Photo of the Week 9 April 2013
Photographer: Troy Kivel
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Congratulations to this week’s Photo of the Week Winner Troy Kivel from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Wedding season is almost here and we love this destination wedding shot that Troy captured. The clouds and long lines of the path provide a gorgeous background for a beautiful bride and groom. We had the opportunity to ask Troy about his image, his photography and what photographers inspire him.
What type of camera, gear, and lighting equipment did you use to achieve the shot? Do you have a title for this image?
I used a D700 with a 24-70 lens- @ 24mm. This photo is untitled . I don’t think I’ve ever given a photo a name.
Can you give us some insight into this image? Where was the photograph taken? Did the type of wedding or couple have any influence on the set up of this shot?
This image was shot in Puerto Rico at the El Morro fort, right around sundown. I had told the wedding party to head back to the reception and this long walkway inspired me to go vertical. The couple was up for anything and I really had the odds in my favor for this wedding.
What is the best advice that you can give someone starting out as a professional wedding photographer? What is your favorite piece of equipment to use when shooting weddings?
Be prepared for anything, do your research and never stop learning. My favorite piece of equipment is my Nikon 24-70 2.8 lens.
What kind of photography do you enjoy shooting most both for professional and personal photography projects?
Really dig the madness of weddings. Its definitely not for everyone but if you can educate your clients and learn to know what they expect you’ll have fun. When I’m not shooting weddings I love shooting vintage motorcycles.
Who are some of your favorite photographers and artists that you draw inspiration from?
Jim Garner and Cliff Mautner in the US. I also love checking out UK wedding blogs and seeing what happens on the other side of world.
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