Matej Lancic Photography

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What is photo storytelling? My style of photography

In photographic practice, visual storytelling is often called a “photo essay” or “photo story”. It’s a way for a photographer to narrate a story with a series of photographs. There’s a difference between photography, and visual storytelling through photography. In visual storytelling, images are ordered in a specific way, either chronologically or as a series, with the aim of “infecting” the viewer’s vision and mind.

Short example of a photo storytelling (read photo captions!):

1. Groomed bride was waiting for the groom at home. Only the ring was missing.
2. While she was waiting for the groom, she had her moment on the balcony. She thoughtfully looked around her hometown.
3. The doorbell rang. Her sister grabbed her arm and escorted her to the front door.
4. The moment she saw him for the first time on a wedding day.
5. He escorted her out of the house.
6. In front of the house, she was greeted by guests and a music band. Before they went to church, they danced!
7. Wedding ceremony at the church.
8. Wedding guests were becoming more and more emotional.
9. The groom held the bride’s hand.
10. Sisters watching wedding ceremony.
11. Married!

ISKREN! razgovor s fotografom vjenčanja Matejem Lančičem

PorocnaBeleznica.com: Matej, možeš li mi iskreno reći kako bi u jeku vjenčanih fotografa, budući mladenci prepoznali dobrog fotografa?

Matej: U fotografskom smislu, brak je također izuzetno važan događaj, na koji fotograf uglavnom ne utječe ili ga ne dopušta (osim klasičnih portreta), jer je to jedini način na koji može uhvatiti istinske trenutke. Mora imati veliko iskustvo i opsežno znanje, da kad fotografira trenutke, može stvoriti dobru kompoziciju, koristiti dane svjetlosne uvjete, imati sposobnost empatije itd. Sve to i još više čini fotografa kvalitetnoga. Nažalost je za buduće mladence nemoguće prepoznati pravu kvalitetu fotografa, jer je za to potrebno fotografsko znanje.”

PorocnaBeleznica.com: Ponuda; rasponi cijena vjenčanih fotografa kod nas su ogromni. Što zapravo plaćamo i kako znamo, da smo primili zaista dobru ponudu?

Matej: “Do visokog raspona cijena dolazi zbog velikog broja amaterskih fotografa, koji buduće mladence privlače sa nerealno niskim cijenama. Na prvi pogled njihove su ponude pristupačne i zato dobre. Međutim, o dobrom dogovoru može se razgovarati, kada fotograf, potpomognut referencama, ponudi svoju uslugu za prosječnu cijenu. Rad vjenčanog fotografa ne odnosi se samo na fotografiranje vjenčanja, već i na grafičku obradu fotografija, savjete pri odabiru foto knjige ili albuma i drugih proizvoda. Za mladenke fotograf pravi i izbor najprikladnijih fotografija, koje je razvrstao u ispravnom redoslijedu. Jednostavno rečeno, posao fotografa je, da udovolji paru i napraviti ih vrhunskim proizvodom!”

PorocnaBeleznica.com: Kako biste savjetovali našim parovima, da odaberu fotografa za vjenčanje: Kako prvo prepoznati, da je rad fotografa, kojeg pratimo dobar? Što bismo trebali provjeriti, pa čak i pitati na sastanku?

Matej: “Fotografi često čujemo, da su fotografije lijepe. Sama estetika ne čini fotografije kvalitetnima, pa se parovi brzo zavaraju. Preporučujem, da pitaju fotografa za reference, koje su pokazatelj standarda znanja. Definitivno je preporučljivo odabrati profesionalnog fotografa i zato platiti nekoliko novaca više.”

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ODKRIT! pogovor s poročnim fotografom Matejem Lančičem

PorocnaBeleznica.com: Matej, mi lahko odkrito poveš kako, v navalu poročnih fotografov, bodoči mladoporočenci prepoznajo dobrega fotografa?

Matej: “Poroka je tudi v fotografskem smislu izredno pomemben dogodek, na katerega fotograf v večjem delu nima vpliva oz. ga ne sme imeti (razen pri fotografiranju klasičnih portretov), saj samo tako lahko v svoj kader ujame pristne trenutke. Imeti mora bogate izkušnje in obsežno znanje, da lahko ob »lovljenju« trenutkov ustvari tudi dobro kompozicijo, izkoristi dane svetlobne pogoje, imeti mora sposobnost empatije, itd. Vse to in še marsikaj dela poročnega fotografa dobrega. Za bodoče mladoporočence je na žalost skoraj nemogoče prepoznati tisto pravo kvaliteto fotografa, saj je za to potrebno fotografsko znanje.”

PorocnaBeleznica.com: Kaj pa ponudba; cenovni razponi poročnih fotografov so pri nas ogromni. Kaj v resnici vse plačamo in kako vemo, da smo prejeli zares dobro ponudbo?

Matej: “Velik cenovni razpon je posledica velikega števila amaterskih fotografov, ki z nerealno nizkimi cenami privabljajo bodoče mladoporočence. Na prvi pogled so njihove ponudbe cenovno ugodne in zato dobre. Vendar o dobri ponudbi lahko govorimo, kadar fotograf, podkrepljen z referencami, ponudi svojo storitev za srednjo ceno. Delo poročnega fotografa ni samo fotografiranje poroke, je tudi grafična obdelava fotografij, svetovanje pri izboru fotoknjige ali albuma in ostalih produktih. Za mladoporočence fotograf pripravi tudi izbor najprimernejših fotografij, katere razvrsti v pravilni vrstni red. Poenostavljeno povedano, delo fotografa je, da ugodi paru in jima izdela vrhunski izdelek!”

PorocnaBeleznica.com: Kako bi svetoval našim parom, ki izbirajo poročnega fotografa: Kako najprej prepoznamo, da je delo fotografa, ki ga spremljamo dobro? Kaj naj preverimo in celo vprašamo na sestanku?

Matej: “Fotografi pogosto slišimo, da so fotografije lepe. Samo estetika fotografije ne dela kvalitetne, zato so pari hitro zavedeni. Priporočam jim, da se pri izbiri fotografa pozanimajo o njegovih referencah, ki so pokazatelj standarda znanja. Vsekakor je priporočljivo izbrati profesionalnega fotografa in zato plačati nekaj evrov več.”

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M: 00386 (0)70 899 816 // E: matej.lancic@triera.net

Rain on a wedding day

Given the emotional state of most brides on their wedding day, you’ll hear many guests console her that rain actually means good luck the day-of. After all, who in their right mind would tell a bride that rain is bad luck – especially as she stands ready to waltz down the aisle under an umbrella?

Rain represents many things in different cultures – most of which include fertility, cleansing, unity, renewal, …

So, rain on your wedding day is good luck!

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How I make UNSTAGED photos with STRONG stories (with my Nat Geo photography)

In conversations with the couples, I’m trying to get some of the specifics of their stories. Then I use creativity and the ability to tell stories through photography. It is best that I explain you through two examples.

Example 1:

I was told that after marriage, she will leave her house and move into a new one with him. I decided to take a picture of leaving the house. I selected the frame, watched the light, gestures, expressions and waited for the right moment to press the button. As simple as it sounds it takes some time to conquer this technique.

Example 2:

I used this technique again photographing refugee migration. This photo is full of expressiveness and symbolism. The viewer must go deeper to understand it.

Explanation: “Into the unknown future” – Gazes from the wagon: three people looking forward to the future. One staring anxiously back. This photo was later selected as one of the best by National Geographic.

Symbolism in Photography

This photo is a good example for symbolism in photography. Symbolism refers to the use of an object, person or place to represent a deeper idea or meaning. Watching this photo you see a hand on a wedding dress. And there is no ring. What does that tell you? 🙂

Composition in Photography

“Sisters watching wedding ceremony”

This photo was taken just before the exchange of the rings, that’s why I captured fingers in a triangular composition. The most important are the girl’s fingers that symbolize her desire for a ring.

Every single shot in photography uses composition. Images that haunt us, astound us, they awoke such emotions not because they’re just beautiful but because they carry meaning. Composition can still be used to affect us on a psychological level and that’s how I think when composing images. What emotions can I display? I create a sufficient structure to my photography and make sure that it’s visualy pleasing. I find focal elements and use interesting visuals to highlight them and then everything else I do from there is artistic venture to convey my message. Every suttle change I make in positioning of my framing creates a new emotion. It creates a new piece of art and all of this achieved through composition – a skill that makes images lasts forever.

I do it for You.