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5 Tips to Create Drama in Your Wedding Portraits

 On a wedding day, creating drama is usually something photographers try to avoid. With all the personalities, excitement and tension surrounding the couple’s big day, it often falls to us to keep the couple relatively stress-free. But drama can be a photographer’s best friend when it comes to creating jaw-droppingly unique portraits. Single elements are good, but you can mix and match ideas from this list to create photographs that are truly stunning.

Bad Weather is Good

Tornado warnings. 60 mile-per-hour winds. Rain. Lightning. Generally, when you hear these weather alerts, the last thing you are thinking about is going out to shoot. But time and again I have learned the hard way, that if you don't give it a try, you may miss a great shot.

The One Thing Jack Bauer Never Did on '24'

After watching the last episode of '24' I realized that of all the things Jack Bauer ever did to his adversaries - and there's little he didn't do to them over the years - the one thing he never ever did was to have  them sit for a formal portrait before he did whatever he ultimately did to them. And this got me thinking.

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