First Thursday – STOP COPYING FROM OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
STOP COPYING FROM OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
How to use your life experiences to develop your own unique vision: a reportage approach.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 ● 6:00-8:30PM
- The First Thursday events are FREE to attend for PPA of PA members.
- Non-members may attend one First Thursday event for free!
Are you tired of copying photographs from other photographers? Do you have a general dissatisfaction with your images? Do you find that people other than the bride and groom have a hard time genuinely connecting with your work? In this course, Ade will teach you to find your own unique approach using your personal thoughts, intuition, and experiences.
No two humans are exactly alike in their experiences, so you will learn methods on how to explore your personal life experiences and conscious thoughts. The information you uncover will allow you to identify your triggers that are unique only to you. Ade will then teach you how to incorporate your triggers with reportage/documentary style techniques to a) make images that are authentically representative of you and b) produce images other human beings can connect with.
I chose to photograph weddings because of my values in regards to love and life. Those values are driven by the belief that (1) marriage is one of the most important life decisions one can make, (2) the power of imagery to tell stories, (3) my parents’ beautiful-half a decade-long marriage, and (4) the ability to see a great love story (wedding/marriage) unfold before me. I am in love with love stories: real-life ones and stories within the context of art: movies, photographs, and tales.
My images are a reflection of who I am: I laugh heartily, I cry when I am happy, I roll with the punches, I love strongly.
Contrary to what you see, I am not a wedding photographer but rather a photographer who prefers to document weddings. This is an important distinction because I use my authentic self to make photographs that are representative of who I am. My style of photography can be considered reportage and creative portraits.