Wedding photography is a competitive industry – and it is becoming more so with the advent of digital photography. And I think it is great – it should help encourage people to strive to create the best images and also to find their unique niche. I am still trying to find my niche. One thing that does set me apart (I think) is my use of off camera lighting.
The wedding bouquet above was photographed with Nikon speedlight shot through an umbrella. It is quite popular to photograph with natural light. But I love to mix artifical light and natural light. I think it helps add more depth and drama to a photograph. The shadows that the bouquet creates are fairly dramatic. And then I edited the photograph in Photoshop to help boost the colors and the contrast.