Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The Beauty Of The Classics"

The Beauty Of The Classics

"The Beauty Of The Classics"
©David A. Ziser

I’m turning back to the classics for our image today.  Call it an old Sinatra standard, but it’s still a classic, beautiful image.  The bride is arranged comfortably next to the pew in such a way that captures the beauty and elegance of her gown and also really enhances the brides gorgeous shape.  Her shoulders are turned away from the light thereby really accentuating the detail in the gown.

Notice too how I brought her face around pointing in the opposite direction of the shoulders and how that arrangement adds a elegant, statuesque look to our bride. Her elbow is popped away from her body defining the bride’s hour-glass figure. She looks like she stepped out of Bride’s Magazine.

The rest of the scene complete with pipe organ and stain glass window complete the composition offering a wonderful visual balance to the image.

I  worked the image slightly in Lightroom 3 to balance the tonalities of the bottom part of the image with the brighter stained glass above, but it was not a big issue and resolved easily.

Lighting is from camera right from a Quantum Trio at 1/2 power just out of camera range.

Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 20mm, F5.6 @ 1/40 second, ISO 200.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. amazing use of the wide angle! you have turned me into a wide angle nut! hahahaha

    Gene D.

  2. Great classic image David. Thanks for sharing. Few of us get to shoot in venues like that!

  3. Very Nice! Wonder where this was taken at? I remember a similar image you did back in your 2000 seminar that I attended where we all went to the Mother of God Church in Covington.