Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Gregory Heisler portrait photographer

Gregory Heisler is one of the best portrait photographer around the world.
He is a master in lighting people and he works both in studio and in location.
We all can improve our creative thought about portrait photography looking the picture in his site.
More than 50 Time covers, corporate shots for the most important firms in the world and a lot of portraits of VIP make his works a good inspiration for all photographers.
I believe that next time I will do studio shooting I will think to his light schemas.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories

Glen Johnson is a professional wedding photographer that explain you the world of wedding photography. The book is full-color and Glen explains tips and solutions for taking nice wedding pictures.
Learn the secrets and best practices of one of the most successful wedding photographer in the world.
If you're a professional this book will be your companion for life.
Imagine you can learn how to capture emotions and to refine your style…
Make people feel relaxed and comfortable while you're shooting during a wedding
Improve your business skills to sell your photographic talent.
Discover opportunities and risks of destination wedding…
This the book you must buy and that will change your business making it more profitable an happy.

Amy Vitale

Amy Vitale is a young photographer with a great reportage eyes.
She is specialized in India and her images are great, with wonderful color, nice composition and a good time for decisive moment. All of us can learn something from her shots. Personally I’m used to look at the picture of other photographers for inspiration and to understand how to tell a story with images.
It does not matter if you are shooting a wedding in Italy, an assignment in Bellagio or in Milan learning how to tell a story with images will be something that you will always take in your poket…

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wedding in Arese

Claudia and Federico are really nice people...
Unfortunately at Claudia's home the light was really awful...
Low light also to shoot at 1600 ISO and too yellow...
So? Well the only thing was adding a flash light...
I took my Nikon SB - 600 and I went wireless putting the flash upon the library, near the ceiling. So I knew that flash was not visible but light was beautiful…
The bride was really happy (as usual in last ten years)…
I was not so happy and I start to take a look around to reach a better light with flashes.
I find a little help here:

I hope that this will help all wedding photographers around.
I started to evaluating to buy a SB – 800, the prices are falling, and Joe MacNally tutorial video.
Stay tuned I will absolutely post a review of the DVD.
By the way here some pictures:

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wedding in Pallanza lake Maggiore

Pallanza is a garden on the lake Maggiore setting on the Borromean Gulf.
Villa Taranto has famous gardens and the lake is simply nice.
I was here one week ago and... Nice time, nice wedding at Grand Hotel Majestic.
I shoot nice pictures and some nice still life.
Lorenza and Marco were really happy when they saw the photographs.
I usually like to hear an happy bride.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wedding photography tips

Quiet days, I take a look at my archive…
A lot of picture, faces and people.
To many weddings…
Well we could start with some useful tips for people that are approaching wedding photography and want to be professionals.

Tip 1
Have a backup gear.
Remember: never ever ever shoot a wedding without backup gear.
Weddings are unique event no way to have a second chance.

Tip 2
Go digital.
The film day for commercial wedding are gone. Pay attention digital photography needs a lot of knowledge, is non so easy as you may think.

Tip 3
Choose brand professional camera (Nikon, Canon or Leica) and remember that you will carry 2 bodies for more or less 8/10 hours. D200, D80 or Eos 400D, Eos 5D are exactly what you need for professional wedding.
Lenses I use on Nikon Body: 12-24mm f4, 17-50mm f2, 50mm f1.4, 70-200mm f2.8.
I also have may SB -600 flash and manfrotto tripod.

Tip 4
Hold enough memories (8 to 12 giga) and batteries (at least 3) for your cameras

Tip 5
Start with a pro working as assistant also for free and prepare your book

Tip 6
Learn a workflow that make you save time (and money)

Tip 7
Shoot everything.
I shoot:

  • the bride preparing
  • the groom preparing
  • the decorations
  • the church interior and exterior
  • the formal group shots
  • the guests arriving
  • the ceremony
  • the congratulations to the couple
  • the exit
  • the arrival at the reception
  • the hall interior and exterior
  • the decorations,
  • the cake
  • the guests
  • the couple mingling
  • the couple dancing,
  • the guests dancing
  • the musicians
  • the food
  • the bouquet toss
  • the first dance

Shoot everything. Shoot it well.
After a day of shooting you will be exhausted.

Tip 8
Edit your work.
Go through millions of images you’ve taken and throw out the bad, be super critical.

Tip 9
Build a story

Tip 10
A little bit of Photoshop helps.

Tip 11
Develop your vision. The ‘vision’ is really what separates a good photographer from a great photographer. A lot of photographers place too emphasis on technical aspects of taking pictures and don’t remember that it is their ‘vision’ that sells and not just the fact that they know how to use their equipment.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Lens baby the secret behind wedding photography in Venice
As an Italy based wedding photographer I travel around the entire peninsula for my work.
Italy is one of the most beautiful place for destination weddings.
The history, the culture the genius of Leonardo and Michelangelo...
The romance of Venice, the charm of Florence and Tuscany are really uncompared.
I really like Venice, the city lives in a timeless status.
Sometimes I take a look to other photographer that are shooting destination wedding like me.
Venice is a natural destination and of course the wedding business attracts a lot of people...
Among them there are people that often forget the sacredness of the event.
I really like weddings because are one of the most important day of a couple and I do the best to create a beautiful record of the event.
As all weddings photographer I have some little secrets, one of them is that I usually took with me my Lens baby that create a blurry/dreamy/movement look. This little accessories is magic if you want to add a little bit of romance.

My room in Venice is really nice, I find an old nice lady that rent me the space in a beautiful palace near Piazza San Marco and she is usually interested in my work.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Italian wedding style

Getting married in Italy is a nice dream for every couple.
You can choose between a renaissance palace or a church covered in precious artwork. Have a gondola ride, watching the sunset together. Have your reception in a secret garden in one of Venice’s palazzos.
If Venice it’s not for you a wedding in Florence is something to consider. Art, nice landscape and an old world charm. The Tuscany area, the green heart of Italy, you have a wonderful backdrop to your wedding that is all natural.

Getting married in Italy is you will need a wedding planners and coordinators to get everything done especially if you are not living in their town.
They would know who the best vendors are for the area, and can help get your wedding details done..

This beautiful country is an absolute favorite for wedding destinations. There are so many options of where you can hold your ceremony - aside from Venice and Florence, there is Sicily, Rome, Sorrento, Capri or even Bellagio in lake district. You would be in one of the most romantic places in the world. Everywhere there is beauty under the blue Mediterranean sky.
Don’t forget the right photographer, you can take a look to my pictures and discover why Brides choose me for a nice Italian wedding style.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wedding Photojournalism
Wedding Photojournalism is often defined by people as "Capturing the moment."
The photographer gives any direction on what to do to the subjects.
Another definition is, is "Telling stories with images."For most of photographers is when the photographer does not interact with the subject in any way.
He tries to capture images in such a way as to tell the viewer what was really going on and to reveal the emotion of the moment.
The difference between the two styles is dramatic.
Working in a photojournalistic style is really the most difficult way for the wedding photographer. But the reward is that your pictures will have a real taste!
A lot of people believe that you can not learn this style that you must have it mixed up in your eye… I shoot for newspaper, customers, photo agencies, fashion and still life, photography is, for me, like walking like breathing… Also when I use flashes I will be never rude.
Catching the right moment in wedding pictures is a fraction of a second, a dramatic difference.

Techniques and capabilities work together in my mind.
Bride and sister at night dancing in a completely dark garden… Can you feel the joy do you touch the happiness?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wedding in Italy is always fine.
I really like Tuscany and Maremma.
Nicola and Mara are really a beautiful married couple.
We were near Casale Marittimo a couple of miles from the sea and Cecina.
Nicola and Mara are also friends.
I'm very quiet and I like to shoot picture really close to people.
Only remember to choose the right photographer if you want to recall the excitement and romance of your wedding in
It will be fine.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Quiet time, I'd like to see my friends, taking picture of them.
See you next time.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


I like to take pictures of food...
It's matter of eye, pixel and greediness with a little of delicacy.
Photography is important to stop and take a look around to simple pleasure of life.
My work is to take picture, sometimes I'm tough but most of time I'm sweet and warm...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Happy day a new couple is born today.
I like to take picture of friends....
If you're looking for exceptional wedding photography, its the right blog.
I like Rome, and I like to travel, Italy is so beautiful...

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Rome Italy, St. Peter Vatican...
Something happens when you see the strenght.

You can find ohter picture of Italy here

Friday, March 31, 2006

Walking trough the city...
London is always beautiful...
I would like to live there...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Blue silent night surround Fiera Milano.
I feel quiet and strong.
I breath pure air.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Piccolo Teatro
Evening lights give new life...
The city is beautiful.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Rovereto, Mart (Museum of Modern Art )
Mario Botta...
People meet each other...

Mart has 9,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and other works of art, each with its descriptiom; 35,000 items in a sepcialized archive; 30,000 books in a rich art library.

Friday, February 17, 2006

There is something that never changes.
Scala Milan, in a blue quiet evening.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Not enough time...
Sometimes I feel breathless...
Going to nowhere...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Morning, Milan Italy...
Coffe aroma in the air...
Flying cappuccino is coming...
Home is where you belong.