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A couple of weeks ago we celebrated 10,000 uses of the #thisisreportage hashtag on Instagram (now over 12,000!) by running a contest, with photographers invited to submit their favourite documentary captures for the chance to win 1 of 3 annual memberships.
We were blown away by both the sheer number of entries (over 360!), and the jaw-dropping quality – making the job of picking our three favourites incredibly (incredibly!) tough (you can see for yourself, by viewing all the entries over here). But, choose we did, and we’re thrilled to announce the three winners below, all of whom win a year’s free membership. (We like to include our existing members in our promotions, too, so as Menino Conhece Menina Photography were one of the winners, and already members, they will receive their next year’s membership for free).
So, without further ado, and in no particular order, we announce the winners; we’re excited to have them all as part of This is Reportage!
Excited to have the brilliant Pete Henderson on the site today, talking to us about how he got this great wedding breakfast entrance capture (a part of the day that can be very difficult indeed to capture so creatively). A super-interesting post, with Pete sharing great insights into balancing the capture of atmosphere/available light, with wanting to make his bride and groom stand out by using flash, great tips on his exact flash setup, pre-focusing, patience, post production, as well as a great little tip about having a ‘backup plan’ for moments like this. A brilliant read!
We’re thrilled to have the fab Sacha Miller on the blog today, taking us behind the scenes of this fun capture. Great tips on what we, as documentary wedding photographers, can do during the ‘quieter times’ of our coverage, storytelling, lens choice and more…thanks so much, Sacha!
We’re in the thick of wedding season at the moment, with photographers working flat out documenting couples’ weddings the world over. In the first of a new, regular series for us, we want to showcase some of our members’ current work – the moments they’ve been capturing (and editing, oh yes, all that editing!) recently.
It’s an absolute delight to see such a variety of different recent moments – and the variety of ways our different members captured them, with each photographer having their own distinct style. A real pleasure to see what our members are witnessing – and capturing! – during their recent weddings.
Brilliant to have Marta May on the site today to tell us about this Reportage Award from Collection Two. Marta has won two awards with us now, over two different collections – no mean feat! It’s so interesting to read her insights into how this image was captured, about the intrinsic benefits of shooting as a duo, and the importance of capturing real moments. Really recommend reading this; a great piece, thanks Marta!