Unfolding the romantic side of photography
~ by Amar Ramesh
Love, light and lens
Cupid had already done its job, now it was time to tell a love tale through my lens. A romance which emanates from the picture at the very first glance. Being a photographer, I may fall short of words but the lens and the light really motivated me in painting this endearing picture of love.
A picture-perfect affair
The bond of mutual admiration for each other would become more visible when both would come together in one frame, the groom standing in the front and the bride swaying behind in the same line with a backdrop of the dramatic sky. In order to make that happen, the wide angle lens Sony G- Master 16-35 mm was the perfect bet as it not only covered all the three elements seamlessly but despite the dynamic skies and low-light condition, its F2.8 aperture too delivered the same level of output even at ISO 100.
Though the bride was moving while the groom stood still, it was the ability of the lens that helped in adjusting and maintaining the focus with precision. Mirroring range of shadows and highlights can be difficult but not in the presence of the Sony G Master Series lens.
The transition of hues from west to east horizon has been captured beautifully. Along with the lens, the Sony Alpha 7M3’s body enables best in class dynamic range. Also, perfect lighting conditions, warm mood, scenic backdrop and palpable chemistry between the couple, there’s nothing more that could have made this picture better.
Making the moment memorable
This picture portrays lovers to be each other’s nucleus even in a background of fading skies, highlighting the highs and lows of life. Being patient and maintaining stability at the same time is vital for the perfect picture.
The lightweight build and rotational screen of the camera were surprisingly convenient to manoeuvre through the fast changing lighting condition.
With a shutter speed of 1/200, all the elements in the picture were beautifully captured without any motion blur which makes this shot flawless.
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About Amar Ramesh
Amar quit his job an engineer to pursue his passion for photography. What began as a photo journey of the temples of India, by happenstance became wedding photography. Studio A, Amar's brainchild, is now a sought after wedding photography studio. He has shot at locations globally including Greece, USA, and Sri Lanka. Their USP is tasteful and stylish premium photographs and videos that are a perfect matrimony of traditional and contemporary. As an entrepreneur, he continues to create brands like Stones and Stories - document temples that are Indian heritage architectural marvels, Toodle - an artistic kids photography studio, Big Short Films - Social Documentaries that infuse the viewer with positivity and humane energy and Discover Tamil Nadu - Short video journeys that inspire viewers to explore lesser known towns and experiences in interior South India.
Story Stats & Gear Used:
|Focal Length||35 mm|
Sony Alpha 7 III Full-frame Mirrorless camera - Made for professionals.
Premium G Master Series wide-angle zoom lens and smooth bokeh