Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bridegroom Abstract

Creativity in a Flurry of Documentation

September is Wedding Season!

Weddings place a lot of demands on the photographer. Every moment on a wedding day is precious, and if you miss one, it's lost forever.

You have to pay attention and be ready for anything. You need to know your camera inside and out. You need to be able to work fast and make the most of any kind of light.

Artistic shots aren't the priority at a wedding. (Beware the wedding photographer who talks at length about his creative vision.) While you fiddle with some fascinating creative opportunity, you can and will miss unrepeatable situations that the family might want to have documented.

But every now and then we get a few seconds to "play around" with our subjects. 

an abstract wedding photograph of the groom's corsage by daniel south
Bridegroom Abstract

I snapped this heavily cropped image of the groom's corsage while capturing the formal portraits of the wedding party. The shot only took a couple of seconds, and then I got back to the business at hand. 

The image doesn't identify any particular person but rather a role, the dapper gentleman who's just said, "I do!"

Now if you'll excuse me, I don't want to miss anything.

 Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4L IS

Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright 2014 Daniel R. South
All Rights Reserved

1 comment:

  1. According to my point to view you are right photography is an essential part of the weeding because if you miss to capture any precious moment then we can take it back again. Last week I went to a wedding ceremony of my friend from los angeles to hearst castle and realized that how an inexperienced photographer can destroy the memories of your precious day.