New documentary from Nikon explores what it means to get married in 2018 – all captured on the D850
Nikon has released a new documentary , Four Weddings, which focuses on brides’ wedding days from the UK, US, Romania and India. This landmark contemporary portrait of marriage unpacks the different ways global societies treat love and relationships – all captured on the D850.
The documentary, supported by Nikon, looks at the shifting perceptions of marriage around the world, examining what it means to be a bride in 2018. It explores how the couples met, what their relationship means, what their future holds, and how their marriages relate to the challenges they face.
It’s not just Prince Harry and Meghan’s union breaking convention. Four Weddings features a US Army soldier discharged from Iraq who overcomes prejudice by following her heart rather than her head; a terminally-ill British woman unsure of the future; a young Romanian bride debating what community means today; and a self-assured Indian woman who turns the idea of arranged marriage on its head.
The 20-minute film was created by Pi Studios for Nikon and shot entirely on Nikon’s D850 with a range of NIKKOR lenses by award-winning director Matt Houghton from Pulse Films. Four Weddings was produced by The Guardian’s multimedia team and Pi Studios with funding from Nikon through the Guardian’s branded content division, Guardian Labs. The film is clearly labelled in line with the Guardian’s content funding guidelines as editorially independent and supported by Nikon.
Four Weddings was captured on Nikon equipment, demonstrating the video capabilities of Nikon’s latest, full-frame DSLR camera, the D850. Its extraordinary resolution, outstanding dynamic range speed, class-leading ISO-range and long battery life contributed to the delivery of this rich documentary.
The following NIKKOR lenses were among those also used in the production:
- AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED – a firm favourite with wedding photographers, this lens is immensely capable – creating amazing bokeh while maintaining excellent sharpness from edge to edge. It focuses quickly offering exceptional aesthetic control in any light – expect clear, high-resolution images even in backlit situations. It’s able to focus close and has a wide angle of view, so it’s very versatile for switching between details/close-ups and wider shots of the environment.
- AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G – This wide-angle, single-focal-length lens with a fast f/1.4 aperture is perfect for shooting the crowd scenes and landscapes which are common features in wedding videos and photography. It delivers outstandingly sharp images, even in low-light.
- AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G – The remarkably lightweight and compact lens is ideal for capturing portrait moments at any wedding. It boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is ideal for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required.