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fine art lifestyle photography
What is fine art lifestyle wedding photography?
I use digital photography and natural light to create elegant, compelling, emotion-filled images of unscripted moments in your wedding day.
Do you provide direction for posing?
Less direction from the photographer means that you are paying more attention to each other, creating opportunities for images that capture the emotion of the occasion. As an exception, some direction is provided to organize groups shots of the wedding party, family, and friends, when such formal portraits are requested.
Do we need to come up with a shot list?
Since a photojournalistic approach means capturing action as it occurs, a "shot list" is not necessary. As a wedding photographer, I am familiar with the general flow of wedding ceremonies and am prepared for most situations. However, I do like to attend your rehearsal, to observe first hand how your ceremony will unfold and howyour officiant likes to handle things. What is helpful is understanding those parts of your wedding that are unique and that need special treatment photographically.
Would you like a copy of the timeline for events on the wedding day?
Absolutely! The more I can understand about when and where things will be happening, the better prepared I can be to put myself at the right place at the right time to capture special moments as they occur.
Do you use assistants?
I prefer to work alone. Second shooters and assistants tend to be more intrusiive. Shooting alone, I am better able to blend in. This results in more authentic images.
Do you use lighting equipment? Tripod?
I prefer to use ambient light wherever possible. It is less intrusive and more natural, and the high level of sensitivity of professional camera sensors and fast lenses makes artificial light less necessary. Most shots are hand-held. Where there are no other good options, I use on-camera speedlights or tripod or both.
What's in your camera bag?
Canon professional level camera and lenses (5D Mark II DSLR + EF L lenses).
Do we get images on a CD?
Yes. You will receive a CD with edited select high-resolution images - processed and manually adjusted by the photographer for exposure, color, white balance, contrast, sharpness - and sized for sharing on the web and printing.
How many images will you take? How many images will we get?
I work deliberately to capture great images. So, quality counts more than quantity. Nonetheless, I typically shoot 60+ images per hour of coverage; after editing, this typically results in about 30+ images per hour. So, for a full day (ten hours), there would be about 300+ images available. Of those, some 50 to 150 would create a complete story of your day (for example, in an album or coffee table book).
What about copyright vs. usage license?
As the artist who creates the images, I retain copyright.
You receive a license for all personal use, permitting you to post images on the web, and print images wherever you like. You are restricted, however, from any commercial uses.
How long have you been a professional photographer?
I have been a ardent photographer my whole life, and became a professional photographer in 2000. My experience includes commercial, industrial, architectural/interiors, landscape, travel, and wedding photography.
What are your favorite types of photography?
I love creating fine art images -- for weddings, portraits, landscape, and architecture.
Where can I see samples of your work?
In addition to this website -- www.nasbephoto.com -- some favorites from my work and from personal projects and interests are posted on my blog at blog.nasbephoto.com.
How do you handle travel and expenses?
To minimize the risk of last minute travel disruptions, I prefer to spend the night before the wedding as close as possible to the first shoot location. For very long wedding day coverage, wedding night accommodations might also be required. For destination weddings, two nights before the wedding would be typical - arrive on thursday, scout the local area and venues and attend the rehearsal on friday, shoot the wedding on saturday, and depart on sunday. Where expenses are involved, they will be included in the fee quoted; i will make my own travel arrangements.
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