Cheers... thanks for the comments everyone!
form wrote in post #10687693
4 is not appealing to me at all: it makes her leg look extremely unattractive by the focal length distortion. I prefer to make the bride's legs look great whenever possible, but certainly avoid making them look ugly.
I respect creativity and I know you're a far better photographer than me, but that photo is just no good to my eyes.
Thanks Joey, I value your opinion. It lets me know that I'm doing stuff that isn't common. It's not a typical kind of shot, but if you distort reality to a high degree like this one, people know that it's an intended effect and the shape of the legs seem to matter less to people. The reaction I got from the bride and her friends were "whoa that's so neat!". Kinda like a fisheye shot... it usually distorts people to look really weird, but it's such a purposeful effect that the weird bodyshapes are not really criticized.
What can I say, some like it and some hate it but I guess I like weird shots. Keeps me from getting bored. hahaha
Karl Johnston wrote in post #10685449
I notice you do a lot of sepia in a lot of your shots, I was wondering if that it was something that was in demand or is it a part of your style?
Yeah, I use lots of sepia. It's part of my style. I'm quite old school in the way I shoot and think. I had to shoot with a colour camera and a BW camera around my neck long ago (yay for film) so I always knew before I trip the shutter whether a shot is going to be colour or BW/sepia. I still carry this habit to this day... I see the final shot before I take the picture. Oddly enough, looking now I still have about the same ratio of color to BW/sepia as I did back with film. I guess it's all just habit.
saikit wrote in post #10661647
What I don't understand is why you need to use that many cameras - Just switch lenses. It's not that hard =P
Hahaha, I actually don't like switching lenses. I keep missing stuff while I switch lenses. I figure I have multiple cameras that all have different strengths. Since I already have them in my bag, why not strap them around my neck too? It does save me quite a bit of time to now swap lenses so much. For example, for the processional, I get a telephoto closeup shot, then a wider 50mm shot with some of the guests visible, and then an ultrawide shot with the whole church visible. I could never do that by lens switching. It's all preference I guess.
Not to mention, I've dropped 6 lenses while trying to rush lens changes. I'm just a bit clumsy I guess. LOL