Pushing Wedding Photography Boundaries in 2011
Wedding Photography has finally become cool over the last 5 years or so and it's all thanks to a new generation of wedding photographers. Long gone are the days with old men in tweed jackets cracking corny jokes to make guests smile. The new breed are young, fresh and are bringing something completely new to the table. New Wedding Photography ideas and new methods of processing and displaying pictures to leave couples with fresh and exciting photographs of their wedding day.
Young wedding photographers are pushing the industry in a fresh and exciting new direction and there are a number of styles of wedding photography that never even existed just a short time ago. Documentary, photojournalistic, reportage, contemporary are all types and styles of wedding photography that were pretty much unheard of when your parents got married. They most probably had the choice between a 20,30, or 40 photograph package and there was very little room for anything creative.
How the Digital Revolution changed the shape of Wedding Photography
With modern digital camera equipment, it is not unusual for a wedding photographer to shoot 3000 or 4000 photographs with a Canon 5D on a typical wedding day (I tend to take around 3000 photographs from a wedding). This enables the wedding photographer to try out a multitude of different creative approaches, angles and techniques that has pushed the standard of wedding photographs to a completely new level. This digital photography has obviously been the major factor in the Wedding Photography revolution but more recent advancement in camera sensitivity and ISO improvements also means that true documentary photography yields much better image quality than was possible before.
Another reason for the sudden change in the wedding photography industry has been the meteoric rise in the ability to share images and information through the internet and social media. Wedding Photographers (and photographers in general), are very forthcoming with their knowledge and shared techniques, styles and creative ideas has made all of us better photographers.
Wedding Photography is a very exciting area to be in at the moment and I'm looking forward to seeing how the boundaries are going to be pushed even further over the next 10 years.
About Nick Rose Photography
Nick Rose is a UK Wedding Photographer based in London and is available for weddings throughout the UK and around the world as a destination wedding photographer. Follow me on twitter @nickrosephoto or follow me on Facebook at nickrosephotography.com or via the links up at the top.