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Ryan ­ W
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Yeah, I'm shooting a Older Couples Wedding on the 22nd of November!
I'm comfortable with my camera, flash, studio strobes etc. but one things I'm not sure about is posing techniques etc.?

Would anybody be able to post some links to weddings like this ... I'm not to sure what to search for ...? Tried 'Older Couples Wedding' etc. But no matches, even some options to search for would be amazing lol! They're about 50ish :)

Oh, BTW, she wants everything relaxed, informal etc. so I'm really excited! :D

Thanks for any opions :D

Nov 08, 2008 16:01

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Don't treat them like an old couple, treat them like a couple in love. I photograph people in their 40s and 50s quite often, they act more like teenagers then couples in their 20s.

Here's a link to a blog postexternal link of an older couple. It doesn't really show how fun they were. They cut the cake and I suggested he give her a kiss. He gave her a little peck. I said "no, a proper kiss!", he grabbed her, dipped her, and got her all flustered, I got some great photos!

People are people. Get to know them, what they want, and it will come naturally.

Nov 09, 2008 03:06

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I agree with Tim and a little soft focus goes a long way with wrinkles. The Image I put up has a little more soft focus than usual, but I was going for effect.

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Nov 09, 2008 08:46

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I think soft focus is cliche and does no justice to the lives older people have lived. Each line and wrinkle is a story that should be told, not silenced.

IMHO.

Nov 09, 2008 08:50

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cdifoto wrote in post #6652449external link
I think soft focus is cliche and does no justice to the lives older people have lived. Each line and wrinkle is a story that should be told, not silenced.

IMHO.

Ditto! I'm 44 with some wrinkles and sagging. I earned every one of them and they are part of me!

If I was the cutomer, you could ask me how I feel about this. Personally, I'd say I don't give a flip, but they may feel differently.

And explain what you can do - they probably have no idea so show them so before/afters. And explain that pp is not a miracle - if you look like a shar-pei going in, you'll still look like a shar-pei, just a little fuzzier!

Woof, and good luck!

Nov 09, 2008 09:21

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cdifoto wrote in post #6652449external link
I think soft focus is cliche and does no justice to the lives older people have lived. Each line and wrinkle is a story that should be told, not silenced.

IMHO.

We are not talking about personal preferences. A DJ at a wedding will not just play songs he likes. People have an ideal image of themselves.... sometimes they spend thousands on surgery, sometimes we add a little soft focus. If you do not make the customer aware that this is available to them (if you know how to do it) because you think it is cliche, then you are doing a disservice to them.

Nov 09, 2008 10:10

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cchooks wrote in post #6652763external link
We are not talking about personal preferences. A DJ at a wedding will not just play songs he likes. People have an ideal image of themselves.... sometimes they spend thousands on surgery, sometimes we add a little soft focus. If you do not make the customer aware that this is available to them (if you know how to do it) because you think it is cliche, then you are doing a disservice to them.

A DJ isn't hired because he's an artist with a style unless he's actually mixing. I have never heard a wedding DJ mix like he's at a club. A photographer is hired because he IS an artist with a style. Making photos look like they were shot through gauze is NOT my style.

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Hmmm ... SO yeah any other links lol!

Cheers Tim! That really Helps :D

If anyone's got anymore images/blogs for me to check out then let me know :D

Nov 09, 2008 15:52

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Bit of a problem ... the ceremony starts at 5:30! That means it'll be black! Like Pitch Black!

I'm wondering whether to take my studio lights for the formal shots? because it's all going to be inside lol!I'm getting very nervous now!

Got a Sigma 24-70 2.8 and a load of new batteries and Flash Cards, so think I'm prepared! *gulp*

Nov 15, 2008 15:08

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Last time I did an indoors wedding with bad lighting that wasn't a church I used two AB800s, bounced off the ceiling, with radio triggers. It worked really well. These days i'd use Speedlites with battery packs, they're powerful enough and much more portable.

Nov 15, 2008 18:50

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I've got two Studio strobes ...

What radio Triggers would you use? I've got a thing that gos ontop of the camera, but it only works if your stood behind the strobe?

Nov 16, 2008 12:02

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I use Skyportsexternal link, they work great. Sounds like you need to invest in some books about studio lighting too.

Nov 16, 2008 13:09

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Just realised I really didnt sound like i knew what I was talking about then, lol. Im sure it's an Infra-red commander. But the range isn't particularly good.

I might buy some cheap ones on ebay for the time being, just to play around with, and then some sky ports or PW's later on.

Food for thought!

Thanks for your advice Tim! Really appreciated! I'll let you know how it goes! :D

Nov 16, 2008 13:42

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Good luck :)

Nov 16, 2008 16:02

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Ryan ­ W
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Hi guys!
Forgot to update this :) the wedding was on Saturday and considering the circumstances, I feel it went really well!

I'll be posting some images up on the blog tomorrow so i'll share here too :D

Thanks for all your help! :D

Nov 26, 2008 15:50

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