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I’ll share my various photography techniques in the “Photography lessons online” category, using examples from branding sessions, weddings, fashion-inspired, family photoshoots, prop styling and macro photography. Whether you’re passionate about telling stories through brands, capturing love on wedding days, or just want to master the art of photography, there’s something for everyone. 

Remember that practice is the key to mastering photography. Like any skill, the more you practice, the better you become. So, don’t be discouraged by initial challenges – embrace them as opportunities to grow.

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This wedding photo was captured in a hotel lobby with high ceilings and a spacious design. In such environments, finding a wall to bounce the camera flashes off can be challenging. While I’m not particularly fond of using camera flashes, I opt for the YONGNUO YN360 LED Video Light when I require extra lighting.

I took this wedding photo in the evening when it was already dark, making it essential to illuminate the faces of the newlyweds. To make it happen, I brought out the LED Bescor 70 (70W) and placed it near the bouquet, directly in front of the couple, to illuminate their faces just right. Also, I made a slight adjustment to the table where they were seated. This move allowed the side lighting from a vertical lamp, part of the hotel’s décor, to cast a subtle highlight on the bride’s hair and veil.

I intentionally picked an angle that showcased the chandeliers in the background. This choice ensured that the photo was evenly and proportionately lit while keeping the evening vibe intact. Without those chandeliers, the background would’ve been too dark, and we would’ve lost the charm created by playing with artificial lighting.

DSLR camera settings: f 4.5, 1/125, ISO 2000, 116 mm, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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I captured this photo in the bathroom while the makeup artist was doing makeup for the bride. To ensure the safety of the rings, I found a secure spot where they wouldn’t roll away, covering the shower drain with a towel. Despite taking photos during the day with some daylight available, I chose not to use flash or LED light to maintain a natural atmosphere. The shower was slightly ajar, allowing only drops of water to fall on the rings and tiles. I adjusted the shutter speed to 1/1000 to freeze the motion of the drops. Later, the bride decided to feature this image prominently in a large format on one of the pages of the wedding photo book.

Camera settings: f 4.5, 1/1000, ISO 6400, exposure compensation +5, 70 mm. Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Stay inspired,

Elena Sullivan 

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