Wedding photographer Luigi Rota, was awarded 4th place for photo 634896 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2011 Q1 Contest.
- This woman becomes the focus of our attention due to judicious framing and a shallow depth of field. If the photographer included the facial expression of the man at left it could have easily become a distraction rather than the strong graphic shape that helps lead us into the image. Depth of field insures that the woman in the background prevents distraction and serves as a frame for the moment.
The WPJA contest judges presented Luigi Rota, a Lecco, Italy wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.
The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.