The Issues of Natural Light for a Wedding Photographers

July 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Wedding Photos & Videos

There are two ways to take a picture: making use of natural light, i.e. light that hasn’t particularly been produced by the photographer, and using synthetic light, which could usually be from a flash head above the camera body .

Well above 90  percent of the images we take at a wedding are lit by organic light, for numerous good reasons.  The main benefit for us is that we’re able to display our clientele images from the day that actually present the day as it was. For whilst flash can occasionally provide a technically far more pleasing picture, it is of course ‘false’ light. Images that have been taken with a flash head offering some or most of the light don’t exhibit how a scene really looked, but how it appeared for the 1/100th of a second that the flash was illuminating it.


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