Inside the Veil

If you’ve never used live view in your camera, now is the time. When setting up a shot from inside the veil, live view gives a more accurate representation of the lighting and lens flares that occur when the veil conceals the lens. Although using live view is not absolutely necessary, it is a helpful tool worth mentioning.

Tips for shooting inside the veil:

  • Wide angle lens (24/35mm)
  • Wide aperture prime ideal
  • Expose for dynamic range
  • Veil to conceal lens
  • Control flare with fingers or gobo
  • Don’t over conceal
  • Shoot for good shape

Remember, when shooting with a wide angle lens, we recommend keeping your couple more towards the center of the frame to avoid distorting them.