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Category: All About Photography : Photographing Specific Subjects : Taking Sunset and Sunrise Photos

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Erica Crawford

member since: 5/28/2005

Shooting Portraits Against a Sunset Sky

Hi, all you experienced photographers, I have just started shooting weddings and will be doing my first in Hawaii on a beach at sunset. I know how to do silhouettes but I am looking for tips on flash use to get the couple in the picture looking great with the sunset in the background. Thanks.

10/29/2006 7:47:40 PM


member since: 9/25/2006
  Fill-flash with one stop under exposure. I'd bracket for good measure. If this is for the formal photos, you may want to consider two flash guns, off-camera wireless if possible, on their own light stands/tripods, and two reflectors held by assistants to open up shadows on the couple.
Want to know for sure? Then do a test run the night before, with somebody else.

10/29/2006 9:12:00 PM

Erica Crawford

member since: 5/28/2005
  W. thanks for the response, I have been giving some thought to the test run idea and will definatly try that. erica

10/31/2006 12:31:01 PM


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