Good Afternoon Everybody,
Today I'm beginning a multi-part video series reviewing on location lighting, metering, and exposure for taking wedding photographs. Today I'll get started with a discussion on lighting in the church, how to get the light just right, how to balance the background densities, and how to add dramatics to the scene. So let's get started. Hit "Read More" below to view the video tutorial.
F5.6 has always been my starting point for indoor bridal images. I've always called it my "aperture of convenience". When shooting way back in the film days with my Hasselblad fitted with my 50mm Distagon wide angle lens, F5.6 gave me plenty of depth of field for the images I wanted to create.
At F5.6 I also knew what my flash working distance needed to be relative to my subject at the different power settings. Too many people fuss to many times about F-stops and shutter speeds and end up taking forever to get the shot. I suggest you lock onto one repeatable F-stop and know your distances for the various power settings of your off-camera flash. Enough said. Check out the following tutorial below to see what I mean. Enjoy! -David