Natural Light Bride Portrait on a moving bus

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Natural Light Bride Portrait on a moving bus
Sep 27, 2012

Remember that discussion from a while back about photographers who prefer natural (available) light for weddings?

Here's a shot of the bride, standing on the platform of a moving old fashioned citybus:

Except for a few posed group shots in a dark venue, that required flash, I did all of the wedding with available light only (and sometimes in pretty extreme lighting circumstances, like in swirling laserbeams and disco lights).

I think the end results will be just fine. (Truth be told : I was hired specifically on the basis of my available light documentary and "journalistic" style work).

I'm still in the middle of selection and processing, but here are some images that I wanted to share.
C&C is welcome and highly appreciated.

Please respect that these images are not yet client-approved, so I must ask to refrain from downloading the embedded images and posting them anywhere else, even if your only intention would be to show me a PP idea or something like that.

Bride and groom right after she has descended from the stairs to show the dress:

The ring-bearers waiting to make their entrance into church:

The bride watching the choir, snapped from behind the altar, looking over floral decorations:

Cake cutting in a totally darkened venue (except for the sparklers):

Bride with icecream:

First dance, in colour (this took a LOT of PP):

First dance, in B&W:

Father of the bride while the party in in full swing:

[Camera was set to S priority and 1/80, in order to catch some of the frenzied dancing under mixed party lighting (the spots are not dust, but specks of laser beams that accompanied swirling, multi-coloured patches of light). At 1/80, only the well-timed moments came out OK; when it's dark, it's TOO dark. This one was actually quite a bit too dark, but converting to B&W and extreme PP made it usable, at least IMHO. The thing is, I feel one cannot use flash on such a moment without ruining it...]

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Roel Hendrickx

lots of images :

my E-3 user field report from Tunisian Sahara:

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