The digital age has arrived and how things have changed since the days of photographic slides and projectors. Couples selecting their wedding photographer will need to consider if they wish to opt for digital photographs, classic prints, or a combination of both. Skilled wedding photographs are equipped with all the latest top range digital cameras and can provide digital images quickly, which the couple can print themselves or leave in the expert hands of their photographer.
Naturally the most cost effective option is to print the images oneself, but the quality is less assured than when left in the hands of a professional. Considering the sum spent on hiring a professional wedding photography it can be wise to allow them to follow through with hard copy print images that will retain their clarity through the years. Even as you go through the business of selecting a wedding photographer to capture your special day you will most likely find yourself drawn to their print portfolio as the ultimate expression of their work.
Photographers who have embraced modern technology may still prefer to offer print photographs as they consider printing to be part of their artistic expression. It is not surprising that their expertise ensures the print photographs they create from their digital images are often far superior to the ones that can be printed off elsewhere from the disc they provide. They use professional equipment to be certain the coloring and resolution are exact, and use calibrated editing to avoid amateur errors such as pixelation problems.
A happy medium is for the couple to take advantage of the instant attraction of having digital images made available quickly to be shared with family and friends on social media. They can then select their favorite images and request the professional photographer to provide print copies, with the option of having them preserved in a wedding album. An expert photographer will be able to offer, in addition to a wedding album, fine art quality prints that will look wonderful framed or transferred onto some other medium such as glass or wood.
Wedding albums stand the test of time, whilst no one is sure in what direction the digital age is heading. Technological changes may render your wedding disc obsolete; require digital adjustments or new style formatting to keep pace with future changes. Considering how obsolete the slide and projector model has become it is prudent to bear in mind possible advances which may impact on digital photography files. It could be the wisest decision to opt for the best of both worlds by retaining a disc and professional print copies.
As you begin the process of selecting a wedding photographer be sure to ask questions about their preference for digital and print work. Consider which style of their work most appeals to you as you browse their portfolio and the various costs involved in opting for a disc, prints or a combination of both. The final decision is yours so it is worth considering in advance if you prefer the idea of a print wedding album or if your feet are firmly placed in the digital age.
Capturing images worth photographing is very much like setting a stage for a play. All of the right set pieces must be in place to create the most memorable photograph. The clothes that the subjects wear should fit their environment, especially when creating a particular atmosphere, such as a destination wedding. Our blog article, Find The Dress To Preserve The Mood of Your Wedding Pose features simple wedding dresses for the beach that can help the photographer to achieve simple, yet powerful images of the bride.
Photo Credit: Thanks to Madame Bridal for the photo from their simple wedding dresses for the beach category.