Pro Technique: Simulating Wedding Sunsets

Wedding photographer Jomel Gregorio hired moi as 2nd photographer for Isaac and Kats’ wedding. For their late afternoon portraites I challenged myself to simulate sunset lighting at the cool and shadey Mango Farm reception. Because of the many huge mango trees planted around it’s impossible for any sun rays to pass thru (except noon). So I setup my off-cam Nikon SB-27 Speedlight with my TriStar radio receiver coupled with a Lee orange filter on a junior stand (approx. 25 feet away). Setting the SB-27 power ratio at full power with a 50mm zoomed head I shot this picture (above). Try this when the natural sunset lighting is impossible.