Featured Wedding Portrait – Aimi

04 Mar


I love taking pictures at weddings (though I don’t like being hired to do so). Haven’t taken any wedding photos for a long time so it was nice to be able to do so at my cousin’s wedding.

This one was a quick one as I was not the official wedding photographer. I just brought my EF 85mm f/1.2 L on my 1D Mark III. She was sitting on her bed with her face facing the window on the her right. Available light only and no flash was used as fill in. I find that knowledge of light and how to use it has been the single biggest contributor to improvements in my photography (and it also the single biggest obstacle).

I have been getting a lot of dud shots with the 85mm f/1.2 lately especially when shot wide open. Not only is careful focussing is needed, careful positioning of the lens relative to the face is also required.

Canon EOS 1D Mark III EF 85mm f/1.2 L
f/1.2 1/250th ISO 400 Aperture Priority


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3 responses to “Featured Wedding Portrait – Aimi

  1. mmachado1

    March 19, 2008 at 8:37 am

    She is a beautiful bride. I love the colours that the brides wear over there.

  2. visuallens

    March 20, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Good wedding photograph. A good camera Canon 1D Mark lll and with a good potrait lens Canon EF 85mm. And you are a good photographer too.

  3. machjakub

    December 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    First photo i have seen from you.
    It is really very beautiful and somewhat especial. That small extra pop is maybe done by the light you write about. I like it.


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