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Please share some of your formal wedding poses...

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by stayathomedad, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. stayathomedad


    Mar 11, 2008
    Please share some of your formal wedding poses...

    B&G and group shots...

    I need to come up with some additional ideas for a wedding next week...

    The wedding I'm shooting will be less formal then most... no tuxes... think of a beach wedding... except on a mountain.

  2. Sounds like a cool wedding idea.

    Here is a couple

    best man congratualating groom
    NIKON D300    ---    70mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 360

    this should work with some nice scenery behind the couple

    I always try to get the rings
    NIKON D300    ---    135mm    f/3.2    1/60s    ISO 200
  3. Hey Roy -

    I like how you managed the (tricky!) light in the second.

  4. stayathomedad


    Mar 11, 2008
    Thanks for the posts thus far...

    Any more from others?

  5. Thanks Eric... it was a noon wedding and not a cloud in the sky.
  6. stayathomedad


    Mar 11, 2008

    Can you talk about your light work...

    Is it all natural....

  7. The outside photos near the water and the ones of the girls near the window are with no flash. The one with the bride in the center isle is a SB-800 with a snoot handheld by the groom and to the left up high. It's controlled by a SU-800. The one with the bride against the barn is in shade and using a SB-800 and Demb Flip-It, the rest are the same setup. I use a Custom Bracket for the flash, it's one of the best brackets on the market IMO, but any bracket will work. I prefer the ones where the camera turns and the flash stays above the lens.

    Outside I prefer Aperture priority and ISO 200. Inside with flash I use Manual 1/125 sec. and f/5.6 ISO 400 to start and increase ISO as it gets darker.

    I have the Preview button set to "no flash" and I'll sometimes take two shots, one with and one without flash.

    For formals on the altar I use two umbrellas with two SB-800 on each. I control them from the SU-800. Four SB-800's can light just about any size group.
    I have the Function button set to "FV Lock" This eliminates people blinking, just remember to turn it off and reset it everytime the scene changes.
  8. stayathomedad


    Mar 11, 2008
    Thanks for the info... It is helpful!

    anyone got anymore?
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