I’m still away from my base and as a result, it’s been challenging finding time to put together some content for the blog. I’m actually quite lucky to have this piece with me as I normally don’t take along the next blog material.
Below is pretty much the largest number of photos I’ve ever posted from one wedding, I would not normally post 175 photos as I really think that’s way too many. However for the benefit of my viewers with slow connections who aren’t able to view the slideshows on their devices, I’ve decided to show pretty much what a whole wedding would look like from start to finish. Well… this is not the WHOLE wedding (as I have removed the formal shots and a few in betweens) but you can get the gist of it.
I maintain the fact that a wedding photojournalist doesn’t have to focus all his efforts on the most cliche of moments while covering an event. It’s become customary to have standard compositions for certain key moments such as the first kiss, exchange of rings, toasting, portraiture etc. The trouble with keeping to safe and standard compositions is that you tend to work in autopilot mode through the event, thereby missing some of the most unique moments you’d never find in any other wedding. This is not an easy thing to do but it’s always a good idea to ask yourself at each event how you can capture these standard moments differently from the last event whilst keeping the standards of your photography high.
Please enjoy the post below and if you have any questions about anything, let me know!