How I got the Shot - Pittsburg Rooftop

Name: Tyler Norman

Business Name: Tyler Norman Photography

Why did you take this photo?: This photo was taken for some great friends in Pittsburgh, PA. They wanted to shoot in Downtown Pittsburgh, but have it be different than everything else you see online from Downtown Pittsburgh. So we did a little urban exploring and ended up on top of a roof of a 25 floor building! We definitely were not supposed to be here! haha We ended hopping over the railings and venturing over to the edges with the best views. This was for sure a vantage point that no one had seen before. We ended up doing most of their shoot on top of this building. At one point the security guard came up and was more interested in the shoot and gear than us being on the roof and gave us permission to stay! How about that?! Pretty rare that happens!

Camera: Canon 5D mark III

Lens: 35mm 1.4L

All exif data: f/1.4, 1/1000s, ISO 100. Natural light about an hour before sunset.

Why did you use these settings : No intentional reason for these settings other than I love to shoot at 1.4 with my 35mm. At 1.4 it has such an ethereal and 3D look. So i always try and get my setting to work for 1.4 if I can.

Thought process behind the photo: I wanted a romantic feel but also a calm feel and not a lot of movement because they were sitting on the edge of a 25 floor building. Like inches from the edge.....no thanks! haha. So I told them to just take a moment, enjoy each other. Mike ended up kissing his fiancé on the cheek and I hit the shutter just at the right time.

Editing of the photo: thats a secret! ;) but not much. A little to hue and saturation, contrast, highlights. I do not like to edit photos too much. Keep it clean, simple and natural. I try very hard to get it right in camera to minimize the editing I have to do. I have several presets I have made that make my life so much easier!

engaged couple in sweet moment on rooftop in pittsburg, pa

3 sentence bio about you/your business: Tyler Norman Photography is a Pittsburgh, PA wedding photographer who loves timeless, genuine photography. 

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