The coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the weddings in 2020 – but thankfully, it didn’t stop them. Although this has been a challenging year for couples and wedding photographers alike, plenty of couples have still tied the knot and lots of wonderful photos have been taken. The International Photographer of the Year is a contest that gathers the best wedding images, and it has just announced its 2020 winners. They celebrate love and unity in these crazy times, and they are certainly a real treat to look at.
Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too?
2020 has definitely been the most unusual year we’ve lived in. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, from daily chores to big life events – including weddings. This is Reportage has chosen the best documentary wedding photos of this weird year, and they’re really something else! They show raw and unstaged moments of 2020 “corona-weddings,” and they are proof that nothing can stop the love.
What’s happened has happened. But, I just kind of want to rant and maybe if some future brides/grooms see this I want them to get the side of a photographer who may also be your friend.
Friends of mine got hitched. It was kind of last moment but they delayed their wedding due to COVID and decided to have a small 2 man ceremony (bride, groom, 2 witnesses and the commissioner).
This Tuesday, a massive explosion hit Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. It stopped everyone in their tracks, including a couple who posed for a wedding shoot. While he was filming the bride more almost a mile away from the explosion, photographer Mahmoud Nakib captured the blast’s shockwave on camera.
Hello! My name is Ben Kelmer and I am a wedding photojournalist. I’m based in Tel Aviv (well, Givatayim actually, which no one can ever find), and I love to travel (but only for short trips if it’s without my wife and kids).
I’ve been a photographer from a very young age. I started photographing when I was 14 after being accepted to our local art school’s film department.
Professionally, however, I started almost 10 years ago as a photojournalist for major Israeli news outlets. When I was 14, the first camera I got was a Ricoh. I later moved on to Nikon and have been with them ever since.
For most introverts, working with a large group of people sounds like a nightmare. So if wedding photography is something you want to pursue, this could stop you from chasing your dream. But should it be this way? Should you give up wedding photography just because you’re introverted? Taylor Jackson says no! In this video, he talks about his own experience and shares some tips for becoming a successful wedding photographer.
There are few things in life I treasure more than the photographs I have. Some are on the walls, some in albums and many hundred are in shoe boxes in the cupboard and each one has it’s own story. As I get a little older and maybe a little wiser, the value of these photographs to me has increased. These people, these moments in my life are priceless. And if we had to evacuate due to an alien invasion, they would be amongst the few things I would want to scoop up before fleeing to the safe zone, aside from the wife and kids.
A wedding photographer from New Jersey was recently charged with violating the coronavirus emergency orders. He was photographing a backyard ceremony with a family of six, and he is now facing up to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
During their career, professional photographers will inevitably run into difficult clients and get all sorts of strange requests from them. But it seems to me that craziest stories come from the field of wedding photography. Such is this story of a mother-in-law who wore a white dress, so the photographer had to change its color.