Thursday, 14 May 2009

Wedding at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells

A selection of photos from Kate and Chris' Wedding last Saturday at the Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. It was a technically complex shoot with exposure compensation required for the majority of shots. The ceremony and reception room was mirrored, preventing the use of flash, and had tungsten spotlights in the ceiling (giving ugly shadows on people's faces if they stood in the wrong spot). Other rooms had very dark walls, meaning there was little in the way of reflected soft light, which led to low light levels and surprisingly hard light for interiors. Kate's dress was also iridescent meaning that highlights were very easily lost. This combination of factors certainly kept me on my toes!

1/80, f/2.5, ISO 200, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/60, f/2.5, ISO 200, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/160, f/1.4, ISO 200, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/1600, f/1.4, ISO 200, -1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/200, f/2.0, ISO 500, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/200, f/2.5, ISO 2500, +2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/400, f/1.6, ISO 640, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/320, f/1.2, ISO 500, 0 EV, 85mm (85)

1/80, f/2.8, ISO 500, 0 EV, 35mm (35)

1/160, f/2.0, ISO 500, -1/3 EV, 85mm (85)

1/160, f/1.4, ISO 320, -2/3 EV, 85mm (85)

1/200, f/1.8, ISO 200, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/160, f/3.2, ISO 1000, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/640, f/5.0, ISO 50, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/2500, f/1.4, ISO 50, -1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/320, f/2.2, ISO 50, -1 EV, 35mm (35)

1/80, f/2.8, ISO 640, -1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/100, f/2.8, ISO 400, +1 EV, 16mm (16-35)

1/100, f/2.8, ISO 2500, +1/3 EV, 100mm (70-200 IS)

1/60, f/3.5, ISO 2500, +2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

Any comments or queries welcome as ever.

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2 comments:

mb said...

Hello David
Once again, superb photos. How do you manage to correctly expose every single shot! Amazing! Do you always use evaluative metering? Also, how do you know when to use exposure compensation?
Thanks
Matthew

David said...

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for your kind words. It's not as difficult as it first seems, I promise!

>95% of my shots are taken in aperture priority mode with evaluative metering. The camera does a pretty good job at getting you in the right ballpark for exposure.

Check out this post (and links) on exposure technique to see how I use exposure compensation.

Feel free to come back to me with further questions.

All the best,

David