Tag Archive | Off-camera flash

There’s more than one way to light a scene!

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.

This first image brings out the beautiful cyan hues of the ocean, and is all about a wedding on the beach.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 160, 1/125)
Destination Wedding Photography

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.
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Here you can still see some details of the couple, the gazebo, and the ocean behind, with only the beginning hues of the sunset.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 100, 1/400)
Cuba beach wedding 2

Simply by increasing my shutter speed, this turned into a silhouette with an intense sunset behind.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 100, 1/800)
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In this one, my settings were the same, but I moved myself just slightly to find the best angle for the colours and light.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 100, 1/800)
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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.

In the Wedding Gazebo

In the Wedding Gazebo

I love the creative freedom that comes from changing light!
Do you have a lighting preference among these images?

Destination Wedding Photography -Cuba

These photos were taken at the Beautiful Playa Pesquero, in Holguin Cuba- near Guardalavaca.
Contact me at Another.Perspective@hotmail.com
a romantic walk along the beach

The iconic train in front of Playa Pesquero

The iconic train in front of Playa Pesquero

Classic Beach shot of a Gorgeous Bride

Classic Beach shot of a Gorgeous Bride

In the Wedding Gazebo

In the Wedding Gazebo

In the 24-hour Beer Garden near the beach at Playa Pesquero

In the 24-hour Beer Garden near the beach at Playa Pesquero

Sunset by the pool, Playa Pesquero

Sunset by the pool, Playa Pesquero

Loving the Light- Gananoque Wedding Photographer

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!

This gorgeous wedding was held at Isaiah Tubbs Resort in beautiful Picton Ontario. I’ve posted some daytime photos from this wedding in this post.

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Gananoque Wedding Photographer, Kingston Wedding Photographer, Picton Wedding Photographer

Gananoque Wedding Photographer

Gananoque Wedding Photographer, Kingston Wedding Photographer

An unexpected portrait….

I was setting up the lighting while waiting for the bride and groom to come out, and the brides brother and his partner just happened to be sitting nearby. I asked them to stand in the doorway for me so I could test the light – and instead of a test shot, I ended up […]

Fairfield Park, Amherstview ON, Engagement session

Meet Rosanne and Jeff. They’re just as nice and as sweet as they look! Last week we got rained on just as we met in the parking lot, so this week we were THRILLED to have lovely evening sun for our walk through the waterfront park. I can’t wait for their outdoor fall wedding, on […]

Zombie Prom Queen

An Artistic Collaboration between Another Perspective Photography, and make-up artist/model Kelly Quinn

Biker Bridal Attitude – Gananoque Wedding Photographer

My very good longtime friend Karin is a real biker. Just knowing her makes me about a thousand times cooler. Years ago we worked together in our small-town theatre, and we’ve remained friends.
Recently I came up with a photoshoot idea. My wedding dress from my first marriage (1994!) has been sitting in a Rubbermaid tote in my garage for years- before that it was in a tote in my parent’s basement. I needed to do something with it….I briefly tried convincing one of my teenage sons to wear it as a Hallowe’en costume- I had visions of their teenage hockey friends dressing up as a Zombie Bride and wedding party complete with shredded formal wear. Unfortunately, my boys were not quite up for that…. and so the gown just sat there.
I got to thinking though- I absolutely LOVE trash-the-dress bridal sessions, so why not trash this dress?? There is something kind of cathartic (and fun) in this decision for me. I decided to ask my facebook friends for someone who would fit into it….(I certainly don’t… I was just 20 when I wore it!!!)…someone willing to be creative and not be afraid of getting dirty. I got two volunteers. Both ladies are so very different, so very unique, so very beautiful…. and so I came up with a two part concept. This is part one…. and the dress remained mostly intact. (Not for long….it’s going to be destroyed very soon!!!! Stay tuned….)

You have to appreciate the frou-frou lace of the 90’s.

oh, look at that bow…

The very cool “full circle moment” backstory to this session is that Karin wore a wedding dress on a Harley for her first wedding. This is my first wedding dress. We both agree we’re much happier married this time around to our wonderful second “forever” husbands.

Mark’s Grade 8 Grad (my supermodel)

My Son the Supermodel

My son the Supermodel as Michael Jackson

My son the Supermodel – with green glasses

My son the Supermodel – dark and pensive.

My son the Supermodel as Frank Sinatra

Off-camera flash- my new love

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.Image

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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