Thursday, September 20, 2007

WPJA Q2 Contest Results

The results are in for the Wedding Photojournalist Association contest for the second quarter of 2007.

This first image took 5th place in the Reception category. It is from Ramona and Chris' wedding reception at the Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta. I used a slow shutter speed to pick up the lights in the room and an off camera flash from the left to make the dramatic light on the guys' faces and Ramona's veil. The off camera light is fired with a radio trigger.

An off camera flash was also used in this Top 20 entry in the Reception category. It was placed far behind them, and to the right. The sharp highlights are from the flash, the remaining illumination is from the ambient light. Sarah and Jeff's wedding and reception were held at Clearwater Plantation in Macon.

Donna and Joshua were married at his family home, now a bed a breakfast operated by his parents in Juliette. (The Jarrell 1920 House, next to the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.) The only light in this picture is from the fixtures and window you see within the frame. A family member was in the hallway steaming clothes for the wedding party. I saw the steam rising into the light, so I got in a position to wait for the right moment to grab the picture. This image is in the Top 20 of the Getting Ready category.


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