Wedding Workshop Four | Photographing The Couple: 4 Ways To Make Any Location Work
4 Ways To Make Any Location Work
In an outdoor location loaded with obstacles, you can use Angle, Exposure, Aperture and Composition to alter your environment to make the scene better than it actually is.
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1. LOCATION SCOUT FOR ANGLES
When choosing a location we look for one that allows us to work different angles. We shot at a lower angle and used the foreground to alter the environment. To achieve the same compression, we suggest using a 85 mm.
2. ADJUST THE APERTURE
With a shallow aperture at f/1.4 we are able to blur out the distractions and compress the background. By setting our white balance to 7000K we are able to achieve warmer tones throughout the image. One of our quick and easy tips to mimic Golden Hour is using a LED light string over the corner of the lens to simulate sun flare – you can see more here!
3. SET THE EXPOSURE
The Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO are part of what we like to call the Exposure Triangle. Understanding how each of these components functions is crucial to getting the image we want. See more on how to achieve a perfect exposure every time in this video:
4. SET THE COMPOSITION
When working on a time-crunch, using our 5 posing techniques helps to easily communicate with our clients, we call it our Foundation Posing Framework:
- Open up
When scouting locations, look for areas suitable for wide and tight shots to limit how far and often the couple will need to move. This is also a great trick for getting multiple compositions within one scene by moving around and seeing which angles to photograph from.
For example, in this scene we positioned the couple in the middle of the trees to eliminate the distracting background and then used the veil to create more interest. You can see 4 creative ways we use the veil in our wedding photography by clicking here.
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