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Observation

Great documentary wedding photography is all about watching and observing – you can’t just whack your cameras in burst mode and machine-gun it all day. Here are some ‘This is How’ pieces talking about how observation was vital in order to get their images:

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….

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This is How: ‘When the party is over…’ by Kristof Claeys

‘This is How’ is back…! After some time off, I’m thrilled to be bringing back this regular feature, where our members share exactly how they ‘got the shot’. Kicking off the renaissance today, we have the brilliant Kristof Claeys, telling us exactly how he captured this Reportage Award of his. Kristof was ranked 11th in the World here on TiR for 2020, and 16th in the World over on our sister-site for documentary family photography, This is Reportage: Family. I also had the pleasure of interviewing him on our Podcast.

Kristof really takes us on an in-depth dive into his thought process, equipment used, inspirations and more… a really fantastic read. Thanks so much, Kristof!

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‘This is How’ by Bogdan Chircan

So happy to be back again with another fantastic ‘This is How’ piece! Today, the brilliant Bogdan Chircan tell us exactly how he captured this recent Reportage Award of his:

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This Is How: ‘The Reading’ by Rob Dodsworth

We’ve had a bit of a break from our ‘This is How’ series, but are so happy to be back with a brand new piece, by the fab Rob Dodsworth. Great advice about living the moment, composition and observation…thanks, Rob!

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This Is How: ‘Lucky Tears’ by James Correia

So great to have James Correia on the site today, telling us all about how he captured this emotional image which so deservedly won him a Reportage Award back in Collection Six. This is an exhaustive and incredibly insightful piece, with James dishing out some unbelievably great nuggets of advice – definitely a must-read!

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