Wedding Photography--a different take

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Matt Clara, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Matt Clara

    Matt Clara Guest

    Matt Clara, Jun 4, 2004
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  2. Matt Clara

    TP Guest

    There is nothing new or different about treating weddings as an
    opportunity for photojournalism.

    Many, many wedding photographers do it. It is a very popular
    approach, and has been for quite a few years now. You don't need to
    pay the earth to get a wedding photographer who does it well.

    No doubt Joe Buissink will eventually be releasing a videotape and/or
    DVD of how it is all done, and charging a fortune for the privilege of
    learning from Joe Buissink what thousands of wedding photographers
    already do, very successfully, every day of their working lives.

    As for using a D1X, once you are so well known that the value of your
    name transcends the value of your work, you could shoot weddings on a
    single disposable camera and charge tens of thousands of dollars for
    just being there on the day.

    TP, Jun 4, 2004
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  3. Matt Clara

    Matt Clara Guest

    Still, he seems to be working on each image being a work of art, and not
    just a simple recording of events. I imagine the best photojournalists are
    this way as well, but you can't tell from your average paper!
    Matt Clara, Jun 4, 2004
  4. Matt Clara

    TP Guest


    For the avoidance of doubt, the photojournalism style is now very much
    a part of mainstream wedding photography. Almost all but the cheapest
    wedding photographers offer it, either as a supplement to the more
    rigid formality of the classic group shots or as a partial or (more
    rarely) complete replacement for them.

    There is nothing new here, other than a cult of personality that has
    elevated one photographer above his peers - despite offering nothing
    that is distinctively different to that produced by many wedding
    photographers whose names remain unknown outside their locale.

    I have to admire Mr Buissink!

    To those who want to learn more about Joe Buissink without having to
    pay up to $80 for "The Wedding Book", has several "like
    new" examples available ... for a mere $9.12.

    TP, Jun 4, 2004
  5. Matt Clara

    Lionel Guest

    And he's doing an excellent job of it too. The mood & ambiance he
    conveys in the work on his website is lovely - exactly the sort of thing
    I /try/ to achieve with my candid photography. If I ever get married,
    those are exactly the sort of photographs I'd want.
    Lionel, Jun 4, 2004
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