Sometimes a little drama is okay...

March 1, 2019


We haven't posted here in quite a while. The year (2018) has been nothing short of epic and wild for us!! We've met so many awesome people and we've been given the opportunity to document so many different races, cultures and traditions when it comes to weddings. And each task required a different skill set. 

 The following set of images were take a few seconds apart. As you have realized from our previous posts on weddings, all these shoots are done under in a matter of minutes, with very little room for error or indecisiveness. 


We were given about 10 minutes to do this entire shoot. And that includes the walking time! We kindly requested the bride and the groom to leave the reception venue for a few minutes to take advantage of the sunset. We had to use every minute and second to the fullest. 




Now lets get to the technical aspect of things. 

As you can see, of-camera lighting was used for all the images above. This gives the images alot of drama and detail. The 600w/s (Watt second) strobe was used to illuminate the couple and "balance" the scene. 


However, I have to mention that it is of utmost importance to make sure that your strobe is not too bright. The background creates the drama in the image so try not to  "overpower" that juicy background. 


This is one way of enjoying the "golden hour".  


Gear used: Nikon D4S + Nikkor 24mm f1.4 and Phottix Odin transmitter and receiver for the light setup. 


We also took a couple of images using natural light. You don't always have to bombard the whole shoot with flash. Some moments just look better when there's no drama. Always play around with these concepts. Take the time to master both artificial and natural light. Know how to use the elements around you to obtain great images with the given circumstance.




And yes, wide lenses work great for the portrait session too!! 



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