Archive for June, 2012

June 22, 2012

Modern Wedding Book Trends: Black and White Photography

Mixing black and white photos with color gives a wedding book a certain elegance. When you view a picture your eye is drawn to colors, and when the color is removed you see more of the form and composition within an image.

Besides, some photos, especially the candid ones might look much better in B&W. They look more photojournalistic by putting the emphasis on the action and emotions as opposed to the details of the environment.

Black and White photos mixed with color images in a photojournalistic wedding book

Black and white is far from boring: With the variations of saturation, lighting and toning you can have a lot of options. Here are some examples:

MODERN WEDDING BOOK TRENDS:
Vintage Style Photography
Black and White Photography
Vignetting

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June 21, 2012

Modern Wedding Book Trends: Vintage Style Photography

Old is new this season. Vintage imitation has been in for Save the Date cards and wedding invitations for quite a while and now the trend seems to be extending to the the wedding albums. You certainly don’t want the whole wedding book to look vintage unless your wedding was staged in a vintage style – Roaring 20s, 30s Hollywood, 70s Disco…

Usually, you would want to have some vintage elements incorporated in the design. This can be sepia-toned photos, artfully grainy or faded photos for the background images of the layouts.

The book cover stylized as an old photo will make for a nice decorative element on your shelf.

Compare to the original photo below. Before converting it into sepia, PhotoHand designer retouched the image by eliminating the “view spoilers” – the pipe and the pigeon at the groom’s chest level. Then the photo was brought to the most fitting lightness and color level to produce a bright picture.

 
MODERN WEDDING BOOK TRENDS:
Vintage Style Photography
Black and White Photography
Vignetting