Wednesday 13 May 2009

Wedding at Oakwood House, Maidstone

A selection of photos from Zara and David's wedding at Oakwood House in Maidstone on Friday.

1/250, f/11, ISO 50, (0, -2, +2 HDR) EV, 16mm (16-35)

High dynamic range (HDR) photography is great for exterior shots on bright days. I used Photomatix Pro to process the image.

1/320, f/1.4, ISO 100, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/250, f/1.4, ISO 100, -1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/250, f/1.4, ISO 200, -1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/1000, f/1.4, ISO 100, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/1000, f/1.6, ISO 250, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

They are also lit from the side (look at the shadows on her face), hence only a minor tweak to exposure was required.

1/320, f/2.8, ISO 250, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/640, f/3.2, ISO 250, 0 EV, +2/3 FEC, 35mm (35)

I used flash and had to clone out the reflection it created in the window behind them during post-production.

1/200, f/4.0, ISO 500, +2 EV, 33mm (16-35)

The same set-up without flash and using +2 stops of exposure compensation to bring out detail in their faces.

1/3200, f/1.6, ISO 100, -2/3 EV, 85mm (85)

I love those glasses!

1/1600, f/1.4, ISO 50, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

The sun was incredibly fierce (as it has been for the past 6 weeks) but there was a nice open-shaded spot in the garden.

1/250, f/2.8, ISO 400, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/160, f/3.5, ISO 400, -2/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/1250, f/1.6, ISO 200, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/2500, f/1.2, ISO 200, +1/3 EV, 85mm (85)

1/1250, f/2.8, ISO 200, -1/3 EV, 85mm (85)

1/320, f/1.4, ISO 200, +1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

1/1000, f/1.4, ISO 100, -1/3 EV, 35mm (35)

Any comments or queries welcome as ever.

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Kenny said...

Those are some great pics David!

I want to buy myself a 5DMk2 also. Can I ask how long 2 batteries would last used with the grip during the course of the wedding day?

Also how may AAs do you get through on the flash?

Many thanks.!

David said...

HI Kenny,

Many thanks for your feedback. The batteries for the 5D Mark II are impressive performers - considering their price they ought to be too! 4 hours of shooting reduces the power in both batteries to 80%. So 1 hour roughly equates to 10% of a battery's power.

For summer weddings I only need one set of AA batteries during the course of a wedding - I use nickel metal hydride rechargeables as they perform better.

For winter weddings more power is required so I attach the CP-E4 battery pack.

Hope this helps.

All the best,