Wedding: Under the midday sun

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12:30 p.m.: A stroll through SF's Palace of Fine Arts before the 3 p.m. ceremony. Not the best time of day for a shoot but, as often happens with weddings, we do what we can with the schedule and budget available.

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Found shade under the Cherry Blossom tree.

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Will post more "after ceremony" shots.

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joey, #6 is really nice...but they all are, actually. #6 just stood out for me.

Nice work with tough lighting conditions.
 
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Yeah direct sun is awful especially with a white shiny dress! You managed it all very well, though.
 
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These are really good for direct sun... What camera are you using?
Hi, Brian!
D2x and a D80. For these series, used only the D2x. I really like the D2x for contrasty light. So much shadow detail you can pull out without too much artifacting.
Glad you like the work.
Thanks.
 
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joey, #6 is really nice...but they all are, actually. #6 just stood out for me.

Nice work with tough lighting conditions.
Hi, John!
Glad you liked #6. It was the last one I worked on from this series. Only in this one (and in #2) did I add a bit of diffusion in PS. Hard to get the proper "mood" in this kind of lighting. I feel that the softness it added helps reduce the harshness of the light.
Thanks.
 
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Yeah direct sun is awful especially with a white shiny dress! You managed it all very well, though.
Hi, Joshua! Have you been using Proshow a lot! Have not used mine lately.
I find that it's not the white dress that is difficult here but the lighting for the shadows. Given more time and resources it would have been best to bring a "butterfly" to block the sun from the subjects. Light the couple with studio lights with appropriate light modifiers.
As it is, had to use the trusty sb800s to fill in the shadows. While effective, the fill is really much too harsh.
Well, that's wedding work. A lot of compromises. Gotta do your best with what's portable, quick and relatively cheap.:biggrin: :frown: :redface:
 
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Wow excellent shots for a mid day sun. Everyone, inlcuding me, were squinting in my wedding photos.
Hey Fred!
He-he. Now that's always the problem. Had a groom one time who wanted to wear "shades" as the sun bothered him too much. Had to say "sorry, can't do!"
Glad you like the work.
 
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Great shots and great setting! What shutter speeds did you mostly use and were you using fill flash or reflectors?
 

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