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Dec 12, 2011 13:40 |  #1

I was a guest at a destination wedding and here is one of the pics I took from my seat during the cake cutting.

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Dec 12, 2011 13:51 |  #2

It looks like what it is: a grab shot. I'm not being negative. You had a lot going against you. The flood light is one of the two major problems. The other one is that you could put this in pretty much anybody's wedding album as nobody could tell who the bride and groom were.


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Dec 12, 2011 19:00 |  #3

Here is my take. The bride and groom and you and your friends know who the bride and groom are. So that does not matter. I like the exposure with the floodlighting and the back lighting of the bride.

I think that you got a great shot that captured the atmosphere and feeling of the wedding. Well done.


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Dec 12, 2011 19:33 |  #4

It probably means a lot to you and the couple, which is what matters. To me it looks like a snapshot that guest took at a wedding.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 09:40 |  #5

Thanks for the feedback - I had a crappy angle to shoot from so I decided to focus on the cake since I couldn't get a clear shot of their faces.

I'm kind of partial to the floodlight, but I know it's not to everyone's taste. :)


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Dec 13, 2011 19:35 |  #6

Better than some "pro" photogs




  
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Dec 14, 2011 19:36 |  #7

Love the exposure and the color but everything important to the story of the wedding in this shot is in the faces (can't see them) or in the hands cutting the cake (to small and can't really see). Great snapshot but misses out on the moment.


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Dec 15, 2011 01:17 |  #8

Like everyone has mentioned above...the faces not being shown is drag for this photo. Question,why didn't you just get up and shoot from a different angle?


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Dec 15, 2011 06:56 |  #9

I like it, but I am not a fan of the light shining in my face. The backlighting is nice. I wonder what it would look like if you we portrat with it, and cropped it at the plates, so you see a little bit of the cake, and then did something about the screen behind the guy.

It would definitely bring more focus to the bride and groom. First thing I did when I looked at that shot, was look at the light.

(I am not a pro by the way. My opinion is just my personal first impression)


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Dec 15, 2011 09:27 |  #10

hawkskater500 wrote in post #13540781 (external link)
Better than some "pro" photogs

arich wrote in post #13546257 (external link)
Love the exposure and the color but everything important to the story of the wedding in this shot is in the faces (can't see them) or in the hands cutting the cake (to small and can't really see). Great snapshot but misses out on the moment.

whoty wrote in post #13547695 (external link)
Like everyone has mentioned above...the faces not being shown is drag for this photo. Question,why didn't you just get up and shoot from a different angle?

Thanks, appreciate the feedback!

whoty wrote in post #13547695 (external link)
Question,why didn't you just get up and shoot from a different angle?

There was a hoard of cameras front on (including the hired photog), so I decided to stay put. Actually in several frames of this shot the B&G were lit up pretty good by AF beams. :)

mafoo wrote in post #13548243 (external link)
First thing I did when I looked at that shot, was look at the light.

Good point, I hadn't considered that!


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Dec 15, 2011 17:17 |  #11

i wish you could see at least one of their faces. i think the light in the top left is a bit distracting. colors are nice tho.


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