One of my favorite tricks at a wedding is to use radio controlled flash units. I bring 4 to every wedding. Of course, my preference is to use natural light, but there are often times when we must rely on flash. I strategically place them around the room. The “fill” flashes are aimed at the ceiling which provides a beautiful fill light to brighten up the entire image. The effect is subtle, or dynamic depending how I place each flash. Another tactic is to put one light behind the happy couple for dramatic effect. That is called the “kicker” flash and is much more noticeable. The best part is nobody in the room sees anything, but the photos are greatly improved. No more dark reception photos!

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