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We had this gorgeous wedding in Puglia where right after the ceremony, the couple had planned to climb inside a really nice vintage car and drive to our little couple shoot location. Since the car meant a lot to our couple, we made sure to capture some moments they had inside it. We found a beautiful road surrounded by olive trees and asked them to drive up and down a few times just so we had the chance to get really cool angles as the light was also really, really nice.

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How did you compose your image?

It was important for me to show the feeling of freedom with this image and let the imagination go wild. Driving off into the sunset with the hands in the air and the cans rattling were all part of the plan. We wanted to keep this shot wide enough to show everything: the car, the cans, the hands, the sun through the trees and of course the road. Finally, the road naturally creates leading lines which help bring the viewer through the image.

How and what did you focus on?

I focused on the car with a single point since I wanted to make sure that the car was always in focus. It was also a larger object in comparison to the couple and this was important since the couple was driving away from us. That being said, they didn’t drive so fast but we still chose to use continuous tracking to increase our chances of getting the shots in focus.

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How did you use the light in your image?

The light was really amazing; it wasn’t very strong but it was quite hazy and white even though we were quite close to sunset. We found a spot where we could block the sun with the trees and adjust ourselves slightly so we could let a little bit of the light hit the lens (creating a flare).

What was the gear & settings you used?

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Camera

Sony A9

Lens

Sigma Art 28mm f/1.4

Filter

None

Other

None

Shutter Speed

1/4000

Aperture

f/2,5

ISO

500

White Balance

auto

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

I edit this picture in Adobe Lightroom with our Preset Josi. I adjust the white balance and the light and shadow a bit

I edited this picture in Lightroom and very simply applied my Josi Preset, adjusted the exposure and white balance as well as the light & shadows. Sometimes an image doesn’t need much editing to work out just fine – and that is exactly the case here.

Software Used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset

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What challenges did you face?

The hardest part was capturing the moment as it’s hard to keep doing it over and over again. We had to make sure everything was right: the composition, the light, our settings, etc…

How did you solve them?

I had this picture in my mind before we took it, and so it was much easier to get myself into position and set up to take the shot. It wasn’t so much an “on the spot” image.

Can you share any last thoughts or advice?

Don’t be afraid to shoot a lot of pictures. Switch your camera to burst mode and just let your subjects drive into your frame. You can always cull down later, removing the shots that didn’t work and/or make a pretty cool GIF out of it all.

Kreativ Wedding

Shooting since

2013

Current Home

Germany

Website

Instagram

We are Anne & Riccardo, a couple from Germany and Italy. 2013 we started without knowing anything about weddings, our business with a lot of passion. Now we are a team of 4 friendly guys to capture moments. Instead of doing weird posing, we love capturing real moments as they actually happen. We love to get inspired by the personalities of our couples and from their wedding to tell your unique story. Cause every story, every couple and every wedding is so unique and different.

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