ADVENTURES IN WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM
PERTH | MAY 2020
PHOTOJOURNALISM + CREATIVITY
MAKING STORYTELLING IMAGES THAT SING!
Before I became a wedding photographer I worked as a photojournalist for over a decade – with clients like TIME magazine, Forbes and The New York Times. I’ve photographed heads of state and violent protests, the Olympics and the Australian Open, and I’ve won World Press Photo and Sony World Photography awards.
My workshop is all about bringing this real-world photojournalism experience to wedding photography. It’s about simplicity in both storytelling and workflow, about slowing down and figuring out how to focus on what really matters during a wedding day.
My hope is that you come away with a new perspective on wedding photography, documenting real moments, and how to best serve your clients with images that will stand the test of time.
• REAL MOMENTS
We'll focus a lot on the lessons of photojournalism, and how we can focus ourselves to best capture real moments.
I'll show you my full editing sequence - from camera to Lightroom to client image delivery.
We'll discuss a few techniques I use that help distinguish my work, why I use them, and how.
These days you can make great images with any camera and lens. But some gear is better than others at capturing authentic moments. I'll show you what I use and why
• MAKING GOOD PICTURES IN BAD SITUATIONS
We'll look at how to problem-solve some common challenges to ensure we make the best images we can under difficult circumstances.
• NATURAL LIGHT
We'll discuss how to read and understand natural light, and make it work for us no matter what!
I like to keep things simple, and my use of flash is no exception. But there are a few tricks that really make it work well. I'll show you how I use flash on a wedding day, and how this helps in my creative storytelling.
• IMAGE CRITIQUES
Simply the best way to learn. All participants will submit images beforehand and I'll give some constructive criticism for immediate feedback.
• STREET SHOOT
We'll head outside and do some street photography using the techniques discussed throughout the day.
• ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
I'm an open book, so if there's anything in particular you want to discuss at the workshop you're attending, let me know and we can try to fit it in!