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Weddings printing and alternative print options for 2013

Posted by admin on January 29, 2013 in Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, wedding couples, Wedding Photos | Comments Off on Weddings printing and alternative print options for 2013

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Its an exciting time after the proposal has happened and you are starting to make all your wedding arrangements. For a photographer like myself, I am also busy planning, trying to get the word out about what I do and connect with clients wedding couples who are interested in the same. The New Year is a time for refreshment and new energy and new commitments, and I start to get lots of emails and calls about wedding availability dates for this year and next. People are trying to find the right photographer for them and vice versa. For me its a time to recommit to new ideas and new explorations, and one of the areas I have been spending considerable time is in the area of art manipulation and double exposure. High art is a wonderful way to celebrate not only yourselves but the world in which you have chosen to share it. For Jabus and Dilara, the couple in the photo above, their romance and commitment was very specific. A very small wedding, the special day was set at the break of dawn on a bridge symbolically bringing to pieces of land together, at Jericho Beach. Before anyone else had arrived I grabbed a few scenic shots (also called plates). I shot these very specifically remembering as closely as possible where everything existed in the frame then thinking later about what image I wanted to use later with it. Once you put these two images together you have a “double exposure”. Combining the images later, what you get is always a little unexpected and its this quality that I love that makes working in double exposure so enjoyable. You have to free your mind to see things and see things not just as they are so you can let the imagination soar.

For Jabus and Dilara, the quiet serenity of their wedding, and the spiritual loving quality of their union spoke easily and naturally to me so I  simply found an image that embodied that in them, in their surroundings, and then matched it with an image of them and  a mood that complimented it. I created about 8 versions of this before I was satisfied…. Part 2 is the dark room and some choice printing possibilities! Stay tuned to this post for future updates. 🙂

Looking Back at Weddings Past

Posted by admin on November 14, 2012 in Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, wedding couples, Wedding Photos, Wedding Themes | Comments Off on Looking Back at Weddings Past

I finally had to make the big decision. For years I have offered proof albums through my studio which I really loved to make for clients. I loved them because of their simplicity, practicality and elegance. Wedding couples would get hundreds of images in one or two albums and you really would get a sense of the whole documentary feeling of the day. The wedding couple, the guests, the family, the details and all the behind the scenes too boot. Things the couple would never even know were happening. The big digital enlargement albums, which I also love while epic and cinematic in scale just don’t have room to carry the missed moments. But as times have changed and quality digital printing has become more affordable the small 4×6 wedding albums simply don’t look as exciting. So now I finally made the decision to retire the proof albums from my studio permanently. But before they go for ever I decided to look back at one of them which was shot with Kodak CN 400 color negative film. Here are some of the images from that wonderful day. The place holder from the film creates the sloppy border look which I think is delicious!