This is my one thousandth post here in speedlighter.ca!
Tonight, I and my second shooter shot a wedding. We came back with nice shots like this:
And this next one, inspired by Mel. Remember, as I have said here many times, an out-of-focus background can make the viewer look and work out what is happening – and this makes the picture better. “Telling the story by not spelling it out“:
But the chapel.. oh boy. It was dark. And I mean… dark. As in “1600 ISO, f/2.0, 1/30th second” kind of dark. Except the couple had a pair of very bright lights shining straight down onto their heads from the ceiling. Oh, and yes, bright light from one side’s windows. A very challenging environment – but we still came back with nice shots:
More about this in future days. Let’s just say for now that:
- You should not be afraid to use a high enough ISO.
- You ought to try several options. There’s seldom “just one”.
- Slow shutter is needed? The use it. even if some images may not be sharp.
- Use a fast lens. Faster.
- Flash not an option? Then use aperture, ISO and shutter to get there.
And now off to sleep for a few hours before going back to another shoot. And tomorrow, 1001 – leaving me feeling a little like Scheherazade.
Congrats on 1000 read them every day!
Congratulation Michael on the 1000 excellent posts! I too read them every day, and I find them extremely helpful.
I am looking forward to many many more posts. Congratulations! I enjoy your low key approach to photography and the clarity of your explanations. Thanks.