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In today’s fast-paced world of photography, you have to produce on demand, no matter what the conditions may be. This is especially true for wedding photographers. You can’t change the date of the shoot, so you must be able adapt to ever-changing lighting and weather conditions.
But whether you’re a portrait or wedding photographer, time is money; the more efficiently you can use your surroundings and enhance the light, the more effectively you can deliver consistent above average results. We practice and perfect our capture and lighting strategies so that we can tackle any assignment. We know them backward and forward so that we can implement them seamlessly.
Painting with light and shadow is a technique we use to manipulate the ambient light and create the ambiance that we want under any conditions. Let me start by saying that while the high end cameras that we use are amazing they do have a mind of their own when it comes to metering light, they meter everything to light grey. While this works out fine under the right conditions, it can limit your ability to create the eye catching images that you have in mind.
So lets start with the correct exposure in the way that the camera sees it.
Here we have a bright sunny day around 7pm so the light has softened and the sun is on the right highlighting the right side of Stephanie’s face (your right not hers) leaving the left side in shadow. While this image is exposed correctly at 1/200 sec at f/8, ISO 200 , it does not convey the feeling that I wanted in this portrait. 1) The background is too obvious and my eye is not drawn to Stephanie. 2) I LOVE skys and to expose Stephanie correctly the sky had to be sacrificed, i.e. blown out Loosing it’s ambiance.
That’s the sky I was looking for! By underexposing for the ambient light 1 to 1.5 stops I not only get a sky that pops, I also get a less defined background that disappears into shadow. However, now Stephanie is also underexposed.
Perfect! This is the image I wanted. By adding an off camera Canon speedlite on high-speed sync to the left side of the image and adjusting for the soft golden ambient light coming in from behind and to the right of the image I was able to capture the image I saw in my minds eye and not the one that my camera metered as a correct exposure.
Thank you Stephanie!!
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You may have been to dozens of wedding receptions, but it’s hard to know what is supposed to happen when at your own wedding. Relax, this wedding reception timeline maps it out for you so you don’t have to.
Finding and hiring a professional photographer to document your wedding day is a sizable investment, in not only money, but time as well. By doing your research and hiring a professional that suits your style, you can rest assured that he or she is going to capture your day exactly how you want. But achieving the best possible results doesn’t end with the signing of the contract. Below are a few simple things you can do as a client before and on your wedding day to help you and your photographer capture the photographs of your dreams. Continue reading
Seeing each other before the wedding has some advantages and disadvantages, and what you decide will be based on your personal priorities and goals for your wedding day. Here’s my take on it: ( I am a little biased towards seeing each other, but I can recognize the value in both approaches to the day…) Continue reading
Yes, every bride looks gorgeous on her wedding day… but in case you’re still in the planning stages, I’m going to share some bridal makeup tips that will help you be prepared to look your best — in person, and in your photographs. Continue reading
The styles you will be seeing on the runways for 2012′s wedding dress trends are ultra-romantic, chic, and dramatic compared to years past, with the use of very large tiered skirts, extravagant beading, oversized flowers, and vintage inspired accessories! Dress designers are getting more and more creative with their use of fabric, such as crinkled chiffon and organza, as well as the accessories they are using to adorn these fabulous dresses.
2012′s biggest wedding trend – everything vintage! Not only is it timeless and romantic, but it can be done on anyone’s budget with just a little bit of resourcefulness and creativity.
Many designers are creating wedding dresses with a vintage feel, but this is also the perfect opportunity to use your grandmother’s dress (yikes!) but with a few modern, sexy alterations – remove the sleeves, lower the neckline, add in some layers, or add a cute lace bridal jacket or cape. You’d be amazed at what a seamstress can do!
Vintage wedding decorations are quite simple. With the use of old mason jars, antique books, dried flowers, crates, doilies, or antique furniture, you’d be astounded at what you come up with. An old, antique desk is becoming popular for the dessert table. Mason jars can be filled with fresh flowers for your reception table centerpieces. Just get creative, and make it your own!
Every year millions of couples make their way down the aisle to say “I Do”, but before that walk, there are hundreds of hours put into the planning of their special day. As the wedding season is quickly approaching, here are a few wedding trends that will make a big slash in 2012.