Before
the Shoot

Location Equipment
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I saw this group doing a cheers in the distance, I wasn’t initially there to get the first shot but I knew I wanted to capture it. So I quickly ran up to them excitedly asked them to re-do their cheers. I knew I wanted to get a low angle wide shot so I asked them to wait on my command before they did it. Sometimes at weddings you can’t capture EVERYTHING but you can re-create SOME things if they happen when you’re not there. This is one of those scenarios that can quickly be re-created if you really want the shot.
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Location

Location Name

Kangaroo Valley

Location aDDRESS

Kangaroo Valley

Country

Australia

Location TYPE

Garden / Field

Equipment

Camera

Sony a7iii

Flash

None

Lens

Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

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 Natural Playful

Description

I ran up to this group and I asked if I could get a photo of them cheering as they just did a few seconds ago. I gave them 2 specific instructions. The first was to make sure they didn’t look at the camera and the second was to make sure they were genuinely excited. On my mark, as I got into position, I directed them to get excited and do one big cheer. It worked out pretty good because everyone followed my instructions which were just to bring out their natural excitement.

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What was said

“Hey folks, could you do that one more time for me?! This time I’m going to get nice and low and when I say GO, I want you to do another BIG cheer for me. But make sure you don’t look at me as you’re cheering and I want genuine excitement ok?” Ready… and… GO!”

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Composition

Why I composed the way I did

The composition here was to capture the scene from a very low angle to add drama. When shooting low and wide it gives a dramatic look to the scene you’re shooting. This works great for candid moments and you don’t have to worry too much about the lens distortion because it just adds to dramatic feel of the frame.

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Tags

Center Framed Lower Thirds Low Angle

Focus

Focus mode

Single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Continuous Autofocus

Focused on

the hands of the person in the centre

Focus description

The focus of this shot was the person in the centre with the main focus being on their hands. The reason for this was that they were in the centre of the frame and I knew I would capture their facial expression the best.

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Shutter Speed

1/2000

Aperture

f/1.6

ISO

100

White Balance

Auto

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

How the light was used

This day had full sun all day, but at the time the image was taken there happened to be the perfect cloud defusing most of the harsh light. Talk about timing! With this diffused light, I was able to shoot this image in pretty much any direction since the light was soft and easy to work with.

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Tags

Soft Light Natural Light Cloudy Overcast

After
the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &
Presets

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used

Own Preset

How I edited this image

I used my own Black and White preset for this shot. I tossed up between having this image in colour or black and white and it could have gone either way. But in the end Black and White seemed to give the image more drama which was the aim of the shot.

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Conclusion

Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

The main challenge in this image was to try and capture the reaction on people’s faces without arms getting in the way.

Solutions I found

Positioning myself in the right spot was crucial to trying to make sure I captured reactions.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask to recreate a shot at a wedding. You’re not superhuman so you won’t always capture everything at a wedding. When you see something happening that you think can be re-created, go for it. People at weddings won’t judge you for asking. In fact I think they’ll think the opposite and praise you for it.
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Photographed by

Olguin Photography

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