Methods of Viewing and Presenting Your Wedding and Portrait Photography
Once you’re wedding day is over or you’ve experienced a portrait photography shoot, the next step is to gothrough your proof images decide how to present the finished photographs. There are several ways for a photographer to show proofss to a customer. Some photographers like to build a web gallery, others like to present the proofs as watermarked images on a memory stick or DVD. I like to have a personal viewing of the wedding or portrait session in the studio on a large screen. That way I can relax with the customer and talk through the images, answering any questions as we go through the images. I can also go through the variety of products on offer, which brings us to the next step in the process, choosing the final presentation for your wedding and portrait photography.
There are a wide range of possibilities when it comes to presentation, including memory sticks, CDs, albums and books and a wide variety of wall mounted products such as traditional frames, box frames, canvases, multi images and much more.
I strongly believe that photographs should be finished and presented for the wall and in albums and books so they can be seen by family and friends, whether hanging in a room or perused in book format. Digital files are fine for limited presentation methods but photographs should be seen on the wall or in books.
Albums and books
There are a wide variety of albums and books on the market from a wide range of manufacturers. I use GraphiStudio products which are top quality handmade albums and books from Italy. They come in a variety of finishes including leather, silk, metal and perspex and in a wide range of sizes and colours.
Wall art for
Seeing your images framed and hung in your house or office is fantastic. I’ve had many comments from customers who have had friends and neighbours who have been very impressed by family portraits or wedding images seen on the wall. It’s a great way to present your photographs.
I use a local framer for my photographic work, both wedding and portrait photography related and my personal exhibition work. She is also based in Meadowmill which allows for a great personal touch. I have a way I like my mounts and frames to be finished and it’s grat to be able to discuss my requirements without taking too much time from the studio.
Now don’t get me wrong, digital files are fine in certain circumstances but for presentation of wedding and portrait photography nothing beats a framed image or a portfolio of images presented in book/album form.
Digital files are ideal for social media profiles, to allow your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to see your images. They are good for showing a portfolio of work on a tablet or smartphone.
I have trialled a method of presenting an album of work on a tablet and smartphone and will be implementing this as an extra shortly.
If you would like to see my methods of presentation please call me on 07929213965 or get in touch using the contact form. I have a variety of albums, books and frames in the studio and there is no obligation to book me as your photographer if my style isn’t for you.