Beautiful wedding photography for Lovers

Details, details Food and more

Category: Photography | Wedding

I mentioned in an earlier post how wedding photography is changing. It used to be all about the bride, then the groom found an more important spot as well but no wedding album is complete without details. Food is one of those items that becoming more important during the wedding day.

Usually every couple has a lunch or diner (or both) planned during their wedding day. A lot is spend on table setting, on color and styling of the food. So instead of just eating it, it now becomes a major part of the photography as well.

It is not just about the food but also an excellent way to show the mood of the day and as vendors try their best to present it in an appealing, inviting way, photography can do it even more justice when it is capture in this fashion. Makes you want to take a bite when you see the pictures.



In my [photo]DNA

Category: Personal | Photography

With our home slowly getting back to normal I was clearing out my desk. One of my first photo albums lay on it. Before I put it back in it's usual place I opened it. Then I came across a photo that really says it all. Proof that we were caught by a camera at a very young age. My sister and I checking my fathers camera. So you see it is in my DNA. I think we must have been four and six at the time but I am not sure.

But I also realised something else and that is how proud I was (and still am) of this album. This has been my album, which I received from my grandmother. This is a reflection of my youth, memories that will never fade eventhough the photographs might have lost some color. The album has seen it best time but it is still here after all these years.

Reason to own photo albums. To give your childeren their own album. To collect al the drawings they make, photograph it and put it in a book. Years later it will still make you happy.



Home Improvement: Knock on wood

Category: Personal

I am lying on the floor and look at our big room. Two month ago it all started with the floor and now it is here. A different one than before and so beautiful. Real wood. Now I can finally see that the floor looks so great with the kitchen. That what was so long in my head now comes to life in real life. 

I love it when a plan comes together!



La Dolce Vita

Category: Photography

The summer has been mediterean so far, high temperatures and lots of sunshine. Everything is growing like grazy and when I look around me it feels like I am in the South of France somewhere or in an Itialian garden. Beautiful flowers everywhere. The best thing of it is that I do not have to drive one kilometer. I do not have to move one inch to be in this place. When I sit down in the shade and sip a cool glas of wine I can only sigh. Ah life is good, life is sweet. La Dolce Vita is right here!

 



Book Review: Fast Track Photographer

Finally the new and revised version of Fast Track Photographer from Dane Sanders is available. Dane has become an industry leader and a much sought after Wedding photographer that has a weekly show on askdane.com which is a very informative half hour show for everyone who is interested in the business side of photography.

Fast Track Photographer contains great insight on the photography industry and with the use pDNA test to show you can determine where you stand as a photographer whether amateur or professional. It also gives the story of Dane Sanders and his journey into photography. If you ever toyed with the idea of being part of the photography industry or are a photographer this is must read material. It helps you decide if you want to be freelance or signature brand photographer and describes the pro's and cons of both.

But what I like best is that Dane has the ability to talk to you via this book as if he is talking to you in person. Like he does on askdane.com every week. Like you have your private mentor who is trying to help you by having you take a closer look in the mirror and assess what you see. Who is looking back at you in that mirror and help you be the person you were intended to be.

It is a fascinating read and I really recommend it. However if you are looking for photography how to's on how to shoot a perfect image this is not the book, as Dane states in the beginning, so you are warned early on.