Couple newly married shot on a wide grass lawn, with an isolated tree spotlit behind the couple by a halogen floodlight mounted in the branches. This was enough to provide enough light at f/1.8 to rimlight the couple, but not enough to fill in any detail from the bounced light, so I positioned a remote operated flash on the ground behind the couple, set to 1/32 which was enough to add to the rimlight but also bounce and reveal some of the detail in their facial expressions.
I think I over-rotated slightly, and the angle is a little extreme perhaps but it seemed to work at the time with the tree branch angle, and if I remember rightly any other/less rotation and flare/floodlight crept in and produced an unfortunate extra distraction.
I'd love to know what you guys think - it was a fairly challenging shot on the grounds of the light levels and trying to get the positioning, timing and stop the couple getting bored and cold (this was last weekend in Scotland on a clear night - must have been minus three or four at least!)
Wedding and social
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