How Did You Do That?

Diamond Hill – Cullinan

I Often Get asked by various photographers when they view my photos … How Did You Do That?

I will be sharing some behind the scenes and technical information on a regular basis. To start off, this particular photo got a lot of queries. It was a wedding I did at Diamond Hill close to Cullinan with Andries and Elmarie. I used my work hose … the Canon 5D MK III, with my beloved 72-200 mm f2.8 lens. I also used two Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights – one on a stand to my left and one with an assistant holding to my right slightly lifted (thank you Vaughan Seale)! I triggered the speedlights with my Canon – ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter mounted to my camera, using HSS (High Sync Speed) at F-stop f/2.8, ISO 125, exposure time 1/1000 sec. and focal length 200mm. On the second photo, I was standing lower down on the opposite side of the road. This will give you an idea of just how far away I was from the couple. For the first photo, I climbed on top of the rocky hill behind me to get to the same level as the couple. This is a kick ass lense, and super sharp! Hope this helps, if you have questions feel free to contact me!

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Want to learn how? I’d love to show you…

This is a reminder that I offer shadowing during select wedding photo sessions – the opportunity to observe how I work with clients, my lighting setups, camera settings, props and post-processing.

All questions are dealt with after shadowing and I will not hold back any secrets. Ready to learn,? Contact me for more information and costs!

Vaal Triangle

With a groom knowing exactly what he wants, my job was really so easy at this amazing wedding of Inge and Sarel. It was on a private property on the banks of the Vaal River, and the whole family made this wedding possible, doing everything from the decor to the catering. We started the couple shoot at about 17h00 at the top of the property with beautiful pine trees, and slowly working our way down to the river at 18h15, where we managed to shoot some beautiful sunset photos with the couple. 

I almost always use two bare off camera flashes, and here is the before and after photo of one of the last photos of the couple shoot! As you can see very little was done in the post production process except for removing my second shooter and the camera stand behind the couple.

EXIF data: 
1/200 sec
ISO: 500
Pattern Metering Mode
Two strobes
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L USM – Focal length: 24 mm

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Darrell Fraser Photography Before And After

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