WATCH: Israeli Photographer Shoots An Indian Shaadi On His iPhone. The Result Is Magic

29/01/2016 3:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Israeli photographer Sephi Bergerson has been shooting Indian weddings since 2007; he first moved to the country in 2002. For his latest wedding assignment, he decided to take an alternative approach by swapping his heavy equipment with an iPhone 6S Plus.

After managing to convince an ‘apprehensive’ family (with the help of a trusting bride), Bergerson, along with a team of six, including noted French photographer Christophe Viseux, set out for Udaipur in November where the wedding was taking place.

“The mehendi was at the Oberoi Udaivillas, sangeet at the Zanana Mahal of the City Palace, and the wedding and reception at Jagminder,” he said in an interview with HuffPost India. “It was a huge wedding, and this experiment with the iPhone has never been done before. I had been waiting to do something like this, and knew it was possible with the iPhone 6s camera.”

Instead of special lighting, Bergerson claims he mostly worked with the available light. Only for the dance floor did he use a hand-held LED light. “The selection and post-production were also completely done on my phone using two apps: Snapseed and Mextures. I also use FaceTune at times,” he said.

Calling himself an Apple guy, Bergerson claimed that there are no special tips when it comes to shooting with a phone camera. “Photography is a language… if you have something to say, your pictures will be interesting,” he said. However, he did find it quite a challenge to shoot a full wedding on the phone, although the results received a lot of praise. “I am honoured to have gained the family’s trust to such an extent that they allowed me to work this way,” he said, also adding that a huge advantage was the almost immediate sharing of the pictures that the phone allowed him to do. “This is not something to be taken at all for granted.”

Bergerson, who is currently working on his next book based on Kenya, has already won first prize at the latest IPPAWARDS (iPhone photography awards) for this experiment, and plans to conduct many more in the future.

Check out his stunning photos below:

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  • Sephi Bergerson/ Silk Photos
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