Entries in Wedding (38)
Photography is so much about timing for the right expression, light, etc., etc. One of my VERY favorite times to photograph is shortly after the sun goes down. Right after it goes down you get the soft nice directional light from where the sun went down, then comes the blue :-) In Norway we would have what we called the blue hour, a whole hour most of the year to still photograph after it was down. This is a perfect time for tungsten spots. In this bridal image, photographed at an old sugar factory in Idaho, I also added a bunch of candles inspired by my dear friend, Indra Leonardi (Indonesia), one of the best photographers in the world. I used a Vector 3 mill candle spotlight with an 8×10 diffusion foil (see my blog, Sep.28th named: Here is the lamp I told you about yesterday!) Back light is another Vector light with no diffusion held by the make up artist one floor down! The balance to get the blue evening sky and everything timed right lasted for maybe 3 min? In this part of the world it gets dark so fast, so it is more like the blue 10 minutes. I was ready when the sun went down, and just test shot and waited until the TIMING was right.It helps to have a patient customer like beautiful Amanda was, she loved it, bought a 20×24 inch print from this exposure. Thank you for helping me make one of my all time favorite images.
Photographing People Part 1 (All levels)
Salt Lake City, Utah, January 26th, 2008
Photographing People, part one in a three part series, is a fast-paced seminar style class for those looking to take their technique to the next level. It’s about lighting, perspective, color and creativity. Best of all, it’s about the thought process behind solving challenging situations. The class size is small, limited to 15 students, so you are sure to get the personal contact needed to understand the techniques. There will be diplomas for each student at the end of the course. You will learn:
Outdoor Lighting-reflective, subtractive, diffused, tungsten and other location lighting techniques. Midday sun? No problem!
Indoor Lighting-effective, powerful and simple set ups.
Perspective-choose the right lenses and f-stops; a must for top notch photographs.
Posing-how to do it, avoid it and some options in between.
Digital Workflow-learn to be efficient so you still have a life. We will demonstrate and have for sale the Photoshop actions that cut our computer time in half without compromising quality.
Photoshop Actions-your move-in expert.
Color vs. black and white-how and when to use both.
Proofing-we’ll demonstrate a digital proofing system that let’s others enjoy viewing large images without risking copyright infringements.
Inspiration-no burn out here, how to get and stay inspired!
Photo Demonstration with Model-see the techniques put into practice so you will go home technically prepared to ROCK!
It will be held at the new SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Salt Lake City Downtown 625 South 300 West it is very close to Pictureline and if you need a room for the night ask for the Pictureline rate! We start at 11am and go to 6pm with a lunch break. It will be so much fun, hope for bright midday sun, so we can do some great solutions for that. WELCOME!
Enrollment and Tuition, see: education at kennethlinge.com.
PS. Save by enrolling in the Complete Photographing People course today! (Parts 1-3)
PSS. It will be another 3 day Wedding School at Pictureline March 5-8th 2008.
Video Courtesy of davidperryfilms.com
I'm getting in the mood for Christmas. Like most Norwegians, I love candles, they set such a nice mood.I came across this picture from a beautiful Wedding in a castle outside Stockholm, Sweden, a few years ago. Everyone lit a candle and passed it up to the wedding couple who put it in a heart shaped candleholder. I love the mood and the repetition of the heart behind them as well. Make sure you have a good tripod and release cable for times like these.
It is so important to get expressions like this one during a wedding ceremony. My favorite lens for a ceremony is my Canon 28-300 L lens. You can move so fast from situation to situation and get close like in this image without disturbing the moment. Light, technique,and style is all important, but a great EXPRESSION is the difference maker, a must in a truly great portrait whatever mood it is.
I was in a wonderful home on the river in Idaho photographing the wedding cake, when this beautiful flower girl came into the room. I was at that moment using a tripod, long exposure and natural light. Wanting to get a great picture of the girl and use the room as a background I decided to have her lean on a wall by the entry way to create some distance so I could blur out my background a bit. All I was missing there was really good light! It was solved in a snap by opening the entry door and there it all came together. I love warm tones in people photography and so do most clients.