This image was made on a very, very hot afternoon in September. The challenge was this. Was there any way I could capture the rich color of the blue sky with beautiful cloud formations behind the bride? The typical “F16 sunny day” rule for correct exposure is;
1/ISO @ F16. You can see from the camera specs that I was in the ballpark for the exposure. I managed to keep the bride in the shade but I still needed to sync my Canon 5D at 1/500 second – no problem –just hit the “high speed sync” button of the back of the flash and I’ve got it. Because of the giant power dump of the flash in high-speed sync mode, my second 580EX flash had to be fairly close to the bride. That wasn’t a problem either because of my tight field of view with my long lens. With the bride in the shade, the shadows went a bit dark. This was an easy fix with my on-camera 580EX flash dialed down to the appropriate intensity for the contrast I wanted. Hey, a little complicated but I think we still captured a nice shot. Canon 5D fitted with 70-200mm F2.8 IS lens at 120mm, F14 @ 1/500 second, ISO 400.