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First wedding I had the honor to shoot: Jasmine & Kendall

 
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May 30, 2017 23:29 |  #1

I was a 2nd shooter so I worked with the primary photog(my friend Mike).

venue: Ventanas, downtown Atlanta

Choosing just 8 images was hard, but here ya go.

CC is always welcome. My friend Mike told me to 'tell a story' with the images I take, I tried to keep that in mind during the day.

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May 31, 2017 00:33 |  #2

You certainly got some interesting and unusual perspectives. Probably good as a second shooter, since the primary probably nailed plenty of "tried and true" images.

I find the music stand in the harp players image distracting, I might have shifted position a bit, excluded the stand and opened up to the left, perhaps, or in some other way come up with a stronger composition.

You clearly like backlit images. The groomsmen, I think, could use a bit more light to fill to improve the light.

For a first time, you did quite well!


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May 31, 2017 00:58 |  #3

F2Bthere wrote in post #18367135 (external link)
You certainly got some interesting and unusual perspectives. Probably good as a second shooter, since the primary probably nailed plenty of "tried and true" images.

I find the music stand in the harp players image distracting, I might have shifted position a bit, excluded the stand and opened up to the left, perhaps, or in some other way come up with a stronger composition.

You clearly like backlit images. The groomsmen, I think, could use a bit more light to fill to improve the light.

For a first time, you did quite well!

Thanks for taking the time to post.

I agree, since I relied on the primary to get the main shots I tried to really just do what appealed to me. I learned a lot and would've definitely made some changes if I could go back.

Regarding backlit images, I do like them, but it was more because I felt I was forced? While on the helipad if I would've taken them with the sun in front of subject and behind me, but they would be squinting and have harsh lighting on them. So I made the decision to have the sun behind and try to expose best and possible. More fill light would've definitely been helpful here.

I did miss a lot of the main shots that you 'have to take' at weddings, but the day went by so fast I missed a lot of those moments. Ooops. I would've been in trouble if I would've been the primary or only shooter, granted thats why I don't trust myself to do this solo yet. I'd have to do this several more times before I went solo. LOL


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May 31, 2017 01:13 |  #4

GTR3451 wrote in post #18367145 (external link)
I agree, since I relied on the primary to get the main shots I tried to really just do what appealed to me. I learned a lot and would've definitely made some changes if I could go back.

The day you don't say that is the day to quit ;)

You did well under challenging conditions and have a good mindset.

To me, photography is mostly about creative problem solving. If you are doing anything worthwhile, there will be challenges, and the more often we take them on and learn from where we come up short, the better we get at solving problems.

So my process is to keep getting back into the game and getting as many "failures" as I can (hopefully still getting good images out of every situation...there is a level of failure we don't want). :)

It sounds like you may have a similar idea...


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May 31, 2017 01:31 |  #5

F2Bthere wrote in post #18367135 (external link)
I find the music stand in the harp players image distracting

Hmm, I felt that it contributed to the scene. Not visually, because it's so dark and straight-edged amid the mild-toned and curvy shapes, but by adding meaning. It makes the player seem more professional and prepared.

I would have liked the groomsmen to button their jackets or not, avoiding the "some of each" that resulted, and to hold their hands all the same way. Ideally, no jacket bottoms would be turned up; I guess it was windy. It looks very bright, too. Good job handling what may have been difficult sunlight.


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May 31, 2017 11:03 |  #6

#2 is a bit of a no no for me. The reason is that #1 tells the same thing much better. It's well exposed but a bit bland. The others are all great. Was the harpist shot through glass? And well done for being so brave. That barrier around the roof doesn't look tall enough to keep you from falling over it. Stellar images. I bet you outdid the main tog on some shots.


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May 31, 2017 12:38 |  #7

You did well IMO. Those were really challenging conditions.


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May 31, 2017 13:10 |  #8

Colin Glover wrote in post #18367396 (external link)
#2 is a bit of a no no for me. The reason is that #1 tells the same thing much better. It's well exposed but a bit bland. The others are all great. Was the harpist shot through glass? And well done for being so brave. That barrier around the roof doesn't look tall enough to keep you from falling over it. Stellar images. I bet you outdid the main tog on some shots.

I see. The harpist shot was just shot outside on the terrance while she was practicing before the ceremony started. I just thought she looked nice sitting there so I fired away with my 70-200.

The Helipad didn't have much of a railing around it so it was interesting. lol.

I doubt it, but thanks!


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