Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Sweet Melodies”

DAZ MC Day1-

"Sweet Melodies”
©David A. Ziser

This image is one of my favorite images from yesterday’s shoot. What intrigues me most about this image is the composition and lighting.  I had the bride  lean in on the piano and positioned her face in the top left quarter of the frame or at nodal point #2. This positioning worked really well with with me shooting into the piano as I did here.

Lighting was going to be tricky. I chose to use my Z-Ray flashlight placing it in the bottom left-hand corner of the piano projecting the light directly onto her face.  This created a very unusual and intriguing lighting pattern throughout the entire scene.

Working in Lightroom 4 I was able to control the rest of the tonalities and densities throughout the rest of the scene. This image is my final result. I think it looks pretty cool.

Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with Tamron 28-300mm lens at 28 mm, F5.0, @ 1/60 second, ISO 800.  Enjoy!  – David


  1. This is one very beautiful shot!! Right up there with your favorite shot of the bride at your Tampa workshop last Oct.

  2. Great photograph David! So, are you "Lovin" the Tammy?