Tuesday 15 December 2009

Photos from Medway Wedding

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A selection of images from Kim and Edward's recent wedding at St Margaret's Church, Rainham and the Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham. Please check out their wedding gallery.

1/400, f/4, ISO 200, 0 EV, 35 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

A very strong contrast scene. RAW can just about handle the dynamic range. The policeman behind the groom and best man was part of the wedding!

1/320, f/2.2, ISO 200, -1 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

I always look for a 'natural' setting to get a shot of the rings. I haven't managed to lose any yet! Notice the negative exposure compensation (EC) in the shot above.

1/200, f/1.8, ISO 1000, 0 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

I shot a few candids whilst waiting for the bridal party.

1/125, f/1.8, ISO 1000, 0 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

1/160, f/2.8, ISO 800, +1/3 EV, 115 mm, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

The vicar asked me to stand at the end of the aisle so it was out with the medium telephoto lens.

1/160, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 0 EV, 200 mm, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

1/200, f/2.8, ISO 1000, 0 EV, 0 FEC, 16 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

I always enjoy it when the bride and groom introduce a little levity to the signing of the register.

1/320, f/2.8, ISO 200, -5/3 EV, 20 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Notice the extreme amount of neg EC to deal with the predominantly dark tones in the image. If I'd let the camera determine exposure a dress would have been pure white - not what you expect from a professional.

1/160, f/3.5, ISO 200, -1/3 EV, 0 FEC, 16 mm, 16-35mm f/2.8L II

They received the red carpet treatment on arrival at the hotel. I added diffused flash here as they were backlit and very little light was being reflected back on their faces.

1/250, f/1.2, ISO 800, -1/3 EV, 85 mm, 85mm f/1.2L II

I managed to get a few candids at the hotel using natural light before having to use flash.

1/400, f/1.8, ISO 400, 0 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

We took these during twilight and the quality of light was beautiful. Unfortunately it was also freezing cold!

1/125, f/1.4, ISO 1600, 0 EV, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

1/160, f/2, ISO 2000, 0 EV, -2/3 FEC, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

Canon EOS 5D Mark II with ST-E2 in right hand, 580EX II Speedlite with StoFen diffuser in left hand. It's a nice way of approximately directing your flash light to give a key light but also getting plenty of light bounced back from other directions as fill light - it approximates to a bare bulb flash. It also means that you can avoid flash light on those standing close to you who may not be the subject of the shot.

1/250, f/1.4, ISO 800, 0 EV, -2/3 FEC, 35 mm, 35mm f/1.4L

Another shot using the above set-up t0 give a butterfly lighting type effect.

Any comments and queries welcome as ever.

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