Hybrid Wedding Photography

I am in several photography clubs in the Seattle area so I’ve met a fair amount of photographers of all types. Many of them are wedding and portrait photographers so much of my inspiration comes from their work that comes across my Facebook newsfeed. Just in the last couple of weeks I’ve seen two different takes on hybrid wedding photography and engagement sessions.

Cinemagraphs for Weddings

The first one I saw was created by Jennifer Tai, a portrait and wedding photographer in the Seattle area. She created an engagement cinemagraph (a moving portrait) using Photoshop CS6 and it was by the customers request so they can display it during their wedding. Customers are starting to demand these and she has had to learn how to create these. Jennifer has decided to add these to her portfolio for future clients starting in 2014.

Wedding Photographer Jennifer Tai uses Cinemagraphs with her traditional work.

Wedding Photographer Jennifer Tai uses Cinemagraphs with her traditional work.

Giulio recently posted about these and has been creating them for a while using iPhone apps echograph and more recently, Flixel. It’s nice to know that these can be created using Photoshop too. I’ve only played around with echograph briefly and it is very easy to use and it’s even free. Now that I know CS6 can also do these I may have to play around with making these using videos from my Olympus OMD.

Slow Motion Photo Booths

Everyone has seen photo booths set up at weddings and events. The booth captures photos of the guests during the event and at the end of the day a slide show is presented for all to enjoy. Well this takes it to a whole other level that is even more fun and exciting. Take the concept of a photo booth and add movement to it, in the form of slow motion video and you have something really special.  This particular video was taken with a fancy Red Epic camera but you can do something similar using cameras like the GH3 that has slow motion built into the camera. You can always slow the video down in post but depending on the technique,  the quality might suffer. This video was taken by a video production company in Seattle called Super Frog Saves Tokyo.

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3 Responses to Hybrid Wedding Photography

  1. Heather - MirrorLessons September 5, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    The first photo is very effective. You hardly notice the subtle movement of the grass at first glance. Just lovely.

  2. Chris September 6, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    the effect looks fantastic, great work!


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