Wedding Photographer Tips and Advice
I believe in educating the client so that they can make an informed decision when
choosing the right wedding photographer. These are questions that I have been asked
and I certainly recommended that you ask them to all of your prospective Calgary photographers.
Do you have experience with outdoor and indoor photography?
Absolutely! A good photographer should be able to adjust
to different lighting conditions. Outdoor is relatively easy, for a pro
or amateur, due to the general availability of natural sunlight. Indoor is much
tougher, you need more experience and proper equipment to handle the challenging
Can you show examples of indoor photography?
Half of my portfolio is shot indoors, whether on-demand at events, or in a controlled
studio environment. This is a great way to weed out the good
from the potentially bad photographers. Inexperienced photographers only show outdoor
photos. Natural lighting is great, just don't fall for that sales pitch.
Look for bad lighting, and ugly flash skill. Flash can be amazing when done properly.
Do you have experience with flash photography?
Whether it's outdoor or indoor, I know how to use flash and when to combine it with
natural light. I don't fool you by claiming to "only shoot
natural light". This is your wedding, flash will be required at some point.
A photographer unskilled with flash will end up taking harsh-looking photos.
Can you show me some prints?
Without hesistation, I will show why the art of print-making
is the truest expression of photography. Digital webshots, online galleries,
and slideshow DVD's are nice and convenient, but prints offer something tangible,
and make a lasting impression.