is a creative profession, you will find that no two photographers do things
the same way. As a result, you need to be able to make an informed decision
about your wedding photography, whether or not you choose our studio.
There are enormous
differences in cameras, lenses, formats, film, processing, proof prints,
enlargements, wedding albums, photography styles and photographers!
These are only
a few aspects of selecting a wedding photographer. Hopefully, our photography
insights will help you understand the process a little better. By the
time you visit our studio, you may be ready to make an informed decision.
There are typically
three types of formats used for wedding photography:
1) Medium format
may use one or more of these formats for your wedding. However, there
are noticeable differences between the three. These differences will have
a direct impact on the quality of your images and the photographer's
If you are doing
comparison shopping, please make sure you are comparing identical formats;
otherwise, your comparison will not be accurate and you may end up with
lower quality with a lower price.
The old adage,
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, is especially
true with wedding photography. If you are only looking at price, you may
be overlooking critical aspects of your wedding photography, like creativity
format film is twice the size of 35mm. It produces a square print
(5x5). It is often used for portraits and group shots. It is spectacular
for enlargements due to the large negative size. Everything about medium
format is costly, from the cameras to the film and processing. It is a
professional format that produces exquisite clarity, visible in each and
film is the format most people are familiar with. It produces
a rectangular print (4x6). However, 35mm is divided into two markets:
consumer and professional. Sometimes these markets overlap and you may
see amateurs and professionals with the same camera body hanging from
their necks! But lenses are another story. The quality of a lens will
definitely impact the quality of your images. High quality lenses are
super expensive, but they are worth every cent, especially when it comes
to capturing the nuances of your wedding day.
professional photographers may use autofocus cameras, we do not rely upon
them. We are experts at shooting in any situation and under any lighting
condition. We know how to set our cameras to get the exact result we want.
It's a science - one that takes years of study and practice to perfect.
format is gaining prominence in our industry. Again, there are
major differences in cameras and lenses, as well as megapixels.
From a creative
standpoint, digital is exciting because we can preview our image on the
spot. From a business standpoint, it's fantastic because there are no
film costs and delivery is instantaneous. However, you may find photographers
split down the middle as to the pros and cons of digital cameras, particularly
for weddings. This is in large part due to the amount of time often needed
to "color correct" images or perform other types of image manipulation
before they can be delivered to the client.