Wedding photography moments – anticipation & being ready

Wedding photography moments - anticipation & being ready

Wedding photography moments - anticipation & being ready

Wedding photography has fortunately come a long way since the times when it was more portrait dominant. Now there's more emphasis on the story-telling aspect - the photojournalism - where the moments that happen as the day unfolds, gets rightful attention. Obviously this means you need to have a watchful  Read more inside...

bounce flash: adjusting the black foamie thing as a snoot

bounce flash photography - adjusting the black foamie thing to be a snoot

During the day, as I photograph a wedding, I am continually mixing up the lighting, adapting and adjusting. It's part of the process of giving my clients as much variety as possible, and also just being flexible in adapting to the demands of the various locations. It's therefore a varied  Read more inside...

wedding photography: dealing with the DJ’s lights

wedding photography: dealing with the DJ's lights

As wedding reception venues and DJs are becoming more sophisticated in their lighting, there's now the added challenge of spotlights and lasers and other lighting effects that compete with the simplicity of just using flash. So how do you deal with this? You just deal with this. One way or another. You can either  Read more inside...

wedding photography: bounce flash indoors … in the limo

wedding photography: bounce flash "indoors" … in the limo

This is a reminder that when you have a high-contrast situation such as when photographing the bride and groom inside the limo - then using on-camera bounce flash is your easiest way to control the lighting. Simply bounce your flash behind you into the limo. Even with the dark interior and fittings inside a  Read more inside...

how do you meter for TTL flash & ambient light

how do you meter for TTL flash & ambient light?

In taking these kinds of candid images, I set the camera so that there is enough light recorded on the test shots without flash. No real metering technique, but I judge by the LCD to see that there will be enough detail in the background. It is kinda the dragging the shutter technique, but not as specific perhaps. I  Read more inside...

photographing the wedding processional with extreme bounce flash

when you need extreme bounce flash to photograph the wedding processional

As mentioned in the article on photographing the wedding processional, in my opinion, the wedding processional in the church is likely the most challenging part of the day in terms of our technique. People are moving towards you - admittedly at slow pace, unless the bridesmaids are nervous. Then  Read more inside...

wedding photography – lighting large groups with a large light

wedding photography - lighting large groups of people / formal portraits

Relating to the article positioning your flash for the wedding formals, where the family portraits and groups where photographed with a single umbrella and two speedlights, the question then inevitably comes up - what do you do when you need to photograph a large group of people. The obvious  Read more inside...

podcast – wedding photography tips

podcast with Ed Verosky - wedding photography tips

Over the weekend, Ed Verosky did an interview with me for his latest podcast. The topic is wedding photography tips. It's nearly half-an-hour of me motor-mouthing it on various wedding photography related items. Not only does it sound like I am in a rush, I sound serious too! There is one "typo" that I picked  Read more inside...

tips on improving your photo-shoot workflow

wedding photography - improving your shooting workflow

As a companion piece to the previous two articles - tips & advice for second shooters at weddings , and - tips on improving your photography technique, I want to offer some advice on shooting workflow. Not post-production workflow, but rather some things to look out for while shooting. These articles  Read more inside...

wedding photography: controlling those found moments

wedding photography: controlling those found, "photo-journalistic" moments

This photograph of Catherine, during the preparation on her wedding day, triggered a question in album of photos I posted on Facebook. The question was about the focal length I used, and also about how did I get this photo? The answer is that this is a found moment - a candid moment - that I  Read more inside...