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Interesting question. For me it absolutely matters and it's a question I find myself asking throughout the shooting and editing process, but specifically in my final post-edit cull.
It's definition varies a little bit because of the importance the B&G place on certain elements of the day, but within my own definition it has to meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Tell the story - (Who, what, when, why, how)
- Convey the emotion (joy, sadness, anticipation etc)
- Convey the scene (the location, the atmosphere, the mood)
That last one is particularly important to me. I've always considered myself a PJ at heart and so I have always strived towards that first point, but something that I've been told - by friends, clients, family etc - ever since I begun shooting weddings is that my sets make people feel like they were really there. That's important to me. I want the B&G to feel like their seeing their wedding from their guests POV. As my website cheesily says:
'I try and build a more intimate and relaxed portrait of the day focusing on seeing your wedding through softer, more familiar eyes'
To me, meaningful content is as much about tone as actual content. During editing I focus on individual images, but when it comes to final sequencing and culling, I try and think in terms of a body of work rather than individual images. What helps elevate the 'screenplay'?
Edited on Sep 21, 2012 at 01:09 AM · View previous versions