Sunrise, Sunsets, and Science

My favorite time of the year in Houston is fall and winter. I know, we don’t have “seasons,” but we have the best sun and sky for taking photographs in the fall and winter. The largest soft box I could never own- the sky. When mother nature is not cooperating, what do photographers do?

We use concrete sidewalks or the side of buildings as reflectors. Right?

Well, what if there is no sun. This is a question I get a lot from my brides, and yesterday, I was inspired to write a blog about it.  I want to thoroughly go through what I do. I know that it is very important before hiring a professional to take photographs at your wedding.

I use a flash that is attached to a light stand along with a small soft box. This stand is usually hiding in the corner, by the dj, or by a pole. My camera has another flash attached to it along with a pocket wizard to send a signal to the off-camera flash that is hidden away. I use two pocket wizards; one is attached to the off-camera flash and the other is attached to my camera.

I mostly use this set up during receptions when there is no natural light to work with.

Here are some of those images.

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