The Importance of Professional Lighting
Look at the
following examples and you will see just how important professional photography
lighting is in the quality of your cherished photos.
Click Hereto see a larger version of the images to your left. (You must be
connected to the Internet) Notice how the image on the left appears much
"warmer", and there are no shadows on the Curtain. The image on the left shows
all the detail of the dress in the bust area, while the image on the right has
very little bust detail. The image on the left has much more "dimensionality"
in the facial area as well.
We care very much about the quality of
lighting and the huge impact it has on your cherished portraits. We are able to
offer such high quality only because we take the time to do things right and
that means using a photographers assistant to create beautiful lighting
techniques like those on the image on the left. Now you can see just how
important the photographers assistant is in creating a proper mood with
Look at the
images below, and you will also see the lighting effects created from proper
and improper lighting. It is very important for us to point these lighting
things out to you (and more) so that you will be much better educated when
making your choices about how to choose the best wedding photographer to meet
and exceed your expectations of quality and value.
for a larger
version of this image. Notice in the image here that there are
harsh shadows in the image
on the left, the dress detail in the bust can not
be seen, and the dress is starting to turn
a light blue color. Why?
Here again the image on the left has been photographed the "lazy mans" way,
without the use of a photographers assistant, using a flash mounted on the
camera. The image on the right has been photographed with professional lighting
and a photographers assistant; what a difference in the quality!
Make a point to ask photographers if they use an
assistant and light disk and umbrella lighting. You deserve the best quality
that money can buy.
You see, only the best
professional photographers, like us, include a photographers assistant, so that
you are assured of the best quality images being delivered to you. In addition
to lighting techniques (both indoors and outdoors) the assistant also pays very
close attention to details like cuff lengths, "foofing" the veil to give it a
wind swept look, and much much more!
Our image and technical quality rivals the best of the best
photographers. We often hear tales of photographers who do not give out
negatives and their justification that they do not because they want to control
the quality of the images leaving their studio. We agree fully with this
statement and that is why all our images have the extra attention to lighting
and quality, as you can see in the above examples. Our images are amongst the
absolute best that money can buy, even at reprint rates 1/4 of that of many
other companies. Wedding reprints can be a significant factor in hidden extra
costs as in the following example. Twenty retouched and lacquer protected 8 x
10's from Alan's Award Winning Photography is just $280.00, many other firms
will charge easily $800.00 for the identical quality images, printed on the
identical photographic paper. You saved $420.00 by choosing Alan's Award
Winning Photography! We can offer such fantastic savings due to $5,000 lower
monthly over heads than many studios.
Your cherished wedding portraits will last the longest and look
their best from Alan's Award Winning Photography Photography. How you may ask?
We put a protective coating
on your wedding album portraits that
protects them from moistures, oils and fading.
We retouch portraits
by literally painting the photo so that
bright and shiny areas on your skin are "blended" to look
natural and the best possible
Make a point to ask photographers if they
take the time to care about protective coating protection and portrait
retouching. Your Alan's Award Winning Photography wedding portraits show the
quality and caring that only a true professional will offer.
Take a look at the following photo retouching samples
and see for yourself how great your portraits will look when retouched by
Alan's Award Winning Photography. Notice how the top image looks much less
shiny than the bottom image. This is what we mean by blending the bright and
or on the image to see a larger
version (you must be connected via modem).