(Closed) someone explain to be the difference in these styles please!! :)

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Both include a variety of formal (posed) and candid shots. I think it’s probably a really good idea to email your photographers (or potential photographers) links to what you like and don’t like.  (The don’t likes are probably even more important.)  I think Mrs. Espresso’s photos are what I would classify as “art shots” and the others you posted are, well, boring, lifeless, and flat. 

Post # 4
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The first look quite like “magazine style” shots. Dramatic angles, playful poses, saturated colors. It’s all quite stylized. Could you just show your photog some wedding pictures (like these) that you love, and ask if he/she could go for a similar mood?

Post # 5
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Wow! You’ve got two different types of images there, with competely different settings!

I would say the main difference is the use of light and space; the first photographer took advantage of available light. The second image uses on-camera flash.

The first image utilizes some creativity and talent and is a portrait. She’s shooting into the sun, which requires some skill. Also, the images appear to be post-processed which gives things a different look.

The second shot is in what appears to be a cramped setting, no available light to speak of, and the photographer just flashed them. This one isn’t a portrait; it’s a journalistic setting and the photographer had little or no control over what was going on. It’s so different from the first image that you can’t tell if one photographer is better or worse than the other. It could be improved if the participants weren’t aware of the camera, but that’s just my opinion.

If you want a certain type of images, it’s best if you find someone who does those kinds of images and then hire them, rather than the other way around.

If you’ve already hired someone, find some images you like in a setting similar to the one you’re getting married in, and show him those. But you are still limited by the photographer’s level of skill & talent and ability to replicate those shots. You also run the risk of offending him, if he thinks of himself as an artist.

Post # 6
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The first images have been processed in Photoshop in a technique called “vignetting” that makes the corners darker than the center, which brings the focus onto the subject. The second photos look like they have not been processed at all. Many photographers use a software script that will add the vignette to all their photos automatically without you even asking – but if that something you like, be sure to tell your photographer that you want them to do that.

Post # 7
739 posts
Busy bee

The first is what you would call modern portraiture.  This is done by a experienced photographer who knows lighting and how to give direction (not all photographers know how to do this) their photos were also heavily post-processed (Photoshoped). 

The second shot is what we call a candid or grab shot. It’s more about documenting what is happening rather then making an artistic image.

If the first is what you are looking for then you should find a photographer that has lots of this type of work in their portfolio.  

Hope this helps 🙂



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