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Nov 17, 2017 18:22 |  #1

I'm not sure about the angle on this shot, the room was too small for a longer lens and I wanted some distortion on the dress to emphasize that but I'm not sure I got it right on this one. Let me know what you think...


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Nov 17, 2017 19:14 |  #2

Looks pretty good to me, but it seems there is a slight tilt that is throwing me off. Also would have liked to see it shot from a slightly lower angle. But I think it's a fine shot if you fix the tilt.


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Nov 17, 2017 20:56 as a reply to  @ Jarvis Creative Studios's post |  #3

I don't think I've ever missed an angle so bad in my life! Lol however even adjusting I'm getting a lot of conflicting lines but that's just editing on my iPhone real quick. There's also a mess of angles heading into that corner and the mirrors making it even more confusing. Hopefully it cleans up better on the computer. I did try a lower angle but I think the framing got weird, I don't remember. If I find a version from a low angle I'll post it, thanks for the feedback!


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Nov 18, 2017 06:13 as a reply to  @ ElTigreBlanco's post |  #4

I think it needs cropping at the top.
I find that wooden ceiling too distracting, otherwise I would say you pretty much nailed it.




  
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Nov 18, 2017 06:37 |  #5

It looks like distortion is making it look tilted.

I think she looks great but the background really takes away from her. That big wooden shelf is duplicated in the mirror which makes it look like there is just too much going on back there that draws attention to that rather than her. Plus in the edit you nipped off the edge of the dress. This is one of those pictures where the subject is good but too many other things are at work to make it usable.


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Nov 18, 2017 15:02 as a reply to  @ Ramon-uk's post |  #6

Yea this isn't the final crop, I was planning to crop some of the top for the final. Thanks for your input!


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Nov 18, 2017 15:09 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #7

Yea the distortion is there but I'm working on that in post now. And believe me I wanted to get rid of that monstrosity too lol I'm going to get all of the edits fixed and see if it works or not. Oh and the dress is just cut off because of my lazy quick angle adjustment so the whole dress will be in the final. I'll be sure to post the end result with everyone's feedback, I really appreciate it!


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Nov 21, 2017 20:09 |  #8

It wouldn't have taken much effort to move that wooden thing in the corner to be out of the frame, leaving only the mirror to reflect the front of the dress, but that ship has sailed. I think the dress looks amazing though, and that angle certainly brings out the drama of the train. The bride looks fantastic. I think you did as much as you could given the restraints of the room and we DO have to work within our restraints in these situations.


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Nov 27, 2017 14:24 |  #9

I find the ceiling distracting. Other than that, looks good.




  
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Nov 27, 2017 14:30 |  #10

looks good, but you can always do better. At least you still care right?!

Too much headroom for my taste. still a good photo though. She will like it for sure.


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Dec 03, 2017 15:18 |  #11

it is a beautiful picture, i like it; this my two cents, following some advice from here : :-D
if you want i can remove it.


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Dec 04, 2017 09:48 as a reply to  @ wamvar's post |  #12

Sorry but the blurring on this hurts my eyes, it's not natural.


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Dec 04, 2017 19:30 as a reply to  @ DagoImaging's post |  #13

you have the reason, it is bad; did you notice that is JPG and not RAW
and just want to make a point, but at the end you are correct in your opinion :-)
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Dec 06, 2017 10:43 |  #14

This is great. I would love to see an off camera light, direct at the bride, shooting about 90 degrees relative to the camera (hard left), in order to bring a hard rim light to the dress. That being said, this is great.




  
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Dec 06, 2017 10:52 |  #15

The perspective distortion really adds to the dress in the FG. I wonder if you can tweak the distortion on the sides in post. The tilt of the door frame is really drawing my eyes away from bride. Not sure if you can fix that without screwing up her reflection though.


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