Wedding PHotography: Indoor Lighting by Susan Stripling | File Size 432.63 MB | Free download
IN A RAY OF SUN
Learning how to develop my eye for light has been the most crucial part of developing my own personal style as a wedding photographer. While I love working with continuous lights, strobes and speed lights, I have a great fondness for amazing natural lighting.
At this wedding on Long Island, there was a brief period of time when the sun hit the windows in the venue’s foyer and cast a huge beam of light on the stairs. I positioned my subject in that beam of light and made sure that her pose would aid the light in skimming across her face, shoulders and arms, and illuminate her dress perfectly.
I also made sure that the rest of the lights in the space were dimmed down as much as possible and that the huge doors behind me were closed, keeping additional natural light from flooding the space.
When working with natural light that’s bright, you have to be very careful to expose properly for your scene. I exposed for the highlights on the bride’s face, which resulted in a perfect exposure on her and a deep, dramatic exposure for the rest of the room.
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