Photographed by Olguin Photography

Story

My client specifically wanted an image in which it was free from background distraction so they could blow it up nice and large to frame in their living room. They wanted something “arty”. That was my brief and I wasn’t too sure which image during their wedding would become that specific image. Since we were shooting at the beach I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make an image with a lot of ‘negative space’ (empty space around the area surrounding the subject).

I had to get nice and low so I only saw the sky and the couple. The challenging part here was getting low enough to give the image a more arty feel. A had a previous frame in which the horizon line was visible but it became too distracting cutting across the couple’s legs.
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Directions

EnergeticHolding HandsPlayfulWalking

“”Alright guys, start walking away from me but as you walk try to keep some eye contact with each other. Make it feel like you’re walking off into the distance like at the end of a movie scene, in other words, make it look romantic””
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Composition

Center FramedLower ThirdsNegative Space

Don’t feel like you need to always keep the couple in the intersecting lines of the rule of thirds. In this case, I had them a little lower in the frame to create some negative space above them to create interest.

Focusing

Multi Point Focused on The couple Continuous Autofocus
Light & Weather

Back litBrightNatural LightSunnyCloudy

Equipment & EXIF

1/2000 f/1.8 ISO 50 WB Auto

Camera

Sony a7iii

Lens

Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

Editing

This image was edited with

Own Preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Beach / Coastal Australia

Gerroa

Gerroa Beach, Australia

Final tips & Advice

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Olguin Photography

Photographer Sydney, Australia Sony 24mm
I’m a husband, father of 3 and an avid coffee lover. My wife and I both run the business together and we have been since 2009. My wife (Cassie) works on the finance side of the business (the unseen parts) and juggles the three kids when I’m away on weekends shooting weddings (yes, she’s Wonder Woman). Myself (Alejandro) am the primary photographer. I deal with couples directly and I also still do all the editing myself. YES, I actually still enjoy it would you believe!? I really believe the editing is an important part of putting your final touch and creativity into the photos before delivery. Our business started back in 2008/2009 but back then I used to shoot primarily real estate and commercial work for a graphic design agency I used to work for, which then became my main clientele and who I shot for regularly. That slowly started shifting to weddings back in 2013 when I realised how much I LOVED documenting stories and I’ve now been shooting weddings full time since 2015.
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