The photographer and his tools, to photograph the wedding

THE POINT OF VIEW by the LISBON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

One of the first things to learn, to someone that want to be a photographer, is the notion of the point of view. It is my main tool to achieve that result to what I accept to be a good photo or, just a photo. In the wedding photography it is a decisive factor.

When, in that bustle that surround the bride get ready, at hairdresser and make up or when dressing the dress and the final details that will transform her in a real bride, the choice of the wedding photographer of the place where he will have to be placed to capture the action, in the front of him, with all the implications this has, it is his first and main decision.

From that place he will decide what part of the action he will photograph. After that, he must decide what the angle will be the best. From high, low or in the front. That can determine the energy, inside that photo to be. Next, he need to decide what part of the scene will better tell the story, in total or partial in that framework. When that achieved, the composition will do the photo and, really, tell the tail. How the elements inside interact harmoniously to an equilibrium and with the right narrative. Finally, the moment. Maybe the most important choice that the wedding photographer must have and it is what decides to make the photo, the decisive moment of the click. Yes, it is like that. Every photo, prepared to be, need all this process to make it happens. Now, multiply that by all those photos that must be taken during all day, by the wedding photographer.

Bride viewed trough a round mirror when was hair dressed.
Mother of the bride being make upped.
Face of the bride smiling, at the hairdresser.
Bride being hair dressed and reading a message in the smartphone.

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