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Complete Newbie - First wedding & looking for some advice/feedback

 
alstauffer
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Oct 22, 2014 11:37 |  #1

Okay, so I've lurked on this website for ages now and finally set up an account so I could share a little. I've only been shooting portraits for money for a year now, so I'm definitely an unqualified newbie. And the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. My husband put my name forward to do a wedding as primary last July and after a lot of warnings and setting the bride up with low expectations I agreed to do it. She said they were glad they weren't just taking the pictures with their camera phones! I felt I at least could do better than that for them. I've worked as a second shooter for three weddings since this one so I do have some more experience. Another opportunity to shoot a wedding as primary has presented itself for next year and before I dive into that one I'd like some opinion from some of the talented pros here as to whether I may have potential in the industry. Can you offer me some advice and maybe make some suggestions as to what I should have done differently?

Shot with my "antique" 40D and a rented 24-70 and 70-200, though mostly the 24-70. It was a very small event of about twenty guests and I didn't get much use out of the longer lens because everything was so cramped. Also my first time using a flash. I feel like I often struggle with soft focus and I'm not sure if it's me or my camera since I don't seem to have the same trouble when I second shoot using my friend's 7D.


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Oct 22, 2014 11:38 |  #2

The wedding did have the advantage of being at an old brewery where they met, so I had some neat architecture to work with.


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Oct 22, 2014 11:40 |  #3

Completely blew using fill flash on the first one and the second is not focused right, but still I like them.


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Oct 22, 2014 22:44 |  #4

images are a little small to judge focus


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Oct 23, 2014 05:59 |  #5

Sorry. :( I was having a difficult time figuring out the best way to add images to the posts, it kept telling me the file sizes were too large...




  
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Oct 23, 2014 10:23 |  #6

can't really see the focus, but i like the composition and how comfortable they all looked.

i suggest creating a flickr account and upload your photos there so you can link your photos here at better and bigger resolution.


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