Tomorrow I have my first wedding gig of 2016, and I want to start some new habits to keep improving my work. The first thought was, I should study the work of some peers the day before to note some ideas or techniques to try; the second thought was to document and share what those ideas were.
I want to be clear and state this is not an advocation to stealing someone's style. This is about seeing what someone has done, and adding your own style to it.
The video that caught my eye today was:
Daylan + Dillan | Salt Lake City, Utah Wedding Video By: Mark Keysor
(video attached below)
Two things that jumped out to me as note worthy were:
The simplicity of the shots
When I watch this video I spotted a single shot using a slider and no shots (as far as I can tell), with a glidecam or any other fancy stabilization. I love my fancy tools, but weddings are hectic, off schedule and the couple are being pulled in every direction. When I shoot solo, I really need to remind myself to simplify the use of my gear kit, and focus on just having a good spot, a monopod and a quick trigger finger. Even with just that at my disposal I still have: Zoom, Focus, tilt, pan and monopole swivel.