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Brian and Wendy – On Backlit Photography

Wedding photography usually entails working with available light so the positioning of the subject is crucial to achieve a good exposure. You need to the find the perfect spot where the lighting condition will give your subject a stunning look. One of the techniques widely used in wedding photography is backlit photography and I am such a fan of it! Normal cameras will make your subject look dark but with the gears that we professional photographers carry, the output is wonderful and the possibilities are endless!

Backlit photography mainly has three looks that differ with the position of the light source: The sun behind the subject, outside of the frame, and in the actual shot. The last look is usually the most difficult because the photographer is blinded while composing and focusing the piece. My favorite is the first look, it never fails to radiate the subject.

The key to having an excellent photo is to always keep it simple and clean; the less clutter, the better. These are the qualities of Wendy’s wedding bridal portraits that captivated me. I loved them so much that I decided to feature them here on my blog. To achieve this, things that should not be in the frame must be cropped out through framing. Don’t always depend on Mr. Photoshop to do that for you. If there is too much going on, the attention veers away from the subject.

For this particular set, I chose the gray wall and the window because it is the cleanest area in the hotel room. Her couturier, Mel Orlina, prepared Wendy’s classic white robe with a touch of lace. I love how this ensemble blended well with the gray wall. I asked Wendy to play with the curtains and it instantly gave us natural, clean and beautiful images.

My tip for soon to wed couples: When looking for a preparation venue for your wedding, always consider the lighting of the place or the room. It needs to have an ample light for us to take good pictures. Remember that light makes photography.

 

Bridal Portrait

bridal portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

A conservative Bridal Boudoir for Wendy

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Philippine Weddings

Backlit Photography also worked well for Brian and Wendy’s Postnup Pictorial at Shrine of St. Therese.

Philippine Weddings

Philippine Weddings

Philippine Weddings

Philippine Weddings

 


venue bellevue hotel alabang and shrine of st. therese
videographer photo mnl
hmua lian capili
couturier mel orlina
coordinator infinite events by mr. and mrs.

WRITTEN BY: Michelle Pineda

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