Monday, September 27, 2010

"Kissed Bt The Light"

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"Kissed Bt The Light"
©David A. Ziser

Here is another image I made at my wedding a week or two ago.  I just couldn’t resist.  The location, the architecture, colors, lights – all were calling out for a dramatic silhouette.

Although the ceremony had just taken place, the guests had stepped outside for the cocktail hour and we had the place pretty much to ourselves – other than the catering staff hustling around to set the room for the reception.

I did several group photographs that the bride and groom had requested and had just a short amount of time to pull off this image before everyone returned for the start of the party.

My assistant was about 12 feet behind the couple with my Quantum on 1/4 power directed right back at the bride and groom. The shutter speed was just slowed enough to pick up the background candles and ceiling lighting.  It’s an easy shot to pull off quickly and it’s always a favorite with the couple.

Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with Canon 10-22mm lens at 10mm, F 5.6 @ 1/10 second, ISO 800.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. So is the front lighting just ambient on this?

  2. Beautiful shot. The uplighting on the ceiling is a very nice touch.