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Nigerian Wedding : Ike + Laurie

 
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Apr 05, 2012 15:53 |  #1

Some close friends got married recently, and was honored to make the pick. At first I thought it was because "hey you're our friend, we'll give you the business" but after delivering the images and seeing their excitement I felt like I did a good job.

Figured I'd share, because I always like learning to see what other people do, would do, and have done. C&C welcome

as always, it's hard to cram an entire wedding into 8 shots, but i'll do my best on some of my favorites.

1. the dress

IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-gZkfmVW/0/XL/IMG1922-copy-XL.jpg

2. the shoes
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-W54fP4v/0/X2/IMG1953-copy-X2.jpg

3. behind the scenes
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-5ZNBWR8/0/X2/MG0949-copy-X2.jpg

4. love the shot, just wish i wouldn't have cut off his arm / shoulder (and yes i know NOBODY in here likes tilting, haha)
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-6ZQ93qR/0/XL/DKFX4262-copy-XL.jpg

5. traditional nigerian outfits
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-PXLFNCB/0/XL/MG1902-copy-XL.jpg

6. wish i had a BIT more shoe
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-S4X9ZNK/0/X2/DKFX3768-copy-X2.jpg

7. a formal
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-X7KqbL5/0/XL/DKFX3926-copy-XL.jpg

8. and THE BEST photo bomb EVAAAR!!
IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Ike-and-Laurie-Wedding/i-pFQfrv6/0/XL/DKFX4680-copy-XL.jpg


hope you guys enjoy!

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Apr 05, 2012 16:15 |  #2

My critique:
1: I'm cool with the on-axis flash (helps with the symmetry) and the texture definitely maintained in the dress. I might have gelled the flash on this one. I'd also have cropped the bottom to make the shot a little cleaner
2: Don't mind the comp. though it feels a little 'tilty' to me.
4: you're right about the tilt ! Good moment nonetheless, though.
5: get closer
7: Too tilty for a formal, I'd say. And the time for formals is the time when you as the photographer can have major control over things such as the background.

Overall: I'd like to see tilt used way more sparingly--like when there's some aesthetic goal associated with it. Decent exposures + color balance on almost all of the images (4,8 may be off CB wise).



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Apr 05, 2012 19:20 |  #3

nice, they should like these. i really like 3 and 4




  
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Apr 07, 2012 00:58 |  #4

Love it. I'm Nigerian, and though we didn't dress in the traditional gear when we got married, I just showed my wife these (she's German), and she enjoyed the sight.


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Apr 07, 2012 20:10 |  #5

nice set, were you on a chair when you took no. 5?


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Apr 09, 2012 22:41 |  #6

This wedding looks like FUN!


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Apr 10, 2012 00:20 |  #7

Nice set!


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Apr 11, 2012 12:33 |  #8

bigarchi wrote in post #14227456 (external link)
nice set, were you on a chair when you took no. 5?

nope, no chair.


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Apr 11, 2012 12:33 |  #9

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #14216080 (external link)
My critique:
1: I'm cool with the on-axis flash (helps with the symmetry) and the texture definitely maintained in the dress. I might have gelled the flash on this one. I'd also have cropped the bottom to make the shot a little cleaner

this was actually natural light, but i hear ya on the crop


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Apr 11, 2012 13:28 |  #10

Cool. I clicked this because my old room mate is from Nigeria, and his brother's name is Ike. I came to see if it was him :) ... Cool shots! You did good.


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Apr 11, 2012 20:20 |  #11

Great shots looks like the couple are very happy.




  
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Apr 13, 2012 11:03 |  #12

that is a sweet photo bomb!!


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