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#1 dgsjsu

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    Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:17 AM

    I am very concerned because my photographer is somewhat new to doing photography and I am concerned that some of the ideal pictures that I want might not get taken.

    Do you think that it is rude or improper to send pictures to my photographer on pictures that I want her to take?

    Also does anyone know roughly how much a videographer would be just for approx 3 hours? I am debating on if I need one or not.

    Thank you in advance everyonbe.

    #2 jayreilly

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      Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:02 AM

      i dont think it is rude. i think this is a conversation that should have taken place perhaps a bit sooner. maybe before booking them...but expectations should be checked a bit. look at your photograghers images on the web site...do you like them?

      BUT...you should ask to see an entire wedding...and that is what you can expect for your wedding set. but i think talking to the photographer to make sure your on the same page as far as the tone, the style shot.

      The difficult thing is that it is easy for you to copy your favorite photos from a variety of weddings and mix them all together and hope that is what you get...but in reality, this is your wedding and your wedding images should be creative, orginal and unique to you and your husband/wife...

      if that makes any sense?


      #3 dgsjsu

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        Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:57 AM

        Yes we did look at some of the pictures on the website and I do like what I saw. We are having our engagement pictures soon so I guess we will get to look at those and hopefully they will turn out fine. Thank you for your reply.

        #4 Jenn

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          Posted 31 December 2007 - 10:27 AM

          I'm sure some of the resident photogs will chime in soon, but I don't think it is rude. If there is something in particular you want, you should let your photographer know. I wouldn't map out how you want them to shoot the whole day, but a little direction on what you want from your images should be ok if done in the right way :)

          #5 PaulSchrank

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            Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:28 PM

            A Videographer will start at $200/hour but a poor video is pretty worthless because you'l never watch it. If some sort of document of the day is all you want then you're better off having a friend or family member do it for free. 3 hours of quality video will run $1200 and up. About 3K for something that will look great on a big flatscreen TV and that will be something you want to watch over and over and show to everyone you know.

            A quality videographer will shoot with 2 or more cameras and shoot in high definition. Delivering in High Def is a bit tricky and expensive now but the high def cameras will produce far superior results on a standard DVD. The new HDTVs really show the flaws in obsolete or cheap cameras.

            If you choose to do it yourself I suggest two camcorders. One on a tripod near a speaker for a steady shot with good sound. You can edit this together with a handheld camcorder getting the close ups and have a decent video. Nobody can watch more than 3 minutes of handheld camcorder video with bad sound.

            #6 dgsjsu

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              Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:49 AM

              Thank you for all the information. I am really glad that there are people that can answer all these questions that I have....Now I have to find someone to take the video.

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