Creative Flash Wedding Photography

Yep, 2015 has started, my short vacation at the coast is over. Photographically, I had fun with flamingos and ship wrecks…

Back to unusual: At his engagement shoot with Rebekka and Peter the other day it got a bit later and darker than planned so I had to use flash. I hate the flashy look of pictures. So I ‘dragged the shutter’, that is I used a long shutter speed (0.3 s, hand held). This allows to balance ambient and flash light and gives a much nicer appearance. I put a warming (orange) filter on the flash to avoid having a cool couple in a warm environment. This technique leads to somewhat unpredictable results but this one I really like.

Using a long shutter speed with flash allows to balance ambient and flash light and leads to interesting but somewhat unpredictable effects.
Using a long shutter speed with flash allows to balance ambient and flash light and leads to interesting but somewhat unpredictable effects.