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Learn Wedding Photography: Posed Pictures in a Church

More info at: http://www.fstoppers.com/weddingdvd This is a short excerpt from the 14 hour long wedding tutorial: How To Become A Professional Commercial Wed…
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34 Responses to Profile portrait photography with natural light

  • Sam Grooms says:

    I have a major crush on Imogen. 😛 So pretty and personable.

  • kevin bellanger says:

    you are AWESOME!

  • WeeklyImogen says:

    Profile portrait photography with natural light :)

  • Blargal D'Alien says:

    Have you thought of silhouette profile images,using only the outline of
    your face,as the main subject?

  • blue28119 says:

    Very educational films there great i try to learn from them all
    thankyou both again i look forward to seeing them at the weekend every
    week. Still love the shirt and tie photos imogen is so smart in them.

  • erozzz says:

    Very nice set of pictures.. i wish i can have a model as beautiful as you
    imogen.. anyway, thanks for the tip.. really helped me compose much better!

  • ReclusiveMountainMan says:

    Great video. Looks like the 50mm is a preferred focal length for a number
    of these profile shots. I also noticed you used a 24 and a 40mm. What lens
    were you using? A zoom or primes? Thank you.

  • Satyajit Mukhopadhya says:

    again a nice video from you

  • Daniel Gomez says:

    Hey, I just wanted to say that I subscribed only because you’re beautiful
    but now I feel like I’m starting to care about photography. But also,
    you’re beautiful.

  • Ian M says:

    Once pointed out it’s a nice contrast seeing a profile shot in comparison
    to a front facing, more direct photograph. They both engage the viewer in
    different ways. I think with a profile picture we look “into” a photograph
    more, whereas with others we may feel there is more of a connection to the
    person before us. Them looking out at us.

  • Robb Wilson says:

    Even though Mark is using a digital camera, does he ever bracket his
    exposures — going a little over exposed or a little under exposed — and
    then decide which works for him when he can take the time to look at them
    later on? Digital photography has made using window light and natural light
    outdoors easier because one can see what they are getting as they shoot.
    And the higher ISO don’t effect the picture quality as much as shooting on
    film. I think what both of you are doing is great and I anxiously wait for
    more new photographs of Imogen.

  • Andrew Frost says:

    Very interesting and thought provoking as usual. 

  • stagespectre says:

    I’m reading : Internal Distraction

    Good video.

  • Stan DaMan says:

    Cool video! Thanks for the points. Really appreciate it. Quick comment: you
    have a lovely smile. I recommend you trying to be a bit more generous with
    your smile during the shots. A nice sincere smile could go a long way. Have

  • Mark Treen says:

    Tips for using studio #flash indoors for big group. #Photography
    His title says wedding but it works for anything.

  • Sean Scarmack says:

    Ironically, the photo at 4:59 has shadows on the back row people right
    after he said thats not what you wanted and thats why you shoot into a wall
    or ceiling instead of a soft box or umbrella. 

  • Mark Treen says:

    Tips for using studio #flash indoors for big group. #Photography
    His title says wedding but it works for anything.

  • gr murugan says:

    very nice and new technique i ever not seen in india chennai church so far,
    and church not allowed 

  • kirk clark says:

    When starting out as a professional with no wedding pictures, How do you
    get work when the first thing clients want to see are Photos.

  • عمار الشايب says:

    Thx 4 this good video.
    In last case (walls and cieling are dark) can we direct these 2 prophoto d1
    monolights to the group of people. Is there a good setup using them and
    avoid getting harsh lights and high shaddows?

  • Barky Von Schnauzer says:

    At least you figured it out, that’s what we get paid for.

  • neirad537 says:

    I’ve bounce light with a 250 in a high ceiling church with no problem. You
    may need to increase the ISO a bit but it will work with little to no noise

  • Chris Helms says:

    In those instances where it’s an all wood/off-color paint church would you
    bring out a big bedsheet to bounce light off of, or massive 4×8 pieces of
    foam core, or a v-flat or two? Something like that?

  • JM Lubag says:

    this is a freaking great tip! thanks!

  • gotDesign says:

    soft light? I see some harsh shadow on some of those shot…

  • Patrick Hall says:

    Usually not, I can’t fit a large studio sized V-flat in my SUV and without
    a ladder, there really isn’t any way or time to hang a bed sheet. If you
    absolutely cannot bounce light then the next best options is to use large
    collapsible umbrellas that you can shoot through. They are fast, provide a
    large soft light, and if you gang 2 of them up near each other you can
    provide large soft light similar to bouncing off a big wall.

  • Fstoppers Fans says:

    Yeah you really can’t do this effectively. For one, in most cases your base
    exposure still has some ambient light contributing to the image. If you
    gelled your flash you would have to kill all the ambient otherwise you’d
    have a crazy two tone color cast. Also, it’s very very tough if not
    impossible to “reverse” the bounce flash color with gels. Your best option
    is to directly light the group from far away as close on axis as possible
    to avoid shadows on people in the group

  • TheTorontoist says:

    Great lesson in how NOT to shoot a wedding – the photos are pretty bad.
    Might appeal to a massive gear-head – not so much to a decent photographer
    or a discriminating client.

  • GarGuitar83 says:

    If I were you, I’d do some research on Pentax models. They perform very
    well, out-performing comperable Canon and Nikon models in some areas of
    performance. And all (or nearly all) Pentax Lenses can be used on any
    Pentax camera…so they are easy to find used. I’ve been using Pentax for
    years and have been very happy with them. AND they are a fraction of the
    cost of the other two big name brands. Just an idea…

  • Fstoppers Fans says:

    If you bought Hurley’s, shoot us an email. You must have missed the
    preorder 🙂

  • Ana Maria Mendez says:

    Muchas gracias

  • pursueadventure says:

    Any talk of a bundle deal Peter Hurley + wedding?

  • Patrick Hall says:

    If you shoot RAW you can change the white balance in Lightroom to get a
    better color result. If you are bouncing off reddish walls, you will have
    to cool the entire WB and then tweak the green/magenta slider until the
    colors start looking normal to the eye

  • Fstoppers Fans says:

    I have done this before if the ceremony is completely dark and the ceilings
    are too high for normal bounce flash with speed lights. As long as the
    flash is firing into the ceiling, most people can’t tell it’s way more
    powerful than a normal point and shoot camera, it just looks like flash to
    them. It would be distracting if you took 100 photos with it during the
    ceremony, I just save it for processional, recessional, first kiss shots
    and shoot natural the other times.


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