Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa

Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa has some of the most beautiful stained glass. The temple is very modern with low ceilings (for a temple) so instead of the typical tall windows, it has these beautiful long windows that take up the entire wall. I love shooting Bat mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah portraits against those windows.

For this picture I used a flash off-camera left with a shoot-thru umbrella. This allows me to really frame the face with light.

This shot is all natural light but requires careful positioning to balance the face just right. Turn the face too much towards the window and you will wash out the right side... turn it too little and the left will be dark.

For more Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah pictures taken at Zedek, please visit my photography website.