Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"The Feeling of A Lifetime"

"The Feeling of A Lifetime"
©David A. Ziser

I usually don't post many reception images but this image is one of my favorites for the book. Yes, it's the father of the bride dancing with his daughter on her wedding day. What a joy this dad is feeling as he is dancing with his beautiful daughter whom he has watched grow into a gorgeous women over the years. I don't think that thought hits many dads till they are on the dance floor with their daughters on their daughter's wedding day. Look at dads expression in the shot - you can see the joy in his expression. (Just click on the image to make it larger) I made several images with my flash at a safe, non-intrusive distance, but the special lighting on the dance floor was calling for an additional treatment of the shot. I turned off all strobes - mine, my assistant's, and the room light. I kicked the camera to one of my preset "custom modes" and fired away. I love the shot. Camera specs; Canon 5D fitted with 24-105mm IS lens, F4.0 @ 1/15 second, ISO 1600. Enjoy! -David

5 comments:

  1. Your words with this picture almost brought tears to my eyes.

    It further illustrates the importance of the subject / context of the photo, versus techincal focus.

    Thanks Mr. Ziser.

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  2. Well David you simply amaze me with your images and your work ethic. It really is a pleasure to read you blog each day. Its also enjoyable to see really good photography with substance. I’m looking for ward to see you again in San Jose.

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  3. I have a question.
    you are saying that the picture was taken at F4.0 1/15. did you use a tripod or monopod for this or was it hand held?
    I don't think I can use my 5D MKII and 24-105 hand held under 1/60!
    Erez.

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  4. 1/15th AND they're moving? So you waited for a pause in the dance steps, and had the camera on a gyro stablizer...

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