"Man Of The Year"
©David A. Ziser
Here is one more image from my film days. I remember walking into this location and being so intrigued by the architectural features, particularly the ceiling lines. They seemed to offer the perfect "compositional pointers" for my shot. The previous sentence gives you some insight as to how I create a shot. I survey the surrounds first, see where the lines lead, and then place my subject into the the image where all the lines seem to intersect. You can easily see that in this image. All the ceiling lines and even the banister all lead directly to the groom. He is positioned in the bottom right quadrant of the image, and presto, we've got a pretty strong portrait. Lighting is coming in from camera left - a Metz CT-1 triggered with Quantum radio system. Camera specs; Hasselblad 500CM fitted with 40mm Distagon lens, F5.6 @ 1/125 second, Kodak Vericolor 400 film. Enjoy! -David