Post # 1
Am I the only one in the world who thinks angled photos are “not right”? I realize the trend is for angled photos and the photographer is expressing an artistic creativity. Just my opinion, but every time I see a photo angled I want to go to photoshop and crop it in my mind. There are a few settings in which I could understand the technique, but I just think it is overdone.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
@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
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
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
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
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
oh my goodness. sorry I just posted the biggest photo ever! lol.