iPhone First: Wedding Photographers use iPhones for Photos and Video of Luxury Wedding
Creators say others should say “I do” to iPhones for weddings
Orlando, Fla. – (December 9, 2010) – iPhones are trusty tools for taking photos and videos of vacations, holiday celebrations and other special moments, but no bride-to-be has ever trusted her wedding day to an iPhone – until now.
The two professionals have collaborated on wedding shoots all over the world. What started as a “What if…” turned into a “Wow!” when they were finished.
“At first we just wanted to see if it could be done,” said Adams. “But when we were finished, we realized what we had done was bridge the gap between photo and video and create a professional-looking product that people can easily access and share.”
Flor volunteered his November wedding for the experiment. Adams used two iPhone 4s to shoot pictures. Flor’s associate videographer also used an iPhone 4. Housings were used for the phones that allowed them to change lenses, as well as provided handles and mounts for a light, microphone and tripod. An assistant helped with lighting.
“The phones are so small, it made it easy for us to be unobtrusive,” said Adams. “People were very comfortable around the small cameras. We were not an intrusion into their wedding.”
Common software was used for editing the images and video.
The end result?
“I was amazed at the quality of the photos coming from the iPhone 4, and completely blown away by them after they were edited,” said Adams, who also printed a handful of the photos.
“When you look at the prints, we don’t think you can tell the difference between the SLR photos and the iPhone photos,” Flor said.
Adams and Flor say there are several things that people can take away from their successful iPhone experiment.
“We proved that the iPhone technology is advanced enough to handle an event like a wedding, and simple enough that it doesn’t take a lot of experience or extra equipment to shoot high-quality video and pictures,” said Adams. “The user still has to have some creativity and a good eye, but this gives them a great tool.”
“We want to show the millions of people running around with iPhones in their pocket that the photo and video possibilities are endless,” said Flor.
The two just launched iphoneshooters.com to share the iPhone wedding material, as well as serve as an online community for iPhone users to share images, video and ideas. They may offer iPhone wedding photography as an option for their customers, and see it as a growing trend in wedding photography.
“A wedding shot on an iPhone extends the experience and allows it to be easily shared with others through Facebook and other social media platforms,” said Adams. “Soon we’ll see people sharing photos and video right from their wedding.”
Downloadable images and embeddable video of the iPhone wedding are available at iphoneshooters.com
Posted by Wellons Communications, an Orlando public relations firm.