After much speculation, Canon has finally set the date for its official announcement for the anticipated set of RF lenses for July 9. The RF mount was first announced in September of 2018 and is the interchangeable lens mount for Canon's popular mirrorless camera line, which began with EOS R.
Rebecca Rose Events, headed by Becca Atchison and Betsy Krug, has made some changes to its upcoming workshops. If you are not familiar, Rebecca Rose Events hosts a series of workshops and "Intensives" through its RRE Method brand. While COVID-19 forced workshops and conferences to adjust their schedules, the RRE Method simply shifted the The Artful Wedding Production Workshop from in-person to virtual, and they're donating this summer's workshop proceeds to the Equal Justice Initiative. During the Artful Wedding Production Workshop, Atchinson and Krug share their entire process and many lessons they have learned over years of designing high-end weddings.
Recently, the photography team, The Hons (website now down), issued a public apology to the wedding community. Within a day of issuing their apology The Hons deleted their apology and also took down their Instagram accounts. The Hons are wedding photographers and also run the very popular workshop series, Hustle and Flow. But why did The Hons feel they needed to delete their wedding photography and workshop social media accounts? In Episode 2 of the InFullFrame podcast, we get many of those answers.
Like many of you, I listened in to the Zoom call with Engage Summits that was held a few days ago. The intentions for the call were wonderful, and the 15-member panel provided phenomenal insight. I did, however, leave the call wishing there had been more time for the conversation to evolve, so I began reaching out to some of our friends in the industry. This call with wedding planner Fallon Carter, is the first of those conversations.
Brides.com released a list of 100 black-owned business in the aims of driving support for a community often under-recognized in the photography world. The list is a representation not only of some of the best black creative professionals, but also of some of the best in the industry — period.
The Wedding Biz is arguably the leading podcast in our wedding industry. At well over 250 episodes, the podcast boasts guests like David Beahm, Jose Villa, Carrie Goldberg, and pretty much any leader in our industry you can think of. At a little over 3 years old, The Wedding Biz has risen quickly to set the standard in the wedding podcast world.
Just a few days ago, Sapphire Events shared possibly the most detailed breakdown of what flowers cost for your wedding day. This nearly 4,000-word guide explains everything as it relates to the floral world cost.
As reported on Cleveland.com, Ohio is open for business and may be the go to spot if you are looking to host a large-scale event in the near future. But don't let the headlines fool you, this isn't a free for all. Ohio has specific restrictions in place as it plans to allow weddings to match the same capacity numbers it has also set for restaurants. Having wedding restrictions that pair with the state’s restaurant and bar guidelines means no dancing and mingling between tables.
At the end of April, Fujifilm's General Manager of Optical Device and Electronic Imaging Products Division, Toshihisa Iida, announced Fuji was officially opening up the X-mount to third-party manufacturers. The new announcement opens up an entirely new world of lens possibilities to the Fujifilm digital camera line.
This month, the Ritual Collective announced itself to the wedding world. In the midst of a global pandemic when weddings are nowhere in sight comes a collective of wedding photographers with a singular vision. The number one question: why now? Many conversations over the past weeks with industry leaders, planners, editors, and future newlyweds have centered around the need for wedding photography to return to simpler times. There is some sense of responsibility the founding members of the collective share: to document history in a way that is genuine.
The Hybrid Collective is an annual, three-day educational conference for digital, film, and hybrid photographers. Each year, the Hybrid Collective holds the educational conference in a different city with major industry educators head-lining. Last year's event, held in San Diego, included notable speakers Elizabeth Messina, Corbin Gurkin, and Erich McVey. In 2021, The Hybrid Collective will descend on Charleston, South Carolina March 29, 30, and 31.
Spot meter, incident meter, external meter, metering modes, bulb-in, bulb-out...? Whoah. I've probably seen dozens of tutorials and articles on how to meter, and the variations on technique can be confounding for new photographers both digital and film. Here's the thing: metering is essential. Whether you are a digital photography who spends their day in studio metering for strobes or a natural light photographer running around in a million different scenarios on wedding days, you need to get it right. And yes, film has latitude (some more than others), but if you've shot enough film you know the vast difference between a properly and improperly metered image.
Jose Villa has spent the last 20 years climbing to the top of the wedding industry. One of the top leaders in the industry, Villa recently captured the weddings of celebrities from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra to Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. But his experiences over the last few months have led to many of the same questions we all face as wedding professionals.
Over the past few years, the flatlay has become part of the zeitgeist of wedding imagery. Couples and vendors love beautifully styled elements from a client's big day that remind them of all of the details and bring together their design story. Clients spend hours and hours selecting the perfect invitation suites that introduce their guests to the events to come, and many of those clients want to have a memory of those beautiful paper pieces. As time has gone on, photographers and designers have looked for resources and materials to create these stunning flatlay images. Here is a list of some of our favorite backdrop resources.
Who's sitting on a backlog of album and print orders? Do you have clients who have been ready to help your business with big album upgrades, but can't fulfill their orders? Over the past couple of weeks, labs have started to come back online. Physically walking in to place your order is still on hold for most, but we are slowly getting back to normal. Here is a roundup of the status of some of the top labs from around the United States.