Dear internet; over the last few weeks we have gotten quite few questions from potential brides asking; “What types of pictures do we get?” Internally I am wondering if this is a trick question; I mean I am a wedding photographer and I am assuming that they want THEIR wedding pictures. But maybe, just maybe they are asking for detailed response so trying to go the extra mile for potential clients my normal candid response is “pretty wedding pictures.” Yup; most people are floored with that response but it doesn’t really answer the question.
So after speaking with Neeva it occurred to me that brides may be asking about the quality of the photography. And so in this installment of Wedding Planning Wednesdays (applause please) we will talk about the quality of photography. Now before you think this will be a technical blog post about light, cameras and the inverse square law; relax we simply want to show you the difference between:
– Shoot and Burn photography
– White Balanced and Color Corrected Photography
– Enhanced Photography
Shoot and Burn Photography: Simply put shoot and burn photography are images directly taken from the camera and delivered; these images are not edited what so ever. Therefore there is a distinct possibility that the colors may be off, the images may be too dark or too light and no special effects such as black and white, sepia or saturation corrections have been made.
White Balanced and Color Corrected Photography: This is where the images are corrected to ensure they look good, the image colors, exposures, saturation, contrast are all corrected. The images look beautiful and are at a point where they can be printed and loved.
Enhanced Photography: This is the extra mile in wedding photography; where images are individually touched up by an artist with precision through a multitude of steps and tools ranging from skin cleanup, removal of distracting objects, local adjustments and increasing the dynamic range of an image, increasing detail, increasing sharpness, cropping and a multitude of other possibilities.
But I ramble; so below you can VISUALLY see the difference between the qualities of the three options.
Wedding photography becomes the first family heirloom a bride and groom owns; make it beautiful 🙂