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Portrait Gallery Of Just Rodney

Updated on November 3, 2008

Some Serious Portraits

These are some of my more serious photo studies that I have taken recently. The occasion my daughters betrothal.

The Bride and Flower Girls

Stacie
Stacie
Taryn
Taryn
Stacie and Taryn
Stacie and Taryn
The Bride to be
The Bride to be

Solemnisation of Wedding

The wedding being witnessed
The wedding being witnessed
The Second Witness
The Second Witness
Husband and Wife
Husband and Wife

We Were All Their On You Special Day

It Was A Glorious Day

The sun shone and allowed us all the time to prepare for the celebrations, we had only just loaded the cars with the entourage and had set out to the church for the solemnisation proceedings,

The rain came down, and as you know in many of the faiths, as practised by mankind, this signified a blessing on the marraige from on high. The rain continued throughout the church proceedings and stopped shortly after they were pronounced husband and wife.

So from the church to the festivities, and a hearty party!!

And then some of the Guests

A Final Comment

When doing a wedding or any other event, one has to capture the mood and the requirements of the client.

You never do your own thing.

It has happened, where a poorly briefed and therefore totally unprepared photographer, went to a specific launch of a product, and took rolls of photographs, captured the entire Senior Management team as well as the board of directors, of a large International Company all enjoying a relaxed, post speech drink.

Nothing wrong with that, only what he had been paid to do at so many other functions of this nature. The problem was that this company was not only high profile. It was also founded by Quakers and was held in esteem by the Quaker community. The entire batch had to be airbrushed by the printers, needless to say that photographer was never used by that company again.

Well so much for the briefing, another hint on the briefing stage, is to make sure that you include all of the "family" it does not do to have go back and take a photograph of the "godfather" as you should have, this causes aggrivation and does nothing for your reputation.

Never take a photograph that is highly amusing in your eyes, which with the wrong caption being added could turn it into something that could be deemed as very smutty, or in poor taste.

This actually happened to me! I was the official club photographer in a company that amongst other things, a Social Club, which went to various restaurants and took a block booking for a evening.

Well we were at an upmarket restaurant, and a table of six were partying hearty, one of the ladies dropped something on the floor, and as she bent doen to pick it up, her partner draped the table cloth up and over her shoulder, it looed suspect as she was leaning towards him and the chairs were close together. I took the shot.

What normaly happened when an event was covered by me, I would drop the roll of film with communications who would have them proccessed, and then make a selection of prints for publication. They would call me over to view and and I would add any captions, this time, a new editor, did the selecting and added his own captions, not only that he made his own selection of what he would use.

The company monthly landed on our desks as per usual, as well as posted off to the rest of the companies overseas branches, all retirees and board of directors, et al.

The photo, as described had been enlarged to slightly under half page of the Club Events page, with the following caption, 'Waiter, there is definatly something under here!'

Now that photo, would never have been in the selection, if the normal procedure had been followed, I was not very popular with the couple who had been horsing around, the Manager of Communications did not appreciate the call from the MD.

So be aware to what can cause embarresment and upset indivduals or their image and ultimatly the reputations of whom you do work for.

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    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Glad that you enjoyed it, Sixty

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Great Pics Lovely event

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks for the kind comment and glad you could share the event through my photos.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wonderful story and absolutley loved the flower girls photos...I am a sucker for children...daughter very pretty too...I see she takes after her daddy???Thanks for sharing such a wonderful day. G-Ma :o) hugs

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Misty, love to cook, photograph, write and enjoy lifes simple pleasures, if I can do all of these and be praised for my humble efforts, what a pleasure. Thanks for dropping by.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thisgirls, your opinion is appreciated, glad that you enjoyed the photographs.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Lovely to see more of your family Rodney, and the photos are excellent :)

    • ThisGirlsOpinion profile image

      ThisGirlsOpinion 

      9 years ago

      Very nice collection and commentary.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Princessa, that is a great compliment I appreciate it

      [;{(0)}

      Thanks

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      I feel like part of the family now!

      Congratulations... very nice pictures.

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