Category: Weddings

Questions to ask when choosing a Wedding Photographer

I recently received a request from Paul Edgar for a quote to cover his wedding in July this year. I’m busy with my 480 Days Project at that time and therefore can’t help him on the date selected for the wedding. I must admit that I rather like the questions that he asked to acquire…


Using a 14-24mm F2.8 Nikon lens to Capture wedding images.

If I can pinpoint one characteristic of my wedding photos it is using a 300 mm F2.8 lens to capture portraiture during weddings. Sometimes it is a good thing to come out of one’s comfort zone and try something totally different, and that is just what I did at the last two weddings I captured…


Decisive moments in wedding photography

A while ago I wrote a post about decisive moments in sports photography. What is a decisive moment? “The decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.” – Henri…


Photos tell the story of a brave bride and her love despite a battle with cancer

Sometimes photos can make us cry – but they can also inspire us to do good to all those around us. Many of us have friends and family suffering with cancer and sometimes we need a brief reminder to give them all the love and support they so need in their their daily battle… I…


Taking detail photos during weddings

In modern wedding photography photos of all the detail during a couples big day play a major role in a wedding package. Sadly this is still neglected  by many wedding photographers. In South Africa in certain areas photographers tend to concentrate more on the detail than in other areas by other photographers. Especially in the…


How important is coordination between the wedding planner and wedding photographer?

The wedding photographer is a very important person at any wedding. It is up to him to capture those special moments and memories to last a lifetime. What do we need to know about our wedding photographer and are we making the right decisions in selecting the photographer? We decided to approach an experienced wedding…


Using a 300mm F2.8 for Portraiture

In 1992 I bought my first 300 mm F2.8 second hand from Pieter Els a friend of mine. It was a Tamron lens fitted with a Novoflex Pistol Grip. Tamron is a Japanese Product and Novoflex German. They got together to combine this lens with the Pistol grip focusing mechanism. This was before the Auto…