Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Butterfly

Click to enlargeI really like being able to see the world through the eyes of a photographer. Simple things like a butterfly fluttering about as I was in the process of unloading the car from a bridal session. I grabbed my 400mm lens and watched for about 5 minutes. Burned off about 40 images and didn't think much of them, actually deleted them all - except this one. Yes, this is one I want to keep - the very last image caught my eye. The colors and contrast, the texture in the wings the lights to dark greens against the pale ivory of the plant... I couldn't even tell you what kind of butterfly or plant this is (Debra could). But, it made me stop and take notice.

Well, anyway - I like this shot and thought I would share it with y'all.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

AlterCam

View from below the alterWe've used a remote camera in the past to photograph unique angles of a wedding; typically we hoist our camera with a remote trigger and ultra wide angle lens on a very long pole about 15 - 20 feet in the air. This time we placed the camera low and hid the camera below the altar. From this angle we were able to photograph our bride/groom Austin and Candice just at the peak moment as they were exchanging their rings. What I really like about this photograph is the framing by the deacon on the right and the priest on the left, their white robes almost look like columns framing the bride and groom and isolating them from the rest of the room. In the second photo you can see where we hid the camera just below the altar.Location of hidden camera