Thursday, April 10, 2014

A shot in the light

There are essential shots to be taken at any funeral.

And as with any endeavor, they must be well thought-out shots.

It does not pay to aim one's camera willy-nilly at a funeral.

Think about what you want beforehand.

Write it all down if you're afraid you'll forget something.

You won't get another chance. This is it.

An oblique view of the hearse is a favorite of mine.

Flattering pictures of loved ones or major players are essential.

The pretty flowers will fade away but well-composed photos of them will not.

And don't forget any signage featuring the name.

It is oddly poignant and sobering.

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Gail Dixon said...

What an interesting job that would be, taking photos at a funeral. I think these are all excellent shots and good tips!

Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful images in difficult circumstances!

Sally Crowe said...

Oh yes, the hearse.

I remember looking out the window of the hospice, and seeing the hearse drive away with my mother as the passenger. It was sad, yet poignant.

She was, as no one I'd witnessed before, beautiful in death.