Yes, you can definitely use flash and still be capturing documentary moments! Here are lots of articles by our TiR members that specifically offer flash tips for wedding photography; about the ways they used flash (OCF and on-camera) to capture their images.
Excited to have the brilliant Pete Henderson on the site today, talking to us about how he got this great wedding breakfast entrance capture (a part of the day that can be very difficult indeed to capture so creatively). A super-interesting post, with Pete sharing great insights into balancing the capture of atmosphere/available light, with wanting to make his bride and groom stand out by using flash, great tips on his exact flash setup, pre-focusing, patience, post production, as well as a great little tip about having a ‘backup plan’ for moments like this. A brilliant read!
Honoured to have the great Anna Poole of Luna Weddings with us today, taking us behind the scenes of her recent Reportage Award (Anna actually won two awards in Collection Three; an incredible feat, with only the top 4% of submissions awarded worldwide). Really great insights into getting creative, spotting opportunities, off-camera flash, patience, persistence and more. Anna also shares other images from the series she took, as well as a SOOC file. So interesting; a brilliant read!
It’s an honour to have the fantastic Jon Mold on the site today to tell us all about how he captured this Reportage Award-winning image. This is a brilliantly in-depth piece, with detailed insights into his exact flash setup and equipment use, great insights into testing and ‘locking in’ your settings so as to focus on the moment and composition and much more – thanks so much for such an exhaustive and informative ‘This is How’ piece, Jon!
It’s an honour to have Juan Carlos Calderon of Car & Mel Photography on the site today, taking us behind the scenes of this dramatic capture. Juan shares great insights, such as challenges of shooting in extremely low light levels, trying not to get burnt (!), and the importance of shooting things differently…a fantastic read!
I’m always amazed by the talent of our This is Reportage members – and not only their talent, but their openness and willingness to share; it’s amazing! Today is no exception, and it’s a real pleasure to welcome Emil Boczek to the site to talk to us about this unique capture for our ‘This is How…’ series.