Wedding Photographer Wiltshire. Christo Nicolle shares a wedding photography technique.

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This was just a couple on the dance floor lost in the music and each other. Things were moving fast, the music was great and the atmosphere was electric.
I noticed them simply dancing for themselves. You could tell it was a special moment.

Moments like these are ruined when subjects become aware of a camera, so I crept around the dance floor with my cameras hidden. I framed everything in my head first, using the lights behind as a backdrop, knowing that a shallow depth of field would render them well; and some lights above me illuminated the couple providing a great separation between them and the rest of the dancers.

There was very little light, but I don't have a problem shooting at high ISO's and was aiming for at least 1/160th - 1/200th second to freeze the motion, so this was shot without a moments hesitation at ISO 6400.

The Canon 5D MkII isn't all that when in comes to focusing in these conditions, and I was already focusing manually for most of the evening. A really good investment is a focus screen other than the factory provided one. I can manually focus faster and more accurately during those quicker paced action moments with this focus screen.

I shot the couple to the right of the frame noticing how a space around them had grown and wanted to emphasis this if I could.
I quietly shot 6 frames before moving away and letting them go undisturbed. This was the 6th and for me captures everything I felt was unfolding in front of me.

Because I'd had a few seconds to think about the finished shot before I took it, it was a matter of a few seconds to convert this to my black and white custom profile and apply a small amount of noise reduction. Colour would be fine, but for a shot like this stripping out all distractions (like colour) really forces the emotions to shine through.

Shot Using Canon 5D MkII, Sigma 35mm 1.4, ISO 6400, 1/200 second

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