1 July 2014
I love to photograph weddings, especially of different cultures.
The whole theatrical experience is so interesting. All that preparation, expense, for that one day when two separate families come together to celebrate the marriage of their child. The emotion of the occassion is palpable and waiting to be bottled as a timeless image. Personally its great to be a photographer bystander rather than “the wedding photographer”-far less pressure. This allows room to be more creative or nonchalant. From an anthropological view weddings are facinating and I like to record the event even if they are perfect strangers. I referring to me and the couple. not the couple themselves although it does happen….. Every wedding is different in theme and dress. But everyone looks beautiful on the day.
Photographing strangers weddings also gives me practice honing my skills to capture a beautiful moment. This is particularly important when I do have a future wedding to photograph as the sole photographer. Getting that Eye- Hand coordination in sync is important as I am only an Occassional (wedding) photographer.
The first three photographs are a continuation of Gulangyu island. The third one was taken in Hong Kong at the 1841 heritage site. This is a popular venue especially in the weekend for the Hong Kong wedding scene. Its a bit like a watering hole in the jungle. Hunter and prey converge…..
1. 23 Dec 2009 Nikon D3 iso 400 70mm f6.7 1/60sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
2. 23 Dec 2009 Nikon D3 iso 400 180mm f5.6 1/500sec Nikon 180mm f2.8
3. 23 Dec 2009 Nikon D3 iso400 180mm f8 1/500sec Nikon 180mm f 2.8
4. 23 March 2013 Nikon D3s iso200 24mm f6.7 1/250sec Nikon 14-24mm f2.8