"In the Shadows Of Your Smile"
©David A. Ziser
OK, maybe the title is a bit weak today, but she is standing in the shadows, isn't she ;~). Anyway, this is another image that I captured during last week's Master Class. It's a simple portrait in the beautiful surrounds of Ault Park. I wanted to include one of the park's main features, the pavilion in the distance. I feel it adds a sense of grandeur to the setting. It's the technique I used here that makes this shot so cool. I used just the available light. But, you ask, how did I get the beautiful light on her face? Ahhh, I say, "It was just a little photon ricochet." Yep, I simply bounced the sunlight off a silver reflector camera right. Because of the high efficiency of the reflector's surface, it returned about 90% of the sunlight reflected into it. That's why the background is so well balanced with the highlights on the bride. I filled the shadows with my on-camera flash on high speed sync in order to accommodate the fast shutter speed. I'm planning a Technique Tuesday on the process next week. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 10-22mm at 11mm, F 4.5 @ 1/800 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! David