Yesterday, I posted about my transformation from a wildlife to a wedding photographer. Today’s image, is where I really learned from the best about how to shoot weddings. Even though I had been shooting for 15 years at the time, I never really photographed people. My subjects were mainly outdoor and wildlife. I knew I needed a mentor to learn how to shoot a wedding before attempting to get paid to photograph one myself. I saw an ad for a three-day real wedding photography workshop hosted by Bob & Dawn Davis in Georgia, and I decided to signup to be a part of it. Bob and Dawn are two of the best in the business, and I learned a tremendous amount from them. This image is a prime example. I had never used off camera flash before and there is no way I could have captured the image below without it. I borrowed another attendee’s flash to get this shot. That’s also when I began to love shooting with off camera flash. I owe so much thanks to Bob and Dawn. They have been wonderful mentors though the years!
PHOTO NOTES: Location ~ St. Simons Island, GA | Date ~ October 11, 2009 | Time ~ 7:09pm | Camera ~ Canon 5D Mark II | Exposure ~ ISO 400 ~ Aperture f3.5 ~ Shutter Speed 1/20 sec | Lens ~ 24mm