"Surrounded By Beauty"
© David A. Ziser
This is one of my favorite images from last week’s shoot. I was shooting with my Canon 5D Mark II, a camera I haven’t been shooting with much lately. I loaded it up with my Sigma fisheye and framed up the shot.
I was careful that Rebecca, our model, stand slightly behind the mosaic on the floor. Compositionally I wanted the mosaic to balance with the church dome above Rebecca’s head.
All the curved lines of the arches all around do a great job of concentrating viewer’s attention directly to the bride. The composition is completely symmetrical but I think it really works in the context of the field of view of the fisheye lens.
Lighting was balanced with the ambient and was coming in from camera right. I remember needing to ask my assistant to move around even more to keep the light out of the image area. The fisheye lens is reeeaaaly wide! The 24x36 inch print I printed out for the class looked beautiful.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark II fitted with Sigma 8mm Fisheye lens F5.6 @ 1/40 second, ISO 1250. Enjoy! -David