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The different type of images…

September 11th, 2009

As clients of a photographer, whether it would be a portrait photographer, an engagement photographer or wedding photographer, you need to understand the different types of images that are delivered to you at different stages of the delivery process. The three types of images are:

  • SOOC
  • Proof
  • Final

The first type of image that your photographer may never let you see is the picture that comes straight-out-of-the-camera otherwise known as SOOC.  The SOOC images are untouched and they are not in their final form. The second type of image is the Proof.  Proof images are the ones that as a client of a wedding photographer, you will get to see and review.  You get to select from these images to go into your wedding album(s).  Proofs are often color corrected, have contrast boosted, cropped and/or sharpened.  Final images are those that are fully touched-up and are of higher quality.  These images may go into your wedding albums, signature album or blown up onto a canvas print.

The image below was taken with my backup camera, Canon 30D with the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 lens while we were at Legoland in Carlsbad.

The left image below is the SOOC image.  It came straight out of the camera with no corrections.  The image to the right of it is the Proof.  The SOOC image is darker than the proof.  Although it doesn’t look bad, it could use a little work.  The Proof was lightened, had contrast boosted and sharpened.

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The image below is the Final version.  It is ready for professional printing.  This image took a bit of time to process.  Blemishes and dark circles were removed, skin was smoothen, the face and shoulder was lightened, flare from sun was enhanced, image was then converted to black and white, then whole image was sharpened and finally the eyes, nose and lips were enhanced.

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I had a fun time at Legoland over the Labor Day weekend and hope you now have a better understanding of the different type of images available.

Sincerely,

Kien – contact me if you need a wedding photographer in Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire or other areas  in Southern California.



Ventura Wedding Photography | Trisha & Joseph

September 4th, 2009

A few week back, my friend John Leocadio and I photographed a beautiful outdoor beach wedding at The Yellow Umbrellas located at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, CA.  The weather was a very pleasant 75 degrees making it extremely nice for us and all the friends and family members who attended Trisha & Joseph’s beautiful beach wedding.  Here are some photos from their lovely wedding.  The wedding venue info is located below for your convenience.  Be sure to check out The Yellow Umbrellas  if you’d like to have a beach wedding in Ventura.

The Yellow Umbrellas
San Buenaventura State Beach
Harbor Blvd & San Jon Road
Ventura, California

(805) 794-8427
info@theyellowumbrellas.com

Here are some photos from this very special wedding day for Trisha & Joseph!  If you’d like to have me photograph your wedding, click here to contact me!

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We had the cutest flower girl for this wonderful wedding.
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I love the way Trisha had her hair up.
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The bridesmaids were absolutely gorgeous.
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I had an awesome time shooting this wedding.  Congratulations Trisha and Joseph!  Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer.

Sincerely,

Kien – contact me if you need a wedding photographer in Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire or other areas  in Southern California.



Elaine & Hieu Sneak Peak | 05.09.09

May 14th, 2009

The year is Nineteen-Eighty.  I had just landed in Orange County via a year-long journey that began on a boat in Vietnam to the Philippines to Orange County, California.  The first friend I made was Hieu.  We were in the first grade.  He lived a few blocks away.  We used to cut through a long alley to get to our homes.  Over the years we grew up together collecting the first print of Transformers No. 1 to Spiderman, played video games and hung out.  There were good times and some bad times.  We went to the same junior high and part of high school together.  During college, we worked together and learned the ropes.  Since then, nine years past by.  We lost touch along the way before reuniniting again.  This past Saturday Hieu finally got married and I was there to capture some special moments of Elaine and Hieu’s special day.

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