Amadauss wrote in post #17809102
Fill flash can be a beautiful thing. Nice photos.
The only problem with using fill for everything in the shot is that I wanted to create a dramatic mood without everything in the frame being lit. So for the bridal party shot, I could've definitely used a big fill flash from the side, but I would've had elements lit that I didn't want being a focal point.
barsoum wrote in post #17810272
very nice pictures, you did an amazing job
Thank you very much!
connor8100 wrote in post #17812050
Really like 3 but i think 4 and 5 capture the emotion of the day. great job, Chris
Thank you! I wish I had gotten closer for the 4th image so you could actually see the tear drop. When the resolution isn't sized for web its a lot more clear but I had to crop in pretty good to make the tears visible.
IrishK wrote in post #17813668
These are worlds apart from all of the natural light, high ISO, shallow depth of field shots you see every other photographer doing these days in which every photograph starts to look the same as the previous one.
The arrangement and lighting in the first photograph is absolutely amazing - masterful might be the better word.
Haha thank you very much, everyone has their own style. I try to light things in a different way but still keep that timeless look, while still looking modern and edgy.
BlackBull wrote in post #17813948
I really like the first shot. Is that really only a 2 shot composite? How did you light it? It looks like the 3 separate group are lit separately so I was assuming 3 different shots.
Thanks! Its actually a 7 shot composite. Each group had their time to shine. I literally had my assistant walk around with my flash (SB910) with a 14" Lumiquest soft box on it and I would take one frame of each couple. I've gotten to the point where I do it all hand held now and I don't need a tripod to make sure all the layer line up. I executed this shot with posing all of them within 5-7 minutes. In photoshop it took about the same amount of time to merge the different layers.