wedding photography – light & lighting; posing & direction

wedding photography - light, lighting, posing & direction  - making the decisions

The title of this article is quite ambitious. To cover all of that, it would be a 50,000 word book. But in editing this wedding at the moment, I noticed this photograph, and I love the look of it. So in the context of that one single image, let's look how it all came together. While  Read more inside...

photography: looking at the available light

photography - looking for, and using the available light

Let me say this out straight – I hate gazebos. I hate gazebos and fountains and I especially hate having to photograph a couple at whatever landmark/feature that a reception venue has, where every other couple from the last five years has been photographed. There, I’ve said it. I feel better now, with that  Read more inside...

mixing up the lighting techniques for wedding photography

using a variety of lighting techniques for wedding photography

I've had some questions about specific images posted to the Facebook page of my photography. Since I'd like to keep that page for my clients and potential clients, I don't want to clutter it too much with photo-geek stuff. I therefore decided to select a few images to discuss here instead. This recent  Read more inside...

lighting ideas for romantic wedding portraits

lighting the romantic portraits of the bride & groom

Scouting around the location during dinner time, I peered over the edge of this spiraling staircase and thought it would be a good idea to get some light on the couple, seated on the couch. I posed Melissa so that  she lounged back with her head on Dennis' lap. There is no way to get light on them from my  Read more inside...

finding (and using) interesting available light

finding (and using) interesting available light

I hope that no one thinks that the flash photography and lighting techniques that I describe on the Tangents blog are only applicable to wedding photography. In a recent post I described where I photographed a model in an alley way when I noticed a splash of sunlight (reflected from a window) falling onto the wall. In  Read more inside...

wedding photography – anticipation and timing

style in wedding photography - anticipation and timing

I'm sure every photographer has this experience, where your shutter trips, and you just know you have the shot.  Something that you see - whether anticipated or just lucky timing - and you capture it.  This is how I felt when I captured this moment between Marie and Andrew at their wedding this weekend.  I got  Read more inside...