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Sep 18, 2013 10:54 |  #1

A keen "Uncle Bob" I've been asked to do a few weddings but have always said no. Put off by the thought of "its portrait photography on steroids"!

I finally gave in, and agreed to take them for a friend of my daughter.

Made a few mistakes on the day, but, overall I really enjoyed it. Here are a few I'd would welcome CC on.

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Sep 18, 2013 11:51 |  #2

1-background isn't fabulous. Because of the light I probably would have shot from reverse direction or from the side (perhaps as silhouette). What is your subject ? If it's the ladies, expose for them properly (they're underexposed). If it's the ground behind them, then expose as you did.

2-Again, exposure seems set as to not disturb the background--but the subject has to be the bride. I also see a kind of discomfort in her eyes. More playful interaction would help in these situations, though I acknowledge it can be one of the hardest things to do in wedding photography.

3-Your exposure shows huge concern for the background and whites of the dress. Your primary concern when choosing an exposure / editing should be the brides face (in this shot at least). If you were set on shooting ambient, and set on this orientation with respect to the sun, you needed to up the exposure. On the other hand, the shot is exposed brilliantly IFF you also popped some flash as well--preferably off-camera flash with an umbrella to light the bride up.



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Sep 18, 2013 12:21 |  #3

Thanks, now you point it out I see exactly what you mean.

I have just been playing with #3 again in LR and it already looks tons better taking on board your comments. As we had to fly to the location I had to limit what gear I took and left my Umbrellas/ soft box behind - something I guess an experienced photog wouldn't have done.


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