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Walk Through a Wedding, Part 9: Shooting the Reception Details in a Time Crunch

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos. Each video reveals the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. In this episode, Justin & Mary share some tips and tricks on how to shoot the reception details fast and easy.

“In those situation, it’s absolutely crucial that you have a setup that is both really portable, can give you great light, and also that you don’t have to spend a ton of time dial in the settings,” says Mary Marantz. “With the B1 and the TTL function, we can move really quickly, shoot a lot of different angles, and we don’t have to spend too much time with our camera, changing the settings.”

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here. The next video will be released on July 21.

 

 Walk Through a Wedding, Part 9: Shooting the Reception Details in a Time Crunch

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Walk Through a Wedding, Part 8: Shooting Family Portraits Quickly

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos. Each video reveals the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. This episode should be of interest not just to wedding photographers, but to any photographer looking into shooting family portraits quickly.

“The lights we’re using for the family portrait is a B1 head with an Umbrella Deep XL White,” says Justin. “XL Umbrellas are perfect for this occasion, because they cover everything from a couple together, all the way to a wide group picture with a beautiful throw of light that is really soft.”

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here.

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Walk Through a Wedding, Part VII: The First Kiss

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos, each one revealing the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. In this episode we get to see Justin & Mary shoot what is arguably one of the most important shots on the wedding day: the kiss in the church.

“One of the things we try to do is to make sure we document that moment without being intrusive,” says Mary. “This works very well with our lighting setup , because it allows us to stay in the wings, rather than in front of the guests or in the middle of the aisle, standing in front of mom or grandma during those important moments.”

So, what is that setup you might ask? Well, it involves a couple of B1 off-camera flashes (remotely controlled with Air Remote TTL-C), two RFi softboxes and a Magnum Reflector.

Press play to see how they used these tools the get their shot.

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here.

The next video will be released on June 16.

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Walk Through a Wedding, Part VI: The Processional

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos, each one revealing the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. This is the sixth video, showing Justin & Mary shooting the couple walking down the aisle.

Here, Justin & Mary faces a challenge that most wedding photographers are familiar with. As wedding photographers, they have to light the couple to best of their ability and get the shot. But at the same time, they cannot interfere in this most special moment.

“Something that we’ve found is that by using the setup that we do, we’re actually able to get away with using the light at more locations than we ever were when we were putting our flashes on-camera,” says Mary Marantz. “There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that because the lights are standing behind us, behind the congregation and behind the guests, they’re actually less obtrusive that they would’ve been if they were following the guests around. The other is that by using the setups that we’re doing, we’er able to camouflage the flashes into the background and have them blend, so that often the guests don’t even notice they’re there. ”

Press play to see how they did it.

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here.

The next video will be released on June 2.

 

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Walk Through a Wedding, Part V: The Guys/Groom Getting Ready

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos, each one revealing the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. This is the fifth video, showing Justin & Mary shooting the groom getting ready.

“Show me a situation where the photographer plan to go all natural light, and I’ll show you the situation where it goes wrong,” says Mary. “That is typically when the guys are getting ready.”

The reason for this is that the guys are often getting ready in a room with no natural light, such as a conference room or a church basement. Justin and Mary solves this problem by bringing in a B1 off-camera flash and a Softbox RFi 2×3′.

“I place the softbox where a window would naturally be,” says Justin. “From there I work around the softbox, from 45° to 90° to 120° angles. During the entire process of getting ready, I never move my light. I just let the action unfold naturally.”

The final shot plus a couple of behind-the-scenes images from the shoot can be found below.

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here.

The next video will be released on May 19.

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