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 an honour to reveal our judges for Collection 22! Thanks so much to these five brilliant photographers, who will be assessing the thousands of entries to our Reportage Awards (for the best individual captures) and Story Awards (for a series of 15 – 20 images from a single wedding). Clockwise, from top-left: Moana Wu (China), Stacy Gillespie (USA), Lea Torrieri (France), Johnny Dent (UK) and Andreu Doz (Spain).
There’s just a few days left to submit: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021. Members received 60 Reportage Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, all included in your membership fee – as well as many more benefits. Join us to submit.
The brilliant Sara Paolucci is my guest for episode 85 of the Podcast, and we talk all things documentary family photography! Based in Italy, Sara really knows her stuff: She was ranked in our Top 50 photographers in the world on This is Reportage: Family for 2020, and she was also a judge for us in Collection 5. We cover so many subjects today, including:
how she became a documentary family photographer, why she never regards herself as being ‘a fly on the wall’, her love of public speaking, the power of Instagram Stories, our Netflix synopsis game, vacation photography in Rome, birth photography and the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, and so much more…
Really loved chatting to the fab João Lourenço for episode 84 of the Podcast this week! João is one of the best documentary wedding photographers in Portugal, and was in our Top 10 Portuguese photographers of 2020. He’s won 3 Story Awards from us, and 6 Reportage Awards too – an amazing haul, and he talks about some of those on the episode today, as well as many other things, including:
how he’s used Excel to really strengthen his business, his love of travel and how that helped kickstart his photography, a certain function that only Fujifilm cameras have that is great for documentary, storytelling, top tips for better coverage, our Netflix game, motorbikes, and much more…
We know the world is still fighting this pandemic – and it’s nowhere near over yet – but it’s been so encouraging and fantastic to see that a lot of our members have been starting to do what they do best: Photographing weddings again.
Of course, rules on weddings differ all over the world, and some of our members are still unable to work at all – but hopefully there is a major light at the end of this tunnel now, and with a lot of our members able to shoot again, we thought it was about time to bring back a regular feature that we’ve really missed: ‘This is Now’, where we highlight some of the brilliant captures our photographers have been taking over the last month or so.
So sit back, grab a coffee, and enjoy these images from over 75 of our members finally being able to do what they really love again: Capturing natural moments.
No poses; nothing staged: This is Reportage.
The fab Stephana Ferrell is my guest on this week’s Podcast, and I absolutely loved talking to her! Based in the USA, Stephana is a brilliant documentary family photographer; she was ranked 6th in the US on This is Reportage: Family for 2020 (and joint-47th in the World), and she’s won 6 Reportage Family Awards from us. She talks about one of those specific images on the episode today, along with so much more, including:
how and why she transitioned from weddings to families, vacation photography, what her ‘last meal’ would be, escape rooms, Disney, the business-side of what we do and being raised by a generation of entrepreneurs, our Netflix synopsis game, and so much more…