Wow. Saturday’s wedding was impeccable. Utter perfection. So much smiling that my face hurt by the end of the day. And by the end of a day of editing, even more so. Have you ever smiled so much while editing that you needed a jaw massage?
All of the shots I wanted to display are here. But I’ll share a few here for educational purposes :)
- Cameras: Canons 7D and 5D mk II
- Lenses: On the 5D, I had the 24-105 L series 4.0. I chose to put it on the full frame camera because I wanted to get the most out of any tight spots I might find myself in. Also, with the max aperture being 4.0, I wanted the high ISO capabilities of the 5D incase I needed to fall back on that. On the 7D, I had the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens which I hire for weddings. It costs me about £80 to hire it for a weekend. And a week for my arms to recover! It’s a very heavy lens but OH SO worth it. I put this on the cropped sensor camera because I wanted to get the most zoom out of it and on a cropped sensor camera like the 7D, 200mm goes a lot further than it would have on the full frame. The detail shots below (flowers, jewelry, etc) were taken wide open with a 50mm f/1.4.
- Flash: I never used it, but I had my Speedlite (430 ex) on the 5D/24-105 combination. Again, because of the 4.0, I wanted to have the flash to fall back on. But with the beautiful light in the marquee, it wasn’t needed.
- Memory cards: I shot 1,000 photos and took up under 16gigs which means I never changed my memory cards.
- Format: I shot in RAW, but the smaller version. Still large enough for large format printing, but this rarely ever happens with wedding photos, so I kept my mb’s down with a smaller RAW format.
- Editing: the B&Ws were edited with my favorite B&W Lightroom presets: the One Willow B&W collection. The color shots were done in manually in LR without any presets.
- Workflow: From the 1,000 shots I sorted them down to 400 keepers. I did almost all of my editing in Lightroom and they required very little editing at all. In total from start to finish (finish being the online preview gallery) editing took 8 hours. This doesn’t include creating the album which will take a further few hours.