"The Beauty Of Your Smile"
©David A. Ziser
Here is an image I made yesterday of one of our beautiful models. The lighting was supplied by a bank of nearby windows camera left. I had the bride positioned far enough away from the window in order to reduce the contrast of the scene. Too close to the window and the highlights would have overpowered the shadows yielding a really contrasty image. Remember, for window light shooting, highlight density is determined by the proximity of the subject to the window. The shadows are NOT based on proximity to the window and remain constant as they are the result of the light bouncing around the room and filling the shadow side of the subject. With my bride in this position, I was also able to work with the background elements for a really flattering window light portrait of my bride. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 70mm, F5.0 @ 1/30 second handheld, ISO 1600. Enjoy! -David