Wedding Photographer France – Philippe Nieus – Photography Technique
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This image was created during Julie and Mathieu’s wedding at the start of July 2014. The weather wasn’t great, there was a lot of cloud and very limited light. The photo was taken at the start of the afternoon at a small reception organized by the bride’s parents, after the presentation of the bouquet, and before departing for the ceremony.
Having taking all the ‘basic’ photos, I started to wonder what I could do to help take something a little different. Three lamps on one of the tables caught my attention. I tried to frame the image with the 35mm, and decided that a shot of the couple from behind could give a good result. I let the couple know that I wanted to get a picture just before they left, and asked their witness to hold the torch. We closed the curtains, and set up the shot, with the assistant lighting up the curtains with the torch.
In term of the post-production it was fairly simple, I increased the contrast and worked with the darker tones to get a nice warm feeling throughout the image.
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