before & after

My Photography Style

I like to take a journalistic approach to my wedding photography. With a mix of alternative and artistic influences, shooting is always fun! Getting things right in camera is essential, I tend to shoot with a wide aperture to allow lots of soft, beautiful light into the images.  And I always shoot in RAW format.

What is RAW?

RAW is a camera file that stores LOADS of extra information about your photo. To give you a very basic understanding of how this works, I'll quickly talk about f-stops (a measurement of light). Our eyes can see 18 f-stops (wow!!), this means we can still see lots of details in both highlights and shadows. Film camera's can see 12 f-stops, which is very impressive. Professional digital camera's can see roughly 6 f-stops (depending on the camera), these (along with extra white balance info) are captured by the RAW file. If you shoot straight to jpg, you loose all of this information. How do you make the most of this extra information? Whether you're shooting film or digital, this comes down to how you process your image.

SOOCR

SOOCR (or straight out of camera raw), shows the image exactly as it is captured in it's RAW format. Straight out of the camera like this, with no processing at all, and this file won't even look as good as a jpg. Jpg files are the camera's automatic interpretation of the image, and so it has technically already been automatically processed. Whereas the RAW file has had no processing done, and it can look very flat and lifeless, often even too soft. Here are examples of 2 engagement photos one straight out of camera and the other edited and ready for file delivery. 

Before (SOOCR)

After (Final Edit)

Engagement Photos Mudgee
Engagement photos
Switzerland Wedding Orchard

What do you receive?

You'll receive all the edited files on a USB optimised for printing and web sharing. If you've still got some unanswered questions please get in touch. 

Matt Teague

Feather & Birch Photography