Hassan2285 wrote in post #3757056
Great stuff Mike!!
I wish you were going to be doing a seminar in Atlanta, I would be all over this.
I have to say, when I clicked this thread, I thought it was going to be one of those Nigerian scams...
I will be in TN next month (check out www.findingcolor.com for more information and HAHAHAHAHAHA on the scam I must admit that did go through my mind quite a few times on the 18 hour flight!
SamuraiJack wrote in post #3757269
Wow...and all my requests for weddings in Uganda I blow off as a scam. Who would have thought...
Seriously though...nice photos and cool opportunity.
Thanks for the nice words, they were all AMAZING people, some of the best we have ever met!
MALI wrote in post #3757276
Very nice pictures. How did you get contacted for a job like this anyway??
We do weddings all over the world, this year along only two weddings we have drove to the rest we had to fly, its just what we have gotten to be known for and word spreads. We do not advertise for this its all word of mouth. Also I feel our speaking engagements around the U.S. and world as well as the Wedding Books that we are in helps alot. A client picks up Grace Ormonde or Martha Stewart Magazine and sees our work in the pages, it sure does help
Solaria wrote in post #3757301
# 3 is incredible, simply incredible, though they are all wonderful!
Yes, I have the same question -- how did you get contracted for this assignment?
Thanks for the nice words, see above for the answer on how we get contracted for these types of jobs. Also I might add I feel knowing photographers all over the world, sharing knowledge freely and not being stuck up jerk about it, truly has been one of our biggest assests in our business. We get so many weddings from other amazing photographers which are our friends we end up travelling a lot.
photo_hobby wrote in post #3757404
I agree with Solaria on #3, stunning capture. #5 is also an excellent image.
Great job Mike.
Thanks a ton! Really means alot you took the time to post!
madhatter04 wrote in post #3758288
Wow! The bride is beautiful! Great shots! It must have been such an experience to shoot a wedding in a different country.
Its more work than fun I promise, having done this alot around the world airports are horrible sometimes about your gear and how they treat it. However once you get out of the airport it can be fun sometimes, but still work, lots of work!
Audra wrote in post #3758350
Can't wait to see more. Who are the cars for?
I really like #3 and #4
The cars were for the bride and groom and are over 1 million dollars each in their country. Yeah you read that right
notapro wrote in post #3758371
Wow, what a fantastic opportunity to experience something totally different and such a fun way to be introduced to a new culture. Can't wait to see more! These are terrific.
The culture was truly amazing, fun and interesting. Always something interesting to see and watch, sometimes so much we would forget to shoot.
ieatstars wrote in post #3758375
Wow! These photos are gorgeous. Their culture bursts out of each photo. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for taking the time and posting, truly means alot!
thekid24 wrote in post #3758382
The one of the groom is friggin brilliant. GQ'n all the way.
Ive always wondered about the different things photogs tell their models when they want to achieve a certain look.
What did you tell him to get that look?
Nothing really this was an unposed image, taken while he was waiting for his bride to get some images taken of her and her girls after the wedding on the shoreline of Lake Victoria in Uganda. The light was nice and this is just naturall him. We usually are the clients friends and not just hired help so it is pretty easy to get them to relax in front of the camera with us. Not always but most of the time this is the case.
Carbohydrate wrote in post #3758436
And 50GBs worth of photos! That'll take a while to sort through =P
looks like you've really got some winners here. I'm going to have to agree and say that the portrait of the groom is outstanding, as well as #6. Good eye!
Thanks and yeah it is the horrible part of the wedding event normally but these are so fun and different it went by pretty fast! Thanks for the nice words!
motogeno wrote in post #3758659
Awesome! I really hope to be as well versed, cultured, traveled, and paid as you one day Mike!! Oh yeah, did I mention as talented too!
HA WHATEVER you got some mad skills my friend to the East. Its passion that drives me the rest just will come in time, I promise!
photo_hobby wrote in post #3758856
50 gigs!!! Wow, I wouldn't want to be the one to go through that batch.
Fast computers and several batches going on at the same time helps a tone, but honestly it was not as bad as you think, since as stated above these were different and almost every image reminded me of something from the once in a lifetime trip!