Friday, February 20, 2009

"The Touch Of Your Lips"

"The Touch Of Your Lips"
©David A. Ziser

We wedding photographers are always taking photographs of the bride and groom kissing. We take a few shots of them looking lovingly at each other and then a few more of them kissing. Let me give you a hint how to make it an even better shot. After you get a few images of them looking romantically at each other, encourage them to draw closer - closer -ALMOST KISSING - but not fully kissing. It's the anticipation of the kiss that heightens the emotional thrill of the shot. One note here, DON'T have them pucker as they draw closer to each other - otherwise they will look like two "Kissing gourami" fish. So remember, almost kissing, no pucker, adds romance to these kind of shots. Camera Fuji S-1 fitted with 80-200mm lens at 105mm, F2.8 @ 1/70 second, ISO 320. Enjoy! -David

8 comments:

  1. David-I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of your hard work in putting these tutorials up on your web-site. I have learned much since I found you two months ago. I am 65 and have down part-time photography since H.S. I am about to retire and plan on making the needed extra money in weddings and portraiture. I have a studio set up in my basement using White Lightnings and I need to get a little more equipment. You photoshop tutorials have been especially helpful. THANKS, Fred

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  2. Nice tip. I know this site is mostly about weddings, but this works great when working with babies as well. Have the parents lean in close to kiss the baby, but so they are barely brushing the skin, and no pucker.

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  3. Hi David,
    Like so many people who comment I'd like to thank you for all the time you put into your superb blog, I thoroughly enjoy reading it every day and look forward to Tuesdays video every week.
    The reason I'm posting is to give you some info on a torch manufacturer that I've just seen, in fact just bought the small key chain lLED light but will definitely buy a bigger one.
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    All the best,
    Phil Walker

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  4. Hi David,
    Like so many people who comment I'd like to thank you for all the time you put into your superb blog, I thoroughly enjoy reading it every day and look forward to Tuesdays video every week.
    The reason I'm posting is to give you some info on a torch manufacturer that I've just seen, in fact just bought the small key chain lLED light but will definitely buy a bigger one.
    Here's a link to their site where they show photos of painting with light, very cool, check out the products as well as being good they are a cool design too. I guess they will have a US distributor.
    http://www.zweibrueder.com/ENG/photolichtwelten/photolichtwelten_index.php?id=photo
    Hope you like them, I know you're a flashlight junkie.
    All the best,
    Phil Walker

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  5. Hello David,

    It was nice talking to you at the WPPI townhall meeting. I think I told you that I was able to make your platfom meeting on Monday. As usual, you delivered a great message.

    Hope you trip back to Kentucky was good and you met up with Chuck and his wife for that perfect meal.

    Thanks for your coninuing support of others.

    Bill Burns

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  6. Totally agree, I always try to catch it before the kiss.

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  7. Gorgeous shot! Posing, lighting, depth of field.

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  8. I soooo agree with the "almost kissing" shot. I do this routinely with the engagement pictures.

    It is always one of the best "poses"

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