Wedding photography: posing and lighting – a consistent style

wedding photography: posing and lighting – aiming for a consistent style

Wedding photography: posing and lighting - aiming for a consistent style

The two images were taken about half an hour apart, with entire different lighting setups - yet there is a consistent look. The photo on the left was shot using video light with an Incandescent white balance. A video light is a small light source, so the lighting is usually quite contrasty -  Read more inside...

wedding photography – big bounce flash

wedding photography - big bounce flash

In photographing groups with weddings, I have a preference to keep the light soft and even. This makes posing a large group easier, since you don't have to worry about odd shadows. A big light source, just off to my side, is the simplest way of lighting this. Previous articles described how to do this with speedlights and an  Read more inside...

wedding photography: positioning your flash for the formals

wedding photography: positioning the lighting for the groups & formals

In setting up the lighting for wedding formals in the church, the question often crops up - where do you place the lights. How far from your subjects do you place the lights. The photograph above shows how and where I place the flash with the umbrella - about 3 pews in, just behind me or to  Read more inside...

a simple lighting setup for photographing the wedding formals

a simple lighting setup for photographing the wedding formals

Photographing a wedding can be pretty hectic at times, especially as it so often becomes the photographer's de facto responsibility to keep everything on track. The formal photo session specifically is a part of the day that many photographers find challenging. The other challenging part of the wedding day  Read more inside...

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...