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 - so you need to take care with the posing to have your main subject posing into the light. With a bridal couple, I will nearly always favor the bride for the more flattering light. Hence, I will invariably pose the bride Read more inside...
Under-exposure / Over-exposure vs. exposing correctly
When I posted this photograph of Peiwen & Eric's wedding in Melbourne, Australia, on Facebook, someone asked the question: how much did I over-expose this photo by?
We have to be very clear with our terminology regarding over-exposure and under-exposure. This photograph is not over-exposed. It is exposed correctly! Did my camera's light-meter jump all the way to the right-hand side? Yes, it surely did. Does it matter? No, it does not. Why not? Because I exposed correctly. Not under, not over, but correctly.
This Read more inside...
Video tutorials: Wedding photography - The romantic portrait session
My third video tutorial series in conjunction with Craftsy, covers an interesting topic in wedding photography - the romantic portrait session. Craftsy is a company that produces professional looking online video tutorials, and with their help, we created what is essentially an online workshop.
We cover the topic thoroughly, from the initial client meeting, through to the engagement photo session, to how I would approach the romantic portrait session on the wedding day. Photographing a couple that is actually Read more inside...