Sony A7III | Zeiss 35mm 1.4
ISO 1250 | f2 | 1/100Tribe Archipelago F&S Preset Tweaked
OK, fess up … who amongst you would stress right out if someone tried to book you for a wedding in some caves? I know many wedding photographers who would probably run a mile at the thought of having no natural light at all. But I also know some that would see it as a super fun challenge. The talented Lee Allen is definitely in the latter group. He embraced the location for this wedding and I think has made the very best of it.
There are a few things that I love about this shot but primarily it must be that he’s still used the available light. As you can see from his unedited image, it’s just using a ceiling light that was there already. You don’t need to have all the kit, you just need to be able to think creatively. What I also appreciate is how her dress swishing echoes the shape of the tunnel and fills the void. That fluidity brings softness to a hard, dark place. I also adore her expression and how although this shot is all about her, her confidence, her stunning dress and how great she looks in it, she is looking at him. It’s that tiny gesture that creates a connection which also brings him into the scene and that’s what makes it a winner. Thanks to Rebecca Carpenter for nominating this shot.
Read Lee’s take on this shot below …