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What caught the most attention on that day was the light in that place. It was easy to fit the couple into this perfect texture that the light projected on the wall, but I also wanted to show a little bit of how they are connected but at the same time each one has their own individuality.

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How did you direct your subject(s)?

I just asked them to turn their faces towards the light and cover their eyes but feel their connection through their hands.

What did you say?

Put your hands over your eyes and just relax, feel that light that surrounds you.

How did you compose your image?

The composition is simple but very focused on showing the couple “embraced” by this light that entered the window and formed this texture on the wall. About the couple’s pose, I looked for symmetry between the two in their movements and connection so that I could obtain a balanced photo.

How and what did you focus on?

I just focused on the bride’s hands because there was a point of light there and it would be better to get a perfect focus.

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How did you use the light in your image?

This light came in from a bricked window, so it formed a totally different texture. It was close to afternoon light, so it was still pretty intense. It’s always tricky to work with harsh light, but it’s always an incredible challenge.

What was the gear & settings you used?

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Camera

Sony A7 III

Lens

Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4

Filter

Tiffen Black Pro Mist 1/8

Other

None

Shutter Speed

1/3200

Aperture

f/F1.4

ISO

160

White Balance

Auto

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

I really wanted to reinforce the idea that this light painted the couple, as if they were part of this texture, so I used some radial filters and brushes in lightroom to darken the edges and bring more light to the couple as well.

Software Used

Adobe Lightroom CC

Preset

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What challenges did you face?

“Fit” the couple perfectly and symmetrically in this light.

How did you solve them?

Calm down and think about what you are trying to represent at that moment.

Can you share any last thoughts or advice?

Get inspired and take chances.

Fefa Sousa Fotografia

Shooting since

2010

Current Home

São Paulo, Brazil

Website

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Hello, I’m Felipe or Fefa, I’m a person against many standards and traditions. The “different” catches my attention, curiosity is my energy and stories are my motivation. I believe that life should be lived in the most TRUE way, that is, understand that you can be as you are and be represented in a unique way in a world so full of copies and guidelines of how to live.

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