The secret sauce behind the viral Royal Wedding photograph

Of the thousand pictures shot at the Royal Wedding, this particular one caught the most attention. Why?

While most of us were obsessed with every bit of the Royal Wedding, there is one moment from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day, that was liked a little more by the Tweeps.

Image credit: Yui Mok, staff photographer for Press Association UK

Image credit: Yui Mok, staff photographer for Press Association UK

A shot of the Royal Couple inside the Ascot Landau Carriage during their wedding procession at the Windsor Castle, has stolen more hearts than any other of the thousands of pictures that were shot at the event.

First shared on Twitter by user @LostNRealityTV, the aerial shot of the couple in carriage became one of the most liked pictures of the Royal Wedding. Since it was posted, at the time of writing, the tweet has over 92,000 likes, 273 comments, and over 16,000 retweets.

When the image first went viral on Twitter, people were still unsure who clicked the image, and a lot of them tweeted asking who was the photographer being the “exquisite” photograph. People were curious as to how the image was even taken.

The man behind the shot, Yui Mok, soon spotted that his image has gone viral and replied on it saying that he is a staff photographer for Press Association based in the UK. He revealed that he was positioned on the roof of George IV Gateway of Windsor Castle, and they passed directly beneath me during their carriage procession.

But like a true team player, Mok shared the credits for the image with his agency’s picture desk team, and shared with the Tweeps how the process of image clicking, edits and cropping actually take place during large scale events like the Royal Wedding.

Mok also shared the specifics of the camera he used for this viral shot. He said he used a Canon 1Dx Mk2 camera and a 70-200mm lens. He also used Canon 600mm F4 for some other shots he took at the wedding. Since drones are a big no at the wedding, Mok says he had to handhold the camera for this shot.

While this picture from the wedding went totally viral, is there any other image from the event you think was incredible but went unnoticed? Share with us in comments below.

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