Its spring PPA Super Monday time again! This year our class is entitled Creating Dramatic Wedding Portraits. Honestly , the techniques we will be using, can be used with any portrait type of photography, not just weddings. Seats are limited and going quickly so head on over to PPA’s site to register.
Each of the images below was created using one of the techniques we will be covering to include speed light and video light. Additionally, we will be covering post production (see below).
I truly believe the way I post process my images has played a great role in defining my photographic style. In this class, you will learn the process I use from capture to post which enables me to consistently create dramatic portraits for our clients, regardless of venue, setting, quality of light… or lack there of it.
It all boils down to light. If it’s time to shoot and you have great light… work the hell out of it. But as event photographers we have limited control over when we will have access to our clients. So most of the time wind up shooting in extremely harsh light or the light has long gone. So what to do then?
Speed light: 12×12 quick assemble soft box modifier on flash or unmodified old school bare bulb flash, that’s it. Understand light and the speed light’s limitations and you will create stunning images in extremely harsh conditions.
Video Light: You still need to shoot the bride and groom together and the light has long gone by the time you arrive at the venue for their winter wedding. Doesn’t seem possible… but at times a speed light is too much light and the wrong color temperature. A simple couch with maybe a table light or a wall sconce will create dramatic cinematically lit images with the addition of a video light. We shoot these type of video light shots at every single wedding! We end our albums with them.
Post Production: So we come home and all those dramatic images that we saw on the back of our camera… look kind of ordinary. Believe it or not… that’s a good thing. I will show you how to process images to maximize their impact.
Course Date: May 13th, 2013
Course Hours: 9am – 5pm
Items to bring: Camera, lens of choice, flash.
Location: LoRusso Studios, 26 Manchester Rd, Eastampton, NJ.
Instructor Contact: email@example.com
You must register with PPA for this class. Head over to PPA’s Super Monday Site to Register!
Hope to see ya on Monday May 13th!
It was a Sweet November and so was Stefanie and Mike’s wedding! Stefanie and Mike got ready in the always beautiful, Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. After an intimate first look, we stepped outside for the quentisential City Hall Shot and then boarded to party bus to Rittenhouse for some bridal party fun. The nice thing about the Bellevue is that you don’t have to illegally park to get the city hall shot, you literally just walk right out the front doors of the Bellevue! Stefanie and Mike were wed in sweet ceremony in the Ceschape Ballroom. Later that evening, their guests were treated to an out-of-this world cocktail hour and reception for which the Cespcaphe Ballroom is famous! We had a wonderful time getting to know you, Stefanie & Mike. Congratulations again!
Stefanie looking up at Mike as she ascends the stairs of the Bellevue Hotel just seconds before first meeting.
Beverley and Eric’s The Franklin Institute wedding was amazing! Just sayin One of the great things about being located in the Philadelphia area is the unique and historic places we are afforded the opportunity to capture. Beverley & Eric’s Franklin Institute wedding was such an elegant event in an incredibly awe-inspiring venue. The bride & groom both got ready at the Four Seasons, which allowed them to have an intimate first meeting in a private suite overlooking Logan Square. After Beverley & Eric’s first meeting, we boarded the trolley and went to JFK Plaza to create some wonderful images in front of the iconic Love sculpture. Although Philly is very much a city, there are these cool little side streets where you can shoot to get a little different flavor. Behind the Franklin Institute we found such a gem. A short tree-lined street with beautiful brownstone homes became the perfect backdrop for our couple to create some great images quickly. Seeing the Franklin Institute all dressed up for a wedding is really breathtaking. The 20′ foot statue of Ben Franklin sitting atop a 92 ton pedestal below the 82′ domed ceiling modeled after the Pantheon in Rome lit with deep hues of blue and purple is about as elegant as it gets. Both Beverley and Eric’s families were a pleasure to meet and a joy to work with on the wedding day.
Wishing you both the best in the coming years. We are thankful to have been able to be there at the start
Best wishes to you both!
Bob & Lola
Check out a little sneak peek of Beverley and Eric’s elegant Franklin Institute wedding this past weekend.
Congratulations to you both.
Check out full blog post here.
Check out full blog post from this elegant Franklin Institute wedding here.
We had the best time shooting Sue and Derek’s engagement session! They’re such a fun couple and as you can see, GORGEOUS too! And they are as beautiful on the inside as they are out;-) We are so lucky to be able to spend time with such terrific people during some of the greatest times in their lives. We are editing their Asbury Park wedding at the Berkley Hotel now — more to follow on this awesome couple!
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