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Apr 21, 2013 05:30 |  #1

Struggled a bit with the shadows as it was a clear day and no one to hold a reflector.

Second one is SOOC.

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Apr 21, 2013 05:37 |  #2

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Apr 21, 2013 14:09 |  #3

Really nice edit


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Apr 23, 2013 10:55 |  #4

As a tip, shadows can be avoided with proper posing of your clients or or even your position.
eg. asking the groom to tilt his head a few degrees down towards you might have eliminated the sun streak on his face. Or maybe turning his head slightly towards you.
You don't need reflectors and assistants.


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Apr 24, 2013 09:46 |  #5

The edit helps a lot.

The weakest part of the photo is indeed the shadow on the groom's face. I totally sympathize with the difficulty of noticing these details while you're shooting (especially trying to review the image on the screen while shooting in bright sun); but direct sun shadows would be my main concern when shooting this kind of a scene.

As for how I would have approached this, I would have taken (at least) two kinds of shots:
1) bride and groom facing the sun direction (looking to the right of the frame), maybe e.g. with the groom behind her, but with both faces showing
2) as you shot this, except I might have put the bride in the groom's place (so she gets the light, the focus); and I would have rotated them just a little (so the bride was a little closer to the camera) so that his shadow was falling to the left of her and not on her.



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Apr 24, 2013 11:06 |  #6

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #15861966 (external link)
The edit helps a lot.

The weakest part of the photo is indeed the shadow on the groom's face. I totally sympathize with the difficulty of noticing these details while you're shooting (especially trying to review the image on the screen while shooting in bright sun); but direct sun shadows would be my main concern when shooting this kind of a scene.

As for how I would have approached this, I would have taken (at least) two kinds of shots:
1) bride and groom facing the sun direction (looking to the right of the frame), maybe e.g. with the groom behind her, but with both faces showing
2) as you shot this, except I might have put the bride in the groom's place (so she gets the light, the focus); and I would have rotated them just a little (so the bride was a little closer to the camera) so that his shadow was falling to the left of her and not on her.

I agree with your comments


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Apr 24, 2013 21:01 |  #7

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #15861966 (external link)
The edit helps a lot.

The weakest part of the photo is indeed the shadow on the groom's face. I totally sympathize with the difficulty of noticing these details while you're shooting (especially trying to review the image on the screen while shooting in bright sun); but direct sun shadows would be my main concern when shooting this kind of a scene.

As for how I would have approached this, I would have taken (at least) two kinds of shots:
1) bride and groom facing the sun direction (looking to the right of the frame), maybe e.g. with the groom behind her, but with both faces showing
2) as you shot this, except I might have put the bride in the groom's place (so she gets the light, the focus); and I would have rotated them just a little (so the bride was a little closer to the camera) so that his shadow was falling to the left of her and not on her.

I also agree with this. And as you said, the difficulty is to identify this on the spot, when you're already 30 mins behind schedule... I'm hoping this is something that I will develop with more practice and experience.

That's why I like wedding photography.. you have to really be on your A-game all the time and you can only hide behind good post processing only so much.


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Apr 25, 2013 13:40 |  #8

You own 2 - 580ex flashes. Why not use them?


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Apr 28, 2013 14:55 |  #9

i was going to say that, why not just pop a flash and get perfect shot?


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Apr 29, 2013 10:52 |  #10

sometimes you just get the best shot you can, they wanted the bridge they got it ! Not the photographers fault where the sun is.


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Apr 29, 2013 10:53 |  #11

Pstyle1 - how are you getting on with the 24-70L II ?
Is it worth the cash, what is the low light performance like?


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Apr 30, 2013 14:01 |  #12

Shot looks way better without the people way less distracting. Nice work


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Apr 30, 2013 17:33 |  #13

Good edit. Also good learning experience for you. Use a flash next time.


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May 01, 2013 09:23 |  #14

Great picture, great editing! Can you please share what your process was? (:


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May 01, 2013 13:15 |  #15

Great work! what photoshop action was this? Looks great! And good work photoshopping out the people in the background.


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