Wedding photography can be extremely intense and stressful for any photographer. It requires the ability to adapt to situations immediately and to be creative, and sometimes it means working with tough personalities. But what happens when everything suddenly comes to a screeching halt at a wedding?
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you'll know I received the Canon 35mm F/1.4 L lens last week. And Oh! My! Goodness! I nearly died from excitement. I've been waiting for this lens f.o.r.e.v.e.r but wanted to make sure it fit into my style and aesthetic. I used it for the first time at Meg+Tim's wedding and I loved it. L o v v v v e d i t ! I causally joked it'd take the place of my 50mm F/1.2 L, but I'm happy to report I'm still sticking to the 50mm as my all-time favorite lens.
On a wedding day, creating drama is usually something photographers try to avoid. With all the personalities, excitement and tension surrounding the couple’s big day, it often falls to us to keep the couple relatively stress-free. But drama can be a photographer’s best friend when it comes to creating jaw-droppingly unique portraits. Single elements are good, but you can mix and match ideas from this list to create photographs that are truly stunning.
Our “Captured By The Light 2010” tour is off to a great start and is receiving RAVE reviews! In our first 3 days we've visited with over 700 photographers and gave away over $18,000 worth of door prizes including some goodies from B&H too. Why not check it out right here. We would love to see you there. Be sure to use promo code CBLBH10 to save yourself $20 off the regular registration price.
In this post, I want to reprise a small segment of the CBTL program on lighting. It's a cool technique for taming the harsh sun light and doesn't cost you an “arm and a leg” in gear either. I hope you enjoy it.
Tomorrow, Friday August 27, Jasmine Star is shooting a LIVE wedding as part of a groundbreaking worldwide 5-day wedding photography course hosted at creativeLIVE. In this 45-minute video, Jasmine gives us a walk through on how she approaches the day of a wedding. Tune in for this free photography workshop supported by B&H.
I shot my first wedding in October 2006. Back then, I simply hoped for the best. Hoped the wedding wasn't delayed, hoped the family members remained nearby for formal pictures and hoped I received a timeline for the day in advance. I'll never forget the terror of standing outside—in a garden—after my first wedding on a pitch-black night for the family formal pictures.
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