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31st of May 2006 (Wed), 08:38
A few from Saturday's wedding:
With the 35L:
With the 70-200 f2.8IS:
With the 17-55 f2.8IS:
There are a few more here: http://www.pbase.com/jamisonwexlerphoto/nancysteve
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 09:31
I really like these! Third one down, the white of the dress looks a bit blown out under her flowers, but other than that, lovely!
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 12:01
The all look great to me Jamie - nice job. can't wait to read your comments about the new lens.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 12:52
her eyes in 5 are a problem, and I would brighten her feet in 1.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 13:22
These are really great. They are artistic and beautiful and I'm sure your clients will love them.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 18:48
Were the Royalty?
Those are some serious crowns.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 19:32
Thanks guys. Mizuno, it was an Armenian ceremony and they were crowned "King and Queen" of their household.
Sharyn, I always love CC, but if I may critique your critique style - be a little more specific. You drop little one liners that need more explanation to be helpful. OK, the feet I get. I disagree with that one (if I wanted more light on the shoes I would have filled with my flash...but that woud have flattened all of the lighting). But what specifically about the eyes are a problem? Do they need more work in PS? Do you not like the direction she is looking? Should they be blue? I'm sure you really want to be helpful, and have some great ideas, but an extra sentence or two would make sure that people get what you are saying!
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 19:40
awesome as always.. are those processed or straight out of the camera?
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 19:54
If I may critique the way you critique critique... it's quite good :p
Can you give us a little detail on the lighting and post processing for #4? These are great photos, you did a great job as usual :)
Critique (because I know I like critique to try to improve even if the shots are good):
#1 - perfect
#2 - did you get a similar shot with the priests face in it?
#3 - skin tones little bit funny, might be your choice in post
#4 - clone out light top left?
#5 - looks a little fake with her like that, mainly because of her expression. A sillouete might be interesting.
#6 - arty and cool looking :)
#3 on the link will be a great detail shot for the album too :)
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 20:56
Thanks Jenni. These are all processed in some way. Most of them it's just the Daily Multi Vitamin action from the Kubota set. I use it to remove the AA from all my shots and add a little punch.
Tim - If I may critique the way you critique my critiquing of critique...geez :)!
#2 yes, but I wanted you to focus on their expressions in this one.
#3 thanks for bringing it up - I'll work on it again. Not my choice in post, rather the camera getting the AWB wrong in the shade (remember I shoot jpeg!). I'll be sure to warm it up before I give it to the B&G.
#5 I have a series. I was playing a bit of a game with them (he was tring to kiss her, but she wasn't letting him, and he didn't know I told her not to let him). There are different expressions/positions, but this one was the most fun IMHO. They'll get the entire series!
#4 has the most post processing, but the light is what makes it so dramatic (even without the post). It was in the stairwell of the church. The light was provided by one of those tiny windows you only find in church stairwells. When I saw the light on the wall, I knew I had to pose the bride there. I removed an elextrical fixture at the top right, but was worried it would look to fake if I took out the light fixture on the left (light fixtures are tricky since the light eminates in gradients) - maybe I'll give it a shot. I also cropped it, burned the edge a bit, and added the daily multi vitamin action. here's the original (straight from the camera) for inquiring minds:
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 21:36
I can see your point in number 1. My critique was for one was mostly personal preference because I want to see the shoes better since thats where my eyes are drawn. But if you took the picture the way you wanted then I have no critique for number 1, it is fine the way it is. But my critique of number 5 was meant the same as Tim's, which is a critique of how her eyes look in the picture. Specifically the direction that they are looking. They look like she is not looking at him but above him... Other than that your pictures are as usual, wonderful.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 21:42
Thanks for clarifying, Sharyn! It's awesome to get the perspective of folks who are objective. My objectivity gets affected by remembering how much fun a moment was and I forget to look at the details sometime!
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 22:00
A bit warmer:
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 22:33
Better, but how about this? I used levels to do white ballance, added some red to her skin with the color ballace command (not enough though), then threw the bricks through the midnight sepia action. There's a bit of a halo, and it was a quick effort, just something for you to consider.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 22:47
Added a bit more red to her face.
31st of May 2006 (Wed), 23:17
Jamie... I went to your website and loved your photos. So I post these with the greatest humility (I am a Wexler wannabe).
I do agree with Sharyn regarding the bride's feet in #1 ... they look a little too dark to me also. I used PS light effects (soft omni).
On #4, I think the shadows on the bride's face are a bit harsh. I used selective shadows/highlight to reduce the shadows from her face, without jeapardizing the dramatic effect of your beautiful photo.
1st of June 2006 (Thu), 14:08
Tim - definitely a bit better. I wish I had a better eye for nuances of color (i.e. be able to look at an image and say it needs more of red/blue/green). I also put the image through the ICorrect software that I usually use to correct color casts and (to my eyes) it looks very similar to your edits. Thanks again for pointing it out!
Karen - Thank you for taking the time to work up the shots. You were able to subtly lighten the shoes without ruining the mood, and the bride will probably thank you that her face is not so much in shadow! I myself am a wannabe (Joe Buissink, Yervant, David Williams)...
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