The classic shot - a beautiful bride lit by soft window light.
That's a yes on the beautiful bride - but it's a solid no on the window light.
What you see there is on-camera flash. (Which most likely won't be a surprise to regular readers of the Tangents blog.)
This image is from a wedding this past weekend, and it makes a great example of how light, choice of lens, composition, angle and technique come together to make an image work. With a bit of post-processing added finally for that vintage Read more inside...
Shooting candid portrait at events, with bounce flash
My favorite image from a Bar Mitzvah party that I photographed. It is one from a series of candid (or semi-candid) portraits of various guests and their kids at the party. Aside from the obvious photographs that need to be taken during these kinds of events, I also try and grab more candid images, and for these a telephoto zoom (70-200mm f2.8) works really well.
By going wide open on this lens, you can really isolate your subject .. and also draw in more of the available light. In this case the background is a mixture of Read more inside...