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Podcast Episode 8: This is Denise Motz

Welcome to Episode 8 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Honoured to bring you the wonderful Denise Motz today – hailing from Holland, winner of 9 TiR Awards and joint 6th in our Top 30 Photographers of last year, Denise shares so much great info and stories, including:

her work with Camper Retreats, her background in fine art, how she got into weddings, her favouite TV series, the most important thing in life, doing what you love doing and not thinking about the money, photographing her own life, how street photography has impacted her weddings, her reasons for submitting to awards, being in a group to judge each others’ work before submitting, tips from being a judge herself, the power of cropping, her wedding in Uganda, how she get her first destination, her love of travel, the album she’d choose on her desert island, how/why she gets so many alternative weddings, the power of networking with people, attending her first conference, capturing the inbetween moments, kids at weddings, behind the scenes of a specific Reportage Award of hers, travelling through time, social media, sharing her personal life, Instagram Stories, what makes a good wedding photographer, and much more…

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Christmas Party 2019!

Just a few days ago we had our This is Reportage Christmas Party, with photographers coming from all over Europe to party the night away with us in London, UK. Here are a selection of images by the fantastic Simon Leclercq, who came over from Belgium to capture it all for us (and to join in with the partying too, of course!).

No poses; nothing staged: This is quite the party!

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Podcast Episode 7: This is Pedro Vilela

So excited to have the absolutely fantastic Pedro Vilela on episode 7 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Pedro is one of my personal all-time favourite photographers, and has been a constant inspiration for my own career. Joint third in our Top 30 Photographers of 2018, and winner of 16 TiR Awards in total, Pedro’s work is constantly creative – and he’s a super lovely guy, too. Tune in to this episode as Pedro talks about:

keeping physically fit and fresh, working with his wife, growing up in Portugal, his background in photojournalism, his thoughts on creativity, composition and light, creating portraits that show his clients’ personality, the importance of meeting his couples beforehand, films that make him cry, life with twin girls, advice on reportage photography in general, how he shot a couple/family from engagement and wedding, all the way through to maternity, family and birth, staying true to ourselves and not following trends, speaking at Fearless Conference recently, good times with friends, turning points in his life and career, the essential skills a wedding photographer should have, his thoughts on the future, on TiR, and much more…

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This is Matt Tyler – Collection Twelve Judge

Thrilled to reveal our fifth and final judge for Collection Twelve: The brilliant Matt Tyler! Based in the UK and shooting all over the world, Matt is an incredibly documentary wedding photographer – really excited to see what he and our other four judges choose as winners soon…!

Deadline for submissions is tomorrow! Submit by 23:59 GMT on 23rd November 2019. Not yet a member? Apply for membership and get 60 Reportage Award entries and 18 Story Award entries per year, along with many other benefits.

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Podcast Episode 6: This is Elena Haralabaki

We’re really excited to bring you a brand new episode of our Podcast: Episode 6 with the absolutely fantastic Elena Haralabaki! Hailing from Greece, Elena is the winner of no less than nine This is Reportage Awards (six Reportage and three Story Awards) and has more than 150 award-winning photos from other organisations. But as you’ll hear from the Podcast, she’s also incredibly humble, and has so much to share with us, including info about:

growing up in Athens, how she went from fashion to weddings, finding her original clients, speaking at Inspiration conference, what makes her happy, the friendliness of the photography community, how she captured a specific Reportage Award, how Greek priests are more relaxed, wanting a wedding with umbrellas, studying photography, what has worked for her in terms of marketing, social media, associations and awards, top tips for getting better at the documentary side, tips on shooting close, her inspirations, what she listens to on the way to a wedding, the most challenging aspect of wedding photography, not shooting specifically for awards, tips for people just starting out, the last movie that made her cry, Ouzo (!), the first thing she does after a wedding, her editing, people who have impacted her life, the future, and more…

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