When I arrived at the Grace Lutheran church downtown San Antonio, I was told that AC wan’t working (it was 97 degree outside). It was certainly not used to my second shooter, David who just flew from Portland the other day. Here’s some of the wedding photos. Church was beautiful but also really dark. We had to use two off camera flash (Nikon SB-26s) on 1/2 power which game us 1/30 sec, 2.8 @ ISO 1600. Thought about going to 3200 iso but we under exposed a bit (now 1/60 sec @1600) which gives us much clean image and image won’t be blur (David was shooting from balcony with tele photo lens). First image was shot with 5D Mark II + 85 1.2 and 35 1.4 L lens.
Second image was shot from balcony with 1D Mark III + 70-200 2.8 is. My brother in law, David did good job capturing moment in very low light condition.
Shot quick Bridal portrait outside the church. Thankfully, there was a shade area with clean background (a suv about to park but we asked to move). Shot with 5D Mark II + 85 1.2 L. I prefer 1D Mark III + 85 1.2 since it focuses better (my opinion) but I happened to have 5D + 85 1.2 on my hand. No off camera lighting here. Just shot with an available light and later post processed using Nik software plug-in: Darken-Lighten, Dynamic Skin Softener filters.
I’ve never shot this many group pictures in one day. We were supposed to do Bride and Groom portrait right after the group shot but had to postponed since we didn’t want 100+ people waiting for us. It’s not photographer’s day. It’s for Megan & Jason and their family. B&G portrait was shot at 9 PM. I saw the clear summer sky and remembered photographer Joe McNally said about blue against orange. Human eyes tends to immediately look at worm tone. I gelled our strobes, Elinchrom Ranger Quadra on 1/2 CTO with an umbrella. LED modeling light is an great option in this kind of situations since I can not focus in this dark environment.
in this shot, we actually used LED light to illuminate the subject.
LED light again, but much closer this time
Lastly, here’s a first dance photo.
Thanks Megan & Jason for David & I were so excited and honored to be a part of your wedding day. Video slideshow will be posted soon.