IMHO, in every wedding event, one of the best and fun moments is the part where the bouquet gets launched into the air.
Wait. What bouquet? Where is it? If it's not there, what are they doing? A little practice run before the actual thing?
Not really: it just so happened that the bride threw the bouquet a bit too high. :)
As I mentioned before in one of my old posts, for more than 8 months I was left to fend for myself against the outside world without a computer to aid me in my profession as a photographer.
I could recall the days where I had to rely on my friends for help just to transfer some shots to a hard-drive that was not even my own. Every time I would end a photo coverage, I would sometimes give the memory cards to my clients, giving them a stern warning to take good care of it, since it is, after all, the only storage device on the planet that houses those precious shots. Lose the card, or have it "accidentally" corrupted, and the entire coverage is gone, and a myriad of precious memories are brought to nonexistence because of it. Of course, eventually, the cards return to me, but I didn't have the capability to back them up in a separate hard drive at home. So the files remained there. And when the time came for all my memory cards to reach maximum capacity, I had no choice but to buy more cards. As of now, it's a good thing, since I have quite a number of memory cards, all of which I have found to be highly reliable and durable, since the files in them remained uncorrupted overtime, no matter how many photos I stuff in, or how often I use them, which is a lot.
Storage is one thing, processing the photos is another. The best "computer" that I had during those times was none other than my trusty iPad. Sure, there was (and is still) no real Mobile Photoshop CSWhatever app from Adobe, save for a Photoshop Express App that does basically 5% (and by five, I'm being generous here) of what CS5 can actually give you - cropping, rotating, and other basic features. There was, however, this great app called Tiffen Photo FX Ultra (yes, this app was developed by the same company that produces on of the highest quality lens filters found in the industry) which allows me to do some moderate processing on the photos, from the standard color retouching, image masking, up to the healing and cloning tools. Yes, I once used this app to do posts on a lot of photos, including a set of wedding photos which were printed to 12 x 18 inch sizes, but as far as batch processing is concerned, this still left me wanting for more.
For a good head-start this 2012, I am pleased to announce that I now include the creation of photobooks as an add-on for my products and services.
This is a 40-page, hardbound book, containing forty 8 x 10 inch photos, all printed in premium matte photo paper (other paper types are also available). The thick pages are edged with luxurious black paper lining, and metal corners are fitted on each for that elegant feel, as well as to protect the pages themselves.
The whole book is bound in padded leatherette, and a magnetized flap clamps the covers shut when this is stowed in the shelves.
Of course, all photos are meticulously picked, placed, and processed by yours truly, to ensure that each memorable moment may be reminisced every time you open a page.
For those interested, you may contact me at my email address or phone number for further details.
*prices and details are subject to change without prior notice