“Hangin’ At The Hotel”
@David A. Ziser
This image was made a few months ago at the Marriott Hotel in Northern Kentucky. I love the background behind the bride. The repeating wood columns behind her, I think, offer the viewer wonderful lines leading right to my bride in the foreground. They also offer some wonderful color for the composition. The challenge, once again, was to get the proper light on the subject. If I had been using my shoot through Zumbrella, the very shiny wood would have flared, the granite base of the pillars would have flared the reflective light dramatically. I chose instead to use my Z-Ray, which I've talked about so many times here DigitalProTalk. The very small cone of light emanating from the Z-Ray let’s me focus the illumination directly on the bride face. The expression, the pose, the location, colors, and composition combine for a very nice portrait study of our beautiful young lady. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 70-300mm IS lens at 80mm, F5.6 @ 1/15 second, ISO 800.