International Award Winning Wedding Photographer

Now the results of the latest ISPWP wedding photography contest are published. The ISPWP organization about itself: “The best wedding photographers of the world”. I got the first place in the category “emotinal impact” and the 6th overall place. Thanks to all my couples for the fantastic photos!

A Short Film on my Work as a Wedding Photographer

Konrad Licht filmed me during a wedding. If you want to get a brief insight into my work as a wedding photographer and my thoughts on it, please enjoy the following film.

ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Spring 2010

The International Society Of Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is known for it’s high standards. The IPSWP can count most of the world’s best wedding photographers as it’s members (yes, me too ;-)) and photography contests are held on a regular basis.

I was the first German photographer to be admitted into the ISPWP and since then I participated successfully with rankings in every photography contest. Once more I participated and was able to convince the jury, surprisingly I managed to have three photos from the same marriage ceremony graded by the judges. I was even placed second in the category “bride and groom portrait”, something I am very pleased about.

Successful Participation as a Wedding Photographer in an International Contest

Today it is happening again, the International Society of Wedding Photographers has announced the winners of their fall contest. In the ISPWP a lot of the world’s best wedding photographers are represented. The competition was strong, I really like all the winning photos.

Once again a few of my photos made it into the selection as well, they were even enough to be placed second in the category “pure art”. I am very fortunate and want to thank all my bridal couples, who enabled those photos in the first place. I am very glad about this ending of the season.

Roland Michels with Expert Advice on Wedding Photography in the Fotomagazin

In the Fotomagazin there is the category “Expert advice”. It is on a different topic every issue, for example fashion, architecture or landscape photography. The target group is the ambitious hobby photographer. For this magazine’s issue I was asked, if I would like to give advice on the topic wedding photography.

I then sat down for an afternoon with an editor and we ended up with ten really good advices. I enjoyed working together with the Fotomagazin and I hope that it might help the one or another hobby photographer.

So if you want to learn more about how I work and if you maybe plan to take photos of a wedding yourself then have a look at the article. If you do not want to do it by yourself, feel free to recommend me :-)

Interview with Me in the Magazine Fotowirtschaft About Wedding Photography

The professional journal Fotowirtschaft had it’s focus this time on wedding photos / wedding photography. About ten pages were about wedding reportages, photographic albums, history of wedding photography and trends in wedding photography. For me this is a sign, that wedding photography by this time has gained a high significance in the big area of photography in Germany.

Of course I am happy that my photos are featured on five pages and that my person and my wedding reportages are featured on three pages. Furthermore in this article, the wedding photographer platform “Hochzeitsfotografen Deluxe” (meanwhile Bildpoeten) I founded with my colleague Ondro, is introduced.

By this time our platform for exclusive wedding reportages has become the reference for ambitious wedding photography in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Between the colleagues in the platform happens a strong technical exchange and many friendships emerged, which makes me especially happy and shows, that the culture of the creative wedding photography in Germany has developed very positively.