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

Ballerina

I shot this as the curtain was coming down, and the lights were turning off. The resulting frame was exposed for about half a second. I originally didn’t think much of the shot because of the blur, but after looking at the shot again, it does have some artistic qualities. I suppose the “artistic” part is subject to opinion, but then again all art is subjective.

Caption: Ballerina
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Shot at 100 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 0.5 sec, f/4.5, ISO 1600
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Focus: At 11m, with a depth of field of about 2.0m
Keywords: ballerina, ballet, dance, dancer, long exposure, motion blur, portrait, stage, theater, tutu
Date: November 21, 2007 7:38:08PM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.493509, -117.149838

Ballerina

Ballerina