Pre-loved wedding dress - $1000

Size: 8-12

Listing 629

Gorgeous Silk Gown

Reduced to $500!

Click here to view




Subscribe to our newsletters

Subscribe me to these mailing lists





A La Robe


Weddings Newsletter




Fabulous wedding photos don't just happen!  In this collection the selection of photographer, film type and process, location, time of day and even computer enhancement, come together to create unique and exciting images.

Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image - 
use the back button on your browser to return to this page.


photography-special-effects-01.jpg (22747 bytes) Working with the dappled light of a forest, Cathy used medium speed (400 asa) Fuji film to accentuate the intense greens of the vegetation, and provide the strong colour contrasts.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-03.jpg (22218 bytes) This photo was taken at the same time, but Cathy has de-saturated the background colour using a computer to give the soft subdued effect.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-02.jpg (18405 bytes) Here Cathy has used the same film in 'grey' overcast lighting conditions.  This combination has increased the contrast and muted the colours to provide an almost monotone image.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-04.jpg (13834 bytes) Using 'slow' (100 asa) Fuji film in bright sunlight enhanced the rich colours in this photograph.  Careful choice of film, light and lens has put the bride in sharp focus and softened the bridesmaids in the background.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-05.jpg (15141 bytes) Kodak film, chosen for it's softer colours, and a stormy day combine to subdue the intensity of colour in this shot.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-10.jpg (10494 bytes) Late afternoon light gives this picture its warm glow.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-09.jpg (20941 bytes) Liz chose a strong urban background for this fun picture.

Photo by Liz Cadogan, Otago

photography-special-effects-06.jpg (18189 bytes) Cross process is transparency or slide film processed as print film. It exaggerates colours and contrasts.  Depending on the film selected and technique used the effect can be subtle - as in this example ...

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-07.jpg (16148 bytes) or stronger, as seen in this shot.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-16.jpg (23942 bytes)

photography-special-effects-17.jpg (17372 bytes)

Cross processed slide film used on a bright sunny beach produced this dramatic shot where the overall blue tone of the highlights almost gives the feeling that the bridal couple are underwater.

The same film used in close-up boosts the tonal contrast to make an arty print that emphasises the bride's exotic beauty.

Photos by David Elliot, Whitianga

photography-special-effects-15.jpg (8205 bytes) Black and white (B&W) - the classical choice for wedding photos.  It gives clear, crisp photographs with lovely smooth skin tones and is excellent for highlighting detail, for example this building's architectural features.

Photo by Michael Smith, Auckland

photography-special-effects-14.jpg (12438 bytes) Sepia is similar to B&W, but uses a rich dark brown instead of black. Sepia generally makes the image look 'warmer' and softer. Any B&W photo can be printed in sepia, which involves printing B&W on colour photographic paper. Alternately the sepia tones can be added by computer (as in this example).

Photo by Michael Smith, Auckland

photography-special-effects-08.jpg (13682 bytes) This image was shot in B&W, and then the dramatic blue tone was overlaid by computer.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-12.jpg (11575 bytes) The toned print process (B&W with a colour overlaid) enhances this fresh, clean image.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-11.jpg (12470 bytes) Shot in B&W and tinted using a computer. Tinting can also be done by hand, but it takes much longer.

Photo by Cathy Dee, New Plymouth

photography-special-effects-18.jpg (21772 bytes)

photography-special-effects-19.jpg (8954 bytes)

To achieve an otherworldly, romantic image David used Kodak B&W infrared film on a warm sunny day. The film captures heat rather than visible light and gives a different view of the world. Foliage becomes ghostly white and water and sky become black so that a park or the beach are transformed to places of fantasy.

Photos by David Elliot, Whitianga