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Fine Art Photography Friday – Iowa by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Iowa State Fair by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

Another Fine Art Photography Friday is upon us and this San Antonio wedding photographer is ready to get his fine art side on.  I always tell people that I am a fine art wedding photographer and not just a wedding photographer or photojournalism wedding photographer.  They always ask me what does that mean.  Well I have been a fine art photographer for 15 years now and I have had my work in over 100 group and individual shows throughout the United States and in other parts of the world.  I really love fine art and I see no reason why I cannot combine this with my wedding photography.  The digital age has brought about many changes and it has changed the world of wedding photography greatly.  I think that digital technologies and the internet have contributed greatly to the magazine, editorial look of modern wedding photography.  It has also opened up the style from the more posed images of the past to more photojournalistic style photographs.  So I have combined my love of fine art with my love of documentary photography an created by own style of wedding photography.

The image above is from my amusement park project.  I worked on this project for about 10 years as I travelled to amusement parks all over the US and the world.  You can see more images from this project and read about them in my posts on Paris, and Disneyland.  This image is from the Iowa State Fair.  The fair is an enormous event and even I had trouble trying to cover all aspects of it.  There is a combination of amusements along with fair food and livestock shows and competitions.  There was so much to see that I really could not cover it all by myself in the week that I was there.  This image is more in the style of street photography.  This genre features people in public places and is taken in a non-invasive documentary style.  You can see more of my street photography style in my post on China.  Some of most favorite practitioners of this style are Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Andre Kertesz.  These photographers also combined documentary and fine art photography similar to what I am doing with my wedding photography in San Antonio.  I have been inspired by all of them and more.

Gary Miller
San Antonio Wedding Photographer
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Fine Art Photography Friday – Rodeo by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Fine Art Photography by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

Well here it is again, another Fine Art Photography Friday.  The weeks just seem to by flying by.  I can’t believe that it is September already.  For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome.  I should tell you a little bit about me.   I am a San Antonio wedding photographer who specializes in documentary and photojournalism style fine art wedding photography. You can read more about my fine art wedding photography style here.  I prefer a very hands off approach when I am photographing weddings, bridal portraits, and engagement portraits.  Once  a week I have promised to post some of my fine art photography work.

The image for today comes from a series that I made on the Texas Tech University Rodeo team.  I had photographed some rodeos in the past.  One that I really enjoyed was a small ranch rodeo in central California.  I will show and talk about those images in another post.  That was really my first experience photographing a rodeo as an event.  It was great because I contacted the organization that was holding the event and was granted full access for the weekend.  But rather then just photograph the rodeo as a regular event I decided that I wanted to show it in more of a fine art way.  I wanted to convey how the event felt so I incorporated a great deal of motion and blur into my images.  This is part of my nostalgic, romantic style of photography.  This style runs through all of my work including my fine art, documentary, and wedding photography.  It has many elements of Pictorialism.

For the image above I contacted the head of the Rodeo Team at Texas Tech and was given access to go and photograph a practice session.  Sometimes the practice sessions are better to photograph than the real events because you can get closer to the action and pretty much go anywhere, as long as it is safe.  For this image the team was practicing roping calves.  I was able to actually stand inside the pen where the action was taking place, as long as I stayed out of the way.  That was not too hard for me to do because when a couple of large horses are running around at a quick pace you are inclined to stay away from them.  There was loads of dirt and dust which made it challenging for my camera, but the debris in the air can make for some great smoke effects when the sun shines through it.  I have several more images from this series that I will post at a later date. Have a great Friday y’all.

 

Gary Miller

San Antonio Wedding Photographer

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Fine Art Friday Sahara Desert by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Sunrise in the Sahara Desert

Besides being one of the premier San Antonio wedding photographers, I also have been creating fine art photography over the past 15 years. I have mixed my love of documentary photography and wedding photography together with my fine art photography to produce my fine art wedding photography style. This fine art style gives me a look that is different from the other wedding photographers in San Antonio. Although my blog posts are mostly about wedding related items, like bridal portrait sessions, engagement portrait sessions, and other areas of wedding photography, I like to display my other work occasionally. With this post I will begin my “Fine Art Friday” series where I will post one of my fine art photography images and tell you the story behind it.

Today’s fine art documentary photography image is from the Sahara Desert in Morocco. I was traveling in Morocco a few years. I was spending about a week in the Old City of Marrakech. It was one of the most amazing places that I have ever visited. I have traveled all over the world, but when people ask me what was the most interesting place that I have ever been, Morocco, is usually what I say. Marrakech has both a new and old section to the city. The old section, where I stayed, is surrounded by an ancient wall. When you enter these walls it is like going back in time. The streets are a maze work and everyone warned me that I would get lost. What they did not know if that I wanted to get lost in those streets and explore everything that I could find. That is when the documentary photographer in me takes over. While I was in Marrakech I decided that I would rent a car and drive the four hours out into the desert. I was in Morocco during July and it was hot, really hot, like 110 degrees or more. What makes it more difficult is that you are not supposed to wear shorts or even short sleeved shirts as it can be seen as disrespectful. My drive out to the Sahara was a beautiful and unique experience, but it was hot. Even with the air conditioner cranked all the way up in my cheap rental car, it was still hot.

The reward came when I woke up early the next morning in a hotel right at the foot of these giant sand dunes. I was the only one walking around outside the hotel on the patio before the sun even came up. But being there when the light is right is what helps to make great images. I can hear the music from “Lawrence of Arabia” in the background now.

Gary Miller
San Antonio Wedding Photographers
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Austin Fine Art Wedding Photographer
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Austin Photojournalism Wedding Photographer
www.redphotophotography.com

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