Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography

Palm Springs in the summer is over 100 degrees even in the morning. The trick is to shoot in the winter time, when the temp is a mere 60 degrees in the morning, and may get up to 75 in the afternoon. I shot this in the middle of one of the windmill farms near the freeway. The trailer belonged to the couple, and I had them back it down the road into the windmill farm. Since this was shot with a wide aperture, I had to use high speed sync to light this. There is no way a normal speedlite could have done this, so I used my Phottix Indra500 to light it.

Caption: Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24mm f/1.4L USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/6,400 sec, f/4, ISO 250, Compensation: -1/3
Flash: Off camera, Fired
Keywords: Engagement, desert, engagement photography, palm springs, portrait, strobist, teardrop trailer, windmill, windmills
Date: November 28, 2015 9:50:51AM
Location: Desert Hot Springs, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.906006, -116.567914

Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography

Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding

The sun was going down, and we were on the golf course. The bride wanted something special in the middle on the green. I took my small lightstand with one strobe on it, and placed it strategically behind the couple. I had done this many times in the past, so I knew what I was going to get. When I pulled the trigger, and showed the bride, her eyes lit up.

Caption: Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/40 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800
Flash: Off Camera Strobe, On, Fired
Keywords: 9th hole, backlit, bride, golf course, golf green, groom, los coyotes country club, night photography, silhouette, strobist, wedding, wedding strobist
Date: November 6, 2015 5:15:07PM
Location: Buena Park, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.888124, -117.977122

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding

Oceanside Beach Wedding

Shooting at sunset on the beach is one of my favorite situations to shoot in. You really cant go wrong. I normally combine natural and off camera lighting, and shoot many different poses. In this series, I asked the bride and groom to run from the water to the camera several times. This frame was my favorite. This shot really shows the couple’s personality, and I love it.

Caption: Oceanside Beach Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
Flash: Off Camera, On, Fired
Keywords: beach, bride, evening, groom, ocean, oceanside, off camera flash, off camera lighting, running, sand, sunset, waves, wedding
Date: November 7, 2015 4:52:43PM
Location: Oceanside, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.184786, -117.376274

Oceanside Beach Wedding

Oceanside Beach Wedding

Radio City Music Hall

Caption: Radio City Music Hall
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, Compensation: +2/3
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: manhattan, neon, new york, new york city, night photography, radio city music hall
Date: October 20, 2011 6:39:30PM
Location: Midtown Manhattan, New York, United States
Latitude/longitude: 40.759888, -73.980268

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding

Wayfarers Chapel wedding. I shot this at 9pm in the evening. The exposure was almost 2 seconds. I had the couple freeze during the exposure, and used a low power strobe to help make them pop. To the naked eye it was pitch black, I couldn’t see very much at all. I had to use a flashlight to focus before taking the shot. I had no idea that the clouds and stars were there before I took the shot. I was pleasantly surprised with the resulting image. Very minor adjustments were made in Photoshop.

Caption: Wayfarers Chapel wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 28 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1.6 sec, f/4, ISO 2500
Off Camera Flash: On, Fired
Keywords: bride and groom, long exposure, night, night photography, stars, strobist, wayfarers chapel, wedding, wedding photography
Date: September 26, 2015 9:04:24PM
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.743270, -118.377730

Wayfarers Chapel wedding

Wayfarers Chapel wedding