Hand-held Twilight portrait

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by Bolampau, May 7, 2012.

  1. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Hi Folks,
    I was at a wedding on Saturday and tried to take photos in the very dim lights from the disco. Eventually, i tried Hand-held Twilight mode and was particularly impressed with the following photo of the Bride and Groom lit by candle-light:-

    Portrait (1 of 1).jpg

    Details: NEX 7, Zeiss 24mm lens. ISO 6400, F2 @ 1/40th.

    Comments ans criticisms welcome.

  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I'm very impressed too! :)

    And I'm sure the happy couple will always treasure that fantastic shot forever! Composition is perfection... their leaning toward each other, the candle positions, the curved table edge, the flower - all working together beautifully. The natural lighting is sublime... facial expressions caught at the precise moment. Very very pleasing.

    I hope there wasn't a pro wedding photographer assigned at the time. It's always hard to explain how come guests photos are better than theirs. Without HHT that grainless, naturally-lit, hand-held shot would've been impossible. Great lens btw!

    Awesome, well done Paul!!
  3. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    I like it very much. You captured their happiness with the atmosphere very well.
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    That's a fine shot that the happy couple will cherish for some time I should htink. Well done!
  5. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    awesome, well done mate, this is a good choice in low light, camera combines 6 shots at high sensitivy into 1 photo, with this combination reduce while the noise a lot.