It seems like yesterday since I was asked to do this, yet it was this time last year. How it seemed like a great idea at the time. It doesn't quite feel like that now it's so close. I have a right old belly-ache and haven't slept properly and for the last few nights due to revising the tutorials that I set myself up online with various schools and academies. I've been getting through them slowly over the last 6 months and my brain is riddled with apertures, exposures, ISO's, metering and all the guff that accompanies a DSLR camera. That's just the technical stuff. The there's the posing and the lighting. Lighting? What lighting? I don't have a light meter, or a Speedlite or a Lastolite flash thingy-doo-dah, all-singing, all-dancing umbrella whatsit. I bought two see through umbrellas from Primark today but they're just for keeping the rain off!
As if this wedding wasn't enough of a challenge, it's set to
I got a great tip from one of them yesterday....you know how flash can make dark shadows behind people if they are near a wall? If you put a white handkerchief over the flash and fasten it on with a hair tie, it softens the flash and doesn't create such hard shadows. Well who knew? It seems I do now. That little tit bit won't stop me having another crap night's sleep though.
In fact, roll on tomorrow as I will be so glad when it's all over!