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What?? No WOW!!!

 
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Jun 21, 2007 17:44 |  #1

Well normally I don't brag on my own work;)... But it finally happened where I had an entire wedding where I did not have a WOW shot... Don't get me wrong most of the shots were not bad I just did not see any that made me go WOW I did great. Now granted the wedding was running about 3 hours behind schedule:rolleyes: which through everything else off, but I should still have gotten some WOW shots.. Well maybe at least one...

Have any of you ever just not felt like the images you presented were just not your "best" work??


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Jun 21, 2007 18:24 |  #2

The wedding ran 3 hours behind???? Are you serious? And people stuck around?

Unreal.

So...I gues we're not going to get to see the 'wow' image??


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Jun 21, 2007 19:21 |  #3

Well, why don't you do some really cool post processing to your favorite one and then post it. I bet we will say wow :) :) :)


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Jun 22, 2007 06:43 |  #4

I think I will give it a shot... Pardon the pun.....


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Jun 22, 2007 07:30 |  #5

Ron, when was the wedding? Maybe its still to fresh to be impressed. I am not normally a procrastinator- but with surgery and braces my schedule kinda got off and it put me about 2 weeks behind- I didn't even have a chance to "really" look at some images from a recent wedding that I initially was totally un-impressed by...then I opened them last week and was wow...I got a lot more really great shots than I thought. I had at first thought, like you, that they were ok..just ok.. Give 'em a rest- I bet if you don't look at them a few days you'll go back and find at LEAST ONE image you really like ;)


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Jun 22, 2007 08:03 |  #6

I had something along those lines from todays wedding. I had a last minute booking, 2 hours coverage, and only 20 minutes to take photos of a couple who didn't feel very comfortable. The images are solid, a few good ones, but nothing "wow". I find the more time you spend with people on the day, and the more time you have available with them, the more they loosen up later in the day.

Post processing can help. A simple B&W or sepia can make a big difference.


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Jun 22, 2007 08:24 |  #7

Thanks everybody....

The wedding was this past Saturday. And yes, the ceremony was scheduled to begin at 11am and did not start until about 1:30 :shock:.

I will go back and look at them this weekend and work some magic. There has to be some "WOW" in there somewhere... I just have to dig it out....


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Jun 22, 2007 08:26 |  #8

With my last wedding, the couple lacked the wow. I couldn't pull romance out of them! Just boring!


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Jun 22, 2007 09:04 |  #9

"Post processing can help. A simple B&W or sepia can make a big difference."

Isn't that the Truth!! I've learned now that even in the initial previewing...I don't get discouraged if nothing pops out at me. But after a little time in PS...woo-la...the magic begins to happen.


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Jun 22, 2007 09:37 as a reply to  @ CatchingUp's post |  #10

I feel that way every time I look at the pictures right after the photo shoot. Its best to give them a rest when your mind has cleared out the memory off the shoot and then look at them with "new eyes".


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Jun 22, 2007 10:04 |  #11

Everybody has shoots like that. You leave the shoot and think "dang, I don't think I got a single great shot all day". Sometimes there's a surprise waiting for you when you go through your files, sometimes not. oh well, even Michael Jordan had some crappy games.


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Jun 22, 2007 17:02 |  #12

stonefence wrote in post #3420370 (external link)
With my last wedding, the couple lacked the wow. I couldn't pull romance out of them! Just boring!

Yep I could not agree with you more, I have a photo on my laptop that I always show new clients, its a fantastic picture of the bride but the groom looks like he has just swallowed a wasp.............. but he was like that in every picture:rolleyes:

I very rarely now get a groom like that:D

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Jun 22, 2007 20:12 |  #13

I think everyone must have a number of non-wow weddings. But dont forget that you're probably very critical of the shots and even if you dont think the photos are amazing the B&G will probably love em.

I think photos grow on you as you process them and as someone said above some b&w and sepia can do wonders! At my first viewing I'm usually ready to jump out the window in horror but when they're all done and processed I'm usually very happy.


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Jun 22, 2007 20:26 as a reply to  @ mckay photography's post |  #14

Ron I'm like that at almost every event I shoot. I think its just a sign of how hard we are on ourselves to come up with that "impossible" photograph. Thank goodness I have my wife and friends to view them and tell me otherwise! I think that is a good trait to have though. It keeps you hungry for that "perfect" shot. Least I think so! But who am I?! :lol:


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Jun 23, 2007 06:43 |  #15

picturecrazy wrote in post #3420873 (external link)
Even Michael Jordan had some crappy games.

That's so true. It's like anything, some days you're on and somedays your not - the key is to be able to deliver solid work regardless, and great work on the days you're in the groove. It's just like a regular job - you have those days when things just aren't running at 100%.

Another thing to remember is what's a wow shot to us may be different than what the client sees as a wow shot - it never ceases to amaze me how people fall in love with the images that I deemed as "just ok". Like Tim said too, a simple B/W or Sepia conversion can completely turn a color image you're not feeling right around.
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