WEX Deals: Sony Summer Cashback - Claim Up To 300

Q&A With Ross Harvey, Wedding Photographer

Nikon has interviewed Ross Harvey, a British wedding photographer, about his work.

|  Nikon D850 in Interchangeable Lenses
 Add Comment

Ross harvey

Image © Ross Harvey

Ross Harvey is a wedding photographer who's also studied psychology, neurology and philosophy. He says his photography has been helped by his studies of the mind. He has an effortlessly and creative style, and Nikon recently interviewed him for the European Wedding Collective page:

How did you get into wedding photography?
I initially wanted to shoot fashion and trained for the studio. I found myself happiest, and most creative, when shooting entirely free of restrictions, following my intuition and experimenting at every opportunity. I never planned to move into wedding photography, but after my first shoot which was a favour to a friend, I fell in love with it.

What is your favourite wedding tradition to capture on camera?
Portraits! The perfect combination of composition, light, depth, colour and most importantly emotion is extremely difficult to master. Especially considering couples are nearly always camera shy. You also only have a small window of around 20 minutes to capture multiple top tier images – ones that will be with that couple for the rest of their lives. You have to believe in your vision and skills to do so; it forces you to evaluate your own mindset.

What’s the biggest challenge shooting at a wedding?
I shoot the vast majority of my weddings solo; no second shooters. Couples have very high expectations, not just in a selection, but an entire set (which can be hundreds) of photographs, so getting these right is the biggest and most rewarding challenge. It's all about telling a coherent story, from start to finish. Anyone can knock out a few great single images at a wedding, but very few can maintain that level for 14+ hours, regardless of the context, light, or situation.

Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, WEX

It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.
View Directory Page : Nikon

Photographs taken using the Nikon D850

Ghost in the Machine.Pink pawsBadger cubBadger cubRoe Deer BuckSpruce GooseMr HandsomeBlogger at work.(Eurasian) JayNew York Food Cart(Eurasian) JayMystical FallsCotton Grass BloomThe land down under ...4

Other articles you might find interesting...

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens Announced
HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced
Tamron Tease 'Revolutionary New Mirrorless' Lens
Panasonic Announce New 20-60mm Full-Frame Lens For L-Mount Cameras
Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 Now Available
Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 MK2, MF 85mm f/1.4 MK2 Announced
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Review
Irix Lenses Now Available In Japan

There are no comments here! Be the first!


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.