"Ready For Our Day"
©David A. Ziser
This image is from one of my favorite weddings – a really terrific couple, beautiful day, fun and exciting locations to photograph resulting in some really great images. This image is simplicity in itself - a simple portrait of the bride on her wedding day. What's makes the image work is its composition. I asked the bride to climb the stairs so I could frame within the bottom right quadrant of the large wall opening behind her. The secondary framing really brings the viewer’ eye directly to our beautiful bride. This image is completely made with the natural light of the scene. The chandelier, camera right, provided the primary illumination on my subject. This necessitated the camera to be set to "tungsten" for the color balance. The daylight flooding in from the adjoining room provided the cooler tones within the secondary "frame". Very cool, (no pun intended) how it all worked out compositionally and photographically. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 50mm F1.4 lens, F2.5 @ 1/125 second, ISO1600. Enjoy! -David