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the wedding block

Forum to discuss ideas around weddings, including your gear, what you need to be prepared for, and what can go wrong.

Website: http://warrenjames.co.za
Location: Gauteng, but anyone can join
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Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2016

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I was reminded about this today on another photography forum, please take the time to watch is

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZYlQ4Wv8lE

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Wedding contracts and legal issues

Started by melanie janse. Last reply by Lena Oct 10, 2014. 13 Replies

I thought of starting of a discussion in legal contracts with you and your bridal couple. How many of you have this in place. An actual wedding contract to protect you, and to protect your client. not just a one pager with saying that you will be…Continue

Tags: issues, legal, contract, Wedding

Best affordable gear for shooting weddings and low light

Started by Mercia. Last reply by Pat Wagner Nov 21, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi GuysI am new to photography industry, currently doing a basic course and I have already been so fortunate as to been asked to do 2 weddings. #FreakingOut#The first of which is in January 2014. I am busy doing research on different cameras as I…Continue

Using photos for portfolio/marketing

Started by Donita Visser. Last reply by Richard Nash Aug 2, 2013. 9 Replies

I am starting out in the business and after discussing with the client the details now they have a problem with the photos being used in my portfolio and webpages for marketing myself.How do i handle this???Continue

Wedding in Maun Botswanaw

Started by Matthew Copham. Last reply by Matthew Copham Jan 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello fellow photographers.I am getting married on the 24th May 2013 in Maun, Botswana, looking for a great wedding photographer please help!ThanksMattContinue

21 Wedding Poses...

Started by Danie Bester. Last reply by Nicolene Jul 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Check out Digital Photography School's 21 wedding poses. Hope this help ladies and gents...…Continue

Tags: digital-photography-school, wedding-poses

Wedding day agenda tips

Started by melanie janse Mar 28, 2012. 0 Replies

As photographers we know how crucial is timing for us, you need to plan the agenda way in advance with your couple to get the best out of the day, read more on my blog on the link below, and feel free to ask questions:…Continue

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Comment by Santie Korf on July 14, 2016 at 9:42

Thanks Warren!! This is very useful. 

Comment by Warren James on July 14, 2016 at 9:19

To all our students that are attending the June 2016 Wedding Workshop...

Here is the link to the article that goes about timing your wedding day. Be sure to read through it and we can discuss any questions you have about it when we get together in 2 weeks.

Wedding Planning – how to manage your wedding day for great wedding photography.

Comment by Pat Wagner on September 29, 2013 at 16:59

Hi All, I have only recently taken my love of photography to a more serious level.  I know I have A LOT TO LEARN but as I really love weddings, decided to just jump in and so far have only had happy clients.  My hubby and I work as a team and he backs me up with some of the candid shots and does video.  However, I feel I am too critical of my own work and would love to find a mentor or do a shoot as a second.  Any suggestions?

Comment by Corne Lourens on May 16, 2013 at 11:27
Gedink ek sal hierdie opsit, snaaks hoe almal van ons troues bywoon met selfone in die hande
 
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Guest Photographers or: Why You Should Have an Unplugged Wedding - PetaPixel
 
Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on January 31, 2013 at 6:58

Thank you for the response Melanie, I appresiate it.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Comment by melanie janse on January 31, 2013 at 6:42
Also not sure if I replied on your previous question of Nik software, yes colour effects and silver effects are the ones I use most, saying that I only use about 2 actions in Nik colour effects software :) but the other point I want to raise is that if you are switching from windows to Mac, you don't need to buy an additional license for this, you just need to contact Nik and tell them you are switching, they will issues you with a new license co and deactivate the windows code at no cost
Comment by melanie janse on January 31, 2013 at 6:40
Hi Amelia, florabella is great, but like any other preset you would need to adjust it to suit your style, but it's a great way to start and then just twig the layers to fit your needs, I never use the straight out of the box. I would suggest you start with Florabella Luxe as the rest are actually just a variation on those actions and you can pretty much get all the other sets by just twitting the layers on this one set. http://www.florabellacollection.com/florabella-luxe-photoshop-actio...
Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on January 30, 2013 at 20:44

Hi Melanie, I want to know if you can reccommend Florabella actions to use in a editing workflow.  And if positive which collection should I start with?  Do you have any other suggestions for actions for PS that I can look at.  Your advise will be highly appreciated.

Comment by melanie janse on October 25, 2012 at 19:46
Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on August 27, 2012 at 15:58

Hi Melanie, just a quick question WRT editing programmes.  Would you advise to buy the NIK software full package or is the colour Effex and Silver Effex enough?  Since I changed to mac I need to get my own software for it and is now gradually busy getting Mac compatible software.  I only had the colour and silver effex on windows, but since I ha various comp problems I only edited with LR until I could afford the other software.  Will appreciate your advice ont this.  Also do you use any other software that might be useful to know of: like mcp action plugins for PS ect.  Thanks.

 

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