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First Wedding as 3rd Shooter

 
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May 03, 2011 11:19 |  #1

I had the privilege to help some friends shoot a wedding last weekend (4/30). This is the first wedding I've shot as a paid shooter and I'm glad I didn't have to do it as a main photographer. I still had a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the process a photographer has to go through in this type of event. I would hope to do more weddings as a 2nd or 3rd shooter in the future to help develop my style a bit more.

These are a few pictures I took from the event. I used some different pp techniques in each one to experiment a little bit. Please cc!

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May 03, 2011 12:46 |  #2

love 2 and 4




  
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May 04, 2011 06:25 |  #3

Number 4 is an amazing shot! Nice bokeh
All images seem very sharp to me.


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May 04, 2011 10:36 |  #4

Thanks for the comments. #4 is one of my favorites. I'm really happy how these turned out. I used my Sigma 85/1.4 for shots 2-5 and my Sigma 30/1.4 for shots 1 & 6. I love the sharpness I get from these lenses.


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May 06, 2011 12:28 |  #5

I normally don't like to bump my own threads, but I would really appreciate more CC on these photos. I've got tough skin, so I should be able to take most of it. Thanks in advance!


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May 06, 2011 12:36 |  #6

1. Not sure what it is supposed to be.
2. Great shot although the grain in the background is a little heavy for me.
3. The dappled light is distracting.
4. Great shot - no faults found.
5. Face of girl is a little underexposed and the body on the left is distracting.
6. Nearly a great shot, but figures to the right are distracting and feet are too close to the bottom of the frame.


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May 06, 2011 12:37 as a reply to  @ alpharon's post |  #7

#1: Just a standard issue detail shot.

#2: I think this is a nice photo. Not too crazy about the processing however.

#3: Cute photo of these kids. The lighting seems spotty.

#4: Nice vibrant colors on the flower. If that's the couple in the background, it would have been nice if they weren't as blurred out.

#5: Looks like it was underexposed and then pulled back in post. Should have used fill flash.

#6: Decent shot. Looks a touch warm?




  
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May 06, 2011 12:38 |  #8

#4: It's a bit over-cooked for my taste. I'd suggest taking down the contrast or vibrant a bit. It's nice to make the color pop but I often keep the color as close to what I've seen during the event.

#6: Love the emotion and capture. In post, try taking down the fill light and bump up recover a bit. This should add some "ambient" natural feel. The lights on the background , at best , is probably 3 stops lower than your flash output. The increase in fill in post, made it look like one stop difference IF not the same level, which for me, looks like flat lighting.

Image captures are great! Post processing is sketchy for me. Contast and Black seems a bit too much.


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May 06, 2011 13:01 |  #9

That was quick! Thanks for the comments. I would appreciate more suggestions for correcting the images in pp similar to the post from Viffer06. I do tend to lean towards heavier contrast images, but I see that the pictures could look more natural without bumping up the contrast so much. I'm still learning a lot about lighting and what my strobe settings should be in regards to the ambient light. I'll have to work on that more to reduce some of the pp needed for the photos. Thanks again for the comments!


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