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Wedding Photography Camera Settings

Nikon D700
24-70mm f/2.8 lens
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
ISO 500

Shooting mode: aperture priority
Metering mode: center weighted average
Focus points: single
Focus mode: one-shot

This photo was taken on May 25th at 3:50pm. The sky was overcast, but I had plenty of light.

I choose ISO 500 because because I wanted a fast shutter speed (as always).

Using a single focus point, I focused on the contrast between their faces. Because I shot with a large aperture (shallow depth of field), the bridal party in the background is out of focus.

Below is the original and edited versions. Color and light adjustments were accomplished in Lightroom, no Photoshop necessary.

I always shoot in RAW, and in this case it allowed me to bring back the detail in her dress (highlights were blown). If  had shot this in JPG, it would have been more difficult to correct and the resulting photo would not have been as clean (when you try to pull down blown pixels with a JPG, they get angry and start to look “muddy”).

Click here for my RAW vs JPG video explanation.

My entire Lightroom workshop is available online: click here for more info.

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