Ramada Elcot Park Wedding Photography training

Last week I attended a workshop by the fabulous Morag MacDonald at the stunning Ramada Elcot Park between Newbury and Hungerford.  Part of the day was dedicated to trying out a different techniques for lighting bridal portraits, aiming for a natural, beautiful look without fuss or taking up too much time.

 

undefinedThis was taken with a continuous light source.  I love the warm colour of the light just on the face, it really warms up the skin tones.

undefinedI love the light on this shot – just using a slightly open curtain to light the face and lose the background.

undefinedBouncing a flash from a nearby wall or corner creates a lovely soft look and makes the image really three-dimensional.

undefinedThis one was just for fun.  The giant chess set lent itself so beautifully to a slightly mad Alice in Wonderland inspired shot.  Of course the lighting technique is the same as for a more standard bridal or couple evening portrait (although this was shot just before lunch!)

The course was, as ever, well organised by the lovely people at The Societies.  Morag was a delight to listen to and was refreshingly honest in her tales of her life as a photographer.  Ramada Elcot Park is a fantastic venue and thanks also to Lynn and Jeff of Albums of Australia for supplying much needed coffee!

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