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Fine Art Photography Friday – Impressionism by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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San Francisco beach by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

Once again Fine Art Photography Friday is upon us.  And this week it is Halloween.  I wish that I had a Halloween inspired fine art photograph to post but I do not have one.  I really need to focus myself to make a fine art image based around Halloween with it being such a colorful and fun holiday.  Being a San Antonio wedding photographer using a Fine Art Documentary photography style, gives me an opportunity to utilize my love of fine art photography when I am working and photographing weddings, engagement portrait sessions, bridal portrait sessions, or any other type of photography.

This week’s photography is from the lovely, but cold beaches of San Francisco.  I lived in San Francisco for five years and attended graduate school at The Academy of Art University.  It was a great experience.  San Francisco is a great town for artists and has a deep photographic history, including the likes the Ansel Adams.  My beach image is in a style known as Impressionism.  This style of art is my favorite one and includes such great artists as Monet, Degas, and Cezanne.  This image was done in camera as I am not a big fan of manipulating images in post production.  I used a homemade filter with a vignette on it to achieve the nostalgic quality of the image.  I have long been fascinated by the Pictorialism movement in photography that ran from about 1890 to 1920 and included soft focus images printed with many techniques including platinum printing.  Many of my Fine Art Photography Friday posts contain images in the Pictorialistic style.  You can see this in my posts about Paris, Morocco,  and amusement parks.

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Fine Art Photography Friday – Latch by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Old Latch by Fine Art Wedding Photographer San Antonio

Once again it is Fine Art Photography Friday.  But this is no ordinary Friday, it is Black Friday.  So while everyone is out scrambling around for the best bargains I have been hard at work searching through my files to fine a fine art photography to write about. November can be a busy time of the year for a wedding photographer.  Being a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in San Antonio I can get pretty busy right before the holidays arrive.  I was photographing a wedding in Galveston, TX last weekend.  Every time that I am out photographing at a wedding people always ask my about my work and inadvertently the conversation comes around to someone asking my what is fine art wedding photography.  For me it the mixing of my documentary photography style with my fine art photography in a wedding setting.  I am happiest when I can photograph more in this style.

Today’s image is a good example of how simple a fine art photograph can be.  This is a detail photograph of a latch on an old box.  Just a regular photograph of this object would be interesting, but I wanted to add another dimension to it.  Part of my photography is that I am very interested in vintage things.  I like my images to have an aged, nostalgic look.  You can see that in the images from Paris, which you can see here, and those from my long term amusement park project, which you can see here. I just do not take an image with a fine art eye but I like to add fine art treatments to the images to complete them.  I think that this gives them more atmosphere and emotion.  I like my images to contain a narrative so that a viewer can read into them. I also like my photographs to have a great deal of texture to them.  Since photography is a visual medium I am always trying to add to the sensory experience of the viewer.  I want people to be able to feel the texture of an image and to connect with the story that they see in it.

Enjoy the shopping and the nostalgia until next week’s post.

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

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San Cristobal by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

Fine Art Photography Friday is here again and this week I have another fine art image from my series in Mexico.  As many of my readers know, I am a San Antonio based wedding photographer but I love both documentary photography and fine art photography.  Every chance that I get away from my wedding photography business I use to take either documentary photography or fine art photography images.  In fact, I combine both of these in my fine art documentary wedding photography images. That is one of the reasons why I decided to become a wedding photographer.

The image above is from my trip to Mexico where I spent time in the little town of San Cristobal de Las Casas and then spent a week living with a local family out in the jungles of Chiapas.  You can read more about this adventure in my post, “Fine Art Photography Friday – Mexico.”  I originally went to San Cristobal to take a documentary photography workshop with Craig “Cisco” Dietz.  Craig was a photographer and artist in Los Angeles who moved to San Cristobal about 20 years ago.  Craig runs a photography workshop called Aper Tours.  He is a great teacher and I highly recommend studying any type of photography with him.  His workshops at the time that I traveled to Mexico were small, with 3 people maximum.  The week that I was there I was the only one so I had a one-on-one experience and was able to stay with him and his wife in their house.  That week was more like hanging out with an old friend then a workshop.  Craig and I traveled around the countryside, we photographed some projects together, and then I was out on my own photographing most of the time.

I was shooting medium format black and white film using a pair of Mamiya 645 cameras.  There may seem like an odd choice for a documentary photographer, but they are pretty compact cameras and I wanted to have a larger negative to give me better quality prints.  I processed all of the black and white film while I was at Craig’s home/studio in his nice darkroom, and made some contact sheets and prints.  I liked going the nostalgic route of shooting film instead of digital.  It just seemed to fit the older lifestyle of the places that I was exploring.

For the image above I went out right around sunrise to roam the streets and to look for interesting subjects for images.  This is what is known as reportage style.  One of my favorite reportage photographers is Andre Kertesz.  You should definitely check out his work.  He has been a great influence on me and my photography.  As I was wandering the streets I noticed this beautiful old stucco wall.  The wall itself was interesting and I took several images of it, but I felt that the photographs were missing something.  That was a human element.  So following the lead of Henri Cartier-Bresson, I waited for something or someone interesting to come into my frame.  I just sat down on the curb across the street from the wall and waited.  After about 15 minutes I saw a man pushing a cleaning cart down the street who was heading into my frame.  I just waited until the precise moment and created the image above.  Patience will always pay off, so be patient.

 

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

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Once again Fine Art Photography Friday is upon us.  And this week it is Halloween.  I wish that I had a Halloween inspired fine art photograph to post but I do not have one.  Being a San Antonio wedding photographer using a Fine Art Documentary photography style, gives me an opportunity to utilize my love of fine art photography when I am working and photographing weddings, engagement portrait sessions, bridal portraits sessions, or any other type of photography.

Today’s image is another from my series of photographs from Paris.  This image was part of a series that I did when I was staying there for a month.  You can read more about my Paris trip and see more images in my posts, “Fine Art Photography Friday – Paris” and “Fine Art Photography Friday – Morocco.”  I wanted to create a fine art photography project based around Paris because I see it as the center of the Photography universe.  Many of the photographers who have inspired me over the years have lived and worked in Paris.  These include Sebastiao Salgado, an amazing documentary photographer, Andre Kertesz, a reportage photographer, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, a documentary fine art photographer.  If you are not familiar with the works of these great Photography Masters I highly recommend that you search for their images.  One of the components that I am drawn to in all of there work is the use of shape, design, and light.  I am very interested in Beauty as it is expressed through design, shape, and form, and these have long been major components of my work.   I have long been interested in storytelling through images so that is why many of my photography heroes are documentary-based photographers who infuse a fine art mentality into their work.

The image of the man on the bench was taken at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. One of the things that I like to do is to challenge myself by going to areas that have been photographed excessively and then finding some new way of seeing the environment.  I have consistently done this all over the world.  This image also shows how a camera can be used to distort reality and to further convey the artist’s feelings and ideas.  The image was taken using a Tilt-Shift lens (Canon 24mm f/3.5L TSE) to create the blurry effect and the small area of focus.  The vignetting, dark area around the outside, was done in the camera by modifying a lens filter.  I could have created this effect in post production but I wanted to mimic the look of a cheap toy camera, like the Diana or Holga.  Since I started in photography by learning with film I am more comfortable getting the final image in the camera and not doing a great deal of post production.  I like the idea that I have to commit to the look and feel of an image when I am capturing it.  So mentally I do not want to rely on fixing or changing an image in post production.  I think that post production should be used as a finishing tool, not to rescue a poor image.

I will be posting more images from my Paris series in the future.

Gary Miller
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Photojournalism Wedding Photography by Red Photo

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Many people ask me about photojournalism wedding photography and how it is different from regular wedding photography.  Being a San Antonio wedding photographer, and working in a photojournalistic style, I am often a good person to explain this current wedding photography style to people.  Photojournalism is a style of photography that focuses on recording events as they happen in a very hands off manner.  A true photojournalist abides by a code of ethics that encourages them to produce real images of real situations without interference.  Photographers like to think of this as a hands-off approach.  You are not supposed to move people around, or pose them, or set up the image.  You can use artificial lighting, like a camera flash unit, but this is usually employed very minimally and only when it is absolutely necessary.

A good contrast to this would be traditional wedding photography which was more posed.  This occurred because back in the film days a photographer could not take the risk of taking so many uncontrolled images.  Clients demanded, and still do, images of guests, posed formal images, staged event images, and then a mixing in of the truly candid, hand-off, event images.  I have a few theories why this more documentary and editorial magazine style has become popular.  Digital technology has made it easier for people to enter the field of photography and the internet and other mass media are showing many commercial and magazine/editorial style photographs.  Another big reason why the photojournalism style has invaded the wedding world is because photojournalists have invaded the wedding world.  Digital technology has caused many newspapers and media organizations to stop producing print versions and go to online.  There have been many photojournalists who have been laid off over the past 10 years as the internet and digital technology has grown.  You can read one story here.  Many of them found photography work in the wedding field.

About 10 years ago the style of wedding photography began to change into a less staged one and into a more photojournalistic, or documentary style.  There are a few photographers out there that are using a 100% documentary photography style, but this is very difficult to pull off at a wedding, because clients still want some posed images, especially the formal portraits of the bridal party and family.  There are even photojournalism wedding photography organizations like the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA.)  They have very strict rules for the members and they have to be primarily photographing in a photojournalistic style.

I describe my wedding photography style as fine art documentary wedding photography.  Like most current wedding photographers there is a large amount of documentary, hands-off type of photographing that I perform at a wedding.  I have long loved documentary photography so this is a natural fit for me.  I then mix in some loosely posed formal images and maybe some portraits of the bride and groom if they request that.  Even when I am posing people I am very loose about it because I really want a natural look to my images.  I may tell some people to stand somewhere and to face a certain direction, but then I wait for them to relax into their most natural poses.  For me this has been the most effective way to photograph a wedding.

I have been a fine art photographer for about 15 years now and my work has appeared in over 100 group and individual shows all over the world.  I love fine art photography and I love documentary photography so that is why I combined the two in my unique fine art documentary wedding photography style.  You can see examples of my wedding photographs here and my portrait photographs here.  You can even see some of my fine art photographs here.

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Fine Art Photography Friday – Mexico by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Chiapas, Mexico by San Antonio Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

It is Friday again and that mean Fine Art Photography Friday, another chance to show off some of my photographs besides my wedding photography images.  For those of your who do not know me I am a San Antonio wedding photographer who specializes in fine art wedding photography, bridal portraits, and engagement portrait sessions. When I am not busy photographing weddings, which is not often, I like to pursue my other passion which is fine art photography.  I have been a fine art photographer for over 15 years and I have had my work in over 100 group and individual shows.  So I decided that every Friday I would post one of my art images and tell you about it.  You can see some of my other fine art images on Marrakech,Morocco, the Iowa State Fair, Mississippi, China, a Rodeo in California, Paris Disneyland, and the Sahara Desert.

The image above is from a documentary project that I did in Chiapas, Mexico.  I had gone down to San Cristoboal De Las Casas to take a documentary photography workshop with Craig “Cisco” Dietz at Aper Tours.  We had a great week together.  Prior to the one-on-one workshop I contacted him to find out if he could arrange a live-in documentary photography opportunity for me with a family who lived a very simple lifestyle.  That is how I ended up staying with the family in the picture above at their house in the middle of the Chiapas jungle.  Although it is challenging to find, I really like to stay with my subjects and create an extended documentary.  There is a special bond that you develop with your subjects when you can actually live with them.

They had no electricity or running water.  The image above shows the mother of the family making fresh tortillas on the lid of a 55 gallon drum over an open fire that she built on the kitchen floor.  While I was there she made tortillas, fresh, three times a day for meals.  They were great, but after about 3 days I was really getting tired of those tortillas.  During my week and a half stay with th family I documented their beautiful lifestyle.  They showed me how they sheared their sheep by hand, then dyed and spun the wool into threads.  These threads were then used by the women on hand looms to create distinctive skirts.  Each sect in the area has a particular pattern for their skirts.  Some are plain and others are very fancy.  Their weaving skills are amazing.  The entire experience was amazing for me.  I even had the opportunity to go into a Temazcal, an authentic sweat lodge

The image about is titled “Xun’s Family.”  It has won more awards than any other image of mine.  I recently won “Best of Show” in the “Freedom of Art” exhibition at the High Wire Arts Gallery in San Antonio, TX.  I was a bit surprised because it was an open art exhibition.  This is where all types of art are displayed.  Usually, photography does not win over more traditional media like painting and drawing.  Maybe the fact that the piece is a silver gelatin print made in an old school chemical darkroom had something to do with it.

Enjoy the image because another Fine Art Photography Friday is just a week away.  I am off to photograph a wedding in Houston tomorrow and a portrait session on Sunday.
 
Gary Miller
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Bridal Bouquet Photographs by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Being a San Antonio wedding photographer I have the honor to photograph many weddings, bridal portraits, and engagement portrait sessions.  One of the key photographs for any wedding or bridal portrait is the bridal bouquet.  Brides take much time, effort, and energy in picking out the perfect bouquet that will complement their wedding.  Colors and flower types are key but they can also depend on the time of the year and the availability of those particular flowers.

The history of the bridal bouquet is an interesting one.  Brides have been carrying a bouquet since ancient times, but it did not start out as flowers.  Many time brides and grooms carried aromatic herbs, spices, or garlic to help to ward off evil spirits.  As far back as ancient Greece and Rome the brides would wear a garland that was meant to symbolize new life, hope, and fertility for the couple.  At this time the garlands were not yet made of flowers but instead they were comprised of herbs and spices or local vegetation.  The stronger the smell the better it was believed that the garland would ward off of evil spirits.  As is true with many other wedding traditions, the modern tradition of having flowers at a wedding and carrying a flower bouquet came from Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert on February 10, 1840.  The bouquet of flowers was carried by the bride and this bouquet included edible flowers like marigolds and dill weed which was eaten by the bride, the groom, and the wedding attendees during the reception.  The consuming of dill was thought to increase sexual desire.  I could see why you would want the bride and groom to consume this but I am not sure that I would want the wedding guests consuming this too.

It was also during Victorian times that flowers took on meanings and were seen as secret messages between lovers.  This is know as florigraphy, or the language of flowers.  At the time many beautiful flowers were given underserved meanings.  Today, brides choose their flowers based more on color and a fondness for the look and smell of the flowers, rather than their assigned meanings.

This is just one of the many fascinating wedding traditions.  I am really interested in these rituals and their origins, so look for future posts on that subject.  You can read about other wedding traditions in my post “Wedding Ceremony Photography” and “Wedding Cake Photography.”

 

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Bridal Bouquet by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Bridal Bouquet by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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5 Tips for Hiring a Wedding Caterer from San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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As a San Antonio wedding photographer I interact with many other types of wedding vendors.  Along the way I have seen how a wedding is a group effort and like any team it is important to have the right individuals on that team.  Many people think that wedding photographers are isolated from the rest of the wedding, but I make every effort to constantly meet other wedding vendors and to learn more and more about the wedding process.  Today I offer you my 5 tips for hiring a wedding caterer.

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1.  Get recommendations and referrals

Like anything else in life you should ask other people who have had experience with caterers for recommendations.  If you have recently been to a wedding and you like the food and the service find out who catered the event.  Remember that caterers also provide service at other events, like office parties and organizational events.  If you enjoyed the food and the service at an event, find out who provided the catering.  Once you have some referrals or recommendations you should make sure to check them out.  Don’t just go on someone else’s word.  Your friend may have just been to a wedding and loved the food but that does not mean that you should  just blindly take their advice.  Check it out for yourself.

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2.  Use a wedding planner

In a recent post I talk about the importance of hiring a wedding planner.  You can read that post here.  One of the things that I pointed out is that a wedding planner has connections and experience. With some information on your likes and budget they can help to steer you to a good caterer.  They have worked with many wedding vendors and you should rely on their experience and knowledge.  Many planners have a preferred vendors list that has all types of wedding vendors on it.

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3.  Check with your venue

Just like the wedding planners your venue will have a preferred vendors list of the people who they have successfully worked with in the past.  This list should be short.  I am always a bit put off by long lists as it seems like anyone can get on it.  Short lists mean that those vendors have to maintain very high standards.  When venues are looking to put people on their approved vendor list they are very careful that these vendors match the price point and service level of their typical customers.  As a San Antonio wedding photographer I have to work very hard to put myself on the preferred vendor lists of the best wedding venues, but it is worth it in the end.

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4.  Taste the food

This might seem obvious but you need to taste all of the food from a caterer before making any decisions.  I know couples who thought that they wanted a certain type of food but discovered that they liked another type of food better.  One couple wanted a beef dish, because they thought that it would be more elegant, but preferred the taste of the chicken dish.  Another  couple I know went all vegetarian at their wedding because they liked the vegetarian foods better.  Do not assume anything, taste everything.

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5.  Use a professional certified caterer

I highly recommend that you use only professional, certified caterers.  They should belong to a national organization like NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) or ISES (International Special Events Society).  I am a member of both to help foster the wedding team mentality.  After you have some recommendations you can go to these organizational websites to see if your perspective caterer is listed as a member.  You could also start with these organizations and then go through the rest of the process.

Taking a multi-pronged approach to hiring your wedding caterer is what is going to get you the best results.  It may be a little bit of work but in the end  you will have a great wedding reception and your hard work will pay off.

I will be providing 5 more tips in a future post so watch for it.

Gary Miller
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Fine Art Photography Friday – Morocco by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Morocco by Fine Art Wedding Photographers Red Photo

It is Fine Art Photography Friday again and this San Antonio wedding photographer is ready to show you some more of my fine art photography.  Today’s image is from my trip to Marrakech, Morocco.  This was part of my 5 1/2 week  long trip to Paris, France and Africa.  You can read more about my Paris excursion in the Fine Art Photography Friday – Paris blog post.  While I was over in Paris I thought that it would be a great opportunity to visit Morocco.  Marrakech is only a 3 hour plane ride away and I had never been to North Africa before.  The city of Marrakech is an amazing place.  I stayed in the Old City where it seems that time stands still.  The Old City is still surrounded by walls and the people and life inside seem frozen in times.  It is a very exotic place and remains one of my favorite places in the world, and I have been all over the world.  There are so many interesting things to photograph, but it is challenging because you cannot just freely photograph people on the street.  Like many other cultures the Moroccans did not like to be photographed, for various reasons.  So you pretty much have to asked everyone if you can take their picture, and you have to ask in either French or Arabic.  Not everyone on the street knows french which was my language of choice during this entire trip.  Many days I was “shooting from the hip“, literally with my camera over my shoulders.  I would position myself sideways to my subject and them press the shutter button.  I was able to get some very unique and interesting results using this method.  Nowadays, with newer technology, I could actually use my smartphone to view through my camera and trigger it.  But many of the street vendors are onto the “photographing without looking” trick and some of them will stop you, but others did invite me to freely photograph them.

Wandering around the old city of Marrakech you can get lost easily in the maze of alleys and streets.  People warned me about getting lost but what they did not know was that I wanted to get lost as it gave me a change to explore all parts of this unique city in my favorite reportage style.  In this style you sort of wander around the streets looking for photographs.  This style is perfect when exploring ancient and visually wonderful places.  While I was there, which was in July, it was hot.  Did I mention that it was hot, really hot, like 110 degree hot.  And you are not supposed to expose your arms or legs in public so I was wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants whenever I was outside.

I stayed in a ryad/riad.  This is a traditional Moroccan house with an open courtyard in the middle.  There is usually beautiful tile work and a fountain in the middle of the open space.  One of the amazing things about these riads is that from the street the houses are all very plain, earthen walls, and doors, but inside is where the beauty of these houses shine.  The courtyard has a lovely cooling effect because of the long periods of shade and the updrafts that are created within the structure.  It reminds be a little of haciendas.  These interior spaces are an oasis from the streets.

The city is full of traditional vendors lining some streets.  There is no refrigeration at these vendors, and it was a little scary to see eggs and meat just sitting out in the hot day with plenty of flies around.  It was times like this that I am glad to be a vegetarian.

The image above was taken at the famous Djemaa El-Fna, a large square with hundreds of vendors at night.  During the day is a vast open space but at night it changes over into restaurant and vendor stalls.  I had the best vegetarian lentil soup there that I have even had.  It is amazing to watch the transformation that takes place every evening as hundreds of vendors set up and then take down their places of business before midnight.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When taking this photograph I was being very clandestine in my approach so that I would not be noticed by the vendors.  Part of my fine art documentary style of photography is that I do not like to interact with my subjects.  This gives me a more natural look.  This is the same approach that I use in my fine art documentary wedding photography.  I really love the color and the mysterious nature of the event and this is what it looked like standing there.  With the low light it was a challenge to create this image.  But I always like to challenge my photography skills and to produce work that I have never made before.

As a San Antonio wedding photographer this is the approach that I like to add into my work.  The more hands off I am with my images on the wedding day, the better I think that results are.  I will be posting more images from my adventures in Morocco in the future.  Stay tuned.

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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
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