Category Archives: For Photographers

Photojournalism for Wedding Photographers: How Portraits Can Kill Our Creativity

I stood on a stage, facing 150 of the best wedding photographers in the world. This was the Fearless Conference, and I was speaking to colleagues I have admired for years. “How many of you go home after a shoot, look through your images, and make yourselves feel terrible about what you shot?” I asked…

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  • Kerry WalshJuly 5, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    Oh, Candice this is so beautiful. What a treat to see the progression of another couple’s day like this. Just gorgeous. Seriously cannot wait until September 10!!!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel MoyerJuly 5, 2016 - 8:49 pm

    It’s like you’re taking the words right from my mind. And I thought I was the only one! Thank you so much for sharing this and for the “permission” to be moment focused!ReplyCancel

  • WPSJuly 6, 2016 - 10:21 am

    Before I even got half way I thought to myself weddings aren’t about portraits but that was your point. Not all couples love that much attention on them, I know I would HATE it but the day to me is all about those moments that the couple didn’t even know you captured.

    When they look back on these memories and see all those fleeting moments that the photographer captured but they weren’t even aware were happening.

    Portraits are great, don’t get me wrong it is a chance for a wedding photographer to become creative, pause and think but these moments for me are what makes a wedding.ReplyCancel

Chicago Photography Workshop: The Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop

  I’m so pleased to announce I have a new VIDEO (watch our behind the scenes video!)  and WEBSITE for my Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop, mentor sessions and speaking calendar, and I want to thank my team for all of their hard work! Michael Hendzel of Hendzel Productions for producing a terrific video!  Mike attended both days of my Moment-Driven…

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Reflections from a Chicago Photojournalist: How I Document Sadness

(Photo by Candice C. Cusic/The Chicago Tribune) I was asked by Crixeo Magazine to write about tragedy and the emotional toll it takes on documentary photographers. I’ve been a photographer all my life and I love documenting emotion.  Raw, real and at times, uncomfortable.  I love getting close, sharing a bond and capturing a great moment….

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The Chicago Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop Sept. 13-14

  The Chicago Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop  (limited to only 10 students) September 13-14 is designed to recharge your photography.  If you’re shooting the same thing each week, the same way … I can help. We’ll take an in-depth look at your images and help you step outside your comfort zone, try new things, and produce stronger images that…

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Chicago Wedding Photographer on Love, Relationships and What’s In My Camera Bag

I have been a photographer for most of my life. I’ve used multiple cameras, lenses and gimmicks, spent loads of money, and had my heart broken a few times by photography equipment that didn’t live up its promises. After posting a recent photo of my camera equipment on Facebook, I started thinking about my love affairs…

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  • TimMay 14, 2016 - 11:19 pm

    How can you shoot a wedding without a lens longer than a 135?ReplyCancel