Stylistically I’ve touched on this before, but it’s such a notable composition facet of my work, that in posting this image, it’s worth a further mention. Vignetting in post production has become quite a house style for me. Often characterised by the burning or darkening of edges, but more recently by shooting through ‘holes.’ I’ll often compose by shooting past shoulders, through gaps left by one person talking with another etc. This provides a natural framing to my image, a real man made vignette. The only problem I can encounter in doing this during say a reception, is guests in the foreground may move briskly aside, thinking they’re assisting me, without realising they’re part of the framed composition. I think this image qualifies for a naturally vignetted composition. This is the groom’s mother listening intently to every word being spoken during his tribute to his bride.
BERKSHIRE WEDDING VENUE: Sunningdale Park, Northcote House
SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk2, EF135mm, F2, 1/800