Lighting a Couple

One thing that I wanted to do this year was to attend more workshops. I started this last year, and for me, I learn better at a workshop than reading. But the bottom line how you do it is to practice what you learn. It is one thing doing it once at a workshop, but another when you do it by yourself over and over. One lighting that is very popular with couples is the backlight scene. I have done this many times with a flash. Once again, I wanted to learn more with constant light and to work with IceLight by Westscott. I enjoy working with it. The significant advantage of continuous light is that you can see what you are getting.

Couple lit with a Icelight in Indianapolis.

Couple lit with a Icelight in Indianapolis.

I have been using for about four months my Canon EOS R. Using the 50mm1.2 I went with 2.8 to blur out the classroom. Setup for the highlights and let everything else go dark. In Lightroom, I increased the shadows just little and some sharpening and a photo I think shows the love of this couple. I am looking forward to this year working more with constant light. In this scenario, it was perfect for the conditions and fast. Just what you need at a wedding. Could this be used with a flash? Absolutely, after all, light is light. It’s about speed in this case and setup and again the right condition for this in a very low light situation. One more thing that makes this picture work is the spacing of the couples. To make it work, I believe you need it. To many times everyone wants foreheads touching. It’s your art, but I feel you need space.