« on: January 13, 2015, 11:10:00 PM »
I try to learn from whatever comes along. In this case, I'm learning...
- There are videographers that really need to learn how to work as professionals at a wedding.
- There are still photographers that want to share how their work was possibly ruined by unprofessional videographers.
- After the videographer finally releases the video that came from their amateur behavior at the wedding it turns out to be... surprise... amateur.
- Once the photographer follows up with the forum about how things turned out... he gets grief for it.
BONUS QUESTION - Should the photographer have started the thread or followed up on the the thread later? Was this professional and would it offend his client?
This last point is one I think deserves more consideration. I think it is akin to, "What would your mother say?" or "What would Miss Manners say?" And I understand the point. Would the bride feel it is an invasion of privacy to have her wedding video viewed by strangers for critique? With all due respect, this is a semi-obscure forum. By that I mean that it's not facebook, twitter or some other mega public place that millions of folks visit and things tend to 'go viral' in minutes. It's a photography forum visited by photography nerds who are commenting on nerdy photography stuff. If the bridal client (or the videographer) were to be introduced to it, what would they think? Well, that's the OP's problem, isn't it? He could have never brought this up in the first place. But he did and we responded. We aren't debating whether the bride or the family is ugly, fat or a bunch of yokels. We are debating whether the video has good editing, good white balance or good length. So I don't think the bride would care or even understand what the heck we are talking about. And I also say that if the videographer stopped in, he might learn something. The thread would likely take on a whole other tone of assistance.
But that's just me trying to be positive. I think the video is great for an amateur but not so great for a professional. So like I said, I hope it didn't cost much.
As for the still images, I understand the underwhelming response but I assumed there were more we didn't see and those were just some fun candids. Hopefully anyway!