©David A. Ziser
This is an image from last Sunday’s wedding. Guests were making toasts to the bride and groom, and even though I was getting those photographs, we have to remember that we are there on the job not just photographing the wedding action. We are there to capture the moment. A moment is a combination of actions and reactions. This is one of those special moments.
As the guests were making their toasts, I quickly turned, framed up their names on the dance floor with them in the top left quadrant to capture this image. The strong diagonal composition adds a dramatic and impacting feel to the image.
It’s a straight available light image – no flash. You’ve got to know when to let the flash fire and when to shut it down. The beautiful setting with the monogrammed dance floor did NOT need any flash exposure. Just let the moment stand alone. The high ISO characteristics of the 5D Mk3 make it really easy to capture these kind of moments at a decent shutter speed without all the noise one might expect in the older cameras.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with 24-105mm IS lens at 24mm, F4.0 @ 1/25 second, ISO 3200. Enjoy! -David