Tina & Alex Wedding in Hawaii

Location: Kahala Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii

Gear Box: Sony A7 and Sony A7s, Tokina 19-35 F3.5-4.5, Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4, Tokina 24-200 F3.5-5.6 (Buy Tokina 24-200 and Tokina 19-35 on Amazon)

Lighting:  3 x Strobie 230, Killer Video Light 300, Shoot thru umbrella

Album Design: Fundy Album Builder

Photography Comments: I pretty much shot everything in manual focus which is now my preferred method especially using Sony’s focus peaking feature. I was able to capture more key moments especially in low light because I didn’t have to wait for lens “hunting”. I know it may seem not as fast when manually focusing but I suggest you give it a try especially in low light- you will never have to wait until your lens is in focus before you can rip a shot and does make a significant difference in focus speed and the ability to get a shot every time you press your shutter whether it is in focus or not! If you understand DOF- when you shoot very wide say at 19mm and with a high fstop like 5.6 almost everything 6ft out is in focus, so why wait for your camera to focus, just keep shooting! Yes, sometimes your shots can be a bit soft BUT at least you got a shot off versus not getting a shot because your lens was hunting! I rather get a shot slightly softer than not get one at all- it has an organic, softer look, almost like film anyways. I was like a kid playing with a new toy using manual focus, I really enjoyed the process, I felt like a real photographer and thanks to Sony’s focus peaking I was capturing emotion and moments that I would have missed.

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January 9, 2015 - 1:28 am

Penny foster - Just bought your Creativelive course, and found that tokina lens, and am awaiting its arrival. Thanks for your advice Scott. Saving up to come to a workshop, so I can hang out with you, learn, and have fun. regards, penny

January 9, 2015 - 6:34 am

Carlos Lijeron - Amazing photos!! Very inspiring and professional … Not to mention the gear box and lighting which is truly not that much for the type of results these images show. This is the level I want to reach very soon. Thanks for sharing Robert !


January 11, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Kim Wilhite - Hi Scott! These wedding images are beautiful! Just wanted to drop a note and say I’ve been using your flashes for awhile….they are great and making us really happy!

January 12, 2015 - 10:22 am

Jacki Marino (Running-Bear) - Such a beautiful wedding. Love the photos, just so beautiful!

January 22, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Ed Shum - Just watched the video, having watched you on CL, I just had to pop over to see your work…amazing – thank you for the inspiration!

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