talynsherer
talynsherer

Antelope Island Bride



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songbrd
 
songbrd February 06, 2014
What a GORGEOUS dress!!! I would love to have my wedding there!
DanK Premium
 
DanK March 03, 2014
Well shot. Nice composition!
marylousanders
 
marylousanders December 26, 2014
Wow, he captured toe moment...
verity PRO+
 
verity February 04, 2015
wow, beautifully lit gorgeous shot
tinawiley PRO+
 
tinawiley April 01, 2015
Beautiful bride, beautiful island.
tarasjobse
 
tarasjobse April 02, 2015
the scenery the dress the capture its wonderful
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 06, 2015
amazing shot ,love your style
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 11, 2016
Gorgeous picture! Love the scenery and lighting
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 11, 2016
Gorgeous picture! Love the scenery and lighting
pietnel
 
pietnel June 11, 2016
Wow amazing well done

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Antelope Island out in the Great Salt Lake of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Time
We shot this photo around mid-day just past noon.
Lighting
The lighting on this photo was the difficult due to the harshness of a mid-day sun and a cloudless sky. In order to balance the light out to get a proper exposure I had an assistant bounce the light off camera left while setting up a speedlight on camera right.
Equipment
For this shot I used a Canon 7D with a 17-40mm L f4 lens. The camera was tripod mounted with my assistant using a reflector disk while I managed a Canon 430 ex flash off to the side.
Inspiration
This was part of a bridal shoot series where the bride wanted to showcase her dress out at the Great Salt Lake. Many photographers in the area resort to doing photoshoots at the famous Salt Flats so I wanted to try something different. The colors in the rocks matched with those of her dress while the blue sky gave a nice contrast to the warm tones. I approached this more as a fashion shoot than a bridal shoot focusing on glamour lighting and color palette overall.
Editing
I chose a panoramic crop on this image to bring a new style to the typical portrait image. After slight adjustments to color tones, contrast, highlights and shadows I went on to do basic skin tone corrections.
In my camera bag
My equipment is generally as basic as it can get. My Canon 7D is my only body with a battery pack grip attached, I have a 70-200mm for telephoto images, a 17-40 for wide angle and a 50mm for general portrait work. I always carry my tripod, reflector and 430ex camera with me. Having limited options in my bag allows me to push myself to be creative with how I approach an image. Rather than taking an easier way to get the final shot using more updated equipment, I am forced to slow down and take my time developing a plan for the final shot using the limited gear at my disposal.
Feedback
My advice to anyone shooting a bridals or portraiture in general is to really think about the final piece and how each and every element will tell your story. From composition to the color tonality in the image every element of the photograph must interact with each other to give your viewer an overall glimpse into your vision. Most people want to rush through portrait sessions and snap hundreds of images to give their clients. This usually ends up with a few great shots being overshadowed by otherwise rushed and sloppy work. Slow down, evaluate the image and communicate to the subject. If something is not working, say so and let them know how to improve the image. Most subjects I shoot are not models nor do they get photos taken very often. It's my job to get them comfortable and have them practice a few poses and techniques before I even pick up the camera. In harsh lighting such as this I tell my subjects to close their eyes, relax their brow and then open them on the count of three. This process is repeated several times with changes in the way they hold their breath to the expression on their face. If you're not getting the look you're going for, find a sample image that you can show them to help them mirror that look.

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