The following photos were taken within about a 15 minute window- just in the few golden moments at the start of a sunset. There were some changes in light as I went along, but most of the differences between these photos are the result of changing exposure in-camera, and adding off-camera flash. I made very few modifications in photoshop- I cropped slightly, cloned out an ugly electrical line, and added a bit of saturation to enhance the sunset, but otherwise the lighting differences are Straight-out-of-camera.
In the photo above, however, the couple isn’t well lit, so I added an off-camera flash for a different look. You can still see the cyans of the ocean, but the bride & groom are more the focus of the image.
Adding off-camera flash in a gazebo with a white ceiling, perfect for reflecting the light, creates an image with focus on the bride & groom, but also allows the definition and colour of the sunset behind them.
I love the creative freedom that comes from changing light!
Do you have a lighting preference among these images?
I recently had the pleasure of working with a bride and groom who were excited about letting me do some fun lighting! I am really happy with the images I got, and SO glad that I invested in a creative lighting photography workshop with Christina Craft from Funky Town Photography. I learned so much, and putting what I learned into practice is crazy fun!
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I love how the camera can trick the eye into seeing something that isn’t…. or even to make us see something in unique light.
I did a little triptic to illustrate the cool effect of off camera flash. We were working in a small group, trying to move quickly and have our flashes in different places moment to moment- so you will see in the SOOC image that our instructor and my tripod were in the shot…. but a quick edit with some levels and a layer mask… voila.
Thanks to Christina Craft of FunkyTown Photography for walking me through the basics of off-camera flash.
I can’t wait to play with it some more on my own!
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