Just one of the wow pictures shot at today's workshop. ISO 200, f/16 @ 1/200th second exposure. Program exposure mode on my Canon 5D set at -2 stops with a 580EX2 on a stand, zoomed to 105mm and triggered by an STE2 transmitter.
We had a fabulous dark day of picture making forcing us to use ISO 1250, 1/5th second, f/2.8 at times. Before the rain set in we ventured into the cold to shoot the classic Lovegrove shot above. Take a look at the rest of today’s pictures…
One of the formula pictures taken using the magic ISO 800, 1/60th second, at f/4. Keeping things simple is the key to producing successful wedding pictures in low light.
Another use of random backgrounds. This time I used the cover of a magazine. ISO 800, 1/60th second at f/4.
This was our first taste of low light photography. At the back of the room some 15ft from the casement widow we needed an exposure of ISO 800, 1/15th second, at f/3.2
A Christmas bouquet. ISO 800, 1/60th second, at f/2.8
This close up at f/2.8 looks very festive.
High key pictures taken on dark wedding days excite clients. This shot was taken using a manual exposure mode with an effective exposure compensation of +1 stop.
Once inside the chapel we were down to 1/5th second at f/3.2 at ISO 1250. The Nikon D3 and D700 users amongst us were able to shoot at up to ISO 6400 and this advantage was clearly evident. It is often the case that you are not allowed to use flash in Churches.
More of the same at 1/5th of a second. Keeping the camera still at such extreme settings is the job of my trusty Manfrotto monopod.
These Church pictures are all taken using my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens.
A very dark church that could have been better illuminated by lighting a few candles! High key shots like this require a push of exposure. ISO 1250, 1/5th second, f/3.2
Never miss the opportunity to go in for a close up.
A quick shot in the grounds gets us back to sensible shutter speeds. ISO 800, 1/125th second, at f/4
The close up steals the day. The kick light on Ruth's face was provided by the sky through a gap in the trees canopy. Strength of eye contact is vital for shots like this.
Back inside and it was time to zoom the Speedlight and isolate the subject. ISO 1250, 1/40th second, at f/2.8
Next it was the turn of my favourite Arri light. I set it up in the center of the room and set ISO 800, 1/60th at f/4
This simple mirror shot needed one stop more light than the direct shot.
Well that’s it! My last scheduled winter weddings workshop. Please feel free to comment on the pictures or the day if you were there.