How to create a beautiful wedding portrait

First and foremost a good portrait comes from 2 main places in my opinion. 1st understanding photography, the fundamentals of light and composition has to be in place. But then you have to understand people and how to make them feel comfortable… I am writing about the 1st part. If you need help with the people part, I can’t help you. But if you can’t get someone to relax in front of the camera 99% of the time it is the photographers fault… not the subject

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The photo you see here was taken in a hotel room. I was standing on a chair with a large window to my left. I had one of the brides maids hold up the brides dress high behind her to make a pleasing background and to bounce a little light back at her. This is all natural light. ISO 100 1/90th shutter and 1.8 Aperature on a 50mm lens. Here is a photo of me taking this photo to give you a perspective

About Seth Jacobson Photography

Living in Rhode Island and a bit obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on July 3, 2010, in iPhone photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Seth, I think you hit the nail on the head when it comes to making people feel comfortable. You OBVIOUSLY have a great deal of artistic talent, but most people tend to be nervous or very self-conscious when having their photograph taken. It takes a special person with that certain special something inside of them to be able to do that. I don’t know if that’s a skill you can teach somebody. That quality has to be genuine one, and judging by your work you evidently have that.

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