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The kiss – wedding photography

And here they are: my sister and my brother-in-law and I must say that I’m very pleased with this shot. I don’t mean to gloat but this is not bad for a first timer. The composition really works here under the magnolia tree in the garden of my parents. I got my sister in it with here eyes open (she really blinks a lot) and smiling with the bouquet in her hands and being kissed. I made sure that there wasn’t any background interference and the background is nicely out of focus so that all the attention goes to the happy couple.


But, a word of caution to everybody in the same situation I was (shooting my sisters wedding). It was a lot of work, really a lot of work and the big negative side is that you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the day, I was only busy with making photo’s because I didn’t want to miss a photo moment. I didn’t have any time for the rest of the family and friends. But, if my other sister ever decides to get married and she would ask my to be the photographer I wouldn’t hesitate to take up that job. It’s a great learning curve and if I mess-up she wouldn’t get mad at me :-)


I shot this scene in Manual exposure and I used a flash in this shot. It was a very sunny day and this created a lot of hard shadows, by using the flash the shadows disappeared. I had to make sure that the little details got in this shot to, like the bouquet, the hair lying on her shoulder and his hand (a few fingers) visible on her back. But these are tings I like to have in a shot but to everyone his own and that’s the beauty of photography, everyone has his own opinion and objectives.


Ps. because this was my first wedding photography job every, I would love the get some feedback from you and tell me were and what I can improve. Really, I don’t mind criticism I can only learn and grow from that.


Camera: Canon EOS 5D MarkII

Exposure: sec (1/200)

Aperture: f/4.5

Focal Length: 73mm

ISO Speed: 100


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Taken on April 24, 2010