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This image was created in a couple’s photographic editorial where the biggest challenge we had was to try to convey a message of diversity to our city’s wedding market, showing new visual and structural possibilities for a wedding for two.

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How did you direct your subject(s)?

In this photo, I asked the couple to position the bouquet in front of their faces so that they hide behind the flowers. I asked them to hold hands while they were doing it and stand in a frontal position facing me.

What did you say?

Okay boys now face me, hold hands and hide your face behind the bouquet to cover your face.

How did you compose your image?

I tried to center the couple exactly in the middle of my frame and made a more open plan in the image in order to convey a feeling of amplitude. I was concerned to make sure that the arm of the two that is covering the face would not be cut by the horizon line, thus bringing a division to the image

How and what did you focus on?

In this specific image, the focus was the least of my worries because I wanted to bring contrasts between the still subject and the camera movement I made to create this effect of low-speed movement.

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How did you use the light in your image?

We had a very cloudy day, so the light was very diffused and the sun didn’t actually come out. With that, the photo in terms of light was made with a very neutral light which in a way helped to make the image more focused because of the effect I was aiming to create.

What was the gear & settings you used?

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Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II

Filter

None

Other

None

Shutter Speed

1/6

Aperture

f/20

ISO

100

White Balance

Auto

How did you edit your image & what did you use?

The photo came out of the camera a little overexposed and that’s why in post-production after applying my preset I made the exposure correction adjustments by approximately 2 points.
I tried to darken the image a little more to get more details as a whole since it was made without the focus set on purpose.

Software Used

Lightroom

Preset

DiogoPerez Flat 1

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What challenges did you face?

The biggest challenge for this image was to create the movement I wanted in the camera with the couple remaining still to bring that feeling of static / movement. I had to redo the image a few times to get the result I wanted because in some moments the movements I made were very fast and lost information in the photo, in others they were very slow and didn’t bring the effect I wanted.
Finding that balance was the hardest.

How did you solve them?

The solution to this was trial and error, adjusting the speed and moderating my movements.

Can you share any last thoughts or advice?

I believe that the most important thing when we have an idea for an image is to really insist on what we want until we get it done.

Pursuing simplicity and a clean frame can have a greater impact than we imagine, especially when we have a light condition where we don’t have such a large volume generated by natural light.

Diogo Perez

Shooting since

2011

Current Home

Brazil

Website

Instagram

I am a person driven by the new, a complete experiencer who likes to meet people and connect with them. photography entered my life giving me this possibility to connect and experience the new with each shot.

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