Young lovers in the light of a dying sun. EOS Rebel XSi, EF 17-85 4.5-5, at 38mm f5.6, 1/2000, ISO 200
Sometimes photography isn’t too much more than finding, waiting for, looking for the perfect light. This was the first time that I had ever done photography for someone else. A friend of mine asked if I would make photo-cards to lay out on the tables for their daughter’s wedding. This was a former student of mine and I was excited to do it. I went out to scout the location, Neck Point, and noted when sunset was. I had them show up in the hour before sunset and we got some really beautiful light. For this shot I knew that I wanted them in full silhouette so I set them up directly in front of the sun to avoid flare and just kept stopping down the exposure until I got the look that I wanted. This is one of the moments when shooting in digital, is so valuable, getting that instant feedback on what your changes are doing to the exposure let me be sure that I was getting what I wanted. I end up only needing to take it down to -1 EV. I was really happy and it was a lot of fun. A couple of the finished cards are below.