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Story Awards: One of the things we really wanted to do with This is Reportage was to make it not *only* be about those individual fantastic captures – although celebrating brilliant single moments is still something we love to do (hence our Reportage Awards), we think it’s so important to also recognise and celebrate the skill and artistry of storytelling; of consistent and creative wedding coverage.
That’s why we have our Story Awards, which are for a series of 15 – 20 images from a single wedding – all of which, as always with us, are natural captures. Winning one of these is incredibly tough, with just the top 5% of submissions becoming Story Awards in Collection Seven (view all of Collection Seven here).
Story Award by Valter Antunes (Portugal) / Collection Seven.
Fantastic to have the brilliant Marnix de Stigter on the site today, telling us all about how he captured his recent Reportage Award from our most recent Collection, Collection Seven. Really great tips on observation, patience, composition and more…thanks, Marnix!
It’s Valentine’s Day, that worldwide celebration of love, and we thought what a great opportunity it would be to show real, unposed captures of romance – no portraits, no set up situations, no photographers telling the couple how to behave or where to look – but real, natural moments of romantic love, captured by some of the world’s very best wedding photographers.
What follows is over 85 of our members showcasing the very best moments of romance from weddings all over the globe: Moments of passion between the bride and groom, first kisses, second-and-third-and-fourth kisses, stolen moments between guests ‘feeling the love’, old love, young love, moments where the emotions just become too much, love on the dancefloor, bum gropes (!), tenderness, joyous outbursts, and everything in between…
No poses; nothing staged: This is Real Romance.
We love to offer our members exclusive deals and discounts on wedding photography related products and services, and it’s an honour today to share our latest: 20% off the fantastic workshops held by Andrew Billington.
Andrew is a two-time Reportage Award winner, and is a fantastic documentary photographer; we’ve heard fantastic reviews about his workshops from past attendees, and so can’t recommend them enough. In April, he will be holding his workshop in Manchester, UK, on the 10th April 2019, and in London, UK, on the 17th April 2019.
Delighted to have Karen Flower on the site today, for our ‘This is How…’ series: World-class photographers telling us exactly how they got the shot. Here, Karen takes us behind the scenes of her Reportage Award from Collection Two; great insights into personal connections, empathy, and how building relationships and thus blending in enabled her to capture this great image. Thanks a lot, Karen!