This is the second image from the wedding at Hinchingbrooke House of Selena and Ross in January.
In the previous image in this series, I talked about the interaction between Selena and her friends. The image I have chosen today, is all about the wonderful dress she was wearing.
I’m often asked about the “details” of the wedding, and how they are photographed. As a documentary wedding photographer it is absolutely my mission to tell the story of your day, and that story includes details such as the wedding dress.
I’m not the kind of photographer who is going to hang your dress up off a chandelier, or even a tree in the garden, but I will always look for opportunities where light, composition and subject matter all blend together to make an image.
The photograph below is all about the dress, but its the light that makes the image for me.
Selena is just in front of the window and that is giving a beautiful rim-light effect to her – which in tern shows off the dress and the veil amazingly well.
In situations like this, where the light is powerful from only one source (the rest of the room at Hinchingbrooke is quite dark), I have to have full understanding of my camera and its metering system. I don’t want to shoot this image with a burst of flash, I want to utilise the natural light to make the most out the situation presented.
I really like this image; its totally unstaged of course, but for me it is an example of the type of detail and scene setting type images I like to make.
I hope you like this image too – please feel free to share or comment….
- Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2
- Lens: XF18mm F2
- ISO: 400
- Exposure: 1/210th second at f/2.2
- Flash: Did not fire
For those of you interested in the technicalities, you can see that I’ve re-ignited my love of the XF18mm Fujinon lens now the X-Pro2 is in my kit bag. Take a look at my Fuji Blog for more on this and other Fuji content.