Jide Alakija

30 May 2008 1,320 views
 
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Wedding photojournalism vs Traditional wedding photography. To most people they just want a wedding photographer, but why is this the case? In my experience I think it has to do with the herd mentality i.e. we do what we see the Jones' doing.

I had a very good conversation with a photojournalist the other day and he mentioned something really interesting, he said that there are alot of photographers who can take very good photographs but not many who can tell stories. I have to admit that it got me thinking. I have to agree with him, I have had a look at many a portfolio and something is always lacking which is the aspect of storytelling. Infact I would say that most of the photographers I have come to meet today are just good at taking photos but not telling stories.

Story telling like any form of journalism comes with experience. That being said I would say the key to knowing a good wedding photojournalist from the traditional wedding photographer is the aspect of story telling...

comments (7)

  • \\\'dara
  • UK
  • 30 May 2008, 02:25
Simplicity meets elegance...beautifully captured.
  • Oyebola
  • 30 May 2008, 12:11
hmm yummy!
  • Robin
  • Russia
  • 30 May 2008, 15:01
I love this pic.
  • dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 30 May 2008, 17:40
this is is ISO3200, check your EXIF again smile Nice shot.
Wedding photography should strive to capture moments like this one. I likr it. For ISO3200, it is got little or no noise.
Mr Jide, you know you are shooting my wedding!!!
  • Ovo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Aug 2008, 21:06
Love this. I should have done mine with a better focus when I took it.

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode aperture priority
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