@jophotos Takeover Day 2 “Wind.” Thanks for joining us for another day of our #pvtakeover! We're kicking off day 2 with these lovely bouquets and ribbons flowing in the wind. This shot was from the windiest wedding we've ever photographed! Tennessee is not known for its wind, but this day was an exception. In this shot, we used the wind to our advantage to show movement with the ribbons. But, if you don't have a gust of wind in your back pocket, you can easily create it yourself using a reflector! Joe and I do this often, where one of us creates a breeze with a reflector, while the other takes the shot. For this reason, we prefer stiff reflectors. They’re simple to make yourself, and cost less than $20! We just purchase white foam core from our local art supply store, cut it to the size we want and gaff tape the edges so it doesn't fray. They work even better if it's a hot day—as a makeshift fan, the bridesmaids welcome the breeze! (Side note—thanks to PhotoVision, this was an unedited scan!)
@jophotos Takeover Day 2 “Light Rays.” A few years ago, we were shooting an engagement session when behind the couple a man started mowing the grass and kicking up a lot of dust in the process! Joe saw how well the dust highlighted light rays coming through the trees, and he wanted to be able to recreate that look on the go for future shoots. And so, @atmosphereaerosol was born—an affordable, safe and convenient way to add haze or fog to your scenes. In this shot, we saw sunlight streaking across the ground, so we sprayed about 20 seconds of Atmosphere Aerosol behind the couple, and it captured the light beautifully on film! When you see sunlight streaking across the ground or rays coming through a window and dancing across the floor, it's a great time to make the most of our spray! Pro tip: If there is a breeze, spray upwind so it can drift into the shot.
@jophotos Takeover Day 2 “Motion Blur is OK.” We're rounding out day 2 of our #pvtakeover with one of our favorite shots from a recent wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! After hiking through the forest and climbing over rocks and fallen trees for their portraits, our ‘70s hippie-esque couple was briskly walking to their reception. It's so easy to miss the in-between moments as photographers when we're preparing ourselves for the next location, the next event, the next portrait. But if you can remind yourself to keep clicking, and keep watching, you can catch shots likes these.