Before
the Shoot

Location Equipment
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As soon as the wedding day ended, we usually expect to have a happy & joyful exit of the couple – but in this case, we had fireworks! Which was just as fun but completely by surprise.

As the wedding was situated in a high place in the city, the sky was clear and the temperature was pleasant. Everything was perfect to capture fireworks.

When I saw the fireworks I had the idea of positioning the couple in such a way that we could include the fireworks in the background. The result was surprising.

The vibe of the bride and groom was perfect, surreal energy, the sum of these factors always surprises us at weddings, I feel that the best photographs happen when all the momentary feeling is in tune.
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Location

Location Name

Buffet Moara

Location aDDRESS

km 12, Rod. Floriano Rodrigues Pinheiro - Jardim Maracaibo, Tremembé - State of São Paulo, 12120-000

Country

Brazil

Location TYPE

Garden / Field

Equipment

Camera

Canon EOS RP

Flash

None

Lens

Sigma art 35mm f/1.4

Lens Filter

None

Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

During
the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Directions

Tags

Energetic Holding Each other Playful

Description

I simply asked the couple to enjoy the moment and have fun. I didn’t want to give them too many directions as that could have caused them to overthink the situation. Sometimes simple is key.

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What was said

Stay close to each other and enjoy the moment!

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Composition

Why I composed the way I did

I chose to shoot this in portrait orientation as it allowed me to capture more of the sky where the fireworks were moving into. It also allowed me to capture the couple’s full body but still close up enough to see their reactions. I had them in the center of the image to bring the main attention to them first.

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Tags

Rule of Thirds Center Framed Wide

Focus

Focus mode

Single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Continuous Autofocus

Focused on

Nos olhares do casal.

Focus description

I focused on the couple with a single focus point as I didn’t want to have the camera be distracted by the movement behind. Fortunately, I was working with an external light source so there was enough light to work with here.

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Shutter Speed

1/320

Aperture

f/1.8

ISO

6400

White Balance

Auto

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

How the light was used

We had the LED light positioned just to the left of the camera pointing at the couple which allowed us to have them exposed. It’s a soft light, and one that we love using. It also worked really well as the light from the fireworks behind were bright enough to create a subtle rim light around the couple.

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Tags

Soft Light Artificial Light Directional Light Night

After
the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &
Presets

Editing Software used
Preset Used

Own personal Presets

How I edited this image

I used our own presets which we developed and for this particular image, all we did was control the exposure and keep the overall tones to our liking. Again, sometimes keeping things simple is key.

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Conclusion

Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

The main challenge was cloning out and removing the electrical wires at the bottom of the frame.

Solutions I found

I just spent some extra time in photoshop playing with different cloning techniques until I found somethign that worked. It was a mix between spot healing and content aware.

Advice

I learned that every story has its charm, and the more we control ourselves and emotions – the better control we have over capturing scenes. A lot of the time things happen spontaneously, and that’s the magic of weddings. Moments happen, and being able to take your inspiration and make it a reality is something that is worth pushing yourself to learn.
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Photographed by

Julio Moraes

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