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Monday, August 19, 2013

How to get the perfect wedding photo with video

One of the jobs that I never wanted to do was to be a wedding photographer or videographer.

Too much pressure.

If you miss a moment, then it's gone forever.

I've even heard stories about weddings being recreated because the photos didn't come out.

So when I go to a wedding, I take photos for fun and share them.

At my cousins Ally and Joe's wedding, I was shooting video of the wedding ceremony with my Samsung Galaxy Camera. I was capturing some beautiful moments and then this happened:

Mr and Mrs Joseph Hughes
Image: Ally and Joe, Married!

The perfect end to a fun ceremony.

This image is really one frame from the video I was shooting at the moment.

Some photographers use video to capture moments that they might have missed with a still camera.

When I was reviewing the video on my computer, I decided to share this as an image.

I was reviewing the video using Quicktime, so here's how I did it.

HOW TO SAVE A VIDEO FRAME AS AN IMAGE [Mac Version]

1. PAUSE video on frame I want to capture.

2. Take a screen shot by pressing [Command] [Shift] [3]


Image: Screen Shot

Note: The reason I take a screen shot is that when you try to capture the Quicktime window alone the 'player controls' are saved too and overlayed on top of the saved image.

3. Open the saved screen shot and CROP and SAVE with SKITCH, or another capture program.

4. UPLOAD to Flickr.

There are many other ways to do this.

One way would be to do it all on the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

HOW TO SAVE A VIDEO FRAME AS AN IMAGE ON A SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA

1. PAUSE the video in the VIDEO PLAYER

Ally and Joe
Image: Paused image

2. Make the screen image Full SIZE.

3. CAPTURE the image from the screen.

Galaxy Camera: How do I take Screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy Camera?

Note: When swiping the screen to capture the image, a video control pops up, and that will have to be edited out.

Ally and Joe
Image: Samsung Galaxy Screen Shot

4. SHARE TO Flickr.

Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Bonus for reading this far: Don't use a drone to take wedding photos.

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