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Key Differences Between Wedding Photographer and Videographer

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Photography and videography are two distinct mediums that can be used to capture the memories of a special event, such as a wedding. While they may seem similar at first glance, they are actually quite different in terms of the way they capture and preserve your special memories.

Photography is the art of still images

Photography, at its core, is the art of capturing still images. A photographer will use a camera to take a series of photographs that capture different moments and perspectives of the event. These photographs can then be printed, framed, and displayed as a reminder of your special day. Photography is great for capturing specific moments, such as a first kiss or the cutting of the wedding cake. It also allows for creative control over lighting, composition and editing.

Videography in motion

Videography, on the other hand, is the art of capturing moving images. Your wedding videographer will use a video camera to record the event as it unfolds, capturing the movement, sound, and atmosphere of the event. This will allow you to relive the experience as if you were still there, seeing the emotions and reactions of the couple, guests, and other people involved in the wedding.
One of the biggest benefits of having both photography and videography at a Cairns wedding is that they complement each other. Photography is great for capturing specific moments and details, while videography is great for capturing the overall atmosphere and emotions of the event. Together, they provide a complete and comprehensive record of the wedding day.

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A winning combination

Another benefit of having both is that they can tell different stories. Photographs often capture the traditional, posed moments of the day, however videography can capture the candid, unscripted moments that make your wedding so special.

Additionally, videography can be used in a variety of ways, from the traditional wedding video to the more modern social media video teasers, video invites and even video messages to the couple on their wedding anniversary.

Having a videographer at your wedding in Cairns or Port Douglas will also allow you to relive your special day in a way that photographs alone cannot. You’ll hear the vows, speeches, and music, and see the reactions of your loved ones. It also allows for you to share your day with those who were unable to attend the event. Discover our photography & videography packages here.

Summary

In conclusion, both photography and videography have their own unique benefits for capturing the memories of your wedding. While photography is great for capturing specific moments and details, videography is great for capturing the overall atmosphere and emotions of the event. Together, they provide a complete and comprehensive record of the wedding day that can be enjoyed and shared for years to come.

At Focus Imagery in Cairns, we specialise in both wedding photography and videography so that you can enjoy the memories of your special day in so many ways.

 

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