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Tony ­ TPN
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Dec 02, 2010 23:48 |  #1

Hi everyone.
So i had these friends who's dad passed away. They knew i was into photography, so they asked me to take pictures of the funeral for them. Seriously, i never knew there was such a thing about taking pictures at a funeral...but i've been told it does exist.
The family and Guests wanted pictures with the coffin. So i provided them with that and i've put some extra special shots in there...tell me what you think. C&C
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Dec 03, 2010 00:06 |  #2

Well, different folks deal with those things in different ways; but yeah, some people want that sort of thing.

I think you did an incredibly nice job with the photos. There's some great emotion in there and I really like the processing on that first shot from the rear of the room.


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Dec 03, 2010 00:06 |  #3

You did an excellent job! I have shot a funeral 4 times, including one of my uncle's. It was a completely opposite feeling from shooting a wedding.


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Dec 03, 2010 01:39 as a reply to Amorous's post |  #4

Never shot a funeral Tony. You did a great job, your heart was with the people you photographed, you can tell that, your photography tells the whole story. Thank you for sharing.




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Dec 03, 2010 06:39 |  #5

Looks like you performed with a lot of class and dignity. Well done.


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Dec 03, 2010 06:47 as a reply to bbvdm's post |  #6

You did a great job. You covered it well.




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Dec 03, 2010 07:30 |  #7

Excellent job. I was asked to do the same when I was around 16 and just a kid with a camera. These are what I should have shot... Nice job and very respectful! ;)


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Dec 03, 2010 07:44 |  #8

Truly amazing shots!

But I find the concept really creepy. I can't imagine why anyone would want that; I know I wouldn't have when either of my parents past.. except for the family gatherings afterward and maybe a few snaps of the flowers.

Different stokes I guess!


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Dec 03, 2010 07:48 |  #9

Look it think its a really odd thing to have a funeral photographed. Its not something id want to photograph, or something i would want photographed. However, your photos are simply stunning. You captured some raw emotion in these pics. Well done.


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Dec 03, 2010 07:53 |  #10

excellent job. very dignified and emotional.

I had to shoot my mother's funeral a while back. A lot of 1st and 2nd generation Asian families do this. In many cases to share with relatives overseas who could not be there in person.

Not for everyone, but you did an outstanding job.


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Dec 03, 2010 07:59 |  #11

eeeksNYC wrote in post #11387743external link
A lot of 1st and 2nd generation Asian families do this. In many cases to share with relatives overseas who could not be there in person.

That does make sense.


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Dec 03, 2010 09:08 |  #12

Wow, I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on your link; I am so impressed. The power in some of those images is amazing. I can kind of understand a family wanting photos like this. Many people experience a numbness in the initial stages of losing a loved one, everything happens so quickly-- I can see images like this being a kind of comfort in the following days. You did a fabulous job.


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Dec 03, 2010 09:14 |  #13

Verry impressive! Great job!




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Dec 03, 2010 10:25 |  #14

I'm response to why some people ant it photographed, there aren't many times when you have your whole family together; weddings and funerals could be the only time. Thus having a photographer there and able to do some group shots would be great too.

That being said, i think you captured some great emotion. In my opinion, I think you overused the vignette, and it was too strong. But the photos are great and tell a good story.


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Tony ­ TPN
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Dec 03, 2010 12:01 |  #15

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
Thats what i was looking for while shooting it, the raw moments...glad ppl can feel it.
And yeah maybe i liked the vignette effect and went overboard with it. =/


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