at our pictures so much now that I don’t even really notice it any longer.

Plus, when I did our wedding album, I cropped a lot of the angled ones so they were straight. I also put some of the angled pictures in the album angled so that even though they were angled, the image was straight. 

I do think it would be nice if when a photographer takes an angled picture that they would also take a straight version, because unless you can crop your own photos, the angled shots are a bit limiting. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@dodgercpkl: I remember when I got my first cheap-o camera in middle school (yay for old school film and having to get photos developed at the pharmacy!), we used to think it was the coolest thing ever to take angled photos, and then stick them to a bulletin board with a pin in the top corner. I don’t think I knew what a frame was back then, haha… now though? No thanks!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

One of two is fine in a session — a whole session of them? Absolutely not. It’s actually joked about by pro photogs “Hey, I don’t know how to compose so… I’ll… just… angle the camera!!!”

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my best friends had this happen with their wedding and engagement pictures… It drives me nuts to see all of the photos in their house in frames are ALL awkwardly displayed.  It is a pain in the ass looking at their wedding album bc you have to tilt your head to each side to see the picture straight.

 

I told our photographer that under no circumstances was he to shoot crooked pictures!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I think tight crops are ok angled, but you shouldn’t see crooked horizons……..very amatuerish.  The bad news is that when you go to straighen them you probably lose part of the picture that contains a body part (head feed hands etc)

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m a photographer and have to say that it can often ad dimension and drama to an otherwise boring shot. This person wanted shots on a swing at her venue, but they looked ultra boring just shot straight on, so I angled it. I ALSO shot more traditional level shots of this, but this one turned out best. That being said I feel like a lot of photographers over use the technique. I had a friend who got her wedding pictures back and almost every portrait used some artsy technique. They were lovely, but she was disapointed to not have some standard traditional portraits.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

oh my goodness. sorry I just posted the biggest photo ever! lol.

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