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Before
the Shoot

Location Equipment
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The groom was waiting for the ceremony to begin inside the church. This photo was taken after the rain, as soon as the sun came up. I asked him to hang out with me and stay in his position as comfortably as he could get. After giving him some slight directions to help him relax, he completely fell naturally into this beautiful portrait.
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Location

Location Name

Paroquia Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora dos Cristãos

Location aDDRESS

AE EQ 26/29 - Gama Oeste, Brasília - DF, 72420-265, Brazil

Country

Brazil

Location TYPE

Barn

Equipment

Camera

Nikon D750

Flash

None

Lens

Sigma art 35mm f/1.4

Lens Filter

None

Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

During
the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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JuniorEdited

Directions

Tags

Energetic Laughing Natural

Description

Of course, each person and each couple has a form of direction, that day I was very inspired so I asked him to lean over the railing and feel comfortable. I then asked him to think of the first moment he saw his wife in the Church and threw in a little joke to get him laughing.

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What was said

Junior, pull over here and breathe. Now I want you to remember when you first met in this church, I want you to remember how beautiful and strong you were (Laughter).

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Composition

Why I composed the way I did

I composed the groom in the center of the image which allowed the attention to move straight to him first. Also being quite wide, It allowed more of the scenery and environment to form a role in the image. The railing does form a leading line directly towards the groom which always helps the composition.

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Tags

Center Framed Leading Lines Full Body

Focus

Focus mode

Single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

The grooms face

Focus description

This was a very simple image to focus on. With enough light and not much movement, I simply moved my focus point over the grooms face and let the camera focus on him.

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Shutter Speed

1/2500

Aperture

f/1.4

ISO

200

White Balance

Auto

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

How the light was used

This was taken outdoors just after it had rained, so the sky was completely overcast. This meant the light was super soft and easy to shoot in. There was no real need to pay attention to it since the light was not strong enough to cause any unwanted effects.

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Tags

Soft Light Natural Light Overcast

After
the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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JuniorEdited

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Editing &
Presets

Editing Software used
Preset Used

own custom preset

How I edited this image

I applied my own preset to this image and adjusted the white balance, exposure, highlights & shadows to get the overall tones that I was after. It was an easy image to edit, and the only additional thing I did was add a Radial Filter around the groom with the sharpness set to 0 (applied on the outside) to create a feeling of a “tilt-shift” lens.

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Conclusion

Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

It was pretty difficult to capture this moment as the guests were walking past and everyone was trying to greet him.

Solutions I found

I just had to act fast and efficiently to capture it so that the groom could get back to greeting the guests.

Advice

The best piece of advice for creating a shot like this is to act fast and efficiently. You can’t always just keep the groom to yourself as the guests are arriving. It’s not always about you and your photos. If you’re fast enough, you can capture the shot you want, and let the dynamics of the day continue.
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Photographed by

Tulio Coutto Photography

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