Carrying on with my series of 'why a photo matters' is this shot from a recent wedding at Loudwater Farm [click the link for the blog] here I'll explain a bit about the technical side of things and why this shot matters.
So this is the bride and her father, late in the day just before the evenings entertainment kicked off, here they are sharing a moment, just the two of them. For me shooting weddings is about getting photos that will be treasured in years to come, and I believe this is one of those very important shots that will be looked back upon in years to come and for the feelings to come rushing back.
Settings: Fuji X-E2 | 23mm | F1.4 | ISO 200 | 1/125th
This was shot from the hip, manual focus set to about 2 meters using the awesome clutch focus ring on the 23mm lens, I love this way of shooting as I'm right in front of these guys and for the most part they don't know I'm taking a photo as it's from the hip.
Obviously you have the challenge of nailing the composition and focus but after a while you can get a feel for the distance your at and set your focus accordingly, of course I could have shot auto focus but I'm guessing the focus would be on the trees behind, with manual your in full control, which when hip shooting is very important.
Hope you enjoyed that little post about one of my shots, feel free to comment below and check the rest of the blog for more!