Atlanta Wedding Photographers at AtlantaArtisticWeddings Love Classic Black and White Photography in a Photo-Journalistic Style
My name is David Diener and I am a Atlanta wedding photographer with over 20 years of experience at www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com. I have seen a lot of wedding trends come and go. The one thing that has never gone out of style is classic back and white wedding photography. It is timeless and gives a photojournalistic style to your wedding photos. You get a documentary of your wedding day.
"For a little history I thought I would include this brief history of photography from Wikipedia.The history of photography has roots in remote antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura (a dark room) and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. As far as is known, nobody thought of bringing these two phenomena together to capture camera images in permanent form until around 1800, when Thomas Wedgwood made the first reliably documented although unsuccessful attempt. In the mid-1820s, Nicéphore Niépce succeeded, but several days of exposure in the camera were required and the earliest results were very crude. Niépce's associate Louis Daguerre went on to develop the daguerreotype process, the first publicly announced photographic process, which required only minutes of exposure in the camera and produced clear, finely detailed results. It was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography.
Ultimately, the photographic process came about from a series of refinements and improvements in the first 20 years. In 1884 George Eastman, of Rochester, New York, developed dry gel on paper, or film, to replace the photographic plate so that a photographer no longer needed to carry boxes of plates and toxic chemicals around. In July 1888 Eastman's Kodak camera went on the market with the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest". Now anyone could take a photograph and leave the complex parts of the process to others, and photography became available for the mass-market in 1901 with the introduction of the Kodak Brownie."
Believe it or not my dad got me a Kodak Brownie that I still have today! I have had many years of shooting documentaries with black and whites. I have traveled though our the United States doing documentaries in black and white. You can also see some of my documentary style photography in the Library of Congress by following this link https://www.loc.gov/pictures/related/?fi=name&q=Diener%2C%20David. I have done several documentaries in classic black white as you can see below.
There are certain things that I look for in a great photograph. It must have a freshness to it capturing a moment in time. The other big thing is great lighting! When you look at the photo above there a couple of things I just love about it. One is the subjects do not even know that I am there. It is a candid moment that they are sharing at the same time. A genuine laugh with a friend. The other thing I like is the lighting. It is not direct but natural. When you turn it in to a black and white photograph you can not tell if it was taken today or 50 years ago so it is a classic black and white photograph.
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