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Bride in a bathtub? Why not.

 
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Aug 01, 2010 10:41 |  #46

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Thanks for your input. There's sure a lot that you don't like! Thank goodness I didn't shoot your wedding! LOL!! I'm not a fan of tilting either but when shooting at low or high angles then tilt actually mostly improves the compositions in my experience. But if I'm standing on my two feet normally, then I really actively avoid the tilts.


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Yes -- a lot has changed since I got married in 1987. Some of it very good, but others I just don't get. I'm fairly traditional, but you have to give the people what they want and selective coloring, tilting, and "getting ready" seem to be it! :)


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Aug 01, 2010 10:47 |  #47

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Yes -- a lot has changed since I got married in 1987. Some of it very good, but others I just don't get. I'm fairly traditional, but you have to give the people what they want and selective coloring, tilting, and "getting ready" seem to be it! :)

haha, I've been shooting since 1990 and yes, a lot sure has changed. There is much that I don't get either. You take some and leave others and build up your own style. Some love it, and some will hate it. But that's what makes this interesting and fun!


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Aug 02, 2010 15:23 as a reply to  @ post 10597609 |  #48

LLoyd.. i like them all.. nice job. and i agree, how many different ways can you shoot a dress. cool bathtub shot.


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Aug 02, 2010 17:05 |  #49

Love #7, superb!!!




  
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Aug 02, 2010 17:15 |  #50

7 is fantastic!




  
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Aug 02, 2010 20:25 |  #51

beautiful !!! I would hire you!! but I'm a photographer so I won't :)


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Aug 04, 2010 14:17 |  #52

I disagree with the negative criticisms in this post.

In fact, #2 is a shot that I tried to get in a few weddings. Nicely executed, Lloyd. (I still don't quite understand the angle tho).

#3, 5, 6, 7, 8 are all first class shots.

What I don't understand is why you need to use that many cameras - Just switch lenses. It's not that hard =P


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Aug 08, 2010 12:46 |  #53

I like the bride in the bathtub! It was a very creative shot!




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Aug 08, 2010 13:12 |  #54

picturecrazy wrote in post #10597293 (external link)
Thanks, I value your opinion. I have other dress shots but they're so standard that I'm sick of them, so I try to use different angles to add some variety into there.

I'd be interested to know what makes the execution exceptionally poor in 2 though.

It interests me that "You are sick of them" but for the bride they are unique the first time she has seen herself in this type of shot so why deny her that oppurtunity


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Aug 08, 2010 15:27 |  #55

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It interests me that "You are sick of them" but for the bride they are unique the first time she has seen herself in this type of shot so why deny her that oppurtunity

Photographers are artists, and artists have vision. A wedding photographer's execution should evolve with his vision rather than being cookie cutter for every single wedding.

That being said, I think the entire set is great. They're 'different' and it's important to try new things, and I think the attempts were successful. Otherwise, why stay in the business for so long if you're going to do the same shots over and over? Sure, part of it is offering the bride and groom great photos, but they don't have to be the same every time, nor do you have to compromise yourself to do so.


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Aug 08, 2010 22:58 |  #56

i always look forward to your work... and while photo #2 isn't my fave (mainly because of the towel ring), it is by no means amateur-esque. your photos always leaves me feeling inspired! thanks!




  
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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?


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Aug 09, 2010 11:00 |  #58

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.


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Aug 11, 2010 10:07 as a reply to  @ form's post |  #59

umphotography wrote in post #10648784 (external link)
LLoyd.. i like them all.. nice job. and i agree, how many different ways can you shoot a dress. cool bathtub shot.

madhatter04 wrote in post #10683356 (external link)
Photographers are artists, and artists have vision. A wedding photographer's execution should evolve with his vision rather than being cookie cutter for every single wedding.

That being said, I think the entire set is great. They're 'different' and it's important to try new things, and I think the attempts were successful. Otherwise, why stay in the business for so long if you're going to do the same shots over and over? Sure, part of it is offering the bride and groom great photos, but they don't have to be the same every time, nor do you have to compromise yourself to do so.

captainpenguin wrote in post #10682790 (external link)
It interests me that "You are sick of them" but for the bride they are unique the first time she has seen herself in this type of shot so why deny her that oppurtunity

I get bored easily with the same shots over and over. It's a challenge to get different perspectives after shooting the same type of subject over and over and over, like a wedding dress. It's the only way to keep things interesting. But don't worry, I still get the standard boring (to me) shots too for the bride's sake, like this one:

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I just didn't think it was anywhere near post-worthy as it's so standard, and I don't like how you can see patio furniture outside. I couldn't blow out the background any more as it would lose all detail in the dress too. I'd rather have a bunch of people say they hate a shot than post something standard which doesn't illicit any kind of emotional response. :p

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I disagree with the negative criticisms in this post.
In fact, #2 is a shot that I tried to get in a few weddings. Nicely executed, Lloyd. (I still don't quite understand the angle tho).

It's an angle I'm also working on, trying to get better and better at it. Here is a more recent attempt at it.

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Aug 11, 2010 10:23 as a reply to  @ picturecrazy's post |  #60

Cheers... thanks for the comments everyone! :)

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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

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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 (external link)
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


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