Sometimes, I have a really hard time deciding between black and white versions and color versions of an image. I used to struggle when editing engagement sessions and weddings and go back and forth figuring out which images I would make black and white. The truth is that most images look great in color and black in white! It just adds a little something extra. So instead of only providing a limited number of black and white photos, I said screw it, I’m editing every image in black and white and white too! That means that for every engagement session and wedding, I give my clients every single one of their final images in color AND in black and white for the basic package price! You’re probably all like “for real?”… and I’m like “Straight up. For real!”
Now let’s celebrate by checkin out these sweet black and white pictures.
Congratulations! Getting married is a big deal! While it is such an exciting time, planning a wedding can be pretty stressful. That’s why I offer one simple package for $3900!
What it includes:
8 hours of coverage
Complimentary engagement session
Minimum of 500 final edited images
Black and white version of each picture
Online viewing gallery
Prints and albums at cost (Yay!)
Full printing rights
With 8 hours of coverage we will have plenty of time to capture all of the special moments of your wedding day! Since each wedding is different, and you may be interested in more coverage, it is $350 for each additional hour of coverage.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting!
So a couple of you know this already, and if you checked out my site after I changed it recently you’d know, (but I haven’t formally announced it yet) In January I’m opening A NEW OFFICE IN MARYLAND!!! I’m still serving South Jersey/ Philadelphia area (Don’t worry!!), but I’ll also be serving the Maryland and Northern Virginia markets too!
A giveaway is in order. I don’t normally talk a lot about my “likes” on facebook, but I thought I’d give out a big “Thank You” to everyone who has liked, commented, and shared my images. I think I started this year at 176 likes, hoping to hit 250-300 by the end of the year. It’s December 4th and I’m looking to break 500 in a couple days. Couldn’t be more excited. Only a little while ago I was shooting after work and juggling 2 jobs. Now, I’m doing this as a living and it’s awesome. Thanks. I’m going to give away an 18×12 Metal Print of your choice of any fine art image on my site. ( http://www.mikesperlak.com/ ) All you have to do is make sure you are a fan on facebook, enter the contest through this app (you won’t get any spam from it, its a one time thing), and share it on facebook! Less than 30 seconds and you are entered to win!
If you really want to get your shop on but don’t want to leave your home, Black Friday has already arrived at Mike Sperlak Photography! Use the code “BlackFriday” at checkout to save 33% on prints! Follow these links to the open edition and Limited edition galleries! Sale ends midnight tomorrow!
It’s been a busy day here today. Not only did I get my new blog up and running, but it seems we have received some reinforcements. A 5D MKII and some new lenses showed up at the front (back) door. Check it out:
A lot of us know what the MKII is all about (I have two now) but what are those other lenses? Lately I’ve been shooting in manual focus. I personally think “Focus-Recompose” destroys your creative juices because you have to start each photo in the same place. I also don’t trust Auto-Focus. So all of my primes I’ve been shooting in MF. the first from left is a Zeiss 85 1.4. An awesome piece of glass, to go from infinity to closest focus is almost an entire 360 around the barrel, so it’s easy to walk in focus. The next is a Rokinon 35 1.4. I was skeptical at first, with it not being a brand name and having manual aperture control, but I read good things about how nice it is wide open. So I took a chance and got, considering I’m only going to shoot it wide open anyway. Seems awesome so far. Here are some images, only slight expsoure and white balance adjustments have been made.
Rokinon 35 1.4
Full reviews coming up for both of them. And I’m making a promise here and now, when I put up photos from now on for reviews/tutorials/boredom, they aren’t going to be super boring. I’ve read enough reviews where the guy reviewing takes pictures of brick walls.
My old blog sucked, so I had the guys at Fastline Media (Same people who did my site, an awesome job BTW) hook me up with a new blog. I will only update this one now, so going to the old one might be less than fruitful. Anyway, I’m going to be posting often about new projects, tutorials, cool photography news, and I’ll be taking questions from other photographers and posting the answers weekly. I’m thinking tutorials on all things photography on Tuesdays (Tutorial Tuesdays), and Q&A on Thursdays. I couldn’t think of anything clever for Thursday, so its just going to be Thirsty Thursdays because I like it. Maybe I can run with the “thirst for knowledge”? Please use the contact form for questions.