AsÂ photographers, we have a lot of choices when it comes to lighting and how to shoot an image. At times it is overwhelming and can really paralyze you if you are not careful. One thing that Dan and I do, which I know is not innovative or anything, is take test shots of each other when we are preparing for a big lighting change. It sometimes takes a few tries with a few different methods, before we get the images that we want. I know there areÂ photographersÂ out there who instantly know what to do in every lighting situation, but until we are those photographers, Dan and I will think ahead.
Here are some photos of us making mistakes andÂ crackingÂ ourselves up before the exit.
And here are the results of us making sure we were prepared and ready to go when Becky and Aaron left the venue.
Camera Settings: ISO 640, Aperture 2.8, Shutter 1/125 with a Gary Fong Lightsphere on the flash.
I hope this helps at least one photographer nail that shot that was intimidating them lighting-wise. Go for it!