Originally Posted by srwatters
If you're gonna shoot wedding dresses, toss out the 6K white balance. Daddy pays lots of money for a white dress and mommy wants to see it white. I had to rethink things when shooting bridals. YMMV.
Originally Posted by JonScott
True...*BUT*...If they want BobbyG that's because they want BobbyG style images...Not BobbyG shooting Brides R Us...A delicate balance has to be struck.
Bobby, the biggest thing is to remember that they're not interviewing you to see if they want to use you as much as YOU are interviewing THEM to see if you want them as a client. Remember, they are coming to you first, not the other way around.
I believe the dress would appear whiter on a print than it does on the screen, because of the light, almost white, area that surrounds images posted. The color value numbers on my screen are 233, 233, 233 on the left, and 245, 245, 255 on the right. So the right side, or the area where the text appears, has a tad more blue. When I covered the surrounding area with black paper and viewed only the image, I saw a much whiter dress.
This is one reason I always hated wedding albums with white inserts. Those always made the dress look off-white.
That being said, Scott is right. If the dress looks too off color the moms get wacky, and I have seen more than one creative wedding photographer have to make some drastic changes because they thought otherwise.
In my 37+ years of shooting weddings, I learned a portrait of the dress, on the bride, instead of a portrait of the bride in
the dress is what mothers are buying. I often wondered if you could just sell a portrait of the dress on a mannequin.