Elected by Canon as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the world in 2014, Frankie began his career in the 80s as a photographic assistant. In his 28 year career he has work
Wedding Photographer Singapore. Wedding Photographer Sam Tan shares a wedding photography technique.
The couple's wedding dinner venue was at Marriot hotel Singapore. After their 1st march in, I asked them for their engagement rings and went back out to shoot the an idea for an image. There wasn't much options around and I wanted something different. Then this idea of freezing water droplets and the ring together with controlled lighting came up. Luckily I had the whole team out on this wedding, one guy was holding the flash pointing directly downwards while another guy prepared to drop the rings that's in a cup filled with a little water and me preparing to push the shutter on my camera mounted on a tripod. It took us about 20+ shots to nail the shot we wanted. The couple has not seen this shot yet as this was taken very recently but I'm sure they'll love it.
The difficulty with a shot like this is you will need extra hands to help you out. I suggest using a tripod and light stand to minimize the amount of hands you will need.
For this photo, I used a Nikon D3 with a Tamaron 90mm Macro lens shot @ f/22, ISO 200 , 1/250th and wireless trigger for SB-900 @ manual mode GN 1/16 th or 1/8th.
The challenge here was capturing both rings in the frame, we did a pre focus manually before we dropped the rings. For metering, we just need to cut off the ambience light and we did a trial run by simply placing a hand in the frame to test the exposure. I used Photoshop CS6 to adjust the exposure, highlights, contrast and shadows to give it a clean black background and increase some sharpness.
I love and adore this shot because it's a team effort and the simplicity of it.