Photographer in Paris – Monday morning critique October 21
Today we dissect a photo that was made in early 2012 for the occasion of Thuy and Than’s wedding photo session in Paris. Although I consider it one of the best photos of my photographer in Paris career and despite all the elements that are making it a great picture, there are still some aspects that can be enhanced to make it a stronger Paris picture.
What makes this Paris picture great ?
- – From the composition point of view, this is a picture I’m very proud of. That’s because the subjects (couple) are not in the middle of the frame, but slightly on the left, letting the musician fill in the space naturally on the right side of the frame. The use of the sunflare is wise because it leads the eye to the subjects. Moreover, there are no other elements distracting the eye. Everything fits together harmoniously.
- – The emotion this Paris photo conveys. The sun rays make the moment timeless, it’s almost like the bride and groom are lost in that moment and you can almost hear the sound of the violin.
- – The background, represented by the Louvre Museum’s statuesque architecture is only present to give an idea of the environment, it’s not intrusive and it envelopes the couple.
Ways to improve this wedding picture ?
- – Unfortunately, there is one element that could have been improved only during the photo shoot and that’s showing the violinist’s both feet.
- – The photograph overall is a bit soft, that’s specific to a lens flare photo. Giving a bit of extra contrast in editing could have given this picture a bit of punch. Some may argue that by doing so we might lose from the softness that characterizes the overall emotion of the image. It is definitely something to try and measure the quality of the improvement.
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