"Art Museum Beauty"
©David A. Ziser
I made this image a few years ago and it's still one of my favorites. I like it because of how quickly I was able to pull it off and still capture a great photograph. So many times photographers think it's always about the equipment. It's not, it's about the technique. This image looks like it was taken with studio strobes on location. The reality is this. I zoomed into the bride till I had the crop I wanted, turned my on-camera flash to a nearby pillar (like those you see in the background), and fired away. The light from the flash reflected off the pillar illuminating the bride with a beautiful, dimensional loop lighting pattern. I balanced the ambient light with the reflected flash for a stunning portrait of my bride made in only a matter of minutes with a minimum amount of lighting equipment. Camera specs; Canon 30D fitted with 17-85mm IS lens, at 45mm, F5.6 @ 1/25 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David