Lighting for Weddings, with Ryan Brenizer


Ryan Brenizer offers five deceptively simple ideas to improve your lighting when shooting weddings and, with one glance at his dramatic and subtle lighting effects, it becomes clear that these ideas, when executed properly, will create gorgeous images. Brenizer likes to travel light and his tips often involve using speedlights, whether on camera or off. Creating effective backlight is a specialty of his and “playing billiards with light” refers to the way he bounces light from walls and ceilings for flattering illumination. He also discusses the benefits of continuous light—from any source—and the way you can make (or break) a photo by positioning a light close to your subject.