« on: December 23, 2013, 12:21:55 PM »
not even for the better?
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Nice! I would not have thought about using HDR in that situation. I'm assuming this is hand-held, and that it took the camera about 0.5 sec to take the 3 pics. How much shake/variation can be in images before the HDR finished image starts showing artifacts?
Also, on facebook, how many more people are going to get to see your wedding photo's than if just an album was printed and put in someone's loft?
I think you underestimate the magic of print - and its reach.
In my opinion, the couples still want to share a special moment like their wedding personally. So they won't dare to satisfy their photo-hungry friends with a lame album in the internet. They invite all their friends to their house and take a look at the photos together - even if 90% of these guys are facebook addicts.
But to answer your question:
If the couple has 75 friends on their wedding and 75 friends on facebook - well, i think the amount of the people who will see the album and who will see the photos on facebook is basically the same.
And finally: what will leave a bigger impact at potential customers a.k.a. future wedding couples?
a) a facebook album
b) a nice printed photo album
It's not hard to find the answer.
And as for "of an age"... There is a particular age in all folk where they just switch off to accepting that new things happen in life and they might have to learn new things. My grandparents still have a VCR as they refuse to learn how to use a DVD player/sky+, they begrudgingly got a new TV for the digital change over as they didn't want more than 5 channels. The guy that I first assisted photography wise gave up because he refused to go digital when all our clients requested digital images. crazily though, he had me scanning all the negatives/transparencies...
of an age = that point in life where you refuse to accept that things move on... (like the photography business model)
And what has Facebook to do with "photography business model"? I am still waiting for arguments, why it is inevitable to use Facebook.
Yes, Facebook is new (barely, it exists since nearly 10 years!) - but it is far away from being THE business solution for photographers. I think, many people overestimate the impacts of getting some attention at a social network. A lot of photographers get in touch via Facebook to market their tutorials, their courses or their books - but barely their photos. And what happen: they get in touch with other photographers/amateurs, which want to learn a lot of stuff. Where are the customers?