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10th of October 2009 (Sat), 04:09
(Feel free to make general comments about the Smugmug layout/etc., too.)
Shot my third wedding a couple weeks back, as a second for a friend. I posted a set of images to my smugmug account. I've not done extensive processing (nor am i good at it), so please let me know if you see any problems with my contrast/colors/etc.
A couple were real quick edits, trying a bit of creative stuff without stressing too much on them as the friend was going to edit as he wished to match his processing. And I've not ordered the shots to a final display order, just popped them up there to get some feedback.
Eager to hear from y'all,
10th of October 2009 (Sat), 06:50
Nice..I particularly like your black and white photos. There was a couple on your site which were just too black for me.....I probably wouldnt use them but that is just my opinion.
Overall the shots are fine, nice colours, good exposures (on most) and a good mix of candid and posed shots.
10th of October 2009 (Sat), 07:36
Thanks, Val. I dropped exposure through the floor on a couple, even to the point of losing the bride's face, to highlight the spectacular dress...
I don't do much b&w, so I'm glad you liked them. If you have any particular critiques, or favorites, please let me know.
What do the rest of you think?
10th of October 2009 (Sat), 09:39
Great photos! One comment I will make on your Smugmug site, while it can be time consuming and annoying, I would recrop some of your thumbnails on the left so you don't have the brides head chopped off. I can't remember how to do it but I know it's in the tools somewhere.
11th of October 2009 (Sun), 08:51
Thanks, Cougar. Yes, once I'm using it commercially, I'll certainly have done that. I didn't even re-order the files for a nice presentation yet, let alone crop for display. Did you have any other comments on the shots--stuff that really worked or you think sucks?
11th of October 2009 (Sun), 09:52
Too many to ask people to go one by one and critique. I think you have a couple really great shots, quite a few good shots, quite a few okay shots and several snapshotty shots. But as a whole I think it's solid.
11th of October 2009 (Sun), 23:49
Thanks, aurora. Can I ask which you thought stood out as really great ones?
Yeah, I know I could get more comments if I limit the set or post some here, but my bandwidth is limited (expensive) here in South Africa at the moment...
So everyone, if you want to just check the first page (20) and comment from there, please do!
12th of October 2009 (Mon), 19:28
Here's a quick run down on my first thoughts on 1 - 20
1 - nice, perhaps a hair warm
2 - amusing
3 - too green, the grass is reflecting on the linens badly
4 - same
5 - too much going on, limit the focus to 1-2 items
6 - flashy, weird angle
7 - bride is lost in the shadows
8 - flowers are cut off on one side and your B&W is flat, but it's 'ok' otherwise
9 - well I like that she looks happy but it's super squinty and the red on her chest needs touching up, nobody wants to see that.. makes a girl feel bad
10 - a bit snapshotty
11 - fun for formals but were you shooting beside the primary photog? their eyes are off. I am never a fan of formals taken from the side as part of a portfolio.
12 - it's okay, but it looks like flash was used, which you probably did to compensate for bright overhead sun. I just don't personally like the look, I rather blow the sky.
13 - Looks snapshotty, her face is dark and there is a hard shadow (from flash?) from his arm
14 - watch your feet
15 - very nice
16 - i like this.. light is harsh but obviously that's how conditions were. For what you had to deal with, this one is nice.
17 - yikes.. half of her is blown, half is way dark and her teeth are yellow. no good
18 - its okay i like #16 better
19 - mm.. i don't love it
20 - this is nice too.
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