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My first paid wedding shoot

 
TyDawsonPhoto
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Sep 26, 2012 15:14 |  #1

So I was asked by a friend of my sister's to shoot her wedding about a week prior to the event. It was super low budget (they had it in her mom's front yard). Just wanting to get some of your opinions on how I did with the shots. Anything you would change? How does the pp look? etc...

Thanks SO much in advance!

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Sep 26, 2012 15:34 |  #2

I am no pro, but I know when I see an excellent pic or not! These are just good, not excellent! But who cares?! If they are happy with the shots than you did the job you were asked! My favourite of them all has to be no.6, I like the emotion and sense captured here.




  
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Sep 26, 2012 15:50 |  #3

PP looks pretty good to me. No 5 appears that the skin tones are slightly darker than the others. The colors in No 4 looks slightly different than the rest to me. I would try to make them appear to be slightly more consistent, even if their settings are the same.

The black and white images do nothing for me, and I do not like them. The black and white conversion does not add any impact or dramatic tones or contrast. Nor does it help soften or lighten the images. The way the B&W has been done for those images feels gimmicky to me I prefer the color ones.


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Sep 26, 2012 15:50 |  #4

Exposure and focus looks ok, compositions need work - some kind of ball growing out of his head in #5, and something weird growing out of his head in 6. A shallower depth of field would have helped. #2 has that distracting board in the foreground (back of a bench?) and cluttered background(window, chair on the patio). PP looks ok - skin isn't overdone which is nice. Like the expressions in #6 and #7 but not a fan of looking up nostrils (bride in #7). Again, just paying attention to the details. If it's your first wedding, I think you did fine and if they are happy with it that a win-win.

Hope this helps!


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Sep 26, 2012 15:51 |  #5

Number 1. Direct flash has made the lighting too flat.

Number 2 Direct flash has made the lighting too flat and the crop is too tight. Cutting off body parts looks wrong to me.

Number 3 looks like there is something poking into her right breast, I'd remove the object and try and smooth the skin a bit around there.

Number 4 is my favorite but the far right side looks blown.

Number 7, not a fan of hands growing out of peoples shoulders, it looks disconnected

These are some small nits that I see and try to avoid, others may like it.




  
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Sep 26, 2012 16:01 |  #6

I'm no expert, especially when it comes to portraits, but the backgrounds seem too busy in many of these shots. Maybe you can blur and/or desaturate the backgrounds a bit in post? Just a thought.


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Sep 26, 2012 16:01 |  #7

I think for the situation they will be happy. Don't go bookin more weddings now based off of these, chalk it up as good experience. If u want to continue with weddings get an assistants role. Good luck


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Sep 26, 2012 16:03 |  #8

If you want more practice try some engagement shoots, if you mess it up you can always reshoot. Weddings are a one time deal and not very easy to do.




  
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Sep 26, 2012 16:15 |  #9

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15046564 (external link)
If you want more practice try some engagement shoots, if you mess it up you can always reshoot. Weddings are a one time deal and not very easy to do.

Exactly why i'll never do a wedding. Ever.


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Sep 26, 2012 16:22 |  #10

For a budget shoot I don't think you could do any better, I've seen some of my friend pay $1,000-2,500 and get mundane pictures.

I'd be more than happy with these :)


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Sep 26, 2012 16:41 |  #11

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15046502 (external link)
Number 3 looks like there is something poking into her right breast, I'd remove the object and try and smooth the skin a bit around there.

It appears to be a scar, possible from a mastectomy or something of that sort. I would speak to the woman before retouching a scar, as it depends on the persons view of it.


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Sep 26, 2012 18:55 |  #12

I've shot many weddings as a videographer, and have seen what pro photographers can pull out of "low budget" weddings like this...

I have also gifted some photography to low budget weddings, what I would suggest you do is gift what you took to the couple, don't charge them and chalk it up as a learning event - then if you truly want to look to this as a career, try to get in as a second shooter with a seasoned pro.




  
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