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Jan 19, 2012 12:35 |  #1

Is this any good? It's mostly an accident shot. I blew the b+g out pretty badly with my manual flash, all the white, and all the other flashes going off didn't help. I want to like it, but I don't think it quite works. I also got the main photographer in there (with the Nikon) which isn't really ideal, although I think it adds to the shot.

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Jan 19, 2012 12:52 |  #2

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Jan 19, 2012 12:57 |  #3

Is there a way to down the exposure of the bride? I think it's funny otherwise. If you shot in raw you could lower the exposure of the whole picture then up the fill light!


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Jan 19, 2012 13:00 as a reply to  @ emelvee's post |  #4

The picture is months old, so I don't remember off-hand, but I think the bride is pretty far gone. I don't think there's much that can done further in editing.


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Jan 19, 2012 14:19 |  #5

Heh, I think it's funny to see the 'main photographer' chimping DURING the cake cutting. I would be firing off continuous bursts at that point to ensure I got 'the shot' rather than looking at my LCD :)


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Jan 19, 2012 14:37 |  #6

Honestly, I would have ended up just deleting this picture from my set but I am sure you are highly capable of far better.


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Jan 19, 2012 14:43 |  #7

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Heh, I think it's funny to see the 'main photographer' chimping DURING the cake cutting. I would be firing off continuous bursts at that point to ensure I got 'the shot' rather than looking at my LCD :)

That was my first reaction too! But what can you expect from a Nikon shooter! ;) Although I would be looking for the moment, not spraying and praying as you suggest. I think the bank of photographers is what is interesting about this shot, not the bride, whose only role is to provide context. I would lose the tilt, however.


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Jan 19, 2012 15:11 |  #8

I was not suggesting spraying and praying by the term bursts... ;) but yeah, I would think either would be better than chimping during 'the moment'.


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Jan 19, 2012 15:35 |  #9
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I am not sure it can be idealized without a small miracle and lots of work. I would keep as being what it is, snap shot.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 15:43 |  #10

It's okay as a behind the scenes shot. Sortof.


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Jan 19, 2012 17:06 |  #11

iI is likely more interesting than the shots the other dozen cameras took at that moment :).


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Jan 19, 2012 19:16 |  #12

All those cameras made me laugh. Everyone is a photographer these days. I was second shooter at a wedding last year and there was a guy who was always behind me shooting over my shoulder. I guess that was easier than looking for his own shots. At least he didn't try to crowd in front of me.


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Jan 19, 2012 21:09 |  #13

joedlh wrote in post #13733192 (external link)
That was my first reaction too! But what can you expect from a Nikon shooter! ;) Although I would be looking for the moment, not spraying and praying as you suggest. I think the bank of photographers is what is interesting about this shot, not the bride, whose only role is to provide context. I would lose the tilt, however.

Respectfully disagree. Cutting the cake takes what, 30-60 seconds? so all the P&S shooters with their 6pics/min burst can get the shot too. taking 10 shots on any legit camera takes what, 1.5 seconds or less? I'd be damn sure my exposure was right. I'm sure you're probably Jesus meets Gandalf with a camera and never miss an exposure, but coming home with an important moment with all your shots with an effed exposure - sorry, there's no do overs.

and the Nikon comment, c'mon... Turn 6 already and grow out of it.


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Jan 19, 2012 21:53 |  #14

I shoot the crap out of important moments AND make sure I hit the exposure.


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Jan 19, 2012 22:02 |  #15

<--- def didn't nail exposure


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