The Peabody Essex Museum held a beautiful opening for their new exhibition, Treasures of the Forbidden City. The lighting was exceptional!
Settings: Nikon D80, ISO 200, Shutter Speed 1/500 sec, Aperture 2.8, Focal Length 78mm
Lighting: All Natural
I love this couple’s expression, informally held bouquet and carefree veil blowing in the wind. Ana selected a fast aperture (2.8) to blur out the background which makes the cars less distracting. This separates the subjects from the background. Also, I applaud Ana for utilizing the Dutch tilt. She used the landscape to create diagonal lines resulting in a much more dramatic composition. Ana also coaxed the bride and groom into two perfect profiles. Job well done Ana!
Settings: Shutter Speed-160, F-stop 5.6, ISO 800, Camera – Canon Digital Rebel, Camera mode AV, Art work none.
Lighting: Natural indirect sunlight.
Posing: Face – “Perfect Profile,” Crop – 3/4, The bride appears relaxed, as her flowers are pointing down while her mind races – preoccupied with questions.
Composition: This is a strong composition. The brides face follows the “Rule of Thirds” which creates a focus and drama within the photograph.
Expression: Natural & pensive. Perfect for the pose.
Comments: Nicole did a beautiful job finding the natural light and posing the brides face in “perfect profile.” She used the diffused sunlight to light the â€œMaskâ€ of the face and photographed into the shadow side creating dimension within the photograph. She captured a beautiful texture by allowing the natural light to gently touch upon the gown. This crop provides extra space on the right to compliment the brides expression.