WASIO Wedding Photography Tips – Imitating sun:
A few weeks ago we photographed Kathy + Ned's wedding. For their on location photos we went to Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Dominican University has a very beautiful campus; the buildings have a classical english feel to them. Some of the challenges we encountered were timing of the sun because it kept going behind the clouds and the tall buildings. Instead of losing the time we had waiting for the sun to appear at the right moment, we improvised by imitating the sun. We used 2 Canon 600ex-rt speedlites – one was on the camera and the other was on a light stick placed behind Kathy and Ned. The speedlight on the camera was set as master. We disable the flash on it since we really didn't need it. The one on the light stick was set to slave. Both speedlights were in Group A. Since ETTL doesn't work well when using the flash for backlighting, we always use them in manual mode. We love the new Canon flashes! Build-in radio signal transmission is fantastic. We love RadioPoppers but with the new flashes we simply don't need them anymore. So one less piece of equipment to worry about.
We asked them to kiss softly and because of the two speedlights, we got this cool natural light and shadow through the umbrella that they were behind. Looks exactly as though the sun was beaming out behind them. Check out the two photos below, one is behind the scenes and the other is the outcome.
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