Per sae you could rightly argue that this image doesn’t necessarily sing wedding photojournalism. However, as a reportage wedding picture it sits within a run of early evening photographs that sequentially show guests arriving, the general atmosphere building and the sun falling, hence that beautiful and very natural flare. Shooting into the sun is a preoccupation of mine. When I revisit the shooting data I can see that the pushed limits very nearly popped uncomfortably enough to fail me, though I suspect such a high ISO demand was based upon the images immediately before, that showed me capturing images in a dark corner of the bar. As for flare, I love the energy the effect promotes. This lens body combo helps me deliver this kind of composition with a degree of ease that before I had not encountered. A 5D3 and 24mm, probably now my favourite marriage.
HAMPSHIRE WEDDING VENUE: Rivervale Barn
SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk3, EF24mm, F1.4, 1/8000, ISO 2500, exposure compensation +1