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Reception Sites: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


As you are planning to book that dream reception venue, the most important thing for you could be making sure that the important moments happening inside are captured by your photographer. Although these two priorities can often be at odds, you can get the photos you want, in the setting you love, with a little bit of input from some of our award-winning WPJA

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Is Wedding Photojournalism a Fad?


Weve all flipped through well-worn wedding albums of parents, aunts and uncles, and even grandparents, chuckling at dated hairstyles, handlebar mustaches, peach taffeta bridesmaids dresses, and powder blue tuxes. Wedding photojournalists might contend that these photos wouldnt seem so out of style (hideous wedding gowns and bad male perms aside) if more emphasis had

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Featured Photographer: Greg Gibson


Photojournalist Greg Gibson has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his images covering the 1992 Presidential campaign and the 1998 Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. He has received awards and acclaim for his photographic work during the first Gulf War in Kuwait. His pictures have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and

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Pro Lab Printing Options For Weddings


You're a wedding photojournalist who creates thousands of digital files at each event. You offer your clients a variety of packages composed of hundreds of prints and on-screen images, and your weekends are regularly booked for weddings. Hey, you can't afford to mess around. You need a printing system that works seamlessly with your workflow while providing the utmost

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Capturing The Moment


What makes a moment? Any wedding photojournalist will tell you that the very notion of 'making' a moment disqualifies it from actually being a moment. So perhaps the more pointed question is: What is not a moment? Photo by Michael DiBari "A moment is not two hands, two rings over the bouquet. The flowers, the wedding dress pictures - those are not moments," says wedding

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First Impressions: The Web Site


When the Internet and wedding photographers first got together in the early 1990s, it was a blissful union from the start. The computer became a canvas upon which images could be displayed and savvy photographers wasted no time posting their work online, to be viewed by the masses. The notion of a local photographer became an anachronism. No one was local, as long as

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How To Starve Your Wedding Photographer: A Field Guide


Stomach staples are for sallies. If you really want to shed some pounds, become a wedding photographer. It's a sad truth about receptions: Photographers are so low on the food chain, they're rubbing chest hair. Millions of plates of fatty beef and dried chicken are served at wedding functions each and every year. With all that nutritious booty, it should be a

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Surviving The Portraits


Wedding photojournalists know how to memorably document the story of a special day by capturing real moments, and that's why brides and grooms hire them. Still, for most couples and their families, those captured memories would not be complete without portraits. Fortunately, this is an area in which most wedding photojournalists also excel - just not in the traditional

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Beyond The Wedding Album


You hired a wedding photojournalist because you know that he or she will capture the true story of the day. But when it comes to deciding on the best way to share your story, the choices might overwhelm. For example, you consider having an heirloom album for your wedding pictures, but should you also get a multimedia slide show you can watch on your TV or email to

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Wedding Photographer Blogs


Blogs have become the latest digital tool in a wedding photographer's camera bag. These dynamic, online publications don't take up any space or weigh even an ounce, yet if wielded like a true digerati, they can be as effective as any marketing method around. Short for weblogs, blogs started out simply as a way for Joe Websurfer to chronicle his everyday life. Soon, they

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From Newsrooms To Weddings


What do the White House, Super Bowls and crime scenes have in common? All prove to be fertile training grounds for news photographers who have made the switch to wedding photojournalism. The path from the newsroom to photographing the bride and groom is well-worn, even more so now that wedding photojournalism has been on the rise. Thats in part because photographing

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Deprogramming Wedding Subjects


Oh, to be a fly on the wall at a weddingwith a camera. Maybe then you could get a wedding party to be 100 percent candid 100 percent of the time. To capture spontaneous, truthful moments throughout a clients nuptial day, wedding photojournalists have a few tricks up their sleeves, including disappearing in plain sight. Im six-foot-three and have no hair, says Michael

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Budgeting Wedding Memories


For brides and grooms watching their costs, planning a wedding usually involves making a few well-considered tradeoffs in selecting the venue, the number of guests, the food, the type of entertainment and, of course, the photography. But ultimately, the measurement of that special day is not tied to the luxury of the setting or the culinary achievement of the chef, but

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