Photographed by Rune Havn / @runehavn

Story

This was my last wedding in 2021. In November it’s pretty dark in Norway. I wanted to do some epic light stuff with my flash! My goal was to get a photo full of passion and love.

The dark, weather challenged me. It was a cold, calm evening south of Stavanger in Norway. It was rainy and you could hear the raindrops hitting the trees around us. The couple totally blocked out the bad weather and focused on the shoot. It was amazing. They did a great job.
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Directions

CalmIntimateNaturalAlmost Kiss

“Alright guys. I wanna try something cool. How about you face each other. I want you to be intimate. I want you to go for a kiss, but do not touch each other’s lips. Breath through your mouth and just feel the moment. Do not mind me at all.”
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsMid RangeIntimate Framing

Focusing

Single Point Focused on Grooms eyes Continuous Autofocus
Light & Weather

Artificial LightBack litRim LightDarkMoody

Equipment & EXIF

1/160 f/f/1.8 ISO 800 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4

Flash / External Light

Profoto A10

Flash / External Light Setup

I placed my Profoto A10 on the ground just behind the couple and set the power to what I thought was enough. I had it behind the couple because I wanted to create back light & rim light effect.

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Light / Flash

Profoto A10

Light / Flash Mode

E-TTL

Light / Flash Power

1/32

Modifier

None

Position

Behind the couple

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic own custom preset

This image was edited with

own custom preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Forest Norway

The Ølberg Forrest

Ølberg, Norway

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Rune Havn / @runehavn

Photographer Ålgård, Norway Canon Mark III Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
My name is Rune, I’m 32 years old and based in Stavanger, Norway. I’m a full time wedding photographer. I love puns, music and being creative. My favourite movie is The Boondock Saints and I love steak. Medium rare.
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You don’t take a photo, you make it. – Ansel Adams

Designed with love by Katharina + Katharina & Shayne Thomas. Background image by Adrián Vilanova

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