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6th of February 2006 (Mon), 11:24
Hi. I did my very first wedding this weekend. Here are a few photos. My biggest issue was strong backlighting. Please critique my photos and give me some advice. Also, these pictures are straight out of the camera, no cropping, filters, adjustments, etc. I just changed the size of them.
What type of post processing do you do to your images? Is there a good filter I can apply to the photos to make them a little more vibrant?
I used Canon 20D + 580 EX.
I appreciate your feedback!
6th of February 2006 (Mon), 11:27
A few more
6th of February 2006 (Mon), 11:51
Hey fulbie i just finished my first weddings PP And i learnt HEAPS.
I like image 4 but i think the boats etc are a little distracting, maybe a differant angle could of helped, and make not so centered, But i really am still new, just what i would have done personally.
Best advice i can give, Shoot raw. It makes the PP much more workable.
Not sure what else to say, hopefully some not so "new" photographers can give you better advice :)
6th of February 2006 (Mon), 11:54
I like shot 4 the best as well. In some shots, the white dress seems to loose some highlights.
6th of February 2006 (Mon), 14:14
Watch your backgrounds... clone out the birch tree on the first image, it's taking away the viewer from the bride and groom, plus mind the angle - it does look a bit crooked instead of having an "artistic angle". 2nd image, there's a growing tree out of her head, you can just clone in some bushes from the other tree's to make it less obvious. In the third image there's a nice background behind all by the leftmost bridesmaid. Could you have moved a step to the left and avoided that tree? Last image, good, but the water in the top right is blown out. Some more post processing and it'll be fine.
6th of February 2006 (Mon), 16:07
Beackgrounds are important, you don't seem to have paid attention to them. Also in #3 the bride should be the main focus of the picture, put here either on the left or in front of everyone else.
9th of February 2006 (Thu), 11:17
Good start. You obviously have thought out some of the posing you wanted to do. Go to the public library and check out a couple of books on wedding photography and pick out a couple of poses you like and wish to employ at your next wedding. refine your posing as you go along, remember proper posing of hands and feet will be critical to a beautifully posed image. Example Image # 1 take the bride's bouquet and place it in her empty hand and extend her arm out straight placing it at the top of her gown in the image. You are attempting to portray the grace and femininity of the bride in your image. You are off to a great start keep it up.;) :) :D
Good Shooting to ya !!
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