Friday, May 30, 2008

The reception

After the ceremony there is the reception, with its mix of formality and informality. The traditional speeches from the bridal party, the cutting of the cake and the bridal waltz are excellent sources for photographs; as well as the relaxing and mingling of the guests.

So the photographer is still busy during this part of the wedding too. This cake cutting photo is from the wedding of Elizabeth (Sarah's sister) and Aidan about 18 months ago. There was a professional photographer employed for this wedding, so I was conscious of not getting in his way. It is important to remember that the pro is making his living, and therefore deserves to have the key positions for taking his pictures.

If I were taking this photo again, I would be more conscious of the harsh shadows behind the bride and groom. Even if I were not able to move to a different position, I should have been able to take the flash off camera to a higher position so that the shadows were hidden behind the subjects.

EXIF: Nikon D70; Nikkor 17-55mm DX; ISO 200; 1/60 sec; f4.5.


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