Carolina Bride

September 23, 2013

The Photography Workshop

One couple. Six photographers. Find your photography style.

Love fantastic photography but don’t know how to describe it? We tasked six of Charlotte’s finest with the challenge of showcasing the terms and techniques to help you find your aesthetic. Of course, each photographer here has the skills to capture a wide range of styles, but for this quick-hit engagement session, they each demonstrated their favorite flair.

Dynamic


Indigo Photography, www.indigocharlotte.com
Editorial portraiture
Dramatic
Couple + Visual Concept = Story
Work away from iconic settings
Atmospheric texture produced by a balance of ambient and studio lighting
Infuse image with an editorial feel

Whimsical


LunahZon Photography, www.lunahzon.com
Vibrant
In the moment
Utilize natural textures
Emphasis on movement and action
Embraces “different” couples, ideas, and techniques: fun & funky in all respects
Shoots through objects to give additional color and pop

Vintage


The Schultzes, www.lovetheschultzes.com
Use wide apertures, which creates a very shallow depth of field
Drawn to using soft, natural backlight
Warm, soft, slightly muted tones for post processing
Clean & Simple

Editorial


Sean Pressley, www.seanpressley.com
High contrast lighting—many times artificial
Edgy
Editorial style
Intimate close portraiture
Use of strobes, whether indoor or outdoors

Timeless


Nathan Abplanalp Photography, www.nathanabplanalp.com
Simple and timeless composition
Primarily soft light sources for a dreamy quality
Elegant
Thoughtful
Posed yet candid feel

Fresh


Smitten & Hooked, www.smittenandhooked.com
Off-camera lighting for drama
Use of negative space
Background simple and clean
Wide-angle lenses
Modern
Fun
Slow shutter to catch movement


Special Thanks
Hair by Rebekah McCann and Leigh Claiborne, Orange Olive Hair Gallery
Makeup by Champa
Bride & Groom: Tiffany & Michael Tarver
Shot on location: Solstice Tavern, Heist Brewery, and the neighborhood of NoDa

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