I got the amazing opportunity to photograph some wedding photography in Cornwall at Polhawn Fort on the Cornish Coast. I love doing weddings in Cornwall its such an amazing place so close to my base in Devon. The venue was Polhawn Fort. Its a great venue but extremely dark. I shot most of the day with available light on my Nikon D3 with a 50mm 1.4 lens. As it name depicts its a fort so a lot of solid brick with small juts of light. It took me a little bit by surprise when I arrived and saw just how dark it was. The wedding was on the 28th November so almost the darkest day of the year and it was fairly overcast. Most of the day for the natural light pics especially the getting ready pictures were shot at about 1/60th at 1.4 at ISO 4000. Luckily as long as it is exposed correctly ( even 1/3 of a stop over ) the pics look great through the Nikon D3. For other parts of the day we rigged a SB800 to a pocket wizard set up that was operated by Barney on a monopod. Its a great technique that means that at a wedding there is not much that cant be lit with a dynamic, interesting twist.
After getting ready at the fort and having a civil service where we moved to a church ( which was lit by candles ) and again resorted to a high ISO, a steady hand and fast lens. Setting the white balance to flash gives the pics a really warm look especially with the tougston glow from the candles. After confetti and some pics on the beach a great meal and speeches followed and some very lovely dancing pics. Hope you like the selection of pictures I have chosen below. There is about 50 of the 900 the couple recieved. I have picked some of my favorites that tell the day well and show some of the fun and love the couple had.
Hope you like – AG
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