Photo Of The Day: The Decisive Moment By Luigi Rota

Wedding Photographer Italy
Villa Parravicino, Lake Como
Wedding Photographer Luigi Rota

I’ve been working as a wedding photographer for about 30 years. I always try to change my work and always find new sources of inspiration. I take inspiration from the cinema, from the books of fographies, from advertising and travel, which is my passion and my job.
My style is simple and repotagistic, I prefer to capture emotions and real moments of marriage. Sometimes I also take pictures with married couples posing and more calculated but this is more rare. I love this job and the possibility of being able to document with my photos one of the most important days of a couple’s life.

This image represents in the best way, the meaning of “Carpe Diem”. These are the sudden and unique moments of a wedding that you will never have a chance to capture again, you have to be constantly observing everything around you, what is happening and what is about to happen and predict that moment and be ready to shoot! It was a perfect moment and I had to be ready with a fast shutter speed to capture the bubble with detail as it bursts, there was no room for error.

I was positioned far enough from the subject and I took the picture with a focal length 70/200 mm f2.8. The camera was my Nikon D5 on fast shutter speed, S priority,  the aperture was fully open at f 2.8 and with rapid sequence shooting ready to go.

I love this shot a lot and I’m very satisfied with how it turned out. I do little post production on these type of images. I believe that reportage images must be left true, without too much post production and artificial effects.

I love the photo and the couple loved the photo, the bride was taking part in a magic show at the time and she didn’t even realise I captured this moment until I delivered the wedding photos.

Wedding Photographer Italy


Wedding Photography Select’s Thoughts.

It’s simply a brilliant image. Crisp and clear, a perfect moment and the bride looks like she is having fun. A lovely memory for everyone.

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