May 2021 // The Wedding Edition

Dramatic Portraits Using Natural Light | Brett Florens

When shooting weddings, the more romantic the better, and nothing says “romance” better than backlighting. Soft backlight, usually in the late afternoon or early morning, is ideal for creating romantic, timeless images. I might use an assistant to bounce in the midtones if needed, but it is not always necessary. Often a good command of your exposure can result in breathtaking images oozing with romance. I use the same method to control my exposure as described when shooting in harsh sunlight. What I ideally look for when shooting backlit images is for a darker background to separate the bride from the backgrounds and accentuate the angelic atmosphere backlighting brings.

settings: f2.8 @ 1/100 iso 800

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