favorite wedding image – city lights & off-camera flash

wedding photography - favorite image - city lights

For the romantic portraits, I often take a couple around the venue - the light is just different than during the day. This is where video light comes into its own. Here though, I wanted some of the city lights and light from the traffic outside the venue to appear in the background. The way I envisioned it, was as a  Read more inside...

romantic wedding portraits with video light

romantic wedding portraits with video light

By now it should be clear that I'm quite a fan of video lights for the romantic portrait session with a couple. The Incandescent WB of the video light usually matches the existing light fairly well. Because video light has a rapid fall-off in light intensity to the edges of the beam, it doesn't "flatten" out the light like  Read more inside...

wedding photography, romantic portraits – more than just a kiss

wedding photography - the romantic portraits - more than just, "and now, kiss"

More frequently than not, when looking at the work of other photographers, I see that the romantic portraits of the couple are just of them kissing. Having worked with a number of photographers over the years, I've also seen how the instruction "and now, kiss", becomes reflexive. Pose the  Read more inside...

wedding photography – tips for detail shots of the wedding rings

wedding photography - tips for detail shots of the wedding rings

In photographing the detail images of the wedding rings, there are a few things to aim for: - context within which to place the rings, - a few images with different angles, - great lighting which is easily achievable. Then we also have to take care of the depth-of-field and the tricky focusing ...  Read more inside...

wedding photography: how do you light large groups? … evenly!

wedding photography - lighting large groups

Weddings are one of those occasions when families and friends come together from far and wide. An opportunity to see people they might rarely see otherwise. So it is an important task of any wedding photographer to record this - to get photographs of the various family groups. This photo is the pull-back shot from one of  Read more inside...

One Perfect Moment – wedding photography

 

NJ wedding photography

Video & photo fusion is something I've started working with recently. The idea with fusion is to create a vibrant blend of selected photographs with short video sections, to give a 5 or 6 minute overview of the wedding day. As with the previous fusion clips, the HD video sections were shot with the Canon 5D mk II (B&H). It's a  Read more inside...

wedding photography – a photo-journalistic style, or more posed?

wedding photography - a photo-journalistic style ... or more posed?

A photographer who attended the recent flash photography workshop here in New York, asked me an interesting question regarding my wedding photography style. His observation was about how I seemed to consistently get such well-timed un-posed and natural looking images with my wedding photography. Since  Read more inside...

wedding portraits: finding something to bounce your flash off

wedding portraits: finding something to bounce your flash off

One of the frequent questions that come up, is what to do when there is nothing to bounce your flash off.  When working indoors and there are bounce-able surfaces around me, my first instinct is to use on-camera bounce flash. It is easy to use, and the results can look surprisingly good, especially if you  Read more inside...

video light as fill-light for wedding portraits

using video light as fill-light for the romantic wedding portraits

Having just photographed my first wedding of 2011, I'm back in the groove of things. Keeping to the recent theme of showing how video lights are used for photography, I'd like to show a small selection of images of Cherryl and Jim's wedding where I used a video light to enhance the existing  Read more inside...