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Rhianna and Chris - Wedding

 
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Jul 08, 2012 18:54 |  #1

Hi everyone,

Recently shot a wedding for one of our clients - the blog is image heavy but would be great to hear what everyone thinks. I cut the blog down alot but I really didn't want to break the integrity of the story we was trying to capture.

Client absolutely loved the photographs - in fact she ended up spending lots more money which was GREAT haha. This is our second full day wedding at Henden with alot more booked in to come. Definately improving everything I shoot just wish I could shoot more!

Checkout the full blog here - http://www.hendenweddi​ngs.co.uk …tead-priory-lincolnshire/ (external link)

Heres a few ive picked out that were my favorites.

IMAGE: http://www.hendenweddings.co.uk/weddings-lincolnshire/2012/07/storyboard-9.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.hendenweddings.co.uk/weddings-lincolnshire/2012/07/storyboard-28.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.hendenweddings.co.uk/weddings-lincolnshire/2012/07/storyboard-50.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.hendenweddings.co.uk/weddings-lincolnshire/2012/07/storyboard-51.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.hendenweddings.co.uk/weddings-lincolnshire/2012/07/storyboard-62.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.hendenweddings.co.uk/weddings-lincolnshire/2012/07/storyboard-76.jpg

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Jul 08, 2012 20:25 |  #2

If all your work is this good, I think you'll get your wish and be shooting more




  
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Jul 09, 2012 02:55 |  #3

nice!


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Jul 09, 2012 05:36 |  #4

rick_reno wrote in post #14689419 (external link)
If all your work is this good, I think you'll get your wish and be shooting more

Thanks Rick_reno , its only going to get better. I dont think my work is amazing but we are at a level we are happy with it.

Ive been trying to get our workflow perfect and after many many many endless hours in the studio we decided we should get back to basics and focus on whats in the camera. We shot on film for a long time - I used my AE-1 , Henry his Hasselblad 500cm or the 5X4 plate camera. Mainly because I wanted to go back to basics and imagine we didnt have all this photoshop and lightroom.

Pretty much all I do now in post is apply a simple curve relevant to how I want my blacks and that's all. All the white balance and exposure is done in camera. One of the shots I removed a telegraph pole but thats it.

Best thing about this - editing a wedding is a hell of alot faster and all we need to do is spend time cutting images even with that we have refined it down. Most our brides say to us "oh you took loads of photos today" which we usually shoot around 1000ish and cull that down to 500. Only reason we sometimes fire a few shots is not because we failed first shot but more the reason we want to capture that tiny moment of emotion.


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Jul 10, 2012 00:34 |  #5

if i could get a dress to hit the ground before they put it on i would


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Jul 10, 2012 06:11 as a reply to  @ Pixil Studio's post |  #6

Just ask?


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Jul 10, 2012 07:32 |  #7

I totally read the title as "Rihanna and Chris" (Brown).
Carry on.

Or I'll give my 2 cents in case you wanted it:

1) I think I would have liked a bit more DoF so the bride's face wasnt so blurred

3) I wish it was the front of the dress.

4) Not loving the heads cut off but I know what you were going for.

5) Feet? I have no idea what's going on or what this images is supposed to convey.

7) Nice comp but the flare is a bit much for me when it comes to a "group" portrait. It's more accepted when it is 2 people or less I feel.


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Jul 10, 2012 08:13 |  #8

1,3 - Check the blog :) these images work as a series. In fact all the images work as a series , when it comes to a wedding we love to deliver them as a story and piece together as a collection. I was tempted to do a portrait at f5.6-f8 of the magazine but It didnt feel right compared to most our other work we prefer to use a shallow depth of field to show the details in this case the front of the magazine, on the blog itself the next image is the brides face. Personal preference but its good to hear someone elses point of view. Also the front of the dress is on the blog - Bride specifically requested the back detail to be shown but I did take a shot of the front as always - cover everything needed.

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4- Personal preference, client absolutely loved this shot, its one of the large ones they ordered. The way we shoot is not the traditional perfect shot - we prefer to show a bit more meaning, the focus of this shot was the hands and the way they hold each other.

5 - Make up your own message, but for ourselves and the bride we loved the detail in the dress and how the bride in center of attention within the shot.

7 - I totally agree about the flare, I wanted to remove it, in fact I wasn't going to show it on here but decided different because so many people keep picking that out. The selection I chose to show in here was just favorites people have picked. As for your opinion compared to traditional group portrait - I guess again that's where we differ, all our group portraits are different (we cover traditional standard perfect shots with everything too) but everything has our own take on it.

Here is the traditional shot for you

IMAGE: http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5277/mg8655.jpg

Thanks for the feedback though - its really nice to get someones opinion on our work and see where we can improve or maybe work together to join our preferences to someone else's to produce a more refined piece of work. I'm really particular about trying to offer something different to your traditional work.

Please make sure you view our blog though and look closely why we took that photo and how it ties together with the images around it - composition within our photos goes beyond the technical side but also we use the emotional message also - which we saw within the hands shot.

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I totally read the title as "Rihanna and Chris" (Brown).
Carry on.

Or I'll give my 2 cents in case you wanted it:

1) I think I would have liked a bit more DoF so the bride's face wasnt so blurred

3) I wish it was the front of the dress.

4) Not loving the heads cut off but I know what you were going for.

5) Feet? I have no idea what's going on or what this images is supposed to convey.

7) Nice comp but the flare is a bit much for me when it comes to a "group" portrait. It's more accepted when it is 2 people or less I feel.


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Jul 10, 2012 23:20 |  #9

wow their names are really rhianna and chris?
I'm sure they get crap about that all the time.

nice shots


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Jul 11, 2012 07:30 |  #10

@adenphoto - Gotcha, the images you countered with took care of what I mentioned. I am at work and really can't be bothered to load up tons of images on blogs and such (for bandwidth and speed reasons), so I stick to just threads (that hopefully don't have 50+ pics).

My final comment is that while I don't mind the processing, it is certainly a 'style' that I avoid only because you never know how people will feel about the 'vintage' feel 1,2,5,10,20+ years down the road. However, that is a personal choice and just my 2 cents :)


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Jul 11, 2012 08:05 |  #11

fotojennik wrote in post #14701028 (external link)
@adenphoto - Gotcha, the images you countered with took care of what I mentioned. I am at work and really can't be bothered to load up tons of images on blogs and such (for bandwidth and speed reasons), so I stick to just threads (that hopefully don't have 50+ pics).

My final comment is that while I don't mind the processing, it is certainly a 'style' that I avoid only because you never know how people will feel about the 'vintage' feel 1,2,5,10,20+ years down the road. However, that is a personal choice and just my 2 cents :)

Only processing done is single curve, lifting the blacks with the digital shots to match the film we also shoot on. Some shots e.g heavy greens usually get boosted slightly with a curve so we reduce the saturation slightly on those. We don't aim to make them vintage we want them as close to straight out of camera as we can. Purely because it speeds up the whole process.

I totally understand what you mean about the processing but with anything its subjective - our clients come to us because of our style and are perfectly happy with it.


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Jul 12, 2012 09:36 |  #12

Loved the whole set and the blog. Excellent work!


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