Tracy and I have back from Las Vegas for a few weeks and let me just say it was completely invigorating to spend six days with like-minded forward thinking professionals in the photography world. This conference was indeed the conference of all conferences for the photography industry. Photographers from all over the world (approximately 16,000 of us) joined forces to share stories and learn new things not only for their business but also to enhance their craft. Since we’ve been back, both Tracy and I have been INSPIRED by many great photographers. They came world-wide to tell their own stories about how they paved a wonderful path of being a successful photographer. After hearing these inspiring stories on the success of each photographer, it reminded us that are both truly in the right place in our lives – providing not only a service but giving each our couples a gift that will last a lifetime – their photographs.
While out in Vegas, we did get a chance to bring out the equipment and had the opportunity to play around with some lighting – off-camera and natural lighting. Below are some images that contain both situations. We’ve never done a “Comparison” of photographs blog but when we saw these images on our huge screen – we knew we had to share these with you all!
The first two photographs are taken with natural sunlight – around 4 p.m. with an hour left of sunset. With these two photographs using the same lens – same ISO speed and without moving the couple – we created two very different photographs. All we did was reposition ourselves and play with our shutter speeds to get the two images below!
Now, on to the good stuff! We lowered our ISO, closed up our aperture, played with our shutter speeds, cued in the strobe flash… and then VOILA! You get the following two images below and you would never guess that these images were shot within minutes apart from the shots above.
When the sunlight can be our enemy sometimes – we can definitely make it be our BFF by throwing in some strobe lighting. It definitely gives Tracy and I a new dimension in the work that we do creatively.