Certain trends come and go, but one thing that stands the test of time is Fine Art Wedding Portraiture. It can be tricky to master so here’s X-Photographer Scott Johnson to tell you how you can perfect your wedding photography.
I’ve been lucky enough to have been photographing weddings since 2005, and I’ve seen many trends come and go, but one thing has stuck, and I hope it never becomes ‘un-cool,’ and that is Fine Art Wedding Portraiture.
When I first started 13 years ago, I was, well, not as competent as I am today. In fact, when I run my workshops, I show images from my first ever wedding to demonstrate to delegates that no matter what they think of their work now, they can improve if they set their minds to it! Frankly, I was rubbish and didn’t know a good portrait if it jumped up and bit me!
In 2015, I was awarded Fellowship of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) in Wedding Photography, more importantly, in Fine Art Wedding images. It had taken two years of hard work, at real weddings, and the cooperation of the couples. They were as invested in my project, as much as I was invested in the goal of making them look spectacular on their big day! So, how do you achieve Fine Art Portraiture during the hustle and bustle of a real wedding? I won’t lie, it’s not easy but here is my advice on how to achieve photos which will stand the test of time. Continue reading “How to Perfect Fine Art Wedding Portraiture”
Fujifilm offers a range of mirrorless APS-C cameras and deciding which is right for you can be sometimes be hard. In this article, I compare the FUJIFILM X-T2 and the X-Pro2 for what I know and love… wedding photography.
Fujifilm offers a range of mirrorless APS-C cameras and deciding which is right for you can sometimes be difficult. In this article, I compare the FUJIFILM X-T2 and the X-Pro2 for what I know and love… wedding photography.
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Believing wedding photographers should always have enough kit to cover all lighting scenarios and enough back-up equipment to continue shooting throughout the day and evening, Marianne Chua takes us through what’s in her kitbag!
I first became interested in switching to using Fujifilm mirrorless cameras for my professional wedding photography because I wanted to lighten my load and ever since then I’ve taken a similar minimalist approach to my whole kit. I believe wedding photographers should always have enough kit to cover all lighting scenarios, and enough back-up equipment to continue shooting a wedding if they drop any camera and lens combination! For example, if you shoot mostly on an XF23mmF1.4, you have to make sure you have a similar or usable focal length stashed in your bag! With that in mind, let’s dive right into my kitbag!
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Wedding photography is becoming an increasingly competitive market, and it can be tough making sure you stand out from the crowd. Wedding photographer and ‘funtojournalist’, Marianne Chua’s has some excellent advice on how to become a unique photographer.
Wedding photography is becoming an increasingly competitive market, and it can be tough making sure you stand out from the crowd. Wedding photographer and ‘funtojournalist’, Marianne Chua’s has some excellent advice on how to become a unique photographer. Continue reading “Top tips on becoming a wedding photographer who stands out from the crowd”
Eager to try out the FUJIFILM GFX 50S, professional landscape and wedding photographer Steven Hanna recently put the medium format system through its paces. In this interview, we find out how he got on.
Professional photographer and current PPANI Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017, Steven Hanna is from Northern Ireland and specialises in wedding and landscape photography. The FUJIFILM X-T2 and FUJIFILM X-Pro2 are his usual weapons of choice, however eager to try out the FUJIFILM GFX 50S, Steven recently put the medium format system through its paces. In this interview, we find out how he got on.
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Wedding photographer and FUJIFILM X-T2 user, Kristian Leven, has been capturing the Bride & Groom’s special days for seven years. Taking photos unobtrusively rather than coordinating staged portraits, Leven gives you his top tips in capturing real emotion on the day.
For the past seven years I’ve photographed weddings in an unobtrusive way, preferring the day’s event’s to unfold naturally in front of me rather than coordinating anything. This style has been derived from my love of documentary and street photography, which I shoot outside of weddings as much as possible. Doing so has given me a fresh perspective on the work I’m producing, and I often use what I’ve learnt shooting street photography with me on a wedding day. Here are ten things I’ve learnt about taking better wedding photographs, and how I applied them to a wedding I shot on the FUJIFILM XT-2 last month. Continue reading “10 Tips to Capture Natural Wedding Photographs”