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Weddings can be fraught with difficult decisions, but they can also be incredible opportunities for couples to express themselves. I recently shared Charlie & Dara's wedding here on my blog. If you saw that post, you might remember that they got married in a church. But when they were planning their wedding, Dara dreamed of getting married in the forest, surrounded by the beauty of nature. She was so excited by the idea of their little wedding in the woods! Then they started writing out their guest list …


No flash will replace a full-fledged studio lighting (although, in the studio with multiple external flashes, you can use the same lighting circuits). But it allows to obtain the correct flash-exposed shots with a lack of light in a sequential shooting - especially indoors. And also greatly gains at light enough, but incorrect, creates sharp  and unsightly shadows - for example, at bright summer day, or against backlight.


It happens that after a lot of time spent to apply the right makeup, selection of colors, clothes and suitable background the result is not as good as expected. And it seems the camera was set up as it should, and interesting background is selected, but the result is not what was expected. And sometimes, hastily we get brilliantly executed shots. Many people complain of being not photogenic, but it has no sense. Let's see how this science is comprehended by professional models.


Sometimes real skills are found in the ability to break the rules, which follows the majority. For photos of it is the most actual in the portrait genre: the ability to go beyond the usual framework allows you to create truly memorable and unusual images. But first you need to know the rules and be able to apply them in practice. So, how to photograph a portrait?