"The Circle of Love"
©David A. Ziser
This is an image from my Wedding Shootout at Photoshop World. I thought I would feature it today because I actually talk about it every night during my CBTL2010 tour.
It's the part of the program where I discuss how the location can contribute to a beautiful image. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church [link], where this image was captured certainly proved the point. It was a very contemporary sanctuary with lots of cool design features that would contribute to the beauty of any wedding photograph.
I really liked this circular design in the tile work in the front of the church. The wide angle lens and very high vantage point (I was holding the camera over my head while using the "live view" feature of my Canon 7D) made for a very interesting image. Light is from camera left - Quantum through Zumbrella at 1/4 power. I also added a small slave activated flash behind the bride and groom to accent the bride's veil.
An ever so slight tweak in Lightroom, I added a slight gradient at the bottom of the image and then finished it with a slight "color priority" vignette. The result is a traditional wedding photograph captured a bit more interestingly with the special location features I was able to include in the image.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with Sigma 8-16mm at 8mm, F 5.6 @ 1/50 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David