A short while ago we had a wedding shoot out series with yours truly and James Hodgins. It was simple. Get a bride and groom, or just a bride…..and go out and shoot, on the fly. Random locations.
See what happens, see what we create and explain the process.
It was a hoot and the results were amazing.
Learning to see lighting, posing and creative solutions to odd and challenging locations, on the fly, is one of the best ways to improve on your skills.
James, who used to be a wedding photographer, and now a full time mining/industrial shooter, can out shoot anyone I know. Still.
See, photography is all about being able to see, really SEE the light, shadows, texture and composition.
The fundamentals are at work. It’s very much like riding a bike. And is one of the BEST skillsets to master….seeing. Really seeing.
In one series we were in the park with a couple, full sun, crappy light, little time.
What to do? Simple, I do this ALL the time while on a wedding.
I default to my 5 ESSENTIAL poses strategy, and showed everyone how I use this tactics. It’s a strategy and it works in the real world too!
Haunting Images, a member in the forum loved it and posted:
“This is fantastic Rob! I love how you simplified the poses toward the end, into 5 easy-to-remember steps. Very valuable…..especially during the wedding, when the couple is concerned with “everyone watching them”….I love this!! Thanks…”
Members can access these content filled replays here:
Wedding Shoot Out PART 2
(this one has the 5 essential poses)
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