bouncing on-camera flash in manual mode

manual on-camera bounce flash

With the response to the article on bounce flash photography at wedding receptions, it might be good to continue the topic. While I prefer TTL flash when I use bounce flash, there are times when I do use my on-camera flash in manual exposure mode when I bounce it. Julie & Kenny's wedding, at the Laurita Winery, NJ, proved to be a  Read more inside...

wedding photography – those key moments

wedding photography - looking for those key moments

Wedding photography has become more modern in style over the past decade or so. Instead of overly posed images, the general trend is now more of a story-telling (or photo-journalistic) style. It's now as important to capture the day's events as it unfolds, as it is to get beautiful portraits of the couple and  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...

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 photography – dealing with the videographer’s light

wedding photography - how to work with the videographer's light

With wedding receptions, we're most often working within a very warm spectrum. There are tungsten (incandescent) lights all around. (**) There is candle light. There might be twinkling lights as decoration ... and there is the videographer's light. The videographer's light will be Tungsten balanced, even  Read more inside...

flash photography during the wedding ceremony in church

using flash during the wedding ceremony in church

Whether or not to use flash during a wedding ceremony in a church, is a tricky decision to make. You have to weigh the solemnity of the occasion, with the contractual and artistic requirements to create awesomely awesome images. When to use flash during the church ceremony? - when there aren't specific church  Read more inside...

using the new Nikon D3100 for its video capability

Melissa & Dennis - their wedding day from Neil van Niekerk on Vimeo.

review of the Nikon D3100 video capability

Nikon recently released two very interesting D-SLRs - the Nikon D3100 (B&H) and the Nikon D7000 (B&H). Improving on several of the entry-level Nikon D-SLRs, they also offer HD video capability (1080p at 24 fps), and even does so with  Read more inside...