Blonde Cow Photography
I often get asked how do I get the golden sun yumminess... and I thought maybe today I could share with you, just that...
It all depends on the time of day and what the sun is doing...
Early morning or before sunset works best for me.
but I usually cross my fingers and look for the light and things happen! You can just see it illuminate and you only have a short amount of time to make it happen! Usually my heart is pounding out of my chest and then, when I get the shot I know it's going to be magical! It makes me so happy! First you have to make sure your settings are correct... for this I had my iso at 320 f/3.2 1/320 and was using my favorite 50mm 1.4 but really I try to be in the moment and not crazy concerned with my settings... we should be a little bit careful but mostly in the moment! I always shoot into the light! ALWAYS! putting my subject between me and the light and metering off the subject is my recipe! I really try to see and talk to my subjects through my lens... laughing... watching the sun... all through the lens... myself personally, I don't like extreme flare but more so warm honey golds... so you have to be careful where you are placing. sometimes you can be lucky and get some nice trees to let the sun filter through...
It's so pretty to let the sun sneak through a kiss... for this shot I had my iso at 500 f /2.8 1/125.
or you can let the light filter through lace... just let the light dance on in... it will do magic for your senses and you'll love your shots!
Whenever I go to any shoot I look for the light first! Kind of important since I'm a 100% natural light shooter... but I find that the light is always there... you just have to see it.
Be creative with it! Let it dance off of the groom's shoulder!