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Senin, 24 Oktober 2011

10 Tips On How To Make Sure Your Wedding Photographer Is A Professional

Wedding photography is an exciting field with many photo enthusiasts looking to make some extra money on the side provide cheap wedding photography.

After paying hundreds of just the dress alone, no matter the church, flowers, reception and all foods and beverages. It is tempting to book a cheap wedding photographer, after all, photography is probably the last thing I think.

Choosing your wedding photographer is the most important thing to do when planning your wedding. Indeed, it should be the first thing to do.

First class wedding photographers are filled months in advance so you do not leave it until the last minute to book. But he said there might be some non-reserved dates in order to give them a ring and if the date is free.

Obviously everyone's desire for clothing to be beautiful, stunning flowers, food to be delicious and reception to be charming. Wedding Photographer, however, should be one of the main things on your list of necessities.

If you choose a wedding photographer of poor quality can be felt in every picture you are watching.

Nothing is more important than wedding photography. Why? Well, just think about it - what happens when the wedding is over? The flowers are dead, the dress is lyophilized (or what they do is clean) and put in a box, the cake is eaten, and one year after your wedding you do not even remember what you ate. All that remains to this day are your memories - and photos are the gateway to the memories.

Until the end:

1. Does the photographer have many different pictures to show the same wedding? I would worry if they were all the same wedding. Adequate professional photographers have taken pictures of the wedding for many brides are different and reflect on their work. On the other hand, if you only see a picture of each suspected wedding photographer has only one good picture of the day. You need to know that they are consistent and have taken photographs in many different weddings with at least three different images from each wedding in your gallery or a book. As a media guide, photos of the last three weddings are appropriate.
2. Does the photographer listen? A photographer who talks all the time about how good he is someone who should be careful. If a professional is not willing to listen, then they are not very professional, I mean how do you know what you're looking for?


1. Really like this person? You will pass the most important day of your life with a stranger, make sure you like them. If the photographer's clashes with his personality, you could be in a happy day - or at least an awkward one. Why risk being unhappy in the most important day of your life? That's why reading the photographer's personality is, in my opinion, more important than the analysis of their portfolio. Will it be informal? Offensive? Apart? When you talk with a prospective photographer, get a feel for them and see if it's someone you'd like to be friends. If the answer is "yes", then put on your list!
2. A professional has a style. A professional photographer has a distinct style and taste. Photographs may be black and white or color, you can see a lot of manipulation in images or not.
3. An amateur photographer posing as a professional, will not have much of a style. Your images will be without interest and vulgar. If your style is all over the place, then you can bet your life that are not professionals.
4. What are the pictures like?
1. Images are flat?
2. Too dark or too light?
3. Can you see the details of the wedding dress or just a white spot?
4. Do people in the pictures look awkward or distracted?
5. Are the group photos look dirty?
6. They are messy history in photos?
7. Are the funds to compete for the attention of people in the picture?
8. Are people looking at the camera?
9. Do you still have your head?

If you answer yes to these questions, then I would say that is not a professional photographer.

There are exceptions however, photojournalism style, most people in the photos are not looking at the camera and the funds can be a bit annoying.

We also ask the photographer, where the photograph was taken, sometimes you have done the best they can do. This is especially true with the wedding registry, where registration offices, usually located in or near industrial areas, where funds are not very attractive.

1. Does the photographer look professional? This is the most difficult to measure, as many people knows how to dress with style and is easy to learn the technical aspects of the camera, the terminology to explain the pictures and sell your presentation. You never know with certainty, but there are some suggestions:
1. Ask them if they do photography as a full time career?

i. If yes, then it is a definite plus.

ii. If they say no, then ask them what else to do. If it's a completely different field, such as construction work or in the office, it is not a professional photographer, will have nothing to lose if they spoil their wedding photos.

1. How long have they been in business?

i. Anything less than a year is suspicious, especially because you do not have enough experience with the wedding professionals reaching out of the seminars and courses.

ii. Two or three years is good, the photographer probably had wedding experience enough to know what to expect and how to deal with any situation that may arise.

iii. Just over three years is very good (the time it is his full time job) and shows that are doing very well and have a good reputation.

Ask about the photographers with their friends and acquaintances, to see what the reputation they have achieved. If it's good, then you can trust, if not, do not trust them, think of it as an index of confidence.

1. How many weddings have been photographed?

i. This is important if you get a figure of less than 20 then to be on guard and take all of the other answers when the final decision on whether or not the books, especially of how many years have been in the business. If you only have 20 weddings in two years, then maybe not books. 20 is a very small number of weddings over the past two years, you can expect on average an expert photographer to photograph at least 20 weddings a year.

ii. If you get a figure of over 200 and have been in business for only a couple of years later, blatantly lying. There is no possible way that they have covered many weddings in two years.

iii. For a company that has been running for two years, a reasonable figure for weddings covered is 60.

1. Does the photographer to go to seminars and if so which ones?

i. If you have not been in all courses or seminars that are completely self-taught, then they are definitely amateur photographers. Professional photographers usually attend seminars and courses to keep cool and honed her skills to a fine point.

ii. If they have been in some courses when then started have not been committed to quality and excellence in his photography and probably cut corners a lot. Be careful with these.

iii. If they attend general courses, not specific to wedding photography then questioned his commitment to his craft.

iv. If you go to specialized courses in wedding photography very often, then great! This shows that they are committed and focused on his craft.

Often attend specialized courses in specific styles of wedding photography. This is to stay fresh and on top of my profession. I learn from books and practice often, but you can only get so far self-learning and there is absolutely no substitute for practical experience and training.

1. Does the photographer have a contract? A photographer who has a contract can not be trusted. If you purchase any type of service pipe to the photograph must have a contract. This is to protect you from everything that can go wrong and so you know exactly what you are getting. The contract can be long and complicated or short and sweet. Photography contract guards against a photographer who did not complete their part of the deal. It also protects them takes the money and run. It also allows a legal right for the service you have paid and also tells what is allowed to do with the photographs. The contract must also have attached a section that tells the photographer for all wedding details.
2. Does the photographer will ask about the pictures you would like to take in the day, you will be asked about family relationships and family policy? The photographer should ask about the photos you would like in the day, a wedding is a great event that brings together many distant family members and usually only today to photograph together. Many family members are coming from far away and the photographer should know about these important people. A wedding is a very emotional event and the photographer should ask and know about potential problems between family members not to start any fight. Besides knowing all this, the photographer should ask for a link within the wedding party, it is usually an usher on both sides of the family, someone who knows all the family members by sight. Remember that the photographer probably has never met his family before them the appointment of someone who knows everyone who will be there is very important to get all you want to shoot in the right place at the right time.
3. Price: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!" Honestly, would not be in your photography budget the same way I would like to see in the budget, for example, your wedding dress.
1. You might get lucky and find a talented photographer and cheap for under £ 500 for a full day coverage, but like most things in life you get what you pay and the end result will most likely with nothing to do with you ordered, poor quality photographs malformed or not all the pictures!
2. If you can find the budget to get out of the range and the next lower level (for example, £ 500 to £ 1,000 to cover half a day) that will expand your options for truly professional photographers and largely, no doubt, finish with stunning photos that last a lifetime.
3. If you move to a higher level (eg £ 2.000 - £ 4.000) their options expand exponentially, as it now is not limited to photographers in your local market, you can start the source of the photographers who are willing to travel nationally.
4. The price of service is obviously important to you, as you probably have already spent thousands of people at the wedding itself. It makes no sense to skimp on photography. As mentioned above, everything else is eaten, forgotten, or put into storage, photography pretty much all you have to start your day to show everyone.

Everyone has a budget, try your best to stretch the budget and book a professional photographer for as long as you can get, not be disappointed.

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