Round 2: Weddings closes in

John Branch IV’s Challenge

John creates beautiful wedding images by getting involved in every aspect of the day. Follow his advice and you could win a superb FUJIFILM X-T4 kit

Creator & X-photographer

John Branch IV

Raleigh, NC native John Branch is a wedding photographer and Youtube content creator. Specializing in beautiful and candid moments John focuses on bringing out the best of his couples and their amazing wedding days. As an educator, John spends most of his time teaching new and starting wedding photographers on Youtube to help them get started with wedding photography. A newly chosen Rangefinder 30 Rising Star recipient John plans to continue growing his business and teaching other wedding photographers

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It was almost inevitable that John Branch IV would become a wedding photographer. As the eldest sibling, whenever family members got married, he was actively involved as a ring bearer, leading to a wealth of happy childhood memories around the big day.

A professional for the past eight years, John takes a hands-on approach to wedding photography, often curating scenes to get perfect results. The diminutive proportions of Fujifilm cameras are integral to recording all aspects of the day, ensuring the bride, groom, and guests feel more at ease as he works.

John’s video (above) offers a fascinating insight into his process, as he explains the three main principles he applies to every wedding. You’ll learn why he considers motion so important to image making, how he stacks the odds in his favor to record stunning images of all the emotions of the day, and how getting involved in the event itself helps produce results the bride and groom love.

Once you’ve absorbed all his advice, put it into practice and give yourself the chance to win a FUJIFILM X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR. Make an image that takes John’s advice on board, then upload it using the ‘Enter Now’ button below by 11:59PM (EST) on May 31, 2022. You can also download a PDF with a summary of John’s advice, which is as follows:

1) Look for motion
2) Be sure to record emotion
3) Participate in the wedding

Good luck!

This month’s prize

Upload an image that matches John’s style and you could win a FUJIFILM X-T4 Body with XF16-80mm Lens Kit! Offering a powerful set of features, the X-T4 is the perfect tool for wedding photography. Its 26.1-megapixel sensor delivers rich, vibrant colors, plus it offers advanced video functionality should you wish to record stills and movies on the big day. The body and versatile lens are also weather resistant so you can keep creating memorable images even if the weather doesn’t play ball.

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Creator & X-photographer

John Branch IV

Raleigh, NC native John Branch is a wedding photographer and Youtube content creator. Specializing in beautiful and candid moments John focuses on bringing out the best of his couples and their amazing wedding days. As an educator, John spends most of his time teaching new and starting ...

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Want to get a copy of John’s key style points to print out or read offline? Download it here

Open PDF