Monday 18 August 2008

Wedding at The Grove Ferry Inn, Upstreet, Kent

I had the pleasure of photographing Gemma and John's wedding on Saturday at St Nicholas Church, Sturry and The Grove Ferry Inn, Upstreet in Kent - check out their wedding photos.

Gemma and John were a wonderful couple and there were no shortage of entertaining guests either - a terrific wedding day. Unfortunately the light was of poor quality all day with the sky being fully overcast, so there were plenty of opportunities for fill-flash to enliven the shots and some white balance tweaking in post-production.

As well as having had a run of lovely couples this summer I've also had a run of incredibly dark churches! It gets more challenging every week - it was ISO 3200, f 2.8 & 1/20 sec all the way. I used my 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens which can be handheld at very slow shutter speeds for quite a few shots. Images were cleaned up using Neat Image. I've been asked a question - thanks Lee! - regarding where in the digital workflow noise removal should take place - I'll discuss this tomorrow.

The reception was held in a marquee with a black, starry-sky ceiling, so ambient light was low and subjects were lit from behind - exposure compensation of at least +1 stop and flash on. Aspiring wedding photographers take note!

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