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Wedding Photographer Italy. Clara Bigaretti shares a wedding photography technique.

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I took the shot in an Italian castle, when the bride was about to move to the church.

I went upstairs as I was immediately inspired by the light that came through the window inside the room where Carlotta (the bride) was getting ready, there was a full harmony, I love this atmosphere, What I mean is that this is an never ending atmosphere, where there is no beginning and no end, it is not a countable time. I am drawn by the dim light, I think that often shadows tell more than light in photojournalism. So when I find a dimly lit area I try use it as much and as best of possible.

When Carlotta started go downstairs I decided to follow her steps in the distance, I use the handrail in front of me to angle the shots . I usually prefer vertical, anchored and elegant perspectives, but in this case I decide to align myself with the diagonal of the handrail, and keep the window on a falling diagonal perspective.

When I am composing the frame, I abstract myself to see the canvas of the volumes around me, I adore this moment of the shot, I move my camera till all the lines converge in the better place and suddenly I hear a click, this is the better perspective for me.

I took a sequence of three pictures, one where the bride is illuminated, this one and a third one. This is my favourite. The wedding veil captures all the light and the bridesmaid's foot is still hanging, it does not touch the ground, the bride is in the background and her shape breathes expectations.

I did not do anything complicated, I shoot at 3200 ISO, since I love the texture and I prefer not using artificial lights (I recently started to go up to 16000 iso) and set the aperture at 2.8, the focal length at 24 millimeters, personally the best setting for me and wedding reportage, I could obtain a wide overview, include a lot of details without the false atmosphere of the extreme wide-angle lens.

My camera is a Canon 5D MKII lens canon 24-70 f2.8

Minimum post processing, just the usual development in raw, definition and contrast, black etc.

I am excited you asked me for a technical description about this picture I adore, I think it describes fully my work, natural but also creative.





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