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Patience

Patience is one of the most important things that someone needs to have in order to become a brilliant documentary wedding photographer; here are posts by our This is Reportage photographers explaining why:

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 Storytelling: ‘Priyal and Dan’ by Ash Davenport

We think it’s absolutely amazing when our members share their behind-the-scenes tips and advice about how they captured certain images – and it’s brilliant when they share all about their Story Awards too! Today, the fantastic Ash Davenport is taking us back to one of his Story Awards from Collection Ten, including thoughts on his overall approach, as well as specific details about how he captured certain images from the Award-winning Story. Including tips on capturing emotion, patience, lens choice, layers, storytelling, colour, composition, and more, this is an in-depth and incredibly insightful read – thanks so much, Ash!

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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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This Is How: ‘Corrupting Influence’ by Lucy Judson

Fantastic to have Lucy Judson on the blog today, as she takes us behind the scenes of this Reportage Award-winning capture from back in Collection Three. This is a really extensive piece, with Lucy dealing with lots of different subjects, including patience, intuition, ‘looking for the moment’, the importance of capturing the moments before, and more. With supporting images as well, this is a fantastic read; thanks so much, Lucy!

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