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Wedding Photographer Italy. Alessandro Iasevoli shares a wedding photography technique.

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My name is Alessandro and I am a photographer based in Rome.
I started my career as wedding photographer 3 years ago, I do mostly candid reportage shots but some time I do like to take some creative posed shot to Bride and Groom, in order to render them a few iconic images of their union and love.

I took this shot at one of the last wedding that took place in Convento di San Francesco in Umbria (Italy). As soon as we arrive at the Reception I noticed this spot where a big tree was adorned with candle lights. I knew from the begininng that I could do something interesting here for a couple portrait; the blue sky was rapidily turning dark and I originally thought to include the sunset sky as well (taking a wider angle) but it was not possible to take the shot before the dinner...

So I waited until the end of the dinner and the cake cutting. Now the sky was completely dark so it didn’t make sense to keep the original idea and therefore I decided to focus only on the candle lights and the light of a tungsten ground reflector that was right behind the green hedge. The light was strongly reflected on the wall of the house, so I decided to have a siluohette portrait. I then just found the right place to shoot from and the right lens (Canon 35mm f/1.4 L) but still I was not satisfied with the color of the light coming from the window (it was yellow light as well). I needed some point of light of a different color to balance the predominat yellow lights of the scene. So I placed my Canon flash inside the room with a blu gelly over it and regulated manually at 1/32 of its power.

As soon as the stage was ready I asked Bride and Groom to pose for few seconds in the spotlight. It was then easy to take 3-4 different shots with triggered flash. This is the best shot in terms of their position in the frame.

I shot with a Canon eos 5D Mark III and a Canon 35mm f/1.4 L lens at f/2.8 aperture with t 1/125 shutter speed at 3200 ISO.

I developed the Raw file with Lightroom improving tones and the saturation both of the light candles and the blu windows. That's it!

Bride & Groom and their friends saw the picture just few days after on my Facebook page and all of them were surpised and very happy about the result.





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