Disposable cameras at weddings

A wedding or sweet 16 is not cheap. Today, more and more consumers are trying different alternatives to lower their out-of-pocket. The problem with that is that sometimes consumers don’t know where to cut corners or try to cut corners where they shouldn’t. Instead of having a photographer, some people try to cut their expenses by using disposable cameras at weddings. They are an easy and less expensive alternative to get pictures at you wedding, but there are some consequences that most consumers don’t think about. One of the problems you will face when using disposable cameras at weddings is to get your guests to actually use them. Most of the times guests forget or don’t even acknowledge that there are cameras on the tables. Even when announcements are made, some of your guests will have a hard time remembering to snap shots and will fail to capture the special moments on film. Often, kids grab a hold of the cameras and what you’ll get is a load of pictures of the floor, ceiling, shoes, half bodies and blurry nose shots. Similarly, most of your guests will only take an average of about 4-6 pictures per camera, wasting lots of film and squandering your investment. The idea behind disposable cameras is that you want your guests to get pictures of your wedding from their point of view; assuming they use them the way you’re hoping they will. I’ve seen drunk guests taking pictures of the waitresses and service staff. Although it’s pretty hilarious, it’s yet another example of how unresourceful and unproductive disposable cameras at weddings could be. Another...

Benefits of Digital Wedding Albums

Digital photography offers a wide range of exciting possibilities for weddings, sweet 16s, quinceañeras and other events.  Today’s wedding album reflects a personal display of a couple’s long lasting memories by narrating the story of their wedding day thru images. One of the advantages of having a digital wedding album is that you are no longer bound by the format and layout of a classic album. With digital books, you can place photos anywhere on the page and use different layouts and photo sizes. This means that you can have a creative album with more photos per page without having to choose which photos to leave out. For a more breathtaking design, you can use some of your photos as background images in your album. Another great benefit of digital wedding albums is the ability to make your flush mount or coffee table book individual and personal by adding graphics, effects, text, borders and different layouts. Digital photography can also provide a fast turnaround of proofs. They can be saved on a high resolution DVD or featured on a website for secure online proofing or sharing. With digital photos you can create a slideshow and display them on a digital album frame. You can also create screensavers or transfer images to your phone. Magazine style/digital albums provide a broad range of capabilities and printing options. Photographers can play with the color spectrum by turning a photo image to black and white or sepia, while leaving dresses or roses their original color. They can blur backgrounds, create lighting effects or enhance romantic settings. Aside from a better quality and design,...

Choosing Photo Albums & Design

For someone who is getting married for the first time, selecting photography options, albums, layouts and design can be quite complicated. There are so many choices and options available that you can spend months researching and narrowing your preferences. It doesn’t help that wedding professionals often apply different marketing terms to photo albums for advertising purposes, leaving you all the more confused. In this post, we’ll attempt to summarize some of the terms used for wedding albums and make it easier for  you to understand the language and make your selection. Photo Books/Albums Albums range in many designs. Some albums have traditional slipped-into compartments; Others are heavy paper books with adhesive pages where photos can be glued or attached; While others are digital books with digitally printed photos. Self-Mounted Photo Album This album is the most traditional album. It contains plastic sheets that can feature photos in any desired pattern. Most photographers and studios don’t use this type of old fashion albums as it has been replaced by more elegant designs. Matted Album This albums feature an insert frame in which photos can be mounted. They come with mats (which usually have to be purchased) that lay over the photo and stick to the album using adhesive corners. Digital Photo Books Here’s where confusion often arises. Magazine style wedding albums, digital books, coffee table book, art book, storybook, flush mount and montage albums all fall under the general “DIGITAL ALBUM” category. Digital albums have photos digitally printed onto pages and give the album designer limitless designing and arrangement possibilities. They can differ in layout, size, style and quality. You...
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