This was a straight-forward reactionary shot, I spied the interesting elephant and the sign and then saw the little one wandering over to it. What made the picture is the fact he
Wedding Photographer Natal, Brazil. Junior Barreto shares a wedding photography technique.
I love the truths of history, so I do not interfere in any of the moments throughout the wedding day, it makes everything that I tell through my photography is truth.
I learned from my mentors always be ready for unexpected moments, this is the most difficult thing to achieve. In this shot the groom began to sing to the bride. I realized she was trying to hold back her tears, I adjusted my focus and my composition to create a clean scene and I waited to get the exact moment you see in the image. When the tear begins to fall from her eye. I took a few shots because I didn't want to miss this perfect moment.
This shot was difficult only because I had to wait, I and I am sure many other wedding photographers are impatient, waiting means we may be missing other moments but it's moments like these that make the waiting so worthwhile.
I currently use two Nikon D750 with a 35mm 1.8 lens and 85mm 1.8 without a flash, the camera setup is Auto ISO, priority in the aperture (A), define ISO 12800 as a maximum limit, and 125 minimum limit for speed, this setting gives me more freedom so I can just concentrate on the moments of the day.
I metered the shot using (A) priority in the aperture and ISO AUTO, let the camera do the reading photometry in matrix mode, but I always control the exposure.
In post I used Lightroom, as little as possible, just to correct the light and color.
I've learned that a good photo is a miracle, like all miracles, especially couples! :)
This wedding was in a house reception, Chaplin Receptions in Natal RN, Northeast Brazil, overlooking the beautiful sea.