Photography

When Washington, D.C.-based photographer Kirth Bobb covered couple Amman and Meriam’s wedding, he was interested in capturing the rich cultural elements that added an additional layer to their already beautiful wedding story. “Amman is Eritrean and descends from the Tigrinya and Bilen tribes,” Bobb explains, “and Meriam is a member of both the Tigrinya tribe of Eritrea and
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January 21, 2019 Last week, we featured our online educational workshop, Photographing the Bride. In this article, we’re going to show you our approach to capturing unique and expressive imagery of the groom and his groomsmen.  Photographing the groom is often overlooked in wedding photography, an afterthought with the responsibility delegated to second shooters contracted
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We asked some of the photographers and educators who are speaking at WPPI 2019 to tell us about their experiences attending WPPI, the largest wedding and portrait photography conference and show in the U.S. Here’s what Tamara Lackey had to say. What was your first year attending WPPI? My first year attending WPPI was in
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You are such a good person. It was always our hope that, in your search for love and friendship, you would cross paths with other good people, and that those other good people would see in you what we see in you.  Ryan, what we see in you is pure kindness, selflessness, intelligence, tenacity …
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My photography career began as a photojournalist in the late 1990s. From time to time, I would be asked to create environmental portraits of people in the news for different papers and magazines, although I really didn’t know what I was doing. I transitioned quickly from bounce flash to rudimentary and inexpensive entry-level strobes. After
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Jonathan told us one of the things he loves the most about Natalie is that she doesn’t need him, but that she chooses to be with him. She could do anything, be with anyone, or not even be with anyone at all. And yet she chooses him. Over and over again.  Natalie is highly successful,
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January 9, 2019 As wedding photographers, we are professionally trained to capture your special day in all of its elegance and beauty. We know that it’s not easy to create gorgeous imagery under time pressure, unpredictable lighting conditions, and sometimes messy rooms; that only gets easier with practice and proper training. That’s why at Lin and
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In the hopes of avoiding the stress of a big wedding, couple Katie and Brandon had decided to have an intimate ceremony with just their family at this lovely cove on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Never in their wildest dreams, says wedding photographer Eric Mansperger of L’Amour Photography, did they think this would happen—”this” being a
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Keeping up with family pictures is something that I really love to do. It makes me so happy to have beautiful images of Evy and our life together. However, when you’re pregnant with a baby that is not going to survive and each day it feels like a success just to get out of bed,
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With an unmistakable name, Peggy Guggenheim created waves in the art world as an unstoppable collector, connector and socialite. Stefan Moses spent time with Guggenheim in her later years, between 1969 and 1974, photographing her wandering out and about, and at home in Venice amongst her vast amounts of Abstract Expressionist, Surrealist and Dada works
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On my way to Aaron and Jason’s wedding at The Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston, my Uber driver and I began chatting. I told him how Ben and I were photographing a wedding today for a couple from Washington DC, and how it’s kinda crazy because the groom, Aaron, grew up on my
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Often when I’m working on commercial assignments, I am allowed quite a bit of creative freedom (and, of course, I allow myself that in personal work). Having lots of choices can be very exciting, but narrowing down the creative possibilities from countless options could also be a nightmare. As a beauty photographer, what helps me
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As we never tire of saying around here, a photo isn’t a photo until it has been printed. For portrait and wedding photographers, albums and wall art remain the backbone of their offerings, but there’s plenty of product development and innovation occurring in these two mainstays. We asked seven labs around the country what print
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Wedding at Quantum Leap Winery Who? : Kalen and Zachary What? : Preparations in an AirBnB, first look at a nearby park, ceremony and reception at a winery. Where?  Quantum Leap Winery, Winter Park, Florida When? : December 2018 I fell in love with Susan’s work because it is pure art. Her creative eye and
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Couple Corey and Krystin exchanged vows in Bellingham, Washington, at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal. For their wedding portraits, they walked with photographer Joe Tobiason to the dock below their hotel where they found overcast skies and windy conditions, an ideal backdrop for Tobiason’s vision of a meaningful, mood-filled double exposure. Using his Mamiya RZ67, he
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Reminiscent of Tinker Toys, Spekular’s modular lighting system comprises several daylight-balanced LED light strips and connectors so you can create a variety of shapes—from triangles and squares to light panels—out of the Spekular components. This design-your-own-light-configuration set is available in several different bundles including the Core Kit ($650) and Expansion Kit ($130)—both of which I
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Photographer Sara Fitzpatrick of Sara Fitz Photo had just started climbing rock scrambles with her clients on the way up to Eagles Watch at Mohonk Mountain in upstate New York. It was just after sunrise and the group had already made a couple of wrong turns, but it didn’t stop them from enjoying the misty,
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With the launch of the Z 6 (and Z 7), Nikon is looking to make its mark in the full-frame mirrorless camera segment by going head-to-head with the Sony a7 series and the new Canon EOS R. Of the Nikon Z series, the 24-megapixel Z 6 has a lower-resolution sensor than the 45-megapixel Z 7.
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This couple had spent months planning for their elopement, which took place at an old marble quarry in Valencia, Spain. To execute their vision, they hired a wedding planner who ultimately put them in touch with photographer Carlos Lucca, a Spanish native who was completely on board with their vision of an adventurous yet beautiful and
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When April and Spencer first contacted photographer Jonas Seaman about photographing their downtown Seattle, Washington, wedding, they described themselves as reserved. “One of the issues they communicated upfront was that they don’t like being the center of attention,” says Seaman. “They were worried about how to act natural in front of the camera.” Seaman continues:
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Alfond Inn Wedding Who? : Amanda + Ben What? : Destination wedding in Winter Park, Florida Where?  The Alfond Inn When? : December 2018 I don’t even know where to start with this wedding, so I’ll start back in 2007.  I was living in Tallahassee, Florida, and photographed the headshots for a bunch of juniors
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It may seem like a shock that our church puts on something like this but honestly, it all started over a decade ago when one creative person decided to take a risk and try something new. Over the years, Jazz Nativity grew and grew and grew. Thousands of people attend this show each year and
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