The Roman Baths have been on my list of places to shoot for a long time now and last November the opportunity came. Sony announced their “Sony Experience” days giving professional photographers the chance to try out their kit!
It was hosted by Sony ambassadors Kate Kirkman & Brent Kirkman from luxury brand Photography, Film & Air byLumiere. They demonstrated a range of their Alpha Series cameras and lenses guiding us through the camera settings. This was followed by a styled shoot within the Roman Baths.
This was a dream for me!
(And also my amazing mentors you may have heard me mention before from Training byLumiere)
Lighting the setting
The Roman Baths is a stunning setting for a wedding ceremony. It is at the most beautiful as the sun is going down. But with this comes some tricky light conditions and I wanted the challenge of shooting at this time of day! Particularly in November when it’s dark by 5pm!
Profoto provided the lighting for the shoot. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to get the results I was able to achieve. The models needed to be lit, but naturally. I love how the Profoto B10 has the choice of colour temperature and the strength of the light can be adjusted so it looks so natural.
Our models for the shoot were Sophie & Dan. They were just wonderful to photograph and did so well considering it was a cold November evening!
I shoot fully on a Sony system using the Sony a7iii and absolutely love the images I get with it. Of course it is the photographers eye that has the vision for an image, but the camera and lenses, and very importantly the lighting in this instance, are the tools in which to put that vision into reality.
This was so different to a “natural light” shoot. Although I need to still see and know where to place clients to get the best from the surrounding light, here the light had to be “created”. This is not as easy as simply putting a flash on the camera. The light needs to come from the right place and light the scene and the models perfectly.
Weddings at the Roman Baths
I hope you like my images from The Roman Baths, and if you are thinking of somewhere unique and magical to get married then I recommend The Roman Baths highly! And of course I would love to photograph your day for you so be sure to get in touch!
Take a look at this lovely blog of this lovely Roman Baths Wedding I shot a few months after this training!