Monday, September 14, 2009

"A Moment In Time"

A Moment In Time "A Moment In Time" 
©David A. Ziser

This image, although a nice wedding image, also represents a good exercise in composition. I always like to place the subjects within the composition at a location where the viewer's eye will naturally fall.  Take a close look at this image to see what I mean.  First, I have them framed by the architectural elements of the venue.  Next I have chosen to back light my couple, creating them  as the brightest element within the image.  And finally notice how all the pillars provide a sense of direction for your eyes to travel. You enter the image on the left side, go directly to the couple then as your eyes wonder the remaining area of the image, the succession of pillars brings your eyes back to my subjects. All three compositional elements work well together to guarantee a visually pleasant image for the viewer.  Camera specs; Canon 50D fitted with 10-22mm lens at 17mm, F5.6 at 1/50 second, ISO 1600.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. I think I would have placed the couple closer to the center pillar where you have converging lines.
    Just my thoughts.

    Nice photo,
    Mike Edgeton

  2. I love the little lessons you give. Makes it all so worth while.

  3. Amazing image. The back lit scene is amazing.

  4. I would have used some fill flash zoomed in a bit. They just seem a little dark. I like where you framed the couple though this works very well.

  5. David one thing that I notice that I'm always so hypercritical about in my photos is that there is not a plumb vertical line anywhere. Is this something that I should be concerned with?

  6. Nice composition but the couple needs to be lit by more than just a backlight. The backlit veil is so prominent it is somewhat distracting. Brad

  7. Nice photo!
    Thanks for the tips.