Images are Everything
It's simple. The wedding dresses with the
clearest and most descriptive images, sell the quickest. If
possible, provide 3 images of your wedding dress, 1 x front
view, 1 x size view, and 1 x rear view.
|This image displays the bride's
dress in the full range of required poses, side, front
and rear. From this image it is easy to get an idea
of the dress style.
Try to avoid images that have guests in
the background, or general clutter.
Try to avoid submitting 'happy snaps' of
your wedding day. Concentrate on your dress and the images
that help define your dress.
Means DO this ::
Means DON'T do this
Photographing Your Wedding Dress
Firstly, if you are photographing your
wedding dress on the hanger, then make sure you select an
appropriate colour backdrop to place your dress against.
Eg. If you have a white dress, avoid light
colour backdrops, alternatively, if you have a coloured dress,
avoid similar coloured backgrounds
This background is too closely
matched to the colour of the dress. Avoid this if
This is the same dress photographed
against a stark white background. This is required
to make the dress stand out
Secondly, avoid photographing your dress
hanging against a window, as the light will often cause image
discolouring. Select a backdrop that enhances your wedding
dress and dress features.
Eg. If you have a couture gown, try selecting
a backdrop that compliments your dresses colours and detail.
This dress is pictured against
a dark background, It's features are concealed and
there is other clutter in view
This is a similar dress being
modelled. Which of these images would make you want
Remember to take your time when photographing
your images. Well thought-out and quality images result in
a faster sale.
Modelled dresses tend to sell better than non-modelled dresses
Should I blank my face out when submitting
Most of our buyers want to see how you
looked on your wedding day wearing the wedding dress you are
selling. To maximise the chance of you selling your wedding
dress, we recommend you avoid blocking or blurring your face.
Blanking Out Your Face Techniques
If you absolutely must conceal your face
(or the faces of those in your images), then there are several
methods that can be used.
The first is the 'splodge' method. This
is where a submitted image has a coloured 'blob' or 'splodge'
placed over the face of the incumbent. Usually the 'blob'
or 'splodge' is a colour that detracts from the image or dress.
We recommend that you avoid this method.
the 'splodge' method of face blanking, and is not
recommended by our support team
The second is the 'clone' or 'transfer
blur'. This requires more skill, and our support team is happy
to apply this method during the final re-mastering of your
images. This method is much more aesthetic and compliments
the style and feel of your image.
the 'clone' or 'transfer blur' method of face blanking.
It is recommended if you absolutely have to conceal
Using Internet Sourced & Copyrighted
Copyrighted images are images that have
'prior legal ownership'. Copyright and ownership (with relation
to images) is more simply defined as 'the first person' to
date stamp a particular image.
If you are using images that have been
copied from the Internet, make sure that you have prior permission
to do so.
'Smart Bride International' does not take
any responsibility for images that violate copyright law.
We assume in all instances that you have obtained 'prior permission'
before submitting your images to 'Smart Bride International'
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