I have been absolutely in love with shooting black and white film on weddings. These images were taken with my Yashica and 3200 Ilford film. When I'm trying to find the angle that best tells the story of what is happening, I'm looking at many different ways of seeing the same scene. If you stand still in a room you'll only see so many vantage points. You have to be mobile in order to get the types of images that will show the story. The story is already there...FIND IT! The 1st image posted above I decided while capturing the full length image of my couple that I liked the chopped lower half of the image better. You know it's a couple. You know it's an image of the bride and groom. To me the angle that best told the story was what I posted above. I really dig how you WANT to know more about what is happening in the image.
The band image was taken in the heat of a jam during the reception. I know that people were all around the room dancing and the band was hot, but how could I show that. Well, my lower angle shooting into the lights coming down was my best point of view. I can tell in the image the band was blowing hard, it was a night reception and the room was in an old classic house only New Orleans could provide. We have certain kinds of doors, windows and crown molding in homes that you see all over New Orleans. :)
Some of the best advice I ever received from another pro photographer was..."Shoot your event like a tourist!"
If you don't appreciate the floor you are walking on, you'll never notice the small details . -GK
"Photography is my life!"
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