Today I'd like to share another of my favourite, blog writing, wedding photographers with you.
Roger Overall has written a three part blog posting entitled The Art of Documentary Wedding Photography and it has really helped me to explain and understand my own style. I only discovered this blog in the last week as another of my blogs referred to it.
You can find the blog posting here, with easy links to parts 2 and 3.
Some of the points made that really resonate with me are as follows.
- What is Documentary
- Number of images
- Post production
- Group photographs
- Bride and Groom Portraits
Part three really shows Roger's passion for the day itself, it's really lovely to read. I love his observation of the moments when everyone else takes photographs. I too love taking pictures of everyone else taking pictures and it is a very predictable moment (signing, cake cutting and first dance!)
I got a great boost from finding someone whose views about wedding photography match mine but then I looked back over my last few weddings and saw that my final results don't demonstrate the style I feel most passionate about. No I don't like to get in the way, but recently I've felt I've had to, to get the shots I want. The picture I included at the top of this posting is a good documentary image of mine because it was a special and unique moment with an 8 year old delivering a speech and his Dad, the groom, showing such lovely laughter next to him. But speeches are a given. I am taking a lot from what I have read to move my style forward.
So that was this week's Favourite Photo.