Photographed by Bruno Garcez

Story

I had this wedding in a beautiful place in Portugal. Since I normally shoot with a 35mm on my canon, I was able to see this moment as it happened! However, we were testing a Sony Alpha A9 with a 35mm lens and I wanted to explore the camera’s capabilities. I tried to take several shots with different settings and push it to the maximum and really test out this camera. This photo was taken at 1/10000sec and I cropped it as much as could realistically go. This was all just to test the camera, but this shot turned out to be one of my favorites.

I tried to make a different edit to explore the file and keep the haze I made with a piece of old acrylic I had found on the spot. I also decided to shoot this with backlight to find out how far I could recover the photo in post-production. Finally, the couple was genuinely so natural and pretty much embraced the moment they were in and forget entirely about me shooting them.
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Directions

CalmHolding Each otherSerious

“Guys, it’s a beautiful day in a beautiful place – just enjoy this moment together and take it all in. “
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedMid Range

I personally love symmetry and often try and shoot for this. But a piece of advice is, is to shoot a bit wider and then refine your crop while you are editing. It gives you much more control.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on First groom face Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightCloudyAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/10000 f/1.4 ISO 100 WB 5000

Camera

Sony A9

Lens

Sony 35mm f/1.4 ZA

Additional Equipment

Piece of acrylic

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic Bruno Garcez Preset

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Bruno Garcez Preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Vineyard Portugal

Quinta Branca

Quinta Branca N313 Lamego, Portugal

Final tips & Advice

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Bruno Garcez

Photographer Portugal Canon R 35mm
I’M A SELF TAUGHT PORTRAIT AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, BASED IN PORTUGAL. MY STYLE IS EDITORIAL AND AIRY. I’M ALSO A PASSIONATE ARTISAN AND CERTIFIED REIKI MASTER.
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