Posted tagged ‘groom’

Photo of the Day: All Good Things

May 24, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/2.8
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3 ev
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400

Untitled originally uploaded by foolscircle.

As the title implies, this photo was the end of the shoot at the hotel where Todd and Cassie’s wedding reception took place. It’s also one of my favorites.

You see, when you shoot theatre photos, there tends to be one truly goofy photo of the entire cast in the bunch.  I know, I know: it’s juvenile and stupid, but everyone ends up having a great time.  I mean, honestly, who doesn’t enjoy making faces at the camera?

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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.

Photo of the Day: Ladies’ Man

May 18, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/16
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400

Ladies’ Man originally uploaded by foolscircle.

This was my favorite photo from yesterday’s nine hour shoot. After Toddy and Cassie’s wedding ceremony yesterday, we shot some quick formal portraits in the church and then did a number of scenic ones on the lawn behind the hotel where the reception was being held.

I always like these moments, because I get to experiment a little with my portraits for a few minutes. Even though it was kind of warm out in the sun (it is Arizona, after all), everyone was a total trooper and let me direct the photos without any whining.

The lighting was kind of extreme, so in order to get this perspective I used my fisheye lens and then put a filter over the pop-up flash in order to soften the shadows a bit. Because the D80 will only go up to 1/200 when you use a flash, I had to crank up the F-stop number in order to prevent the photo from being completely washed out.

Anyway, this was meant to be a test shot, but everyone’s expression was so perfect that I ended up keeping this one as a final portrait.

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.