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Wedding Photographer Cornwall. Alan Law Photography shares a wedding photography technique.
For this particular image, which is the lovely Vicky's arrival at Trevenna in Cornwall, I'd already 'seen the shot' in my mind; I saw the shaft of light from the skylight would make for a dramatic image, and that the glass would also create a reflection. So, although of course I got shots just before and after this moment, I knew this would be 'the shot', so to speak.
So much of wedding photography is about seeing moments; capturing them with speed and creativity, but this is an example of another element: Where you almost pre-see the moment, wait for it, and then capture it. Speed; patience, they're opposites, perhaps, but both are so important.
Techy wise, this is shot with a Canon 5D Mark III – which I love (silent shutter all the way, guys!), with the 24 – 70 f/2.8 II (there's so much 'prime-snobbery' in the photography world, but the best equipment is what does the best job for you; I use a combo of primes and zooms, and, you know what? For some instances, the zooms are better. Yep, I said it). 1/125, at f/2.8, ISO 250. Editing-wise, I've brought it down a bit in LR, vignette, and gradiented (is that a word? Should be!) a bit to remove some distractions at the edge of the frame. Oh yeah, and converted to black and white, but you probably noticed that!