Posts Tagged ‘weddingphotography’

Masai Warriors, Elephants and Giraffes All Made an Appearance at This Stunning Wedding in Kenya

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Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson has captured dozens of beautiful weddings all over the world. But even with his impressive resume and archive of incredible images, he says a wedding he recently shot in Masai Mara, Kenya might just top them all.

“I’ve traveled the world and shot weddings pretty much everywhere, but no place blew my mind in the same way Masai Mara did,” Peterson tells us in an email. “I secretly almost dreaded shooting the wedding there, knowing how difficult it is to shoot images that represent a place, especially during the constraints of a wedding day.”

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Bridal Photos On a Burning Couch Make a Statement About Divorce Culture

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It just started as a cool idea. New Zealand photographer Tom Hollow had a broken couch he needed to get rid of, and so he decided to burn it and take pictures. Then he decided to put a bride on it because, in his words, it “would look cooler with a bride.”

It wasn’t until after the shoot that he realized the images fit a particular storyline quite well: divorce. Read more…

Creative Underexposure with Nikon DSLRs

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With the release of the D750, much has been made of its ability to recover shadow detail. Given the range of talents that the D750 has it is strange that this has been singled out given that the D800 and D4, released in 2012, outperform it in this regard, and the cheaper D600 (also from 2012) is able to match it at base ISO. And the old guard, the D700, D3 and D3s, weren’t too shabby at recovery either!

With news of incredible shadow recovery typically there comes two responses: the hyperbolic “That’s amazing! I want one NOW!” and the cynical “you wouldn’t need shadow recovery if you exposed right.” There is, of course that third response: ‘I wish the 5D MkIII could do that’ but I won’t get into that here… Read more…

Maleficent-Themed Wedding Shoot Puts a Dark Disney Twist on the ‘Fairytale Wedding’

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There are those who want nothing more than a fairytale wedding. And then there are those who want the kind of fairytale wedding that includes a substantial dose of darkness. This crazy wedding photo shoot inspired by Disney’s Maleficent falls very decisively into the latter of these categories.

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Dear Bride-to-Be: Tips from a Model on Looking Your Best for the Camera

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Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s a bit brazen, it might actually be what they need to know! Read more…

Why Your Wedding Photographer Won’t Give You a Disk of Unedited RAW Files

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Image by Haje Jan Kamps

Oh dear. That was a bit awkward. Sitting on the floor at my nephew’s birthday party, trying to capture pass-the-parcel photos that weren’t anything other than wadges of wrapping paper thrust towards me in a multi-coloured de-forested haze, I encountered a fairly recently married and really rather belligerent woman who wanted to berate me for the fees charged by photographers.

In particular, she was infuriated that her wedding photographer wouldn’t just hand over a DVD of all the original images from her big day and couldn’t understand why they needed to be edited and why she couldn’t have them straight away. Yes, oh dear. Read more…

Wedding Photographer Skit Puts a Humorous Twist on Family Formals

Here’s a little bit of wedding photography humor for you as we close in on the end of the week and you pack up your gear for those weddings you have to shoot on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Read more…

Nikon D750 Review: Nikon… You’ve Created a Monster

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This Nikon D750 Review by Ross Harvey was originally published on his blog, and is being reprinted in full with permission.


What this review isn’t: pixel peeping and statistical comparisons between various cameras.

What this review is: a real world account in a professional environment from a gear lover with high standards. It’s not intended to be a catch-all review, it’s specifically tailored for my own needs and shooting style.

Important notes: 1) These cameras were paid for by myself, it’s an unbiased review. 2) I have used and compared gear from many other brands. They didn’t hit the spot and hence not adopted professionally. 3) Every shot (except dance floor) is ambient/available light. No flash whatsoever. Read more…

10 Wedding Photos by Australia’s Best Professional Photographer

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As of this last Monday, photographer James Simmons can officially call himself Australia’s best professional photographer. A wedding photographer by trade, he’s joined distinguished ranks as this year’s Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year and earned himself some viral fame in the process. Read more…

Canadian Newlyweds Nearly Hit by Train During Bridge Photo Shoot on the Tracks

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One day the stories of photographers being hit or nearly hit by trains while taking photos on the tracks will become so prevalent that people just stop doing it altogether, but today is not that day. Just this last weekend another unidentified photographer and the newlyweds he or she was photographing had an uncomfortably close call. Read more…