Wedding videography and wedding photography are two completely different niches. There is a common stereotype that all wedding photographers are able to take wedding videos as well. This is completely untrue. Well, even though photography and videography is very similar, the techniques to excel in them are highly different.
Just like how a photographer needs to take years to perfect his photography skills, a videographer will also need to spend a huge amount of time to perfect his videography skills. There are different considerations when taking photographs and videos. For instance, the wedding photographer will need to stabilize his hands when he is about to capture a shot. The wedding videographer, on the other hand, needs to stabilize his hands all the time when the video is recording.
Hence, if you want to purchase bridal videography services, you have got to look for wedding studios or individual wedding videographers. Some wedding photography studios have in-house bridal videographers as well. The only group of people that will not be likely to offer you videography service are the individual wedding photographers.
Wedding photographers usually will want to concentrate on taking photographs. They will not venture into professional videography. Even if they take up videography in their leisure time as a side hobby, they will still want to offer only wedding photography services. This is because a good wedding photographer will get countless of wedding photography leads in Singapore every year. He will find his schedule packed just by going for the wedding photo shoots. He has no spare time for other professional activities. Besides, if the photographers diversify their time away from photography, their photography skills may be rusty over time. This will affect their main source of income from wedding photography. It is always better to be master of one, rather than jacks of all trades.
So next time if you want to engage both bridal photography service and bridal videography service, do not be surprised that different people will be taking pictures and videos for you.
As fellow wedding photographers in Singapore, we have extreme pride and passion in our wedding photography jobs. It is this very pride and passion we have in our job that pushed us to constantly improve our photography skills and reach new plateau. We want to dedicate this post to the aspiring wedding photographers to let them understand whether they are cut out to be a good wedding photographer. In addition, this post is also for the general public to know more about the wedding photographers in Singapore who are very seldom featured in the different medias.
So, what makes a good wedding photographer?
In our opinions, a good wedding photographer must possess these traits:
1. Deep passion for photography
A deep passion can push you far into any industry you venture into. It gives you the motivation and power to continue learning the trades and skills needed in the industry. Without passion, you will find yourself slacking around and not making full use of the time to upgrade yourself to stay relevant in the industry. Your photography skills will only improve greatly over time if you have the passion for photography. If you want to come in for the money, then I will suggest you try other industry as they is not enough to push you hard enough to attain a good level of photography skills.
A wedding photographer must have an eye for details. He must notice the small details on the objects or the backgrounds when taking pictures. Any slight change in the details may affect the whole picture. In addition, he must also be detailed when doing the post photo shoot editing of the photographs so that he will be able to produce fabulous wedding photographs for the customers.
A good wedding photographer is also a caring one. He must take note of the couples’ energy levels and moods throughout the photo shoot. If he feels that the couples may be a little tired or moody, he should call for a short break to let the couples recharged and freshen up a little. The couples will feel their hearts warmed and be appreciative of this caring effort. This will also tighten the bond between the photographer and the couples.
You can see that we only focused on traits and personalities of the person instead of skills. This is because we strongly believe that with a good personality, you will be able to acquire the relevant skills eventually and succeed as a wedding photographer. If you possess these traits, we welcome you to join Grandeur Wedding Studio (www.grandeurweddingstudio.com) as an intern to learn wedding photography skills from the experts. Soon, you will be qualified enough to handle the actual wedding photo shoots.
Wedding photography in Singapore is a common wedding service that majority of the locals will get. It is already embedded in their culture to get wedding photography service on top of hosting a wedding banquet. There are many different kinds of wedding photography packages in Singapore. As a savvy spender, it is prudent to understand in detail the various options you have before signing up a wedding photography package in Singapore.
As the demand for wedding photography in Singapore is high, the prices of wedding photography packages are typically high – ranging between 2 thousand dollars to 8 thousands dollars for a standard wedding photography package. Anything below this range is not unseen, but it is critical for people to understand that those photographers who offer a lower price than the above price range are usually beginners. These photographers are using low price to entice people to sign up for their wedding photography packages. The quality of their pictures are not consistent. I will not recommend couples to opt for that option as you will not want any flaws in your wedding photographs which serve as one of the most important items in your marriage life.
A standard wedding photography package will consist of a full day photo shoot session, a wedding photo album, a make up service, and transportation provided for the entire day. There are some wedding photography boutiques that omit certain services or products such as leaving up the wedding photo album which you will need to pay additional monies on top of the wedding photography package price if you want to develop the wedding album. You must be meticulous and read the terms of the wedding photography packages carefully before signing up for them.
There are also additional value-added services and products such as an additional photographer on the scene or additional photo frames which you will need to pay extra if you want to take them up.
Most wedding photography packages will consist of photo shoots to be conducted locally. If you are signing up for a photo shoot overseas, the wedding photography packages will usually not include the cost of air tickets and accommodations overseas. Hence, you will need to take these into account and see if your budget allows for overseas photo shoot.