NY looks great in BW, and so does our groom in this very old corridor in the Manhattan financial district. One light was used with the sb 900, hand-held. Again, literally 3-4 seconds to shoot. What’s important here is the pattern on the wall. This is one of the topics I’ll be talking about at my workshop, shooting while having a black and white image in mind.
I love these kind of shots. Do you know that you can make hundreds of them in a matter of a few seconds? I guarantee! All you need is one flash with a sync cord, and a bit of practice. You don’t need an assistant either, we will talk about it at the workshop as well. But in few words: eliminating background, communicating with the bride, using creative photojournalism techniques, and using flash creatively.
Here the bride is getting prepped up for her big day, what can I say, this image was created with light. If you use available light here you are doomed. The lighting of the room and the overall quality of light was less then pleasing. Remote flash was used. Again, no assistance was required and it was taken right there on the go. And yes, not much Photoshop here, I simply adjusted the levels.
This image would not be possible without flash coming from the left. It was hand held under rainy conditions. Grey skies render peoples faces full of shadows and blend the subject with the environment. Flash must be used to isolate your subject or you’ll have to Photoshop till you drop!
Remote flash executed here, you must guess how this one was photographed. Any guesses?
With every wedding I photograph, I photograph the dances with multiple ideas and styles in mind. I bounce the light to the side, bounce off the ceiling, remote controlled with diffuser, remote
without diffuser, I use a gel with one tone, or gel with multiple tones e.t.c. No I’m not cool, and I don’t like that word very much. I’m trying to give the couple as much as possible for their investment. This image displays slow shutter techniques during the dancing celebrations.
All this and more and my workshop in Toronto. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The most fundamental thing is understanding your work. Once you answer the question, where, when, and why, you’ll start creating things on your own and this is where your technical knowledge will help you achieve your goals.
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