For this stunning photograph of a Sikh bride and groom, Michael Greenberg received a double Honor of Excellence – a Silver Distinction Award and a First Place Prize in the Bride and Groom Together Category from the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International 16 x 20 Print Annual Competition.
Although it looks like a picture from India, it was shot on the shores of St. Lawrence River in Montreal, Canada. You might also be surprised to learn that there is only one flash with a colored gel that is illuminating both subjects.
Michael asked his assistant to hold the flash on the left side of the camera and triggered it remotely. It is a lighting set-up that Michael regularly employs in his wedding photography.
In this image, the majority of the light from the flash falls on the bride. However, a little bit of it spills onto the right side of the groom’s back. Although the flash is at a distance from the subjects, it still illuminates them from the higher angle. You can achieve this effect only if the flash is raised pretty high. You’ll also need to change the zoom settings on the camera to control for the light disbursement in order to eliminate the spill.
Emphasized by the dramatic sky, the grandeur and stature of our Sikh couple are unmistakable in the beautiful artwork we proudly created for them.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.