My blast from the past is an Indian Wedding from 2007.
I got an inquiry for an Indian wedding, which prompted me to go digging in the archives to find some samples. I never forget a client and these two are no different. This is Sukhpriet & Abhishek. I photographed their wedding June 21, 2007. I didn’t blog back then. In fact, a lot has changed since then. Cameras have improved immensely and so has my editing skills! I didn’t shoot in RAW or use Lightroom back then. So needless to say, these images needed a re-edited. All better.
It’s always interesting to look at your old work and see how much you have changed & improved with time. Photographic styles change too. Back then the trendy thing that had started was to shoot your images with the camera really angled. I guess we thought it was cool at the time, but it was so annoying to look at almost 8 years later. Thankfully I didn’t over-do it and I was able to re-crop and straighten some of my slanted vertical lines.
Many years ago when I studied photography, I was taught the traditional rules of composition and lighting that have stood the test of time and I shot that way for many years. I remember when the angled look became popular, it really bothered me. The composition was wacky, but what do you do? Clients usually want what’s popular. So you go with it. Thankfully we are past that trend!
And of course who can forget the “tinted or selective color” look. You’ve all seen it, a black and white image with something left in color. Very cool at the time, it has passed and now when I see someone still using that technique, it’s like looking at old pictures in the photo album wearing clothes that well…you get the picture. It’s uncomfortable. As a side note, that’s what I’m afraid will happen in a few years with this whole faded, flat, vintage look. I admire the look. I’m a huge fan of vintage. But I tend to keep most of my edits clean and timeless, so I won’t look back at them later and cringe.