• Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Natural Light
  • Tiffen Black Pro-Mist Filter
  • soft
  • Single Focus Point
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM
  • Overcast
  • Normal
  • None / Simple
  • Nikon D750
  • Movement
  • afternoon
  • full body
  • Emotive
  • Dancing
  • Continuous
  • City Center
  • Center Framed
  • Autofocus
  • Austria
  • Wide

The story behind the image

This was my first wedding in Los Cabos. In Mexico it is one of the most desired places to get married and that made me very excited. The wedding consisted of a two-day celebration in which they had their civil and their religious ceremony. The photo was taken the second day just at the moment where the excitement and celebration of the party was at its peak.
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I love photographing the party as if the camera was another guest. For the same reason I like to use the same guests as frames to frame my subjects or points of interest. In this case, I was building my image using the guests back as a window that was complemented by the guide lines that the dress created.

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Compositional Rules

Leading Lines


Center FramedWideNatural Frames


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

The photo had to be in group and continuos mode. Due to the low light, if I had used the single mode, I could lose the moment. In addition, due to the constant movement of the subjects, it is more comfortable for me to use a larger focus area that covers the area where my main subject is moving.

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Focus Mode


Focus POints

Single Focus Point

Focused on

Always the face

Equipment &

Fujifilm X-t4
Fujinon 8-16mm f/2.8
1/320 @ f/2.8 ISO8000 WB-AWB

The way the EXIF is written out follows the common photographic method (with the inclusion of White Balance at the end). Here it is broken down:

Shutter Speed @ Aperture ISO White Balance.

Light & Weather

I positioned myself in a place where I knew that eventually, a robotic light from above would backlight Kate.

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Light Type

Artificial Light

Light Quality


Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

Due to the contamination of the different light colors, I decided to go for a black and white image. In addition, the fact that there is such a strong emotion leaving the image in black and white helps to remove any other distraction such as color to only leave the expressiveness of the moment.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom CC
Preset Used
Personal BW Preset


Definitely fast dance moves in a low light environment

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Crank up the ISO to the maximum

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Location Name

El Faro

Location aDDRESS

Camino al Faro 1 Carretera Todos Santos - Los Cabos, Km 54, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S.

Loation Type

Venue next to the beach



Concentrate on how the moment feels, look for the framing to contribute to the narrative of the photo, and do not be afraid to raise the ISO (It is better to have photos with a lot of grain than not to have them at all)

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