I now have 2 weddings under my belt: one where I shot stills and one where I shot video. That’s not a lot of experience, but if I had to compare the two, I think I prefer shooting video to document events. Maybe that’s why I can’t get myself to bring the camera out to take pictures at friend’s birthday parties or family gatherings. Don’t get me wrong, I still love shooting portraits of people, especially if I can try to be more artsy-fartsy.
Video just seems a more comprehensive and effective way to tell a story or to document an event without having people flip through picture after picture.
Of course I still love photos. However, I’m still unsure about “what makes a great picture.” Like the picture I posted above. I kinda like it, but I can’t explain why. And I still can’t get pictures to look like what I envision in my head. I’m such a photo n00b.
That’s a seriously great photo, Jen!
The reason I like it so much, is that it’s a sweet moment, ***AND***, there’s information withheld, letting the viewer create their own story. I like photos that pose questions, rather than supplying all of the answers. The size difference between the two is great and adds interest! And what’s on the other side of the door is unknown, creating mystery, as does not seeing the man in full.
All of that plus nice light and processing make it a killer image!