With such advanced technology that we have available to us today, everyone wants to capture their loved one's moments from their personal perspective. At weddings, they like to get that "perfect shot" of the bride walking down the aisle and the post father-daughter dance hug, but is this creating a problem for professional photographers, like myself? As a professional wedding photographer, I have run into both scenarios: having wedding guests taking pictures and having wedding guests fully unplugged from their devices. While I do encourage photos to be taken by guests at certain moments, after reading this wonderful article about the differences between having an unplugged wedding and a tech-filled wedding, I have to admit, I am fully for the unplugged wedding and I may even opt for one myself when I get married!
Now, I want to hear what you guys think! Is today's technology getting in the way of enjoying life's special moments? Or is it helping capture moments from a different perspective?
UNPLUGGED or PLUGGED? Comment below and tell me what you think.
"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy
"You don’t take a photograph, you make it." Ansel Adams
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." – Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."– Imogen Cunningham
"You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper." – William Albert Allard
"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." – Ansel Adams
"It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get." – Timothy Allen