View Full Version : Morning of the bride, Eye Candy with Jerry Ghionis :)
September 11th, 2009, 01:59 PM
I had a priviledge to work with this guy, and it was a blast!!!
for your attention a little of an eye candy, short clip, about 2 min.
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Bride's morning, featuring Jerry Ghionis :) By Oleg Kalyan On ExposureRoom (http://exposureroom.com/e06003af5acc4d2484e29231ca952b27/)
September 11th, 2009, 02:07 PM
I watch your stuff and never comment, why, it's great stuff BUT this was without question, The BEST! I liked everything about it especialy the end shot. The candles going out was mind blowing.
I have to ask, how long were you with them for this shoot and when is HE coming to Chicago? This looks like a guy I'd love to work with.
Again, awesome job.
September 11th, 2009, 02:31 PM
I second - all of your stuff is great but this one stands out. The most impressive part was the use of audio.
I tend to try and stay away from the photographers sessions because video for me is more about the putting on the jewelry, lacing up the dress, getting the makeup on kind of stuff, not about shooting over the photographers shoulders and getting boring shots of people posing. But with this clip you have changed the way I think about shooting the photo sessions.
There is an incredible amount of energy in this piece, but the best part was that it made the bride look and feel like a supermodel, and if you can make the bride feel great about herself then you are doing your job.
I also wanted to comment about the shot at 1:13. You can see her pupil change shape. Amazing detail. I LOVE it.
September 11th, 2009, 02:40 PM
How do you plan a shoot like this, do you all already know how you are going to deal with it during the editing and adapt your shooting style to that? As much as I liked this one I liked "Straight to No.1 :) B edit" even better, that was fun to watch. If you"ll ever doing a shoot in Belgium let me know, I'd love to follow you around whole day to see you in action. :)
September 11th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Emmm, I have to say that this is the best bridal photosession I can remember watching! The camera work and especially the editing are absolutely top-notch. So many thanks for sharing!
(I finally managed to watch it since my Internet lags like hell today. It was worth every second).
September 11th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Oleg, this is wonderful. Deanna and I watched this and immediately saw the sheer number of different shots Jerry (and you) achieved with the bride. We didn't feel like we got enough shots of the bride on our Sunday shoot, and this definitely gives us inspiration and shows what can be accomplished. Wow. Beautiful work!
September 11th, 2009, 05:38 PM
Wonderful work as always Oleg. So simple and yet so captivating.
I challenge someone to try and put your work/style in a box. Everything you produce is so refreshing, unique and you're constantly evolving. Great job.
P.S. Nice to hear an Aussie accent too. :)
September 11th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Yes it's great to see an Aussie.
Was this a Canon 5D?
September 11th, 2009, 11:25 PM
An awesome piece with so much detail.
I loved how you used Jerry's voice and interaction with the bride.
Yes, definitely great to see an Aussie
September 12th, 2009, 02:20 AM
Great stuff, Oleg. I love that you have your own style. Every choice you make seems driven by your style; music, movement, editing .. all of it. Keep it up!
September 12th, 2009, 02:27 AM
love it, love it.
not even a criticism but i wonder if it might have looked even better with integrations of photos from Jerry, so the viewer can see the end result?
ur stuff is top notch, and i really love your editing style.
September 13th, 2009, 12:33 AM
I am dreaming one day that I can produce videos like you Oleg. What can I say. You were born with talent.
P.S. What editing software are you using Oleg?
John De Rienzo
September 13th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Beautiful work. Love the style and emotion. Great mix of shots.
What more can I say....keep going. Pleasure to watch.
John De Rienzo.
September 14th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Thanks so much everyone, for such a nice words of encouragement! They mean a lot!
It's a pleasure to share my work with everyone, and if someone get an inspiration from it,
I don't know when Jerry coming to Chicago, I know now he is on extensive trip in Asia.
We were you for this shoot all day, about 12 hours,
Jerry is the guy everyone would love to work with! So much energy!
most impressive part was the use of audio. Yes, his voice is something, isn't it?
the photographer's sessions, I agree, it can be a subject matter for a wedding film.
Getting, capturing "true" moments is the key imho, bits and pieces of pure emotional exchange!
Sometimes I come to the shoot with specific idea, other timer it just happens, during editing process some things start to happen, to develop as photographers would say, in old days of film.
come by to Moscow, follow me whole day in action, that'd be fun :)
I love sharing work and ideas!
Glad to have an inspiration on your wedding session. How did it go, hope better than
Jerry's and mine :)
Yes it's great to see an Aussie on a Russian land!
It was a Canon 5D
Jerry's voice and interaction with the bride is something special!
""Every choice you make seems driven by your style; music, movement, editing .. all of it.""
Thank you, yes, and it comes from looking for something authentic in people in front of the camera!
I agree, it will be better with integrations of photos from Jerry, hope to get them one day.
Probably after his trip!
We all were born with talent, it's a matter of practicing it!
I will keep going, no other way around !
Again, appreciate all the comments!
September 14th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Another good story would like to share:
When Jerry arrived to Moscow, his Airport International V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag Airport International? V 2.0 Roller - Think Tank (http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-international-v2-roller-camera-bag.aspx) got a broken wheel, and there was no way to fix it!
I could only find Airport Security V2.0 ( which I bought), but it happened to be a bit large.
So he gladly got my Airport International V2.0 which was almost new for the full price,and I got left with two Bags, one brand new one, and another Jerry's.
In a few days, the only place in Moscow that sells ThinkTank gear fixed it, put a set of new wheels.
Wow! I dicided to auction it to the benefit of the Russian orphanage that I help.
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Sure enough there was a lot of interest, and we collected $280 to benefit this charity.
That's the story! :)
September 14th, 2009, 04:02 PM
First of all..my wife and I love your work and always look forward to your new videos.
This one is amazing...your effects are perfect...seamless...clean. Very nice rythm too.
I see you had a tripod but....were you using a shoulder mount? if yes...which?
I have to get one...handheld is very difficult to get clean footage.
Thanks for sharing.
John De Rienzo
September 15th, 2009, 10:22 AM
[QUOTE=Oleg Kalyan;1352106] We all were born with talent, it's a matter of practicing it!
Ah! my friend wanted to be a successful footballer, but whilst he was good, he never reached his dream. he may have been good at football but some are naturally gifted and more talented than others. There is a raw talent no money or training can buy! in my humble opinion...
John De Rienzo.
September 15th, 2009, 10:49 PM
I totally agree with your friend example, let me share few thoughts on that.
in sports, depends on physical, mental, and emotional attributes, and more important coaches look for those qualities in young athletes. A little injury can debilitate the performance of an athlete. And overall we are talking about a few good years of performance when the body can produce, give that "output".
In film making we can excel through lifetime, I really think that communication skills develop constantly, understanding of underlying emotions, developing of a feelings, ability to stimulate that, and most importantly, understanding yourself, personal artistic POV also
develops through the years, and takes many years....
You see what I mean?
September 17th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Osmany, thanks a lot to your wife and you! It motivates me to keep working in this field!
No shoulder mount, tripod and handheld.
September 17th, 2009, 04:35 PM
No problem. You are one I look up to. Thanks a lot.
She had visited the photographers website before. She liked his pictures but had a hard time with his website. Just in case...might be good to know.
Thanks you Oleg
September 25th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Osmany, there's also Jerry's blog, Jerry Ghionis Blog (http://www.jerryghionisblog.com/),
Jerry is the guy who produces great work in photography and maintains his site and the blog at the highest level, imo, one I look up to, once he told me, "business can be also like an art"!
September 28th, 2009, 04:04 AM
Jerry Ghionis might be one of the top wedding photographers worldwide. Some time ago, he visited Greece for workshop I think, and every major photographer in the country went nuts from excitement. Every shot I've seen of him is a different gem.