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Ana Morais

Photography by Ana Morais

Settings: Nikon D80, ISO 200, Shutter Speed 1/500 sec, Aperture 2.8, Focal Length 78mm

Lighting: All Natural

Posing: Coaxed

Expression: 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!


Nicole’s Student Work

Photography by Nicole DeMaria, Gown by French Bridals, Hair and Makeup by Lee Aldrich, Louise Michaud Photographer Worshop

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 “Mask” 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.