Photography and videography
Marriage is a life changing experience for all individuals
and hence people tying the knot wish to have the event
captured in such a way that they can relive those wonderful
moments over and over again. Photography and videography
help immortalize the wedding and the reception so that
the couple can enjoy their special day several years
down the line. To capture those special moments on film,
it is essential that a qualified person conduct photography
or videography, as it requires some skill and expertise
in handling the equipment. It is advisable that a professional
photographer or video shooter is hired so that quality
and precision of the clippings is guaranteed.
Selecting a photographer
There are certain characteristics that a good photographer
must possess. You should carefully in selecting the
right photographer to ensure that the wedding snaps
or of the best quality.
- Go through the photographer’s previous wedding
photo shoots and videos carefully to gauge his proficiency
in capturing the wedding on camera.
- Hire the photographer for some minor ceremony prior
to the big event. This will give you a fair idea of
how he works, what he is good at capturing and from
- In case you are hiring the photographer from an
agency, make sure the samples they show you are done
by the same person who will be working on your wedding
pictures and clips.
- Not everybody is confident and comfortable while
being clicked. Many people are camera shy and do not
liked to be filmed either. This necessitates for the
photographer to be friendly and have the appropriate
mannerisms to make the guests feel at ease so that
he does not have to leave someone out of the wedding
video or album.
- Meeting and interacting with the photographer prior
to the event gives you a chance of knowing him better,
which in turn provides you with the opportunity of
studying his behavior and nature. This will ensure
that you do not have an uptight, inflexible and demanding
person on your hands.
- It is very important that the photographer is dedicated
to his work. This can be determined by his preparations
for the event. Check whether he carries necessary
back up equipment, has someone to assist him so that
he can concentrate on capturing the images more than
fiddling with the apparatus, and most importantly,
is he sensitive enough to understand what aspect of
the celebration would the couple want to remember
and cherish for life, and hence shoot the same.
- Last but not the least, the price factor should
be well considered. The price put forth for his services
should be justifiable. Compare prices of two to three
photographers before coming to a conclusion.
The main difference between photography and videography
is that the former is still image capturing whereas
the latter is akin to a small motion film. Videography
is considered to be more difficult than photography
since it involves more skills and accuracy. Carrying
the camera and moving around the entire venue, capturing
relevant and beautiful clippings of friends and relatives
having fun is not an easy job. Keeping the camera steady
throughout the shoot is very strenuous, as the equipment
is heavy and walking around with it needs lot of stamina
and strength. Videography is considered more special
than photography as it captures moving pictures, which
are more real to life.