©David A. Ziser
I love wide angles lenses. Granted, I have a great location for my bridal shoot, but adding the wide angle lens to the mix really gave me a exciting, dramatic photograph. This is another image from Monday's shoot. It was about 7:30 a.m. when I captured this image. The sun was not yet high in the sky and the white clouds against the blue shy served as a beautiful back ground for my portrait. The challenge was to get the light on the bride without flooding the pillars behind her with light. With the proper positioning of my bride closer to me and with the light, my Quantum T5d at full power through my Zumbrella, coming in from camera right about 10 feet away, it fell off enough as to not fully illuminate the pillars. The higher shutter speed worked it's magic on the sky darkening down the colors to add the "sense of the dramatic" to the shot. The wide angle lens did the rest. The easy pose, the centered symmetry of the shot, the converging lines of the pillars, and the rich blue sky all combined for an exciting image. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 10-22mm wide angle lens at 10mm, F 5.6 @ 1/250 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David
p.s. You can see the set-up of this shot in Tuesday's post right here.