As I stated in my last blog post that at every wedding I have been blessed to cover there is always one picture that seems to capture the emotion and joy of the day. Juana and Fernando were wed on January 1, 2011 or 1-1-11. This image was taken on a Canon 5D Mark II. 24-70mm f2.8 lens. ISO 800, 46mm at f/4 at 1/60 sec. My second shooter Anthony Webb captured this image. I have second shot for him on occasion. His website is http://www.jazzimagesphotography.smugmug.com. This image is perfectly composed image of a proud father looking on joyously as his daughter has her first dance with her prince. I was jealous after seeing this image. I remember processing this image in Lightroom and saying to myself that I do not have to do anything with this image. It is perfect. This is the type of image I try to capture at all my weddings. Next week I am posting one of my images from one of Anthony’s weddings. Turnabout is fair play.
This image from 2009 captures the love between Siebie and Qiana. Capturing the love is my chief goal at every wedding I cover. I want to make beautiful portraits but I want to capture the emotion and excitement of the day. At this moment the couple was relaxing after the nuptials. The camera settings was a Nikon D70 with 28-80 mm tamron lenses at F 5.6 , ISO 200, 1/40 sec, natural light.
My daughter Emilee is my junior assistant, when my second shooter is unavailable. She is also my chief model when I am working on new lighting setups. On this day she was about to leave home to perform in Studio “A”‘s Fall Recital http://www.studioa-modelingetiquetteanddance.com. I set up a softbox camera right with an Nikon SB 600 as the main light. Using the popup flash on my Nikon D300 to trigger the flash via Nikon Creative Lighting System. My camera settings were ISO 800, F2.8 at 1/200 sec.
My name is Ted King. I am Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Catonsville, Maryland. I am relaunching my blog page to my overall website www.tk3photography.com. On my blog page I will post my image of the week, provide information on how and why I captured the image the way I did, and provide information on my photo projects that I am working on. I am entering my third year as a professional photographer but I have been shooting for many years as the dreaded “Cousin Ted”
I have done many weddings and family outings over the years, but only in the last several years do I have an understanding of what I was doing and why. This blog will document the challenges of being a professional photographer in this digital era.