Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Technique Tuesday: Brides and Grooms Around London - A Study In Composition

Good Morning, - Eh, Afternoon - Everybody,
Things are hopping around here since we returned. Yes, we call it the Holiday Rush - the busiest time of the year for photographers. We were slammed today but are in pretty good shape around here and are on schedule to make all our deliveries in time for the holidays. Anyway, I've worked up a very cool Technique Tuesday for you today. So how about, on with the show...

Brides and Grooms Around London - A Study In Composition
I got this bright idea on the way home from London this past Sunday. LaDawn and I had taken in the sights and sounds of that great city and I had a lot of great images on some of the most memorable landmarks in the city. I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to do a tutorial on composition, but instead of using regular local Churches, how about using the great London landmarks?"

Well, it sounded like a good idea at first, that was until last night when I stared extracting my couples from regular wedding scenes around the Cincy area. My intention was to drop them into the London scenes. I know I was making too much work for myself after I got started last night, but I thought is would be a great learning tool as I moved my "subjects" around in the various scenes showing the different compositions. Anyway, it turned out to be a great tutorial an I hope you enjoy it. Hit the PLAY button below to see what I mean.
Hey gang, that's it for me today. Got to get scootin' See everyone tomorrow for Part 2 of "Analysis of a Wedding Shoot." See you then. -David


  1. Who knew that landmarks were copyrighted? Also, this is the first time I have noticed the "pop up ads" during one of your videos. I found that a little distracting. Thanks for the lessons David. I do enjoy them.

  2. Great video with practical examples on composition. Thanks, David.

    Yes, ads are distracting, especially because there are many of them...

    Still, I think it is small and just price to pay for what David invests in creating vids.

  3. It seems Viddler is adding them without asking me first. I've asked them to drop them - we'll see.