Renowned wedding photographer Gary Fong shot this video in London, England as a demo for the Society of Wedding and Portrait. Gary Fong, Inc.â€™s PowerSnoot is a chrome-plated, long snoot with a grid that allows you to create dramatic lighting effects using regular speedlight equipment. Watch how Gary utilizes his PowerSnoot on a Canon EOS 7D to achieve a sophisticated lighting effect for this bride. The results are jaw-dropping!
Wedding Photography Techniques Blog
It is said that a beginner photographer will use a wide angle lens to get the most into their photograph. As they begin to understand what interests them they start using longer and longer lenses to then start to isolate their subject. Even when they switch back to a wide angle lens they still are very specific in what is included in their photograph. You can often tell how developed an artist is by what they include in their art-and what they don’t. Everyone has a different perspective. A true artist can demonstrate their perspective in their work. As they mature they begin developing style. I look for this when I look at art.
You don’t need an expensive DSLR to make beautiful images, but there are some basic considerations that entry level DSLRs do require.
By Gary Fong
Working as a professional wedding photographer for over 20 years kept me busy shooting over 1,000 weddings for many satisfied clients. It goes without saying that technological advancements in the industry saw me through a tremendous amount of equipment changes. To give you an idea, I began my career shooting with huge, bulky medium format cameras which lacked metering and called for manual focus and flash setting. Aperture and shutter speeds, for those that recall, were mere estimates set from memory of different lighting situations. Over time, my collection of various lenses and bodies grew so much that I needed an assistant to help me wheel around my gear. I simply could not work a wedding without multiple cameras (one for color and one for black-and-white). My kit also regularly included 8-10 lenses to ensure I had the right mix for fisheye, wide angle, telephoto, zoom and prime needs. On top of all of that, my lighting kit often included multiple units and a whole series of diffusion tools to match various situations…
The professional wedding photographer is much more than the person behind the camera! With the digital revolution in full swing, anyone can take a picture. The professional is there to record the usual and customary, the spontaneous, and create the artful photographs that will be treasured for a lifetime.