The final photograph of the evening
I like to finish each wedding with a final photo, a way to sign off and complete the story of the day. Sometimes this is just a simple shot of a sunset or the venue lit up at night but other times it’s a chance for me to flex some creative muscle and shoot a less traditional wedding photo of the Bride & Groom. I usually get a bit more time to plan the shot than my regular work and so I like to experiment with off-camera flash where I can and set up a shot a bit more carefully.
Here are a few of my favourites and how they were created.
Above: One flash used in a white umbrella as a soft light to the left of the couple – ISO 1600 1/80 f2.8
Below: Two flashes, at 45 degrees to the left and right. One flash has a 1/2 CTO gel on to warm it up a bit. – ISO 2000 1/160 f5.6
Above: Going out with a bang! One flash set off manually toward the end of the exposure to the right of the couple. ISO 400 13 seconds f18
Below: A silhouete created by using just the ambient light along this cloister garden at Lancing College. ISO 1600 1/25 f2.8
Above: The Barbican Centre has a wondefully lit garden in their wedding venue. This is just lit with all their wonderful lights! ISO 2500 1/8 f2.8
Below: One flash to the top left to illuminate the couple in front of Eastbourne Grand Hotel – ISO 2500 1/80 f2.8
Above: The final curtain! This is taken inside Worthing Dome Cinema between screenings. There are two flashes, one either side. – ISO 2000 1/60 f3.5
Below: I had tried some flash behind the couple to illuminate them, but actually preferred this no flash shot, lit with the overhead lights. – ISO 2500 1/50 f2.8
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