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Betsy & Martin



Betsy & Martin had a beautiful Wisconsin vineyard wedding. We captured this image spur of the moment with some sparklers and the bridal party!...
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Betsy & Martin had a beautiful Wisconsin vineyard wedding. We captured this image spur of the moment with some sparklers and the bridal party!
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9 Comments | Report
TeazleW Platinum
 
TeazleW August 29, 2016
What a wonderfully joyful image. The spontaneity shines through so refreshingly - lovely
whenjennannesnaps
 
whenjennannesnaps August 31, 2016
fun!
billgardam Platinum
 
billgardam January 14, 2017
This is great but also the product of some considerable skill and experience. If not, what a lucky capture.
Sam_Jotham
 
Sam_Jotham January 14, 2017
Its a very nice shot....a happy image!!!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 31, 2017
Great capture! Love the energy...so fun! Nice job! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Outdoor Events challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/outdoor-events-fairs-concerts-marketsany-outdoor-event-photo-challenge-by-adavies
atulspecial
 
atulspecial September 21, 2017
Amazingly capture the emotions, love and joy altogether
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
cool photograph with nice details and good contrasts, keep shooting!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
Awesome
mattiasam
 
mattiasam February 08, 2019
wow

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Cottage Winery & Vineyard in Menomonie, Wisconsin on Martin and Betsy's wedding day.
Time
It was after sunset and quite dark out.
Lighting
This was all about the long exposure and source light! I didn't use any external lighting, simply longer exposure with camera on a tripod.
Equipment
Camera: Canon EOS 70D Aperture: f/3.5 ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/40 Focal Length: 18/1 Tripod No flash used
Inspiration
I had leftover sparklers from a previous shoot and this couple was up for trying new things, so we made something beautiful happen! I took the bridal party and a few family members to a small pavilion on the property with a finished floor (I didn't want us to be a fire hazard in fall!) I strive to capture fine-art worthy photos at every wedding. To me it's much more about capturing the feel of the day rather than the perfect pose.
Editing
Yes! I'm a contrast and saturation junkie, and I do my own color correction by eye. I lightly played with the exposure, but mostly clarity and vignette. I work in both Lightroom and Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D, Canon 5Dii, Canon 70d; 35mm f2, 85mm 1.8, 135mm f2, 28-75 f2.8 (Tamron); 600ex-rt ii, 2x 430; tripod, 2 light stands, 2 silver umbrellas, 5-in-1 reflector; Smoke bombs, sparklers, glitter!
Feedback
For set-up I set up my camera on a tripod and then set up the wedding party in this arrangement. It was VERY dark, so I had the bride hold a lighter in front of her face and then I set my focus on her eye, even though we wouldn't be seeing it. I then lit the sparklers and ran out of the shot quickly! The bride and groom shared a kiss while the wedding party cheered! However, I've had a few sparkler photos not work before I figured out my formula for success. To be successful in this business you must be willing to try and fail many times before you get it right! Fail just means First Attempt In Learning, and I've learned a LOT from my photography failures! Once you give up trying your craft becomes stale. Don't let it. This particular image took about 7 shots in quick succession, my bride was getting burned slightly by the sparkler flares, and everyone in the wedding party was a little drunk at this point. Work with what you've got, make the best of any situation, and find the fine-art in the ordinary. It's there, I promise!

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