The Voice: Image of the Week #11

Back Story:
I’ve somewhat neglected this part of the blog over the winter but hope to resurrect it going forward.

This image is a the final frame of a wedding I shot last December.  I haven’t got around to blogging the entire wedding yet but as I completed the edit I was quite struck by the image. It was litterally the last frame I shot on the day.  I remember looking at the very animated singer of the band and thinking that he needed to be in the wedding collection as a subject in his own right (as opposed to a shot of the entire band).  He was very lively and was a great entertainer – encouraging guests to come up on stage and sing with him.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter: 1/320th Second
Aperture: f/1.2
ISO: 6400
Flash: Did not fire
Lens: Canon EF 85mm F/1.2
Focal Length: 85mm

This image has gone through my standard pre-edit procedure. Image correction in Lightroom and my standard film like processing has been applied in Photoshop.  Whilst I have no issue with cropping images during an edit, I tend to keep fairly faithful to the original in-camera crop.  However, when I was playing with the composition of this image, I was drawn to the version (shown below) with the singers face filling the top right of the frame.  The original frame had the entire head of the singer in shot.  I think it accentuates his efforts during the singing and make for an overall more pleasing image.

I’ve adjusted the white balance substantially, however, I ended up returning to a redder cast in the image which is authentic with the lighting at the time.

The Finished Photograph:

Wedding Photographer