Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Waiting For My Bride"

Waiting For My Bride

"Waiting For My Bride"
©David A. Ziser

I dug deep into the archives for today's image.  So deep, in fact, this is a film image - oh my!  Hey, all kidding aside, I still like this image for it's composition and impact.  The architecture and design of the church sanctuary really complimented the fisheye effect you see in this photograph.  The thing about using fisheye lenses is this.  If the background is full of circles, arches, and bending lines already, the fisheye effect is somewhat disguised.  In this case, not only was it disguised but it really added to the impact of the shot. Lighting is coming from camera left from my 200 watt second strobe at 1/4 power about 10 feet away.  I was of course shooting through my translucent umbrella to soften the light on the subject.  The "kick light" on the back of his head was the result of the light pouring in from the stained glass window out of camera range, camera right. With the groom in quadrant #4, bottom right, I think we achieved a pretty dramatic image.  Camera specs:  Hasselblad 503 C fitted with 30mm Distagon lens, F 5.6 @ 1/15 second, Kodak Vericolor 800 film (ISO 800). Enjoy! David


  1. I love church architecture. Do you remember if this church in the Cincinnati area? If so, where? I'd love to go take a look.

  2. Hi Keith,
    Mother Of God - Covington, KY. -David

  3. David,

    Just got my book in the mail. Thanks for everything! I noticed there is a typo? It's say DZA isn't it supposed to be DAZ? Anyways no biggie but thought I would point that out.

    Great reading very imformative I would highly suggest everyone reading your blog to pick up a copy, money very well spent...