Longtime Quantum user and Master Photographer, Rick Ferro, has shared with us some photos from a recent wedding showcasing his Qflashes in action.
Location: Hotel with lots of overhead lighting. Because of the mixed lighting color temperature of the Trio’s and the ambient, I custom white balanced before I shot it.
Lighting Equipment: (2) Quantum Trios,
Technique: Main light is 45 degrees camera left of the Bride with the Quantum 26’ octagon softbox powered by the turbo 2×2.
Flash Settings: Main light is in Manual Mode dialed down to ¼ + power and that means just enough power for the subject.
The second trio is on the camera and slightly tilted upwards at 1/8 + power, also in the Manual Mode.
Exposure: ISO 800 at 1/60 at f5.6
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II with a 70 to 200-f2.8 lens
1) When they lift up the dress make sure they leave some slack so the dress has a softness and no rough edges.
2) I also like to bring the veil around in front to help soften the edges, it also looks nice to cover some of the arm or use it to block some of the body.
3) You need to have her gently sit on the bench and slightly lean towards you,
4) Make sure her body is back enough so she can lean forward, It’s important she rest her elbows on the bench, now you will be able to place the hands how you want.
I always use NIK Dynamic skin softener for the face it really helps to smooth the face NIK has a filter called Antique, which really makes the image older looking.