Wedding Portraits

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Wedding Photography Tip: MOVE BACK!

We often forget to distance ourselves when we are caught up in the midst of activities during a wedding. It’s excellent to shoot close ups with a wide angle lens, getting intimate, candid expressions (if you are a good “people-person”), achieving all those “being-involved-in-the-action” shots… BUT there are times we need to Step Back a little…

The same goes in life, when being up close and personal to someone you love ALL the time gives the person NO private space and you will most likely end up being “bashed”! LOL…

So, MOVE BACK or STEP BACK a little… and you will begin to see a different world altogether…

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Kids. Wedding Photojournalism.

Wedding Photojournalism is to capture un-posed moments in an unobtrusive style. By now, “everyone” seem to be doing it… as digital seems so easy… without the stress of wasting films. It has also become a lot more sloppy in the industry.

This started in the early 1990s, when black and white films were being used due to the need for high speed ASA1600-3200. As there were (and still is if not worse…) limited choice of high speed film available in the market, wedding photojournalists had to shoot black and white, as choices were limited to either the Fuji Neopan 1600 or the Ilford Delta 3200. Of course, some chose to push process ASA400 B&W films…

The color film choice would be the Fuji Superia 1600 but it seemed that grains in color film were NOT as widely accepted as grains in black and white films so wedding photojournalism ended up mostly black and white.

Just yesterday, I received news from a friend’s email that Fuji is discontinuing it’s Neopan1600 film. I find this totally idiotic when in recent years, there has been a significant resurgence of film users! And Kodak has just developed 2 NEW films for us over the last 2 years! (though they also discontinued the Kodachrome)

It’s sad news to me and to many B&W film users…