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Sep 25, 2012 12:14 |  #1

So... I did my first wedding as a 'Second Shooter' or assistant..

Not done anything like this before and only really did it to help my girlfriend out who is just starting out in this business.

I aimed for just the candid kind of shots to see how I would get along with those. The one problem I did find is that it was such a bright day and I lost a hell of a lot of detail in the white dress... Ending up with quite a few very bright white pictures!

Can anyone give me some tips on how to counteract this? Also, the ceremony was outdoors and while it was extremely bright out there, when the bride and groom were under the shelter it was obviously in the shade.. I was unsure on how to meter these shots and again, was having difficulty getting a correctly exposed shot.

I'd love to have another go but at the same time would like to be more prepared. One thing I learned it that I should be shooting in RAW more often.

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the day. Stupidly I messed about with my ISO and forgot to change it back resulting in some shots being taken this way. Nevermind, live and learn!

Please, C&C, I can handle it..!

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Sep 25, 2012 14:13 |  #2

Have you considred trying #4 with out any green color in it, basically selectively color the brider and her reflection with the rest B&W


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Sep 25, 2012 14:39 |  #3

ZXDrew wrote in post #15041240 (external link)
Have you considred trying #4 with out any green color in it, basically selectively color the brider and her reflection with the rest B&W

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I quite like it actually. What i'd also like to do with the picture would be to somehow get rid of the algae that is on her dress in the reflection but with my extremely limited knowledge of PS, I cant work it out. I just had to work out how to do what you said!

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Sep 25, 2012 17:09 |  #4

in really bright light cranking up the flash will help balance the dark shadows out


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Sep 25, 2012 17:14 |  #5

Pixil Studio wrote in post #15042020 (external link)
in really bright light cranking up the flash will help balance the dark shadows out

Thats what I did do later on after the ceremony but during the ceremony they asked for no flash... Ill post up an example tomorrow evening of what I mean and the two different results I was obtaining


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Sep 25, 2012 17:53 |  #6

my rule is if its not in a church only the bride and groom can tell me no flash


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Sep 25, 2012 22:30 |  #7

Not sure how a 60D is... but if there are custom settings like how my 7D has C1, C2, C3... you can meter for the outdoor shot and save it as C1, then meter for C2 and save it for the shaded area. At least that's what I do. Indoor shots don't have the sun that changes the exposure constantly so it's safe to keep using the same setting. Outdoor, you'll need to adjust shutter/iso on the fly.


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Sep 29, 2012 04:52 |  #8

Just a personal thought... ditch the selective color. I really went out of style about years ago.


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Sep 30, 2012 01:21 |  #9

Amazing 4 and 5!


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Sep 30, 2012 03:35 |  #10

sch_photo wrote in post #15057051 (external link)
Just a personal thought... ditch the selective color. I really went out of style about years ago.

I agree, I hate the photos where people black and white the picture out and colour the flowers etc. However I quite like this photo as the colour isn't so prominent and it's also in the reflection.

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Amazing 4 and 5!

Thanks! Was starting to this I did a bad job...

Thanks for all the input everyone :)


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