Mišo and Jelena portraits

Mišo and Jelena are my friends who had a wedding last Saturday and even I’m avoiding to do any kind of wedding photography, I accepted their kind request to take some portraits of them. A lot of people asked me why I don’t do weddings and I’m always trying to explain how I don’t think wedding photography is below my standards. It is just a thing I’m not “drawn” in to.

Wedding photography (I linked to a place where you will find great photographers and mostly wedding photogs) is a serious job when you are doing it right, and in my humble opinion, it is too much subordinated to a client. I don’t like tilted photos, or soft focus on brides face, or  obligatory shots of ring in pair or with a flowers in background, etc. But client has rights to ask for that kind of photos and probably every serious photographer will try to comply with it within his/her style. I’m not ready for that kind of compromise and that is the main reason why I’m not doing wedding photography and chances to start to do it are really tiny (never say never).

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For the technical part – no fancy staff. One Vivitar 285HV strobe on a stand with shot through umbrella (cheap Chinese one – 1€ aprox. 🙂 ).

Author: Igor Motl

Freelance photographer from Prijedor, Bosnia whos work is mainly based on portrait photography and photo stories.

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