wedding photos

One of my long-time regular blog visitors said today, "your photos (the Auschwitz photos) are depressing: I like the wedding photos." Good point, maybe the Auschwitz photos have to be spread out a little with not too many all in one go. So let’s give that heavier subject a break for a while and go back to the wedding.

I don’t have too many wedding shots because I left it to the professionals. When I took this shot the official wedding photographer came over and after taking a look said it was overexposed. He took my camera and started messing with the settings. I must admit I felt a little intimidated but then I took my camera back and said, "actually that is exactly how I want the shot to look." And it was how I wanted it to look with James in the foreground in focus, "milkshake" (the guy in the background) looking a little faded and out of focus. Maybe it is not a great shot but it is the shot I wanted to take.

Anyway, after that I made sure I did not get in the photographer’s way because he seemed to know what he was doing and he also had an opinion about what I should be doing too. The problem is that he had no idea what he was doing! Once Daniel got his photos almost all were exposed wrong and were framed terribly. There are of course brilliant photographers in China, but unfortunately this guy was not one of them!

I did get a few shots though – not good traditional wedding photos because that is not my forte - and I was not trying becase I believed that the "professional" photographer had it all in hand. I did, however, get a few okay shots and I will post them over the next few days to cheer you all up.

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