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Oct 21, 2017 14:09 |  #1

Hi Guys I am shooting a Bride & Groom in the dark of the evening. What I am looking for is some advice on settings as I will be shooting them under a white umbrella and lit from the back.
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Thanks in advance Gordon.


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Oct 21, 2017 14:25 |  #2

Why put the umbrella so subject is 'lit from the back'?!
In dim lighting conditions there ought to be INSUFFICIENT light to photography the front of the Bride's (presumably) expensive dress to show off any details of its adornment, and especially no ability to discern any detail at all of a dark suit the Groom might be wearing...it looks like a black detailess mass in the photo.

Yes, 'lit from the back' would help to delineate and separate the B&G from a dark detailless background area behind them, but it would be better to capture a little of the background ambient lighting, albeit somewhat dimmer in brightness from the main subjects...i.e., the process known as 'dragging the shutter' that is commonly used by professional photographers.

As for 'advice of settings' you simply need to set shutter speed and aperture and ISO so that the ambient light contributes SOME light for the background,
while eTTL flash automation properly illuminates your main subjects.


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Oct 22, 2017 17:20 |  #3

I assume the OP wants a silhouette of the couple with the rim light illuminating the couple. I've seen amazing examples of this on the internet. Check out Matthew Ryecroft of Southport's web site.


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Oct 23, 2017 13:43 as a reply to  @ Colin Glover's post |  #4

Thanks again Colin I have had a wee look and I am amazed at what can be achieved.
Well I have the Idea and the white umbrella and a wireless flash, I will just have to give it a go this Friday evening at the reception I am photographing.
In for a penny and all that.........


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Oct 24, 2017 11:13 |  #5

Glad to be of service.


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