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BLACK BOX PHOTOGRAPY DENNIS CRIDER PHOTOGRAPHY ASHLEY ESCOLA PHOTOGRAPHY
Traditional photography provides those exquisite posed shots featuring your husband and you as a married couple; and the posed bridal party smil- ing into the camera from the church steps. In addition to this, the traditional photographer will take pictures at the reception of you cutting the cake, toss- ing the bouquet and dancing with your new husband.
Today, though, there is an additional
wedding photography option available – photojournalism.
Photojournalists want to tell your wed- ding story by capturing all the day’s de- tails, emotions, and unexpected moments. They catch the pictures of your niece twirling around in her dress all by herself, or your husband looking at you lovingly without your noticing. A photojournalist is unobtrusive. The best photojournalists create pictures that are well composed
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and very sensitive to the moment. It’s a very hands-off, but very engaged, and very present approach. The photojournal- ist is receptive rather than directive.
The simplistic distinction between traditional photography and photo- journalism is that there is far less pos- ing in photojournalism. Photojournalists are there to capture moments as they occur naturally. They capture exactly what’s happening rather than creating what’s happening. Telling the whole story, from beginning to end by docu- menting the details that make your wed- ding spectacular.
If you are looking for a photographer who will adhere to a list of essential shots, a pure, professional photojournal- ist may not be for you. While a few of the established posed shots can be taken, they will focus more on those unnoticed, natural moments that can be missed if the photographer is busy posing up the other shots. A photojournalists’ training teaches them to be aware of every event and detail surrounding them at the present time, giving them the opportunity
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