Pre-Wedding Photos_Relaxing the Groom

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 IS L series Lens @ 32mm. Exposure Details: 1/8 second @ f4 ISO 800 Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 IS L series Lens @ 32mm. Exposure Details: 1/8 second @ f4 ISO 800

Like yesterday’s post this image was made in the Sports Bar of the Grand Hotel in Mildura, Victoria. It’s just a bit of fun, but will become an important memory for the guys in years to come. The location and the fun we all had in making the image also helped to relax the guys. This can be particularly helpful for the groom. As well as making images for prosperity, you’re also helping to fill the time up until he arrives at the church, when the nerves really start to build.

Due to the low light levels present in the Sports Bar the image was made at ISO 800. The guys were far enough from the lens that I was able to achieve a satisfactory Depth of Field at f4. The required shutter speed was 1/8 second. I added some fill flash to reduce the harsh shadows and, together with the lens’s Image Stabilisation (IS) mode, provide a level of protection against camera movement.

The original color image was processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.0, where the local color effect was applied, with final adjustments to local contrast and tonal distribution made in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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