Green room
  • Artificial Light
  • Indoors
  • Serious
  • Rule of thirds
  • Restaurant
  • Posed
  • night
  • natural frames
  • Indoor
  • Center Framed
  • holding each other
  • Harsh Light
  • full body
  • Front Lit
  • Flash
  • Creative
  • Cool
  • symmetry

The story behind the image

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I have always been inspired by the direct flash photography of the ’60s and I wanted to challenge myself to create something similar in camera. As I didn’t have much battery left at this point, I did the best I could in the small amount of time I had. It was also at the end of the coverage so it was more of a “fun shot”.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I asked them to sit below the main painting in the room, cross-legged and relaxed. I had the bride hold the bouquet like a baby and for the groom rest his arm behind her neck.

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What did you say?

Okay guys, lets have you sit just here and with your legs crossed. Hold the flowers down like a baby and you [groom] can put your arm over her shoulder. Perfect! Look straight into the lens!

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Green room


I wanted to explore some of the negative space of the wall, while also keeping in mind to use symmetrical framing (as best as I could). For this, I had the couple sit directly below the painting as the lines formed on the wall and from the painting would naturally frame them.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I simply used the center focus point while using autofocus. There wasn’t anything else to it.

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Focus Mode

Single Shot Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

The Grooms Face

Equipment &

Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
Godox V1
1/800 @ f/3.2 ISO3200 WB-Auto

The way the EXIF is written out follows the common photographic method (with the inclusion of White Balance at the end). Here it is broken down:

Shutter Speed @ Aperture ISO White Balance.

Light & Weather

I had the flash directly on the camera, facing towards the couple with relatively strong power output. I didn’t have much battery so we just did the best we could.

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Light Type

Artificial LightFlash

Time of day





Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

I used my own custom preset built specifically for flash photography which adjusts the colors and tones to feel a bit more natural, clean, and tidy. I also kept their skin tones in mind by raising the white balance slightly.

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Editing Software
Preset Used
own custom preset


The place was full of chairs and tables and I had little light and little time to use it.

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I asked the couple to help me remove the chairs and tables from the spot near the green wall. I already knew what to do.

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Location Name

Villa Tévere

Location aDDRESS

Asa Sul CLS 115 Bloco A - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70385-510, Brazil

Loation Type




After this session I felt very confident in exploring these flash references straight to the point, I’ve been using them a lot in weddings and rehearsals.

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