"Come Dance With Me"
©David A. Ziser
These are the kind of reception images I love to capture for the client. They’re fun, colorful (see the bride’s shoes), and spontaneous. The bride and groom had just started their bridal dance, slowly at first and then they cut loose.
The bride’s gown looked great as the groom twirled her around the dance floor. I’m thinking low, wide angle shot hoping I could get the dress to swirl past the lens. I was literally crouched on the floor and only about two feet away from the gown to capture this image. I love it! It was exactly what I wanted.
The only strobe firing was my Quantum from it’s off camera position camera left and slightly behind the couple. Had the on-camera flash fired, I would have ”smoked“ the dress.
Even the F5.6 aperture along with the 10mm focal length at 2.5 to 3 feet manages plenty of depth of field – 11.7 feet to be exact which easily kept the couple in focus from head to toe. You have to move quickly at a wedding but it’s always worth the effort.
Camera specs: Canon 40D fitted with 1-22mm lens, F 5.6 @ 1/40 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David