Photographer Hugh Lloyd recently had his gear stolen at Rome Ciampino airport in Italy. And as if it weren’t bad enough, in his gear bag there were memory cards with all the photos of his friends’ wedding. The distressed couple has made a public plea to the thieves to at least return the memory cards, and they’re hoping that it will reach whoever took the camera with the cards.
Falling off a high location is one of the most common causes of selfie-related deaths. And last week, a desire for a perfect snapshot took away two more young lives. Vishnu Viswanath and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy wanted to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park when they were trying to photograph themselves and the spectacular view at Taft Point.
When photographer Matthew Dippel set up his gear in Yosemite National Park earlier this month, he never thought he was gonna capture a couple getting engaged. The photographer eternalized their special moment in a magical image, but he wasn’t able to track them down and share it. So, he has turned to social media for help, and despite his tweet getting viral – the couple still hasn’t been identified.
A young photojournalist Jibon Ahmed recently posted a seemingly innocent photo of a couple sharing a kiss in the rain. The photo was taken at Dhaka University, and this image depicting love quickly went viral. However, it got the photographer in a whole lot of trouble. He was reportedly assaulted by other photographers shortly after posting the photo. According to some sources, he even got fired from his job.
The power of social media can be a double-edged sword. A recent body positive shoot of a Texas couple, Stephanie and Arryn, spread all over the internet like a wildfire. The reactions of the public were mainly positive, but apparently, Stephanie’s employer doesn’t share the opinion of the public.
After the photos went viral, Stephanie got fired from Austin Bank Texas N.A. As BuzzFeed reports, “they were ‘concerned’ about how many people would see her photos and how it would reflect on the company.”
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.
We recently shared a story about a couple of photographers who travel the world together with their home being wherever they are. But another couple has their photos inspired by traveling, only they do it in a completely different way. They don’t meet during the travels, but their photos do! And when they are stitched together, they make quite an interesting project named HalfHalfTravel.
Getting married is a big deal. It’s the affirmation of love, and the beginning of a journey that one hopes will last a lifetime. The photography from that wedding is an important part of documenting that journey. With the proliferation of cameras today, it’s something that’s often taken for granted. For high school sweethearts Ferris and Margaret Romaire, though, it’s extremely special.
The Louisiana couple had no photos from their wedding day in 1946. It was a simple affair with a ceremony lasting only 15 minutes. The reception was held at Margaret’s parents’ home. But nobody had a camera. For their 70th anniversary, granddaughter Amanda Kleckley got in touch with photographer Lara Carter, and arranged for them to finally have their wedding shoot.
It’s not uncommon for couples to incorporate certain objects, people or locations in their wedding photographs, as many times they, either as individuals or as a couple, have a connection with a special something.
What is uncommon is for that place to be fast food restaurant KFC. But that’s exactly what happened during the wedding of Ashleigh Davis and husband Louis.[Read More…]