Bride's face, in black and white, in a small wall mirror in the hairdresser's, in moment viewed by the wedding photographer in Lisbon.

The photographer and color decisions in a wedding photography

THE BLACK AND WHITE OF THE COLOR by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 

Bride's face, in black and white, in a small wall mirror in the hairdresser's, in moment viewed by the wedding photographer in Lisbon.

I already, once in a while, wrote about my option for black and white. Wedding photographers have, each, an aesthetic option relative to the color, beyond the approach and composition differences, which is what draws the most attention, the calmest form, or the thrown-in style of taking views.

To someone who, very early, felt that attraction to photography, first just like a viewer and only after as a humble maker, my eyes have always been more attracted to the black and white, except for a few, rare, exceptions. However, I can find a kind of color that matches perfectly with my eyes. I call it, black and white color. Those with that dominant color impose themselves and do not let the observing eyes distract others more secondaries, staying the main attraction, as the wedding photographer decided at the moment of the catch.

The photo in the middle, although in color, does not look out of place from the others, full of middle tones as clouds of light direct us to the bride in the makeup process. All solutions drive our eyes not taking them away from the solution of the composition, chosen by the wedding photographer. It is true that I do not accept all the color solutions in front of me but I give them the same importance when they respect what I consider to be the fundamental harmony of the image.

Mirror with the bride being combed, surrounded by purple color.
Flowers in the bride's hair seen in the mirror in the hairdresser's hand.

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