Last dance

A father giving away his beloved daughter in her wedding day.

A father giving away his beloved daughter in her wedding day.
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at a wedding dance floor, inside an Hacienda at the center of Mexico.
It was about 6 pm, the sun was already falling.
The lighting was very peculiar. The natural light was diminishing in the outside and it was a cloudy day, but it was filtering below the roof into the dance floor in a very soft manner. There were also a few light pointing to the couple, and I used a flash on camera but pointing off the frame to get a rebound light.
Nikon D5000, Flash Yongnuo YN-560 IV.
The bride is a very dear friend of mine, so I know that her relationship with her father is very special. They live in two different locations, so they don't see each other very often. In addition, she is the only daughter of the siblings, so I expected this moment to be very emotional. The song that they chose for the dance (You've got a friend - James Taylor) completed the ambiance perfectly. I waited for the best framing and more expressive gestures, and voilá!
I enhanced the shadows and the colors since the ambiance light was soft, also increased the contrast.
In my camera bag
My D5000, a couple of lenses (28mm and 50mm), flash Yongnuo YN560 IV and some opticals aids.
Try to get to know to the people in your photo before the moment, because having a background about their feelings and thinking let you visualize what can you expect from them at the moment when you start to shot. That allows you to be ready and don't miss any great shot.

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