Photography News Issue 71

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Wedding Photographer of the Year: the final countdown

The Loxley Colour Bellissimo album collection

We reveal the Round 5 best group shot winner and prepare to find out the winner of the final round of Wedding Photographer of the Year

Round 5 winner

Each of theWedding Photographer of the Year round winners will receive a Loxley Bellissimo albumof their choice. Loxley Colour’s Bellissimo album collection consists of eight wedding albums to choose from. The Bellissimo Perfetto is available in sizes up to 20x20in and has a flawless finish thanks to its seamless spreads. The Bellissimo Perfetto Bundle offers beautiful albums for brides on a budget and includes one large album and six smaller albums which downscale in size – great for the couple to give to friends and family. Also available are the Bellissimo Classico albumwhich features lay flat pages with a break in the centre, and the Bellissimo Fine Art albumwhich has subtly rounded corners and is printed on fine art paper. For more design-conscious wedding couples, the Bellissimo Luxe is a great option. This luxury albumhas a velvet touch finish, while the Bellissimo Aperture has a luxury matted overlay. Other options are the Bellissimo Tartan and Bellissimo Harris Tweedy. Finally, you can order duplicates for the price of one with the Bellissimo Memento, order a duplicate with the Bellissimo Pro Book, or get extras with the Bellissimo Mini Book Downscale so that you can get smaller albums that the couple can gift to friends and family members. See the full range of Bellissimo albums and the wide collection of products offered by Loxley Colour at loxleycolour.com

Round 5: winning image by BenAppleby

“It’s a very clever technique and to pair it with great expressions is hard. A very cool, slick shot with good emotion, too” ADAM JOHNSON “There is a nice balance of calm and fun in this image, the control of lighting has taken some talent and thought. It would be a lovely framed print on the client’s wall” BRETT FLORENS

looking like the best version of yourself on your wedding day, captured in a way that your iPhone can’t see! Something you can show off to your friends after the wedding and say look, we had the most epic day ever and here’s a cool photo of us!We always like to bring a bit of drama to our photos and by adding extra lighting to this shot to compliment the scene, it allows us to create a cool‘guys’portrait.”

Ben loves getting creative with group shots and this winning image is a strong example that really caught the attention of the judges. Speaking of his wedding shoots, which he does with his partner, Ben said :“We love shooting groups of people in this way – who says weddings have to be lots of people in a line looking slightly awkward? Much better to have your best mates in a photo, looking a bit more badass,

In issue 72 of PN , available from26 November, we are revealing the winner of Round 6 and taking another look at all the winning images.

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