Phantom 4 Drone, 3.61mm (3.6mm) | ISO 200 | f2.8 | 1/240
Having finally settled on a colour preset I'm happy with I have been using this one for about a year and a half now. I honestly can't remember what it started off as. I think it was from a VSCO pack and I've tweaked and re-saved it numerous times. It's now called 'banging preset3'.
Drones! I'm not sure if we have had any images from them yet as winners for this but I'm certainly seeing more and more wedding shots from them. Some I think are really naff but I also think some people are doing these exceptionally well. Like UK photographers The Crawleys and our FarmShop mentor Eric Ronald based in Australia. They can offer a unique perspective on a wedding and the opportunity to creative something fresh. So this shot from the brilliant Nikki Leadbetter was a total stand out for me this week. I love that contrast she has created with the bride on one texture and the groom on a very different one. Then flipping them so they are opposite in their poses too.. this is one of those shots that looks super simple but is actually incredibly clever and thought out. As we are exploring the background stories to these winning images from now on, I asked Nikki to tell us some more on what we are seeing here...
"Raph and Ciara are one of the most laid back couples I've had to date. They got married at Coos Cathedral in Aboyne in the North of Scotland. Coos is an old converted cow shed. You can't imagine it ever being occupied by cows when you see it, it's stunning. Ciara and Raph are my favourite kind of couple in the sense that they 100% trusted me and were up for trying anything I asked them to do to get a good photo. I did a couple shoot for them in Aviemore before the wedding where I dragged them up hills, had them straddling ruined walls and lying on the ground. They laughed and giggled their way though the session and were so easy to photograph. I knew come the wedding I was going to get some good shots of them because they were up for trying anything and had a smile on their faces while doing it.