"A Study In White"
©David A. Ziser
I remember walking into the bride's parents home and being pleasantly surprised by all the lighter tones of the decor. It looked like a perfect place to take a beautiful "high key" portrait of the bride. The flowers weren't available so I had her simply clasp her hands together for the shot. Lighting was all natural pouring in through the windows and front door. I positioned the bride on the empty space of the wall between the wall decor on the right and the wall shelving on the left. I then recomposed the shot so that my subject's face would fall near the second "nodal point" - or top left part of the viewfinder. I turned her head slightly towards the light coming through the front door so that I could look for my loop lighting pattern on her face. Notice too how I have her body turned away from the light source so that the detail in the folds of her gown would be preserved. I thought it all came together very simply making a very beautiful portrait of our bride. Camera Specs: Hasselblad fitted with Distagon 50mm lens, F5.6 @ 1/60 second, Kodak Vericolor 800 film. Illumination from open door camera right. Enjoy! -David