(Closed) question for professional photographers!!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not a photographer but editing works wonders and most of these look like that’s what made the difference.  My photographer showed us e-pics as she was shooting and they looked pretty awful honestly i was nervous until we recieved the edited ones which were absolutely amazing!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not sure I’m quite ready to call myself a professional, but I am working towards it and know a bit about photography (necessary disclaimer lol). 

In terms of the color difference you’re seeing, like how the second one is all brownish/kinda old timey— that is editing. It is a little hard to say too much about different photographers based on one small-sized photo… but a few things I notice otherwise. I would guess the 3rd and 4th photographers are a bit newer. In the third photo, the light is really harsh and the framing of the photo looks a little off to me. In the fourth photo, the girl’s dress is all blown out (completely white so you can’t see any detail at all in the skirt). 

But again… i’m not sure it is possible/advisable to really judge a photographer based on 1 website sized photo πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Time of day, position of the sun, angle, lens, there are many potential variables.  The only one that is heavily “edited” (more like effects) is the second one, which you may or may not like the look of, but I think it’s one of those things that looks dated already.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Only the second one looks “edited”. Actually is called post production, edit is actually culling the images to do post work on. πŸ™‚

 

Number 3 looks like midday light. Worst time of day to shoot..

Angles, lighting, time of day, photographers eye, and gear are all factors.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well, I’m no photographer but I know that my photog used special lenses and tools for certain effects. For example:

This is a special lense. He showed me this in the limo and the blurred effect was already present.

In this one he had an assitant producing a large flash so as to uplight us.

 

So I guess depending on what you want, it varies? In some of the pictures you reference, it looks like it’s a matter of lighting, and in others, it looks like editing.

I don’t know if that was helpful lol, but I learned a lot about photography on the day of my wedding haha.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Another big difference I notice in the ones you posted is the type of camera they use depending on how they focus and the apatures settings (how much light they let in) is what is gonna give them the best base for the editing later. Like the one in the sepia tones I can tell was shot with a very VERY high end camera as the pixels and focus on it is very sharp and she knew what she was doing when balancing the shutter times and apatures to get a great pic for editing. Editing will do wonders but can only go so far if you dont have a good picture to start with. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

**she or he knew what he was doing

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I used to model and here is a pic a photographer that I know posted the other day and I think it explains it very well!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@MissXray:  Most of what you are saying is accurate, but I make my living as a photographer and I know it does not take high end cameras anymore to achieve good results.  Consumer grade DSLRs in the right hands can produce any of the images above.  A pro-body will give you a few advantages and make your life easier, but it’s the photographer doing the work.  The best hammer will not make anyone a better carpenter.

Personally I find the over-editing of images, like #2 to be distracting.  It’s a good image in composition, but it’s totally overboard in LR presets or PS actions.

 

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