PUBLISHER’S NOTE: I am very proud to announce that AIPP 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year and one of the top wedding photographers in the world – Jerry Ghionis is joining Photofocus as a regular contributor. Visit our ABOUT page to learn more about Jerry’s amazing photographic career.

Jerry will provide some of his award-winning images, tell us how he made them and share a brief summary of what the scene was like when he made the photo.

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Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length: 120mm
ISO: 1250
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/80
WB: Daylight
Light Source: Off Camera Flash – 580 EXII
Flash Trigger: Pocket Wizard Mini TT1
Flash Receiver: Pocket Wizard Flex TT5

This was one of the last images I took on the wedding day at about 12:30am. It was pouring rain outside, but I convinced my couple that if they went outside for one last image it would be worth it. I had my assistant stand behind them about six feet away with an off camera flash as the only light source. It created a beautiful effect in camera. It’s important that you never have your couple kissing or touching their faces together with a back lit image like this since the light needs to filter between them so light bounces off each other.

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