Thursday 28 January 2016

Forget DSLRs, iPhone Captures A Big, Fat Indian Wedding Beautifully[Photos+Video]

These stunning pictures may make you want to ditch your DSLR.

Contrary to popular belief that a fancy DSLR is a must to capture weddings, award-winning photographer of Israeli descent, Sephi Bergerson, has proven that an iPhone is just as good, if not better.
Bergerson captured a big, fat Indian wedding on his iPhone 6s Plus and the results are staggering.

The Goa-based photographer, who started wedding photography “out of sheer curiosity”, fulfilled his long-term desire when he found a couple who was willing to let their big day be shot through the lens of an iPhone.
In an interview with Mashable, Sephi shared his excitement saying, “The wedding was probably the biggest I have ever photographed — it took place in Udaipur, Rajasthan [and spanned] over three days.”
The photographer, who has shot countless weddings for book Behind the Indian Veil, also shared that people are skeptical to take the risk for fear [and common misconception] of being unprofessional without an expensive gear.

“I keep telling my clients that it is not about who was at the wedding but how you felt at that moment. When you look at them later on you should be able to relive the feeling,” said Sephi.
“What I like about the iPhone is it helps me get much closer to the subject and make eye contact. With a DSLR, the camera comes between me and the subject,” he added.
Smartphone makers are constantly making use of technology to update their cameras. With a wide range of enhanced options available for smartphone users, including megapixel count, optical image stabilisation, multiple lens array and sensor size, it’s possible to say that phone cameras might replace DSLRs in the near future
However, Sephi believes professional cameras still have a technical edge over iPhones. “The iPhone won’t replace the DLSR but it offers a completely new medium of photography,” he said.
“The kind of images that come out are somewhere between documentary or photo journalism and what I would call fine art, closer to paintings,” he added.
Apart from that, iPhone photography comes with its own pros and cons. Sephi shared that he struggled under low light due to the phone’s ISO limit. Motion shots can also be challenging.
However, post-production options can save your day. “There are so many filters and editing options. It gives instant gratification, much like the Polaroids of the 70s,” he said.
Sephi’s adventure isn’t over as yet. He is all set to shoot wildlife on his iPhone for his book iKenya.
Here are some more breathtaking shots from the wedding which may make you want to ditch your heavy-weight DSLR:
Oh wait! Is that Atif Aslam performing at the wedding?
Here’s the video of Sephi sharing his experience with a new medium:

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