"A Beautiful You"
©David A. Ziser
I was just asked recently why I don't shoot more journalistically at a wedding. Well, I have to tell you I do - more so than any other photographer in the Cincinnati area. When you are putting down 3500 images on a job, I can tell ya' – I’m not posing them all. Most of my coverage is shot in an editorial manner, I just don't feature them here at DPT. I'm still a big fan of flattering the people that I photograph in front of my camera. That's why, in addition to all the editorial imagery I create, my favorites are still my "signature" images that my clients enjoy. Today I am featuring one such image. It was made during last week's PSW Pre-Con shoot and I like how this image features and flatters the bride in the beautiful surrounds of the church. For me, it's more that just "running and gunning" to get the shots for the bride and groom. It's about "crafting" an image with lighting, composition, color, and expression. That folks, is where the fun is for me. I love working for the finished result. Notice how the lines in the ceiling and even the curve of the front arch all lead to the bride. Notice too how my off camera flash created the beautiful lighting on the bride's face, how it picked up and accentuated the detail in her gown, how it added "dimension" to my shot. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 22mm, F5.6 @ 1/125 second, ISO 400. Lighting from the left - Quantum through Zumbrella 8 feet away, 1/4 power. This shot made with the 18-200mm IS lens would make a beautiful 24"x36" enlargement. Heck, I might just print it up on the new printer;~) Enjoy! -David