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我在婚禮早上的拍攝過程 ( 一 )
My shooting process in the morning on the wedding Big Day (1)

2019/08/11

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婚禮當日的早上,一般在我剛到達出門地點時,新娘已在化妝過程的尾聲,而這正好是我全日拍攝中的重要時刻。

在香港的婚禮時間一般都比較緊迫,要迎合傳統的吉時出門,同時又要把婚禮早上每一個精彩環節一一記錄,由早上八時半開始拍攝,到十一時的吉時出門,拍攝的時間只有兩個半小時,而當中要拍攝化妝、佈置、著掛、新郎兄弟、遊戲、敬茶,時間上每一分每一秒都是非常珍貴的。

而我首先做的就是一邊整理即將要用的拍攝器材,一邊留意現場的環境。

婚禮出門地點一般分為酒店出門和屋企出門,屋企出門拍攝出來的相片,可以帶給人家庭的溫暖感覺,但同時會有好多日常生活中使用的雜物存在,增加拍攝過程的難度。而這個時候,酒店就會是拍攝出門的一個好選擇,整體統一的室內設計,廣闊的空間,還有不會出現過多的雜物。

雖然想像是美好,但現實卻是會很大出入,就算是酒店出門,因為會有婚禮當日物資的關係,始終都會有雜物亂放的情況。而提早留意現場情況,正正是增加時間思考定下一步,決定在那個地點最合適拍攝,從而首先清理好要拍攝的那個地點。

拍攝第一件事就是女家的佈置和物品,這些都是新娘和姊妹用心的準備,當中包括遊戲的道具、囍貼、裙褂、紅鞋等等。其中金器拍攝更是重中之重,一來金器價值不非而且純金較軟容易變型,處理起上來要格外小心。

我做了婚禮攝影師已經有數年時間,拍攝過數百場婚禮,而拍攝每一個婚禮都要求自已拍攝出來的相都要和之前的不同。而拍攝金器正好給我一個很大的發揮空間,利用不同環境特有的原素和光線,將金器不同的特別之處拍攝下令每一張相都變得獨一無二。因為這些東西都代表着親人對新人的祝福,有不一樣的意義。



On the morning of the wedding day, when I first arrive at the bride’s place, the bride will already be at the end of the makeup process, and this is a very important moment in my full-day shooting session. 

Weddings in Hong Kong generally have very tight schedule. Not only that I have to cater to the traditional “good timing” to perform the traditional activities, I also have to record every wonderful moment in the morning of the wedding. Starting from 8:30 am till heading out of the bride’s place at the “good timing” around 11:00 am, the shooting time is only two and a half hours. During this time, it is necessary to take some photos of the makeup session, venue decoration, bride dressing the traditional gown, groom and his groomsmen, games, and tea ceremony. Every minute, every second is very precious.

 The first thing I would do upon arrival, besides taking out the shooting equipment that I needed to use, I would also pay attention to the venue and environment.

 Bride’s big day preparation sessions are generally done in hotel rooms or bride’s home. The photos taken in the bride’s home can give a feeling of family and warmth.
 But at the same time, there will be a lot of clutter and mess from daily life, which will increase the difficulty of the shooting process. Therefore, hotel rooms will seem to be a good alternative. Unified interior design, vast space, there will be no clutter around.
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 Although it is supposed to be clutter-free, the reality can be quite different because there will still be wedding materials lying around.  The reason why I will first pay attention to the venue and environment, is to have more time to think about the next step, to decide on which is the most suitable photospot, and do some pre-cleaning before the photo shoot starts. 

 The first shot is the layout and items in the bride’s house. These are the careful preparations by the bride and bridesmaid, including the game props, wall decoration stickers, traditional gown and red shoes, and so on. Among these items, gold accessories photo shoot is a top priority. Not only because of the value of gold accessories, but also because pure gold is soft and very malleable, it must be handled with care.

 I have been a wedding photographer for several years. Having shot hundreds of weddings, I would require myself to take photos of the wedding that are different from the previous ones. Taking photos of the gold accessories gives me a lot of room to experiment, using the unique elements and light of different environments, I can make use of the different special features of the gold accessories to make each photo unique. Especially because these gold accessories also represent the blessings of the loved ones, they give a special meaning to the wedding couple.




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