Welcome to the This is Reportage blog, where we'll be sharing lots and lots of documentary wedding photography goodness. Check back frequently for the latest features…
It’s super to have Mitzy Geluk on the site today, as she talks all about the advantages (and certain disadvantages…!) of working as a photographer duo when you’re also married. Really interesting to hear her thoughts on this, and definitely a subject that will resonate with so many wedding photographer married teams – thanks so much, Mitzy!
Delighted to have TiR member Robin Goodlad with us today, as he tells us all about the virtues of ‘shooting for yourself’. Robin’s thoughts and experiences of how his love of landscape photography has actually meant he’s become a better reportage photographer is a brilliant read – with stunning images as well:
We don’t only award individual images; we also want to celebrate and showcase the skill of storytelling – of consistent and creative coverage from a wedding. That’s why we have our Story Awards, which are for a series of 15 – 20 images from a single wedding; photographers who receive a Story Award have demonstrated world-class coverage, capturing moment after moment to an extraordinarily high degree.
Here’s a Story Award by Pedro Vilela, from back in Collection One:
Moments, moments, moments….we can’t get enough of them! So, once again, we’re thrilled to share so many of them, as seen and captured by some of our This is Reportage photographers over the past month or so, from weddings all over the world.
We love these ‘recent work’ pieces; it’s fascinating to see all the different things our members have been capturing – from nervous grooms, dramatic confetti-runs, intimate embraces, kids in cardboard-boxes (!) and so much more – but also the different ways in which these moments have been photographed: Every photographer sees things in their own way, having their own unique and distinct style, and we love that. Variety is the spice of life, no?
We absolutely love the ‘This is How’ series of posts by our TiR members, and today’s piece is no exception, with an incredibly interesting behind-the-scenes look by Elliot Patching of his recent Reportage Award from Collection Five. Not only really practical advice about reflections, light and editing, but also insightful tips about patience, pre-visualisation and more…thanks so much, Elliot!