A NON-TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BY WPJA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ben Chrisman, California
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Eric Lagstein, New JerseyCarlo Carletti, Italy
Wedding Photojournalism - Capturing the Real Moment Forever.

WPJA CONTEST DEADLINE IN ABOUT 24 HOURS!

WPJA Q3 08 Photo Contest

This is a reminder that the deadline for the current Q3 '08 photo contest is Friday, October 24th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The contest credit system is operated manually so there will be a delay between paying for contest credits and having them added to your account. Please read the official contest rules under the Member Login section of the site.


CASH PRIZES AND CONTEST ENTRY CREDITS!

For this contest, we've made some substantial increases to the cash / entry credit prizes:

$8,400.00 USD awarded to members for Q3 Contest. $700.00 for each category!
$6,600.00 USD worth of Free Contest Entry Credits awarded to members for Q3 Contest. 55 for each category!


Log in to the WPJA Member Login section of the site to see all of the prizes being offered for this contest.

 

ANOTHER CONTEST JUDGE ADDED

LINDA EPSTEIN, PHOTOJOURNALIST / PHOTO EDITOR
Linda graduated from Syracuse University in 1989 and worked as a photographer for several newspapers in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio. She worked as both a picture editor and an assignments editor during her three years at the Washington Times. Linda joined Knight Ridder/Tribune, the 2nd largest wire service in the US, as a picture editor in March of 1999 and is now senior photo editor at McClatchy Tribune Photo Service, handling all the photos for the McClatchy Washington Bureau. She served on the Board of Directors for NPPA for 8 years, from 1999 to 2007.

Other judges for this contest - Click here for their complete bios:
KEN GEIGER, PHOTO EDITOR
PETE SOUZA, PHOTOJOURNALIST
DAVID BURNETT, PHOTOJOURNALIST

 

CONTEST SPONSORS

The FIRST PLACE WINNERS in each of the 12 categories in the Q3 '08 contest will receive a software bundle consisting of Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Lightroom 2 offered by Adobe and an $800 credit with liveBooks!

Adobe sponsors WPJA wedding photography contest Adobe Photoshop CS4 liveBooks sponsors WPJA wedding photography contest



Adobe Lightroom 2

 

 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS FROM OUR TOP 3 PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM 2007:

Photographer - Top Left
2007 POY: Ben Chrisman
Photographer - Top Middle
1st Runner-Up: Eric Lagstein
Photographer - Top Right
2nd Runner-Up: Carlo Carletti
 

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Excellence in Wedding Photojournalism

Since 2002 the WPJA has been helping couples capture the story of their wedding.

The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. What sets our members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography.

The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography - quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.

Photography Contests

3rd place in Great Natural Light: Clara Sampaio, Brazil
5th place in Great Natural Light: Dennis Crider, United States
1st place in Reception: Max Pell, Argentina
5th place in Reception: Max Pell, Argentina
4th place in Great Natural Light: David Clumpner, United States

Wedding Photojournalism Articles

For the Photographer

Using Warm Tones (Sepia) Sparingly

Weddings, wrapped in tradition, are an appropriate subject matter to color in tidings of yesteryear. When sepia tone is added to a wedding photo, instantly it has that romantic, old time feel.

Go to: Using Warm Tones (Sepia) Sparingly

For the Photographer

Pre-Visualizing Before The Shoot

Do you ever catch yourself dreaming about the perfect shot? Of course, the elements never fall into place as perfectly in real life as we would like them to but it never hurts to dream. Some WPJA members pre-visualize a few of the shots they’d like to get when documenting a wedding.

Go to: Pre-Visualizing Before The Shoot

For the Photographer

Who Are You Shooting For?

Couples hire wedding photojournalists for their narrative approach to photography, but they're also expected to get the more formal portraits shots. Balancing those competing expectations is an ongoing challenge and a somewhat tricky proposition.

Go to: Who Are You Shooting For?

For the Bride and Groom

Capturing Wedding Toasts

A celebratory toast to the bride and groom is deeply ingrained in wedding tradition, but do you know how the venerable custom came about?

Go to: Capturing Wedding Toasts

For the Bride and Groom

Planning Destination Weddings

Destination weddings offer stunning scenery and exotic atmosphere, providing the conditions needed to enhance those fabulous memories. However, since these types of weddings are often at resort locations in foreign countries, they’re subject to the unusual and the unexpected.

Go to: Planning Destination Weddings