Wedding Photography That Preserves Intimate Memories Across a Lifetime!

The infinite developments of technology have not lessened feelings and emotions connected with photographs. The family album commands the same respect it did a hundred years ago. The same may be said of the future. Relationships are forever and some are more important than the others.

Artificiality fills our lives though we would wish to cuddle up to nature, especially now with all the dangers to the planet. Images and videos are some of them and social media each day exchanges millions. Such is the obsession with images and the moving ones at the expense of static language and text. For the special occasion of a lifetime that is coming up and is not so far away, decide upon a Wedding Photography package.

Catering to Metropolitan Melbourne, Greater Victoria and South Australia

Operating from South Yarra, they would conveniently find you or you will find them. Either way, it is a profound partnership that explores the tender happenings on that sacred occasion. They have been covering wedding occasions actively in the region and built up a stunning portfolio. Access a few of those starry tales and get an idea of what the personal love story would look and feel like. Lost in private dreams, it is an occasion worthy to be recorded in digital formats that will not be lost in time. Meeting and discussing is the first step to get into the swing of it and make the plans final. Consultations in the studio ambience are free of cost.

A stressed out time to dream big

While too many wedding day arrangements need to be carried out, pulling in different directions, a noble dream pervades them all. It is the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie, the birth of a new generation in good time and love and romance fill the air. A mighty energy descends and inspires everyone who is remotely connected like the families and friends that get together to breathe blessings and joys upon the blessed couple.

Wedding Photography in large numbers of images to enter albums and creative enlargements on the wall and digital versions exchanged over social media to a global togetherness. So much is going to happen but not just yet. Greater than the technology that makes so much possible, it is the coming together of the two hearts and souls that will unite for an eternity.

The professionals with their bag of tricks will achieve the best images and the touching up and editing, the dream effects and the tinting, the highlighting and the borders, the captions and so much more. While a hundred smartphones would click and capture stills and videos, the professionals will run the extra mile. Arranging lighting and scenes, they will capture the perfect shots of the candid couple in their intimate moments and the family groups that will endure through the decades of memories and the coming back to them during the vacations and reunions.

Prices are quite affordable

After consultations that decide upon one or two photo shoot locations and an itinerary, unlimited images for 6 hours of shots cost $1450. Further, one 24 X 16 inch photo enlargement is provided and high resolution shots on USB. The bride’s preparations are recorded along with the wedding ceremony and a family photo shoot. While that is the basic order for photography, larger durations and more facilities are available along with videography packages for those who wish to get both versions.

Photographs tell the stunning truth always!

The wheel of time will never stop turning and the months and years will roll by. Many things change and yet some don’t, like the sun and the moon. Amidst all the drama and the changes, the photographs will remain solid as a rock to counter all the transformations. Those sweet memories in the images will continue, just like great works of art and sculpture that need to be carefully preserved. The family album will also be taken good care of, to protect against the ravages of time.

Open up to the expert photographers and tell them a few secrets so that they can get at the inner core of the love affair and the ceremonies as if they were shooting a film. Most films are unreal depictions while here is something quite real and true to fact. Books and movies often tell about characters that never existed and here is a true love tale, the greatest ever. Wedding Photography will honor all the promises.

What Makes Award Winning Photography?

Like many of you, I have entered my fair share of photography contests before. I have even won a few awards. Now that I have a website that sponsors its own photo contest, I guess you could say I have a new perspective. Having judged photos for over 4 years, I now feel qualified to share some insight as to what those people who judge photos are looking for.

Have a dominate subject or theme…that doesn’t mean it HAS to be a single subject all by itself, but if you have to guess what the subject is… that’s not a good sign. Don’t get me wrong; there can be multiple elements in a single photo and still be effective, but there has to be something specific to keep your attention.

The Simpler the Background the Better… that doesn’t mean the background HAS to be so soft focus that you see nothing else, but do NOT let unwanted details pull your attention away from the subject. Robert Capa once said, “If you’re pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” This may sound extreme, but if there is no background, obviously it can not distract.

Lines and Shapes Must Support the Subject… too often and lines or shapes can lead your eyes off the page and or to a totally different area of the image. The most common mistake I see with portraits is what to do with hands. When you shoot a couple and you see these little fingers wrapped around the waist of a young lady, what happens? Those small visual lines point right back to the young lady’s waist or stomach. In most cases, I feel safe in saying that is NOT where they want your viewer to be looking.

A Great Image must have Emotional Impact… we all see 1,000’s of images a day. The Greats Ones are those that stay in our mind. We can feel, touch, or smell that image in our mind because of the creative use of Texture, Depth of Field, or the Rule of Thirds, etc. Great photos make us want to look again and again. Not all Artists are Photographers, but all Great Photographers are Artists! I have seen thousands of movies in my lifetime. Those that make me laugh, cry, or even feel upset I tend to remember. It’s the same with still photos. If you can make someone feel something they were not feeling before they viewed your work, then you have a strong possibility that it’s award winning material.

These are not the only factors in who wins and who does not, but they are the most common. If every time you enter a photo contest; your entry passes these four tests… the odds of winning have just increased by a thousand fold. It is true that creativity is in the eye of the beholder, but unless you think about these four areas, you may be the only one beholding your image. In most cases, winning photographs don’t just happen. They are designed to win.

Career Choices Using Photography and the Skills Needed to Succeed

There are many different jobs which involve photography, including:

-Portrait/studio/wedding – focusing on images of people and selling images to families and individuals

-Sports – action photos, from childrens’ leagues up to professional and olympic levels

-Commercial/product photography – every ad has images taken by someone. Jewelry, food, automotive, and fashion photography are some examples.

-Artistic/landscape – scenic or artistically oriented images, often sold as artwork, postcards or tourist items

-Architectural – photos of buildings and other constructed items

-Forensic – used in police/detective work. Crime scene and related photography.

-Journalism – un-staged real-life images for newspaper and magazines

-School/event – school pictures, sports teams, church and other groups where high volume is typical.

-Stock photography – images taken that other people will buy and use for advertising and other purposes

There other other specialties such as astrophtography and microphotography.

Frequently Asked Questions about careers in Photography

1) What skills do I need to be successful as a photographer?

-Conceptual- the ability to understand your clients’ needs and communicate with them

-Technical – the ability to identify, configure and use camera, lighting, and props to make images

-Editing – the ability to process captured images and edit them to meet the customers’ needs

-Marketing – the ability to get your name out and to connect you and your business to your potential customer base

-Selling – the ability to earn money from your profession. Includes pricing, negotiating, meeting with customers, producing their final products

-Managing – Taking care of the day-to-day needs of a business or professional, including buying things, paying bills, covering insurance, taxes, permits, etc.

-Leading – Building and or working in a business environment where you need to create visions, define goals and actions, and implement them to grow the business

-Serving – Contacting and growing your customer base, measuring customer satisfaction, resolving customer issues.

You can see that only the Technical and Editing skills fall into traditional Photography/Computer skills. However, because photography involves a high degree of interpersonal communication and subjective needs of the customer base, you need to develop and posses good people skills – listening, documenting, creativity, follow-through, etc.

2) What education do I need to be successful in photography?

You will need to learn or be taught the technical aspects of photography – lighting, composition, camera science, image editing and production. Some people can learn this as they go. Others pursue a special degree or certificate from certain schools, or you can get a 4-year degree in arts/photography from a university. To be very well prepared, you should consider a minor in business or marketing or a minor in your chosen specialty field such as criminal justice, sports or journalism. This will give you an edge over any candidates who do not have this education.

3) What type of experience is required?

To be employable, you need to demonstrate competence in not just the technical areas of photography, but also the soft skills. I recommend building and growing a portfolio of your own images to show your technical and artistic development and skills. A demonstrated track record in any service industry (food service, retail, etc.) will demonstrate that you can work with people and satisfy their needs. Using your photo skills in volunteer areas will also grow your skills and breadth of experience.

You can often get work as a “second shooter” or assistant to professionals in your town. Your ability to take on the dirty work and learn on the job will increase your odds of success in finding entry level work.

4) What are the job duties of a photographer?

They vary highly from the job areas and the size of the business, but these are the general duties:

– Prepare marketing plans to advertise and promote your products and services

– Interact with customers on proposals to secure the job

– Prepare for photo sessions – logistics/planning, coordinating equipment, props, models, permits, etc.

– Conduct the photo session

– Edit and backup the images

– Publish and/or make the images available for customer review

– Interact with customers to develop the images into their ideal products

– Transact the sale and collect the payment

– Manage the business accounts – keep the office running

5) What is the outlook for this type of career?

There are good jobs in all of these areas. The development of high quality digital cameras has given the average person the ability to create very good images at a reasonable cost, but the professional photographer will have the training, talent, tools and motivation to make better images. Price pressure will continue to force professionals to be more cost effective.