Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Hot Times In The City"

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"Hot Times In The City"
© David A. Ziser

It was very hot times in the city (Tampa) as I was taking this photograph. But in spite of the heat, I think we captured many great images, this one included.  I love working the urban landscapes – the textures and shapes of the buildings and the crystal clear rich blue sky makes for a very striking background for our “Hot Times In The City” image.

I also have to say, it was really fun not having my camera pointing at a bride or groom.  I love Hope’s hot red outfit against our Tampa city scape – she just pops form the scene, doesn’t she?

Compositionally I've placed her in the bottom fourth quadrant of the image.  Her placement in the quadrant and against the large cylindrical building gives a nice visual balance to the entire scene.

Although I’m know as the wedding guy, you can see that all the rules of lighting and composition work for any subject. Anyone could have been standing where Hope was standing and illuminated in the same way – my strobe coming in from camera left at 1/2 power – and we still would have a very dramatic image.

Camera specs:  Canon 7D fitted with Sigma 8-16mm lens at 8mm, F11 @ 1/250 second, ISO 200.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. Where are you shooting on Friday? I'm here in Tampa and would LOVE to just watch you work!

  2. Great composition and beautiful image! The wide angle works the best in this photograph.