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A Techno Look at Wedding Photography

Thanks to today's technology, there are numerous styles and techniques that professional videographers can use to tell your storybook tale. It can be done in a cinematic or documentary style, or a creative combination of them both. Digital video (DV) and analog (non-digital) cameras are used to make the recording. With crisper images, its compact size and new-found affordability, digital video is becoming the camera of choice these days. Keep in mind that cameras, such as 3-Chip Digitals, which have higher lines of resolution will produce better quality pictures.

With the aid of your videographer, who is typically paid a flat fee or by the hour, you can add personal touches to your video, such as favorite songs, a meaningful narrative, or footage and photos of the two of you when you were younger and/or while on your honeymoon. Special effects can also enhance the quality of your movie, though be wary of going overboard with them. Filters and color can help create certain moods or soften a look, as can the speed of the footage and the type of transitions (fades, dissolves, etc.) used between the scenes.

Completed videos can be formatted on analog videotapes (VHS) or Digital Video Discs/Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs). DVDs last longer than VHS' standard 15 years, duplicate better, and can be made into slideshows. Couples who don't own a DVD player often purchase both formats - the DVD as their master copy and the VHS to watch on their VCR.

Some couples are going tech by renting quality, digital cameras for their guests or designated individuals to take candid wedding day photos and videos. Many of these cameras, which come with detailed instructions, are available from online services which post the pictures on a secure web site shortly after the wedding. Guests can also upload photos from their own cameras onto this site. In addition to prints, compact discs (CDs), and DVD slideshows can be purchased via these sites by the happy couple, their family and friends.

In addition to videography, many couples are using the Internet to create online wedding albums that can be added to their wedding web page or emailed to their family and friends. These services, which work directly with the couple's photographer, provide a secure site for the bride and groom, their family and friends to view, share and order professional prints of the


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