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
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  4. Matt Clara

    TP Guest


    Matt,

    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", Amazon.com has several "like
    new" examples available ... for a mere $9.12.

    Tony
     
    TP, Jun 4, 2004
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  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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