Wednesday 16 December 2009

Photos from Broome Park Wedding

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A selection of images from Lauren and Chris' wedding, photographed on Saturday at Broome Park in Barham, near Canterbury. Please check out their wedding gallery.

HDR (-2, 0, +2), f/8, ISO 200, 35 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

HDR (-2, 0, +2), f/8, ISO 200, 28 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

A couple of high dynamic range (HDR) shots to start. Great for capturing cloud detail.

1/125, f/8, ISO 200, -2/3 EV, 16 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Winter light can be fabulous - even at midday! The sun is low in the sky and so subjects are not top-lit.

1/500, f/1.2, ISO 200, 0 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

The bridal preparation room was beautiful with lovely big windows and light-coloured walls(bouncing soft light everywhere). I had to draw one set of curtains to prevent Lauren from being directly lit by the sun.

1/80, f/3.2, ISO 200, -2/3 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

If only all preparation rooms looked like this!

1/400, f/1.2, ISO 200, -2/3 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

Lauren was very relaxed in front of the camera and had a lovely smile. Notice the negative exposure compensation (EC) to compensate for the dark tones in the image.

1/160, f/4, ISO 400, -2/3 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

Lauren and her daughter Ella. Grandma was standing just behind me to attract Ella's attention.

1/125, f/1.6, ISO 640, -1 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

Notice how the light levels dropped off away from the windows. Light quantity was low but light quality was high.

1/2500, f/1.4, ISO 100, 0 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

And now the exposure values next to a window.

1/100, f/4, ISO 1600, -2/3 EV, 25 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

I dialled in neg EC here to prevent too much burn out due to the strong lighting.

1/100, f/2.8, ISO 1000, -1/3 EV, 16 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Again, I had to pull the main curtains in the room to prevent the couple being illuminated directly by the sun. It was a little bit of a battle with the registrars who wanted to leave the curtains open - this would have ruined all the ceremony shots! Here the couple are illuminated by lovely soft light from side windows.

1/125, f/2.8, ISO 1000, -1/3 EV, 35 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Yet again, quantity of light low, quality of light high.

1/400, f/2, ISO 800, 0 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

After the ceremony was complete I opened the curtains as the sun was no longer shining directly in. The rim lighting from this window on Lauren caught my eye.

1/100, f/1.8, ISO 800, 0 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

1/100, f/6.3, ISO 800, -2/3 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

A set of steps outside is perfect for the group shot of all the guests.

1/200, f/2.5, ISO 100, -5/3 EV, -2/3 FEC, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

The ambient light was underexposed (to keep a bit of detail in the sky) and the couple lit by softened flash (also dialled down because of the dark background).

1/160, f/1.6, ISO 400, 0 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

This was taken after the sun had set. The quality of light was just breathtaking.

1/160, f/1.4, ISO 400, 0 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L
1/80, f/1.2, ISO 2500, 0 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

Light levels inside were quite low. I took candids using purely available light (as above) and using off-camera flash.

Any comments or queries welcome as ever.

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