Posted tagged ‘church’

Photo of the Day: God’s House

May 22, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/2.8
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3 ev
Speed: 1/3
ISO: 400

Untitled originally uploaded by foolscircle.

When I photograph weddings, I always try to get a photo or two that gives a sense of the ceremony’s location. The main difficulty with getting a photo that includes the crowd is that you never want to be intrusive during the ceremony itself. However, if a balcony happens to be in the building, you’re in luck: the platform will often give you a spectacular view and you’ll be far enough away from the audience to snap away without distracting anyone.

The other option depends on the building’s architecture. Sometimes, a church’s transepts (the arms of the cross in the building’s layout) will wrap around the area containing the altar. When that happens to be the case, you can capture an image that not only shows the wedding party in action, but also gets the overall setting. Of course, this all depends on where the marriage is actually taking place… if the wedding was taking place in, say, a cathedral, I’d probably be running all over the building and getting photos from every angle possible. However, if the building was just a one-room church… well, I probably wouldn’t end up focusing on too much outside of the bride and groom. Thankfully, this weekend’s church was really pretty and allowed for a couple of fun shots like this one here.

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Photo of the Day: That Special Moment

May 17, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/4
Focal Length: 32 mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Speed: 1/30
ISO: 100

The Kiss originally uploaded by foolscircle.

I’m in Arizona shooting a wedding this weekend, so I guess the next few days are going to be some choice wedding shots that I’ve taken. At the moment, though, you’ll just have to consider this a precursor for the run of images, as I’m currently running around making sure all my gear is working properly and my batteries are charged.