The wedding photographer open eye


Sometimes, I already wrote here about the ability to improvise, the wedding photographer must find the best points of view for what he want to photograph. I explain: we have a room with four walls a door and a window. From that window, come a very intense amount of light that irradiate very irregularly through the entire room and not so friendly for the eyes of my cameras, very different from human eyes.

So, the wedding photographer must decide what is the best light direction so that my cameras does not complain. At the same time, there is the action to catch that, sometimes, unfold in the opposed direction. He must, quick as he can, because the action does not wait for him, find the best point of view, the place that deliver the best framework, for what is the result he need. Finally, and just a glimpse before the triggering moment, verify the composition, how everything is in place in the frame, and…done.

Ah… and everything done just between two beats as if it was a jazz play never stoping and always improvising.  That is why I like to compare the work of the wedding photographers with the ability to improvise of the jazz musicians, tuned, with harmony and, always, in time. I am no doubt of that.

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