BEHIND THE IMAGE

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To get behind the image of this shot above from Crea & Ryan’s wedding from Ballina last August, is to get in the mindset of one of the greatest photographers ever, Robert Capa, who said ‘If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.’ So for Crea & Ryan’s reception which had one of the longest lines of confetti throwing I’ve ever seen, I just got in as close as possible to capture the excitement & confetti going everywhere, including all over myself! For this shot, you want to show the people as much as possible, the confetti, the excitement and of course the bride & groom, all while walking backwards, focusing manually (because the confetti confuses the camera autofocus) and basically trying to capture it all while not getting in the way! This sequence of shots is definitely some of the most fun shots I took all last year, and a lot of that is down to the fact, Irish weddings don’t have a lot of confetti any more, which is a shame…although I didn’t envy the hotel staff cleaning up afterward!

So here’s a question…would you have a confetti line at your wedding reception? Let me know by filling in the comment section below!

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