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16th of July 2008 (Wed), 17:07
So this was the first, I have the second this saturday, doing them as a couple with another photog as just starting, I think it went well and the couple were very impressed with us on the day, they have yet to see the final images. (all the images below are mine)
LOADS more PP to be done before I am done with the rest of the day.
1. (No flash allowed...need to speed up my shutter!)
16th of July 2008 (Wed), 17:09
I really like the "cake" shot.
16th of July 2008 (Wed), 18:25
I'm not pro, so I won't try to critique too much, but I think you did a great job.
My only critique... I'm not a fan of the positioning of the negative space in number 6. Were you doing that for a reason?
16th of July 2008 (Wed), 18:26
#3 is so great and love the pp you did. #6 is also great, i love the color - i also really like #7.
I am not a huge fan of #1 or #2 but i love the rest. #1 is too soft IMO or maybe even slightly OOF and maybe the white balance is off? #2 would be great but it looks like she is blinking
Overall i think you did a really good job for your first wedding!
16th of July 2008 (Wed), 19:04
Beautiful couple, Bristol. Your work is top notch!
16th of July 2008 (Wed), 19:17
For your first wedding I think they are wonderful. Heck...even if you'd been doing this awhile I'd think they were wonderful. Great job! :)
16th of July 2008 (Wed), 19:51
I really like # 3 and 4. What did you do in pp to make them pop?
17th of July 2008 (Thu), 02:59
Wow, thank you all LOADS, I really appreciate the replies and kind words!! :)
Carolin, I love this shot but know what you mean, to some its too much negative space, I was going for lots of perspective...my Girlfriend said to crop it before I put it up...but do we listen...HAHA ;)
Rachelle, I agree, I had a hard time in the ceremony with movement, we were not allowed flash and even at 2.8 the slightest move by the bride and groom left the images soft and OOF. I need to practice with a higher shutter and get underexposed sharp images that I can save later (I alway shoot in RAW) I got a handful of keepers but its not my best work of the day by a long shot.
Mike, PP is mostly in LR, lift the contrast to about 80 and strong contrast setting, clarity to 50, vibrance to 15, saturation to 10, obviously making sure the exposure is right with the exposure/fill light/recovery settings. Then I use a lens vignette to give it some oompf (technical term!) and focus the viewer on the subject.
I will post up some more over the next few days as I get more finished, I am also doing my second wedding on Saturday so plenty more to come.
Thanks again to all that replied, the information is invaluable!
17th of July 2008 (Thu), 03:17
watchout on the overuse of the clarity slider, it creates halos and makes skin more 'rough'.. ive found that less then 25 works for peoples faces best, and 50+ for environments
17th of July 2008 (Thu), 05:00
Thank you! info like that save hours of testing and re-working.
17th of July 2008 (Thu), 16:04
Nice shots, I think that 3 is the winner for me...
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