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Up Close

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: ‘Emotional Distance – Rahul, Ramya & Anya’ by Abhimanyu Sharma

It’s an honour to share a fantastic ‘This is How’ piece by Abhimanyu Sharma of Going Bananas Photography today, as he takes us behind the scenes of this fantastic Reportage Award from Collection Five. This is a fantastic piece, dealing with the vital important of empathy, and of creating bonds with our couples and their families/friends, in order to be able to capture an image like this. A brilliant read, thanks so much Abhimanyu!

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This Is How: ‘Molly in the Making’ by Lauren Brimhall

A real pleasure to have the fantastic Lauren Brimhall with us today, as she takes us behind the scenes of this striking capture. This is such an interesting and in-depth ‘This is How…’ article, with so many insightful nuggets; including tips about intuition, pre-visualisation, and hugely important lessons about determination and perseverance, in order to capture the best moments possible for our couples. Lauren also includes lots of supporting images, and shares some great insights into documentary wedding photography in general. Thanks so much, Lauren!

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This Is How: ‘Emotional Boys’ by James White

Fantastic to have James White with us today, as he takes us behind the scenes of his Reportage Award-winning capture from back in Collection Five. Really great insights into shooting through the scene, observation, getting up close, capturing emotion, and a great run-down on his edit, too. Thanks so much, James!

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This Is How: ‘Head In Hands x 3’ by Olly Knight

Delighted to have a new ‘This is How’ piece on the site today, with the fab Olly Knight telling us all about how he captured this great speech image. Olly shares so much gold, here, including insights into bonding with his couple (and their family/friends) – and just why this is so important – composition, shooting up close, shooting through the scene, info on his edit (with a before/after comparison), and more…thanks so much, Olly!

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This Is How: ‘Shit Got Real’ by Peter Geluk

Delighted to have Peter Geluk on the site today, with a really interesting piece about how he captured his recent Reportage Award from Collection Five. Peter’s words really tell us the importance of bonding with our clients; of knowing their backstory before the wedding, so we can be prepared and ready to capture such intimate and emotional moments like this. A brilliant ‘This is How’ piece indeed; thanks Peter!

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