There are many times when your shooting location may not give you the best options for capturing beautiful portraits. That was not the case at a recent wedding. We were working in a beautiful, well appointed home that offered many places to shoot.
I chose the large bay window as my background for many of the family shots. It offered a clear, unobstructed view of the beautiful exterior foliage which I rendered much lighter with my lighting and exposure combinations.
My main challenge was to keep the reflection of my shoot throw Zumbrella from showing up on any of the window’s very reflective surfaces. Once we had that under control, the rest was easy.
Yesterday I mentioned that I was shooting with my 7 foot monster umbrella - reflections could have been a major problem. I wanted to take the chance because of the very soft quality of light the large umbrella afforded the shoot.
The next challenge was to frame up the subjects against the bay window so that it made for the best background for the photographs. That meant the use of a much longer focal length lens.
Everything came together very well for the shoot. Why not hit the PLAY button below and enjoy the show and see how I pulled it off.