Shooting close and wide is such an effective tool in great documentary wedding photography – not only does it mean you yourself, as the photographer, can ‘feel’ the moments more (and thus anticipate them more), but the resulting images are so much more intimate, too. Here are pieces by our TiR members that specifically talk about getting close:
This is How: ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ & ‘The Call Back’ by Patrick Mateer
Thrilled to bring you a brand new ‘This is How’ piece today, and it’s a double-header, as the fab Patrick Mateer reveals how he captured two Reportage Awards from the same wedding.
This is a really in-depth piece – thanks so much Patrick! – with lots of insights into things such as reportage details, colour, composition, the power of cropping, contrast, capturing the dancefloor, the first dance, shooting close, visual ‘call backs’, observation, context, and more….
This Is How: ‘Four Funky Ladies’ by Sophie Callewaert
Delighted to have Sophie Callewaert on the site today, telling us all about this Reportage Award-winning capture from Collection Seven. Great insights into observation, getting up close, composition, editing, and just why this image why so important in terms of Sophie’s documentary direction; thanks so much, Sophie!
This Is How: ‘Mallet Time’ by Matt Badenoch
Really great to have the fab Matt Badenoch on the site today, as he talks us through his thought process and just how he captured this great image. This is a really interesting and exhaustive piece, with so many nuggets of sage advice and tips – including tips on backgrounds, composition, patience and more…thanks so much, Matt!
This Is How: ‘All Hands On Dress’ by Andy Griffiths
Delighted to have Andy Griffiths on the site today, taking us behind the scenes of his recent Reportage Award from Collection Seven. Really interesting insights into how and why Andy tells his couples how he works, composition and looking for those different angles, and just why he loves this capture…thanks so much, Andy!
This Is How: ‘A Generation’s Touch’ by Kim Rooijackers
Delighted to have the fab Kim Rooijackers on the site today, telling us how she captured this Reportage Award-winning image from Collection Six. This is a great piece, with Kim sharing some great advice about the ‘congratulations’ time especially…thanks so much, Kim!