Photographed by Bruno Garcez

Story

When I got to the venue early in the morning I was almost immediately hooked by the wonderful wall of lights behind the bar. Only at the end of the day, they turned on the lights, and then I really wanted to photograph it. In order to get the shot I had imagined, I did have to ask all the staff to leave the bar for a short moment. I only used the light from the bar wall, and the results were just so cool.

I took this photo directly from the camera using the reflections of a mirrored column off to the right and a mobile phone at the bottom to hide several objects that you can see in the frame above! I hid a Laptop, coffee machine, and fire extinguisher. I really loved this spot, but I also didn’t want to stay too long as the staff had to get back to work. So we did move quite quickly.
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Directions

CalmNaturalKissing

“Hey guys, go to each side and I would like you to walk to each other and meet in the middle. Come closer and embrace each other as if you hadn’t seen each other for a long time. Then look into each other’s eyes and then [groom], I want you to kiss the [bride] on her forehead.”
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Composition

Center FramedLeading LinesMid RangeSymmetry

I always try and look to frame the couple within lines, and in this case, it was the lights from the bar.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on Couples heads Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Artificial LightBrightIndoor

Equipment & EXIF

1/200 f/2.8 ISO 2500 WB 4550

Camera

Canon R

Lens

Canon35mm f/1.8 MACRO

Additional Equipment

Iphone

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic Own Presets

This image was edited with

Own Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Wedding / Event Venue Portugal

Alferes do Crasto

Rua do Crasto – Vairão

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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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