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Case Study: Leveraging time and resources

 

You might be surprised to learn there is only one flash with a CTO gel that illuminates both subjects here:

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The flash is coming from camera left, held on a monopod by my assistant, set to TTL and triggered remotely. The majority of the emitted light is falling on the bride, however a little bit of it spills onto the groom’s back.

Although the flash is set at a distance from the subjects, it still illuminates them from a higher angle. This is achieved only if the flash is raised high above, so I suggest putting your remotely triggered flash on a monopod. I also changed the zoom settings on my flash to concentrate the light disbursed, eliminating the spill.

In my experience, Indian couples generally shy away from being affectionate in front of the camera so I have had to adjust my way of shooting them accordingly.

I find there is more of a grandeur and stature in the culture and I think this comes across in this photograph, emphasized by the dramatic sky.

Speaking of which, after three minutes at this location it started raining.

In summary:

  1. Put your remote flash on a monopod to illuminate from a higher angle.  
  2. You can change the zoom settings of the flash to concentrate the light disbursed, eliminating the spill.
  3. Act quickly and get your shots. 
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