©David A. Ziser
Here is another image made during my Master Class a few weeks ago. We were shooting at the historic St. Augustine Catholic Church in a very old part of the city. The challenge was to capture a great image of the bride among the urban surrounds.
My long lens and large aperture did a lot to disguise homes in the background. A little more Photoshop did the trick to eliminate the rest of the buildings which were previously visible on the left of the image.
What I loved about the image was how I got the wonderful repeat of the tree line on the right. The long lens helped to give me a nice background too. The slight puff of wind did the rest by catching the veil perfectly and adding the soft curved lines to the image.
Lighting was a bit trickier. I needed to light the bride from the right because of how the wind was blowing. I wanted to use a large aperture so using a flash was not an option. I chose to use a reflecting panel, my Sun Spotz, instead.
I didn’t obtain quite the amount of reflected light back on the bride that I wanted but it was still enough to illuminate the subject adequately. It was the blowing veil that carried the image anyway;~)
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 70-200mm IS lens at 155mm, F2.8 @ 1/4000 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David