THE MASTERS by the PORTUGAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
When we are in the profession we love, we try to do everything to achieve the very best we can, for ourselves and for the clients that believed in us. Having a professional means to deliver, for those who contracted us, only the last best we were able to do. For my part, I always give my body and my soul the effort necessary for that, but I do not judge myself about the result. I left that to my clients and I am still here after all this time…
I remembered that because these two photos reminded me of what photographers can do, between jobs. I will not go into the commonplace that we are always learning, but it is not a lie. I can’t count the photos I have done with, inside, all the photo magazines that I bought, all the pictures in the museums I visited and, also, the books I read in those between.
It was all those places that taught me. When I photograph a couple, far in the middle of the wood and, after, a single change of lens or, because I went closer and composed a near point of view, I remember how many times I saw that in the movies. It is a copy? Maybe. All of us, that reshape reality through the lens we use, brushes or chisels, ended with everything I wrote in the paragraph above. But, also, it is the value we added to our own that will give our identity to the work we do. In the end, it is what really comes from us that belongs to us. That is what I think, as a wedding photographer.