Often seen in wedding portfolios, this is always a fun setup to do with groomsmen – the Reservoir Dogs style walk towards the camera. A great group of guys, good light with a nice background, and you have the ingredients for a photograph that the couple will just love.
I fired off a rapid series of shots to make sure I have at least one image where the motion and expression of everyone worked. I didn’t need flash, and it would’ve been difficult to set up properly with a large group of people walking towards the camera. So the light depended entirely on the shot being set up like this, with the light from behind them somewhere. The post-processing? No actions or filter. Just a few sliders in ACR (hosted in Bridge), to give a faded retro look. Hopefully the final image has a cinematic look to it that will be a wonderful reminder of the couple’s wedding day.
settings: 1/500 @ f5.6 @ 400 ISO)
Nikon D3; Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S II (B&H)