Image of the week 7 – Kids at weddings and shenanigans – Philip Thomas
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Image of the week 7 – Kids at weddings and shenanigans – Philip Thomas

This photo is one of my favorites, and features in a year-end blog post. Working with kids at weddings is fun, but the last thing I want is for them to be aware of my camera. Of course, this is often impossible, and once noticed, I’ll spin the other way, pretending to photograph something else,…

Image Of The Week 6 – Working with shapes in photography
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Image Of The Week 6 – Working with shapes in photography

Here’s an image captured a few years ago for Alex and Kristina. As the bride dressed, I noticed these beautiful photographs of cowboys riding horses and couldn’t help myself using the shapes to frame her in the reflection. In this instance, the composition works. Weddings are very fluid, and if a composed scene doesn’t, I move…

Image Of The Week 5 – ‘What do we have here?’ Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Image Of The Week 5 – ‘What do we have here?’ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Today’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a picture of the week. I try to give myself a couple of weeks before blogging a wedding to desensitize from the wedding day. As a photographer, you can not help carry the emotion with you on and after a shoot, and it’s easy to let emotion interfere with…

Image of the week 3 – Juxtapositions
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Image of the week 3 – Juxtapositions

I love winter weddings for their low light. Thankfully, here in south Texas, we have a few weeks of cold weather, sometimes we will get ice and every ten years, maybe some snow. Nevertheless, many weddings are inside at this time of the year, which forces me to push harder to find exciting juxtapositions and…

Image of the week 2 – what is wedding photojournalism?
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Image of the week 2 – what is wedding photojournalism?

This week’s picture of the week features the father of the bride as he sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. Captured at the JW in Houston, I live for moments like these. For more on my thoughts about wedding photojournalism or reportage go here. Weddings are, of course, highly charged…

Image of the week 1 – The wonderful world of the Leica Rangefinder
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Image of the week 1 – The wonderful world of the Leica Rangefinder

First, I’d like to write a very Happy New Year to all my readers of this blog. Today’s the day, 15 years ago, I arrived in the U.S.A to join my wife and live in San Antonio, Texas. So, in celebration of that and new for 2020, I’ll be posting a favorite image each week…