The ease of getting into remote places has increased as methods of travel have expanded. Photography lighting equipment has become much more mobile as well. Many couples that I have worked with want to get just the two of them into the backcountry for photos, and then have the formal ceremony at a more urban location.
A place that has meaning for the couple always helps. If the wedding is at a less than ideal location, think of somewhere close by that offers an interesting background to help make a portrait of the couple more meaningful.
I always concentrate on two things in outdoor photography, the light and the graphic elements of a photo. Light is usually better in the early mornings and later in the evening, especially on sunny days. In composing an image, foreground interest is very important, so you can draw the viewer’s eyes into the image and lead them to the main element of your image.
Alaska Wildlife Photographer Micheal Dinneen works as a freelance and commercial photographer, specializing in Alaska wildlife photography, portraits, wedding photography, event photos and more. His work has been featured in Associated Press, the New York Times and Alaska Magazine.
I shot the Iditarod this morning for the Associated Press. This photo was named one of their top photos for the day. So there’s that to be grateful for. Rookie musher Matt Failor of Willow, Alaska gets friendly with Pantera, a female dog in his team prior to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen) See more photos here.
Michael Dinneen Photography is incredibly honored by the recent award as one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Anchorage in 2018, as selected by Expertise.com. Expertise.com created lists of the best local professionals in each US city to provide their readers the confidence they need to make the right choice, particularly when choosing a wedding photographer. To do so, Expertise.com analyzed and scored 103 wedding photographers on more than 25 criteria across five categories, to create a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in Anchorage, AK. The five categories being evaluated included: Reputation: A history of delighted customers and …
Photo of the Month This morning I drove down to Potter Marsh for the swans and some mist amongst them. Instead I found this morning munching moose family on the flats on the west side … Families should eat together more often, don’t you think? With the moose in shadow and the fully lit Fire Island and Alaska Range behind, I was hoping for the first rays of direct sun before they left, but it was not to be… the trick here was to balancing the shade with the background. Bracketing my exposures helped compensate the difference in light values.
October 2016 Volunteer of the Month Linda Lucky, Anchorage Museum of History and Art. I ran into Linda Lucky while photographing the 2016 Anchorage Museum Gala. I asked her to tell me about her volunteering activities. Why do you volunteer at the Museum. I’ve been in love with the museum from the first time I walked into it. I’ll never forget entering the atrium with its carousel animals and a tree that touched the ceiling covered with handmade dolls from around the world. Because of the holiday decorations, lunches were served in an art gallery! I remember sitting in the …
A nice little surprise landed today, I found out that I’ve been named one of Anchorage’s Best Wedding Photographers for 2016 by Expertise.com website! Nice little bump.
The natural world has its own rhythms of seasons, behaviors and light. Patience and preparedness are probably the most important in wildlife photography, as you’re working by an entirely different set of rules. These wildlife images are available for fine art printing, just contact me for pricing.