Judges Comment: A wonderful moment that was clearly accentuated by the use of off-camera lighting! Minor suggestion: crop the image from the top of the frame to just above the flowers on the light post. Magnificent image!
Judges Comment: Most Westerners’ eyes are trained to look / read from left to right and when light is introduced in that same manner, the image is even more pleasing to view and quickly comprehend. The skin retouch is a tad too smooth and we'd like to see a brighter highlight point. Beautiful moment with great light!
Judges Comment: The lighting from behind provides a soft separation between the bride and the background. While this is found off-camera light, it does work within the guidelines of the rules. Nice moment!
Judges Comment: The person carrying your strobe wasn't moving fast enough (or your light was stationary on a stand). Either way, the result is a beautiful image! Watch those corners when you're burning. The hand in the lower right corner is way too dark.
Judges Comment: The light source firing from the top right is nicely done and provides illumination for the entire scene. We'd suggest burning down the foreground (concrete) and backing off the burning on the sky.
Judges Comment: Backlight is always tricky to work with but the photographer quickly dialed the right exposure and kept some of the dress detail. The nice warm tones accent this silky image and give it a timeless cinematic feel.
Judges Comment: A well-placed remote strobe rewarded this photographer with a great ceremony image. The detail was kept in the room to provide a true accounting of the location and the couple was still highlighted - this is why remotes are so useful! Small suggestion: when working in a tungsten room, warm your strobe up a bit with CTO or CTS gel.
Judges Comment: The off-camera strobe provides tons of light and produces a nice ‘wrap around’ effect that brightens the whole scene. We'd suggest adding a slight highlight burn to the center of the light source which would knock down the pixel blooming.
Judges Comment: Is that a disco ball in the background? The crazy lights radiating around the couple on the dance floor make a great scene come together. The image would benefit if you cropped from the bottom just above the hand holding the drink.
Judges Comment: Is that the groom's head exploding as he sees his bride for the first time? Just kidding, the lighting provides an immediate point of entry while maintaining the ambiance of the church.
Judges Comment: The low angle is an odd one (and we're still trying to figure out what they're doing) but the light is perfect as it highlights the bride's actions to the guests. The man on the right competes with the bride and needs to be toned down.
Judges Comment: Kudos on shooting a two-light setup! One thought: dial down the stationary light to become just a wink and make your on-camera or handheld the main light. As it is now, your balance looks 1:1. Also, watch those burns. The glasses in the lower left corner look awkward along with the dark lower right-hand corner.
Judges Comment: The off-camera light created a cool shadow of the couple and adds dimension to the image. Good thought process by the photographer to see this coming together. We also like the toning which gives a vintage feel.
Judges Comment: Interesting seeing by the photographer to capture this scene from the outside looking in. We like that the bride is in the far right window and the groom is highlighted by a flash in the center window. For a quicker read, we'd suggest cropping the image from the left to just past where the building begins.
Judges Comment: While lighting from behind is sometimes the first thing that we think of, it can draw too much attention to itself and others in the frame. The image feels too dark overall and the man on the right competes with the couple. We'd suggest lightening up the whole scene just a bit.
Judges Comment: This is a really good use of backlighting as well as fill flash from the front to keep detail in the groom's face. The composition threw us off with the 'wings' coming out of the bride and groom's head. Remember to bend those knees. Two feet lower would have cleaned up the background.
Judges Comment: A nice sense of place courtesy of the off-camera source. An occasional frame of the light source is nice but be careful, you want your viewer to see the moment first, not the light source.