Photographed by Farbklang Photography

Story

Diving into another world during a kiss was the inspiration behind this photo. Not only to show one moment but add a second layer of conscience. We’ve always loved reflections and the use of mirrors. Mostly we use mirrors to show the bride or groom during the getting-ready part of their wedding day. The challenge behind this photo was on the one hand the positioning of the mirrors and on the other hand the lighting.

The neon sign right behind the couple was so bright in the barely lit room, so the right exposure was an absolute challenge. If we turned off the neon light, the exposure would be much easier but we didn’t want to miss the background layer which makes the composition more interesting. So we used an external steady lamp to brighten up the front a little bit. The natural and warm character was also important so we aimed to keep it present.

We felt quite excited to both capture the reflection and to work against the super bright neon sign in the back. The next time we would add more light from the front. We always try to keep a light mood during our sessions and try to give more prompts than poses. The shown picture was the mixture of a posed base (position of the mirrors) and a prompt.
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Directions

CalmPosedKissing

“So let´s take some more artsy photos. We would love each of you to hold the mirror in your hand and try to reflect the other one`s face in the mirror. It would be great if you could hold the mirror in this position. But it´s no big deal, if not. So really don´t care too much about it because we have a nice task for you to do: Put all the passion you feel for each other into this one kiss. 3-2-1-go! “
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedMid RangeNatural Frames

Try to put the main point of interest in front of the brightest spot in the photo. This will lead your eyes immediately to it and the composition will appear more intended.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on the bride’s eyes Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightArtificial LightIndoor

Equipment & EXIF

1/320 f/1,8 ISO 2000 WB Auto

Camera

Sony A7 III

Lens

Sigma Art 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic FM X by Feather and Moon Presets

This image was edited with

FM X by Feather and Moon Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Industrial Germany

Vaulted cellar

Neu-Ulm, Germany

Final tips & Advice

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Farbklang Photography

Photographer Germany Sony A7 III Sigma Art 85mm 1.4
Hi there! We are Julia & Sascha from Germany. We’re a husband and wife photographer couple since 2014 and hunting all those extraordinary moments out there.
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