Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Afternoon Rhapsody"
© David A. Ziser

I created this image during our shoot yesterday afternoon. The sky filled up with these light feathery white clouds and I wanted to have the bride really pop out of the background. That meant that I had to "underexpose" the sky relative to the proper exposure on the bride. I metered the sky and gave it about 1 stop less light. The bride was properly exposed with my off camera Quantum flash. I was then able to minimize and fill the shadows using my on-camera flash. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 10-22mm lens set to 22mm, F 10 @ 1/320 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! David


  1. Nice shot, David & great demonstration of several techniques here... I'm looking forward to checking out some of the stuff you've been putting together for Kelby Training.

    PS - It was COLD out there yesterday!! I hope she got hazard pay! :)

  2. I'm curious about your setup - how do you use on-camera flash and off-camera flash at the same time?


  3. Your Q flash only lit the top half because of the 320 shutter speed, right? Causing the bottom half to be vignetted like that. nice use.

  4. NICE! Was this location on-site? Spare of the moment or was it planned out?

  5. It was planned out about 60 seconds before I took it - the sky was aways changing. --David