Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series on wedding photography, in which we follow Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.
The series consists of 20 videos. Each video reveals the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. In the sixteenth episode, Justin & Mary talk about how they capture the cutting of the wedding cake.
“At this point in the reception we try to remain unobtrusive so we keep our lighting off to the side”, says Justin. “Things tend to happen really quickly during the cake cutting, so it’s always great to have a second angle.”
So, what setup did they use to light the cake cutting moment? The answer is: two B1 Off-Camera Flashes, wirelessly controlled with the Air Remote TTL-C. The off-camera flash to the right was equipped with an Umbrella Deep Translucent L while the one to the left had a Zoom Reflector on it.
When everything was in place, Justin got in front of the couple and took the traditional shot, while Mary went of to the side to get an alternative shot from a 120° angle.
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Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here. The next video will be released on November 3.