• Friday , 18 August 2017

Wedding Photography Tips: Mel DiGiacomo on Photojournalistic Approach

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Mel DiGiacomo, a versatile photographer whose background ranges from sports to documentary photography, sits with B&H to discuss his journalistic approach to shooting weddings.

“What I want out of a wedding is real life. I want some kind of truth: whether it’s my truth or their truth.” – Mel DiGiacomo

Check out more of Mel’s Videos:
Lessons From a Veteran Wedding Photographer

Street Photography with Mel DiGiacomo

Visual Literacy: A Conversation with Mel DiGiacomo


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25 Comments

  1. Shaun Hilton
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Real proper genuine intuitive and of real educational purpose very helpful from a real photographer and not just one of YouTubes wannabes

  2. Andon Andonov
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    He is absolutely right for the colors. The color is only a effect, like bokeh, dramatic light and others.

  3. Ramon Heard Jr
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Now this is a photographer.

  4. Hernani
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    I finally found my style during a wedding shoot. And yes this is it. I don't like capturing the posey posey kinda thing. Candid moments are more natural with a photo journalistic approach. Love this video. Thanks Youtube.

  5. Russell Wood
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Thank you very much I appreciate your video and I love your philosophy

  6. Cinthia Crimson
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    I like this guy.

  7. Bridget Hodgkinson
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Fantastic. I love his quote: 'there are no formulas in life so why should there be any at a wedding! '

  8. Alex
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    This guy is awesome. Cool video, thanks Mel.

  9. Elad Korish
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    i got to answer that phone 🙂

    nice vid

  10. Kapture NOLA
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    I love this guys take on photography , a connection with the subject whether in terms of physical closeness (using wide angle) or an implicit knowledge of how your subjects want to be perceived through their photographs, can definitely give more personality to your shots. Although i am worried to see the falloff of light on the bottom half of some pictures, it seems high speed sync isn't being utilized properly. 

  11. Mario Mosin
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    I noticed he uses a lot of black and white portraits is that something he likes to be known for?

  12. Wayne Pilling
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Hi Mel, just before looking at your video, I was looking at Joe Buissink's work – I prefer yours. 

  13. Heather Papineau Domenico
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    This is a fabulous inspirational wedding photographer video.  <3

  14. Jimmy Jim
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    That guy is awesome!

  15. ChabsUK
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Thanks

  16. Jeffery McKeown
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Your description of black and white is brilliant. Very well said. I'd love to have a scotch (or two) with you and talk photography…if you're ever in Seattle….:-) thank you.

  17. Sheradon Dublin
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Love this. All of those pearls of wisdom can be applied to all areas of photography. Superb advice there, I'll be viewing this video a few times to make sure it sinks in.

  18. Ed Jones
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Brilliant poignant and inspiring. Thanks for letting us behind the curtain Mel!

  19. Marc Synwoldt
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Markedly shorter than many B+H videos, but so inspiring and uplifting. Really love his photojournalistic approach to wedding photography. An amazing presenter, too, almost conversational. Great stuff.

  20. Clint Jones
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    WOW, for me the greatest part of this is the ending when you said "we all make mistakes so learn from them and keep making them….". As a new photographer with no formal training and, learning only by reading, watching videos and, then experimenting it can seem overwelming and some times discouraging but, you have given me a boost to keep on. Thanks!

  21. Jim Johnston
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Very nice philosophy you have sir, thanks for passing it on.

  22. TheConfidenceStudio
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    That video was 10mins long? felt like just a minute wow!

  23. TheConfidenceStudio
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Some of the shots look like lucky accidents…. no way! You must know what you want to get these shots… put yourself where you need to be and be ready for them. Mastery of this level takes years of desire to be better. Inspired work thank you.

  24. Meredith Everitt
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    Love this. 🙂 thanks

  25. Melchior DiGiacomo
    August 11, 2017 at 18:18

    DEAR PHOTOLIGHT [BELOW]WHY DID I USE LIGHTING IN THIS VIDEO.PROBLEM IS THAT AMATEURS NEED TO LIGHT.AND DON’T FEEL A POP FLASH IS “PRO LIGHTING”.PAY ATTENTION.IF I USED A CANDLE TO LIGHT A PORTRAIT,WHO CARES.  I USE WHAT EVER GETS THE JOB DONE.AND AN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION AS TO WHY I  USED LIGHTING TO LIGHT THIS VIDEO.I DIDN’T IT’S ALL NATURAL LIGHT MATE.MY SUGGESTION TO ALL THOSE WHO VIEW THIS YOU TUBE IS TO DO WHATEVER YOU MUST DO IN ORDER TO GET YOUR DESIRED RESULT.YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO WHAT I DO.DO WHAT YOU DO.I’M SIMPLY PRESENTING WHAT I DO IF THAT MAY BE OF SOME BENEFIT.THERE ARE PLENTY OF EXPERTS THAT WILL CRITICIZE MY APPROACH. THEN AGAIN THESE ARE THE SAME EXPERTS THAT WOULD CRITICIZE JACKSON POLLACK FOR HIS DRIP PAINTINGS OR ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG TO EMPLYO MIXED MEDIA.

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