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A Picture-Perfect Lightning Strike in Front of a Wedding Photographer’s Lens

Here’s a wedding photographer who probably wishes now that he had set up a second camera with a lightning trigger. It could have resulted in an epic “altar shot”.


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/Dockettphoto Bryan Dockett

    LOL I would have called off the wedding. I can take a hint thanks.

  • marc

    Weak post. Would of been better if you had the actual photo.

  • http://Raylarose.com/ Raymond Larose

    Love that he bailed and left the wedding party out there for the next strike. Awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/photolaboratory Photolab in Berkeley

    Notice how the photographer immediately gets out from under the tree? A native Floridian no doubt (Florida has the most lightening strike deaths in the US).

  • Swade

    And they don’t even get out of the water.

  • Richard Toczynski

    ^^^^^TOOL^^^^^

  • Mantis

    As a Floridian, yeah, f**k lightning.

  • ofer katz

    but he did have a second camera! this video came out of it..

  • Raúl

    And where is
    the image???

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.monkman.5 Jared Monkman

    It’s so frustrating, especially in this day and age, to see people using on camera flash! I hope that it was just triggering another flash, and not actually being used as the main light…

  • http://twitter.com/THEGREATZEEE THE GREAT ZEEE

    would be nice to see if he got the photo with the lighting

  • http://profiles.google.com/ksuwildkat Rob S

    nah he has a rig to put it up and off axis. Joe McNally talks about it being a “matter of inches.”

    But I agree – on camera flash has very little place these days.

  • Anthony

    I love how the photographer ditches. Smart man.

  • http://twitter.com/na2ngkusuma Nanang Kusuma

    Is there photo result?

  • http://twitter.com/Delowadesign Delowa

    yeah because a wedding photographer has the time to set up different light set ups during the day. With respect if you are shooting a wedding there is nothing wrong with having a flash on your camera

  • http://twitter.com/Delowadesign Delowa

    yeah because a wedding photographer has the time to set up different light set ups during the day. With respect if you are shooting a wedding there is nothing wrong with having a flash on your camera

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.monkman.5 Jared Monkman

    well clearly he had enough time to stage the people in the photo. it doesn’t take long to set up a lit on a stand, or even to have somebody hold your light

  • E G

    If y’all gonna argue about on camera vs off camera flash. It’s perfectly light out, you don’t even need flash at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.glover.5891 Adam Glover

    Yep, nothing like having to be stuck in one spot because your lighting is set up for that one place. Given that its raining and overcast, the flash probably gave him the chance to warm up the picture a bit, or be able to darken the background and give it an evening feel.

  • Scott Wuerch

    Except for all the people under the shadow of the umbrellas that need a pop of fill flash to open up the shadows under their eyes. Spend some years photographing under various lighting conditions and THEN post about how you don’t need a flash in broad daylight…