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!
even an alley can be a work of art
This is a photo from the scene that resulted in the shin abrasion referred to in my previous post… worth it, right?
Last night’s photography practice was all about ambient light, and using it to create beautiful highlights and shadow. We all know what makes ‘typical’ beautiful light- warm glowy sunsets, candles, even studio lighting. I learned how to make an ugly boring street lights- on buildings, in alleys, in doorways – into beautiful light. It helped […]
using light coming into the entry of a car park to create a beautiful portrait.