Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Her Right Of Passage"

"Her Rite Of Passage"
© David A. Ziser

This image was made just prior to the Bat Mitzvah ceremony I photographed this past Saturday. I think it really captures the essence of what happens on this special day for this young lady. Today she becomes an adult in her Jewish community and is eligible to all rights and privileges in that regard. Standing confidently here in the sanctuary with the magnificent pipe organ in the background implies that she is studied and prepared to be rabbi for the day for her guests. Lighting supplied from my portable flash through an umbrella from the left. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 10-22mm lens at 14mm, F5.6 @ 1/30 second, ISO 800.
Enjoy! -David


  1. Was this shot handheld?

  2. David - I assisted on my first wedding last weekend and I cannot tell you how much your site helped me understand wedding photography and its secrets.THANK YOU !

  3. David, it is "Rite" of passage. Not "Right".