When Profoto rolls out a new product, you sit up and take notice, whether it’s a an umbrella, reflector, or battery charger. So, when a new flash head became available for field testing, I was totally onboard.
After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight.
Wikipedia succinctly defines wedding photography as “the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage as well as coverage of the wedding and reception."
After cameras and lenses, the third slice of your wedding gear triad is your choice of lighting gear. The most basic system revolves around a dedicated TTL (through the lens) flashgun mounted on your camera’s hot shoe (or preferably on an adjustable flash bracket).
With the right tools, outdoor wedding photography can be a nice contrast to the more formal, controlled-light look of photographs taken within the confines of a catering hall or other wedding-centric indoor location.
When it comes to studio flash systems, photographers face few limitations as per what’s possible. If you can sketch the shot on paper, you can shoot it. Power-wise, there are a number of power packs capable of banging out up to 6400 w/s symmetrically or asymmetrically into single or multiple heads.