"They’ll Be Playing Our Song Tonight"
©David A. Ziser
This image was captured at a recent wedding and I love the wonderful high key tones that are presented. When shooting by window light I really like to push the tonalities of the scene into the higher or more pastel regions.
I do this two ways. First, is by overexposing the natural light coming in through the window. The second technique is to use a select slider in Lightroom to bring up the lower tonalities to a more pastel setting.
There is no magic in making this image black and white. I simply desaturate the image, in Lightroom, and this usually provides me the tonalities and feeling I'm looking for in my final image.
I also love using wide-angle lenses at my weddings. That was the case in this image as I was using one of the widest angle lenses, the Sigma 8-16mm, on the market. At its widest setting, I able to creat a very dramatic result. I did correct a few of the vertical and horizontal distortion with Lightroom 3. I think we got a great result and the client loved it.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with Sigma 8-16mm at 8mm, F5.6 @ 1/500 second, ISO 1250. Enjoy! -David