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Timbo
 
Timbo September 13, 2014
Very simple and very effective....well done
scottdonschikowski
 
scottdonschikowski October 30, 2014
Sweet Shot! That backlighting is perfect!
zhouzhh PRO+
 
zhouzhh November 05, 2014
Beautiful and simple shot!
gatorchaser
 
gatorchaser February 06, 2015
wicked
BillTsoiPhotography
 
BillTsoiPhotography February 15, 2015
Very creative and good use of backlighting.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset February 15, 2015
Beautiful and very effective. BRAVO!
scottlandonblake PRO+
 
scottlandonblake February 16, 2015
Top marks for creativity. One of the best human photos I've seen on Viewbug!

Landon
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 12, 2015
Wonderful mono image. Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
DaylightReader PRO
 
DaylightReader March 26, 2015
I love the way they form (almost) a heart between them! Amazing skill and emotion.
sachinus2010 PRO
 
sachinus2010 April 30, 2015
Awesome !! Congrats !!
lito
 
lito June 24, 2015
Beautiful...
VHiggins
 
VHiggins June 25, 2015
such beautiful lighting! congratulations!
sarahdarvill
 
sarahdarvill August 22, 2015
You should enter this in my Happiness photo challenge :-)
This is the link...
viewbug.com/challenge/happiness-photo-challenge-by-sarahdarvill
SusanRoseW
 
SusanRoseW September 02, 2015
Absolutely love this shot!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this at a friends wedding that I was photographing in Autumn 2014
Time
The photo was taken late a night, outdoors so that there was very limited ambient light to deal with
Lighting
The only lighting was a single flashgun on a remote trigger placed on the opposite side of the subject
Equipment
Canon 5DIII, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, flashgun + wireless trigger
Inspiration
I went outside when the wedding party had calmed down and noticed that the area outside where we'd done photos earlier in the day was now in complete darkness. I then had the idea to see if I could produce a silhouette outline to tell a story without really showing anything
Editing
A slight tweak to clarity and contrast and converting to monochrome
In my camera bag
2x 5DIII's used for weddings + 7DII for action. Sigma 35 f1.4 A, 50 f1.4 A, 85 f1.4. Canon 17-40 f4, 100mm IS macro, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, Sigma 120-300 OS HSM
Feedback
A silhouette shot like this is taken in such a dark conditions that autofocus is impossible and even manual focus is tricky to see, so I asked the groom to hold my phone between them with the screen on and facing me so I could use my liveview to manually focus to the correct distance

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