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Fine Art Photography Friday – Church by San Antonio Wedding Photograph Red Photo

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Third Baptist Church, San Francisco by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

This Friday, for Fine Art Photography Friday, it is time to go to church.  And not just any church, but the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco.  Now you may be wondering how a San Antonio wedding photographer ends up in a baptist church in San Francisco.  Good question.  You know if you have been reading my other blog posts that I like to travel a great deal and take documentary photographs.  Many of my documentary photography projects are long term and take me all over the world.  But for this image, in the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, I was actually living in the city at the time.  I went to graduate school at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where I received my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Photography.  After I graduated I went on to teach at The Academy of Art for 2 1/2 years.  So I have many images from San Francisco.  It is a great city, one of the best cities in the world.  There is so much to see and do and so much to photograph.  I love all of the different cultures and flavors of the city.

While I was in graduate school, one of my friends, Lee, belonged to this church.  I told her how I was very interested in photographing all things related to religion and how people weave religion into their life.  I was drawn to a pastiest church because of the music and the intensity of the services.  I was also drawn to the fact that the women in the congregation wear there great hats on Sundays.  It was an amazing experience to be in such an old and respected church to to see all of the wonderful people of the congregation joined in prayer and song.  I just so happened to be there on the day that Jess Jackson was visiting as part of his Rainbow Push Coalition.  This was an extra added bonus because my friend Lee did not tell me that Rev. Jackson was going to be there.  So I also had the opportunity to meet and to photograph him.

The image of the church members represents a very pure form of documentary photography.  The image is so yellow because the sun light was streaming through the old stained glass windows.  At first I was not happy with the oddly colored light, but then I realized that it really gave the image that fine art touch the I like to mix into my documentary work.  This is part of my fine art documentary photography look and what I apply for my weddings.  I have talked about being a fine art wedding photographer in previous posts.  You can read more about this here.

Gary Miller
San Antonio Wedding Photographer
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www.redphotophotography.com

 

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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

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Groom Portraits by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

Being a wedding photographer in San Antonio I have the opportunity to photograph many weddings, bridal portrait sessions, and engagement portrait sessions. All of these weddings are unique experiences for me. I photograph in a fine art photojournalistic style with very few posed images. I really enjoy the challenging of capturing great emotional moments to preserve them for my clients. Many times at a wedding, since I am the primary photographer, I will spend most of time with the bride as she is preparing for the day. This is a strategy employed by many photographers and I think that is why you see so many great bride preparation photographs and brides in their wedding dress photographers. I always like to make sure that I also take portraits of the groom. When I am working with a second photographer, and that is usually the case, they are mostly responsible for hanging out with the groom and taking images of him and the groomsmen. But even when I am working with a second photographer I will take some time out to work with and photograph the groom.

I always take a groom portrait. Looking back over my wedding photography for the past years I realized that very often my groom portraits were taken in a strictly unposed, documentary style. I really like the purity of these images. I have also found that even though I am one of the premiere San Antonio wedding photographers, grooms, and guys in general, usually do not like to have their photographs taken. To help put them at ease, and to make the process quick and easy, I have gone to using a pure photojournalistic wedding photography style for the groom’s portraits. I often will convert these images to black and white to enhance that journalistic, documentary look. There are a few occasions where I will photograph grooms in more of an editorial photography style, where I move them and pose them a little, but even then I like to give them a few moments to just go back to being themselves.

I have gathered this collection of groom portraits to honor the often forgotten guys at the wedding. The documentary photographer in me seems draw to the challenge of photographing a scene without interfering and getting the photograph quickly and in a non-invasive way.

 

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Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

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Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

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Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

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Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

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Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Wedding photographers San Antonio, San Antonio wedding photographers, Austin wedding photographers, San Antonio photojournalism wedding photographers

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Wedding photographers San Antonio, San Antonio wedding photographers, Austin wedding photographers, San Antonio photojournalism wedding photographers

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Wedding photographers San Antonio, San Antonio wedding photographers, Austin wedding photographers, San Antonio photojournalism wedding photographers

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Wedding photographers San Antonio, San Antonio wedding photographers, Austin wedding photographers, San Antonio photojournalism wedding photographers

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Wedding photographers San Antonio, San Antonio wedding photographers, Austin wedding photographers, San Antonio photojournalism wedding photographers

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

Groom portrait by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

 

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

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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
Austin Wedding Photographer
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Austin Fine Art Wedding Photographer
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www.redphotophotography.com

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