I believe it’s hard to beat clichés when it comes to wedding photography. But Brazilian photographer Fernando Duque and witty bride Rebeca Brantes nailed it with Rebeca’s bridal photo shoot. She is a computer engineer surrounded by guy friends, so she couldn’t gather a bunch of girlfriends for the shoot. But then she got an idea – why not make it with guys? After this fun idea, she found a great photographer, but also five great male friends who were more than willing to help her out. As a result, they came up with a series of images that will make your day.
Some couples dream of having a classic white wedding and the others want something out of the ordinary. But James and Ashley took unordinary to a new level by exchanging vows at Mt. Everest Base camp, at 17,600 ft. The obligatory tux and a dress were there even at temperatures well below zero. And they were fortunate to get a photographer who is as adventurous as them to capture it all on camera.
Charleton Churchill took the photos of this brave elopement. Considering that the ceremony was everything but ordinary, so are the photos. The magnificent view, the beautiful bride and groom in wedding attire and hiking boots, surrounded by the view so gorgeous that it makes you gasp in awe. We got in touch with Charleton and got to hear more about this adventure. Although the photos are magnificent, it took a lot of effort to get them shot and he and the couple went through a lot. But it was worth it.
If you’re a wedding photographer, it can happen that you don’t have enough time to get couple shots before or after the ceremony. However, you can create your workflow which will get the couple enough time to strike a lot of different poses in as little time as possible. Starting from a few basic poses, you can build upon them to get many different looks over a limited amount of time. With time, you’ll learn how to do them quickly and do it well, and get many beautiful shots of the couple in as little as a couple of minutes. Vanessa Joy from Adorama TV shares a couple of tips for speed posing and getting many beautiful couple shots even when the time is not on your side.
Taking the perfect wedding photos isn’t easy. The competition is high, and there are many clichés that can be difficult to beat. But a Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong managed to take wedding photos that probably not many people will try to replicate.
The photographer and the happy couple climbed two mountains to take perfect scenic photos. It was Mount Rinjani, a 3,726m active volcano in Indonesia, and Mount Kinabalu, a 4,095m peak in Malaysia. Cold, wind, rain and 7 days of climbing later, they ended up with this series of wedding shots.
“The wedding was so expensive so we couldn’t afford to hire a professional photographer, but nowadays cameras are so good that our guests can take all the photos for us for free.”
We have all heard it: “save money by hiring a hobby photographer” or “my uncle got a really great camera and he will take our wedding photos for free”. I will light a candle for all of you who regret in hindsight that you didn’t hire a professional photographer for your wedding or your special one-day event.
In today’s modern photography there can be a stigma that almost everything seen in magazines, online or in editorial publication has been photoshopped to make the models look slimmer, softer and more shapely. What if with a few simple “in camera” steps you could minimize the amount of work that needs to be done in post-production. Here are a few simple tips to remember when shooting on location that will save you time and increase your productivity in post production.
In the summer of 2016, photographer Jeffrey L Bennett experimented with creating animated GIFs using multiple cameras. He wanted to animate a moment, frozen in time, from several angles.
It wasn’t my first experience with animated sequences of images, for years I’ve been incorporating animated GIFs in my wedding, engagement and portrait work. They have been a big hit with my clients. I created the animations below using bursts of still shots from a single camera (other photographers are making cinemagraphs from video, but I preferred the stop-motion look of a group of still).
Replying to email is one of those daily chores that never seems to end. If you’re a retail photographer (weddings, portraits, events, boudoir), you can probably guess what an email from a potential new client is going to say before you even open it:
What are your rates? How many photos do you take? Can I have the RAW files…? etc.
So why not save your sanity and automate your initial email response?
In this article, I will explain a few methods for automating your email and show you how to write a decent automated response that will weed out the flaky price shoppers and save you time by focusing only on serious inquires.
Weddings happen in a whole variety of different locations. Not all of them are as pretty as others. Sure, it’s nice to be shooting in a glorious venue, but sometimes you’re stuck in a boring grey room. This can make things tricky for shooting detail shots like the wedding rings. But there are ways to get pretty fantastic ring shots, even in the dullest of environments.
Texas based wedding photographer Ammar Selo has solved the problem of dull venues by bringing his own set and props. With them, he can create beautifully coloured backgrounds, and a much more pleasing result. When we saw his work come past our screens, DIYP decided to get in touch with Ammar to find out how he does it.
Wedding fairs are a hard competition. If you are a wedding photographer, there is sometimes no way around those, though. Finnish photographer, Aaro Keipi, found a cool way to attract clients to his booth. He replaced the insides of a Kodak Duaflex II twin lens reflex with a Samsung Gear watch to attract clients and initiate a conversation.