Shooting a Groom for Wedding Portraits

Scott Kelby from Kelby Training recently published this video tutorial (part of a longer series) looking at shooting a groom using a dual light setup.

Most wedding photography tutorials focus on the bride, on this video however Kelby explores ways to shoot the groom looking at working at several techniques and tips that might be helpful for you.

Kelby starts with no light, moves to one light from the front side and than adds another back light (first just the back light to see what it adds to the image) before combining the two lights (trying to fix problems with two lights is was more complex – trust us.

Another tip – you don’t have to move your light – sometimes you can move yourself to get a different angle and a different light on your model – try this and see how this works for you.

You can find many more videos on our wedding photography section – here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

1 comment

  1. I am glad to see a video highlighting a groom portrait session on a wedding day. Just as important as shooting portraits of the groom can be shooting photos of his details and him hanging out with his groomsmen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.