Before
the Shoot

Location Equipment
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This image was taken during one of our all-time favorite Styled Shoots. Back then we used to live in Munich, Germany. We got the idea for this shoot when we accidentally passed by a camel farm in Bavaria! Did you guys know there were camels in Germany? Us neither!

This immediately leads to the idea of a Moroccan themed wedding shoot. We told all our favorite wedding vendors about the idea and they were in! Then we went to all the flea markets in order to buy old rugs. We organized this amazing dress which is a real Boho dream. The beautiful couple (which was not a couple) but damn, they look good together! Of course, we organized 2 camels for pictures as well. We wanted to create a whole story – from the ceremony till the first dance, with a couple of sessions at sunset plus two camels. A lot of organizations as you can imagine. We’ve found a date, found a beautiful place for the ceremony and the couple shoot, but where should we do the first dance? When we went home from location scouting we again, accidentally passed an old barn. We went to the farm to ask the owner if it was okay if we set up a light installation at his old barn door to take photos. He was obviously confused about us but offered us to use his plugs for the lights. The setup turned out so beautiful that we thought we should do a cool shot, just standing under the light chains before dancing.
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Location

Location Name

Valley, Bavaria, Germany

Location aDDRESS

83626 Valley, Deutschland

Country

Germany

Location TYPE

Barn

Equipment

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Flash

none

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L

Lens Filter

None

Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

During
the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Directions

Tags

Calm Posed Serious Looking into the camera Standing apart

Description

We asked the couple to stand exactly in the middle of the barn door. We asked them to hold hands in the middle and to look into our camera. We told Jenny to let the bouquet just hang.

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What was said

“Guys, get in the middle of the door, right under the light chains. Would you get next to each other and hold hands in the middle. Leave a little gap between you. Now look in the camera.. like a cool look – don’t smile for this one.”

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Composition

Why I composed the way I did

We kept the couple in the middle of the frame holding hands under the light chains and the antler. Their hands should be exactly in the center. The composition is very symmetric and we have the light chains as leading lines pointing to the center.

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Tags

Center Framed Leading Lines Full Body Symmetry Natural Frames

Focus

Focus mode

single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

The Brides face

Focus description

Our focus point was on Jenny’s head. Both of their heads are on the same line so Benny would not fall out of focus.

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Shutter Speed

1/200

Aperture

f/1.8

ISO

1000

White Balance

Auto

Other Light Sources
No additional light sources were used.
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Light &
Exposure

How the light was used

The only light source we had were the light chains. Due to the fact that it was completely dark around us, the lighting was super clear and there was no strange mix of artificial and natural light. Also we used dimmer on every single light chain to create the perfect image.

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Tags

Artificial Light Dark Night Lanterns

After
the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &
Presets

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used
How I edited this image

Since the light was amazing due to the clean artificial light that surrounded the couple, we didn’t need a lot of adjustments. We used our CxR Preset to give the pic the color look we love. We increased the whites to create a bit more contrast and made sure that the blacks don’t get too dark.

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Conclusion

Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

In this image the main challenge was not to finally press the shutter. There’s so much more besides the actual photography, that makes this image special.. To find the ideal spot and to set up everything in time, was the real challenge.

Solutions I found

The location found was pure luck! As for the setup, we’ve had an amazing team gathered around us to set everything up while we were taking pictures with the camels.

Advice

Whenever you plan a creative project, make sure to connect with vendors who share the same vision. It’s important to be on the same page in order to achieve the results you have imagined.
Invest time in location scouting, planning, and preparing. The pics will only be as good as your preparation.
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Photographed by

Chris & Ruth

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