Wedding Photographer Germany
Wedding Photographer Katrin Küllenberg
I took the picture of the bride in church during the ceremony. The main challenge in most churches for me is the light. I love my camera but ISO is poses a problem.
During church services I always feel pretty challenged. They take so long and during most of the time not much of interest for the photographer is happening. I cannot move around freely but still want to include a broad variety of viewpoints in my story. So after a while, when I have exhausted every angle, I get out my phone or a simple piece of glass and start experimenting. Here I used the glass and tried to incorporate the huge colorful windows of the church.
I was using an Olympus E-M1 and used the 40-150mm. I shot this at 150 mm, f.2.8, Iso 3200, 1/80. The advantage of the camera is that you can turn off the noise but the big problem is ISO. The maximum for this camera is 3200. Taking the image under those circumstances is tricky. Shooting noiselessly the camera does not compensate for any movement and in addition to the challenging camera settings you need to have very steady hands.
Of course, I would love to say, it came out of camera like this, but no. I exposed for her face but her dress and the window were very bright. So I did not see the image as special, at first. But then I remembered that the windows had lots of colors and by burning the lower part and pushing saturation, the colors reappeared. When I look at the protocol, I realize that I spent a lot of time on this one.
I really like it. It took a lot of work but it was worth it. The most important thing for me is that although I worked on it a lot the most important element in the image was there from the beginning: The bride’s contemplation is real and she is all by herself in this moment, not noticing the camera. The beauty is in here and I just helped to bring it out.
Wedding Photography Select’s Thoughts.
A natural pose with the bride looking beautiful. A perfect example of not having much to work with but bringing the best out of the image using the surroundings.
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