Tuesday, June 3, 2008

alter of light

Camera: Canon 20D 1/50 f/5.6 ISO 800  Lens: 17-40mm f/4 USM L  
Light:  Canon 580 EX II set to full power triggered by Quantum FreeXwire

This was one of the first formal images I made of the couple just after seeing each other for the first time.  We arranged a time prior to the wedding where the couple could enjoy seeing each other privately and spend some time enjoying each-other's company.  After capturing their first interaction we began with the formal photos.  This was one of the first.  My assistant is about 6 feet behind the couple crouched down out of sight with a 580 EX II flash set on manual at 1/1 (full power).  The flash is triggered by one of the FreeXwire systems I talked about last week.  I love how the light illuminates the Bride's veil and rims the Groom's face in light.  It is a very surreal photo.  I have been attempting this photo for about 6 months now; however, without the FreeXwire the line of sight limitations of the built in Canon IR system got in the way.  The FreeXwire system uses RF (radio frequency) to trigger the flash which gives me approx 500' working range.  I know lots of folks rave about the pocket wizards - and I am sure they are great, but I am in love with my Quantum FreeXwire system.


Ronnie said...

Nice Image!

tararebeka said...

I love the way her veil glows - it's both soft and striking.

Luca Ragogna said...


Freewire, PocketWizard, Skyports, Radio Poppers... they're all good. Once you start using a radio trigger it's hard to go back to wires.