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Feb 21, 2006 06:54 |  #1

:o Thanks all for previous (and maybe still future support – just kidding). thanks to this forum I was pretty prepared. Before wedding I met with the video and photo Pro’s. They both were nice. Gave me some tips on a fly, pulled me over to the right spots along (maybe not to interfere with their shooting, but still – I got some experience too), allow do photojournalist style shooting in studio during formals, but also asked not to shoot flash until they are done with formals during the actual ceremony – it’s understandable—they were short on time too. So it was not so stressful experience as I expected. On other hand I have some camera malfunctioning that made me to stop shooting even before first dance, and cake was out of picture as well (even though I had film SLR for backup, I made my mind to enjoy rest of the wedding (and awesome) food instead of going through film processing later.

The bottom line I’m happy to be able to start wedding portfolio, but I do not have enough shot for the whole story. I was allowed to take no more that few (two) shots after each of formals, but because of all stress, people start moving as soon as Pro’s lift there cameras, and I was to shy to command people to stay away from my shots.
(I think I got pretty good half a story though). On most of my shots during the ceremony I got some flying body parts in the frame or blinking eyes, but it can be fixed in PS. Because it’s friends wedding I do not have to turn it in quickly. Few weeks should be reasonable for them and for me (they going on honeymoon anyway). So I’ll post more pictures as they done.

I will definitely try to find a second wedding to shoot for free just to get into the game. I sort of like it (just because I’m not under contract and just in training, I guess).

Next time it’ll be all better.
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Feb 21, 2006 07:57 |  #2

they look good so far..


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Feb 21, 2006 10:10 as a reply to  @ BLINN's post |  #3

some more i just did..


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Feb 21, 2006 10:11 as a reply to  @ supplier's post |  #4

and the last two... Thanks for the attention


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Feb 22, 2006 02:52 |  #5

Nice photos :) Watch your depth of field for images like #2, it can be tough if there's not enough light but you should try and get both in sharp focus :)


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Feb 22, 2006 04:16 |  #6

One little nit, the first image you've missed the top corner of the mirror frame, but I like the idea you were going for. :)

Tim already pointed out the other (and only) other "little" whups I could see.

I think you've done a very good job, and I'm sure the couple will be happy with them. :)

As I've posted elsewhere, I've got my first coming up this Saturday and I believe a bunch of caterpillers have just shown up in my midsection. ;)


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Feb 22, 2006 10:26 as a reply to  @ VanceW's post |  #7

Tim and Vance, thanks for the support:)

By the way how is the colors look to you? (RAW corrected on PC) and the exposure as well. Some people told me the pics are too dark. Please advice




  
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Feb 22, 2006 12:44 |  #8

Look's good on my laptop. :D

I was wondering, in the third image, where you took the couple at the alter, you "might" want to try cloning out the videographer just to the left. His light is a bit distracting, but didn't wash out the image for you. ;)


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Feb 23, 2006 13:08 as a reply to  @ VanceW's post |  #9

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Look's good on my laptop. :D

I was wondering, in the third image, where you took the couple at the alter, you "might" want to try cloning out the videographer just to the left. His light is a bit distracting, but didn't wash out the image for you. ;)

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Feb 23, 2006 14:11 |  #10

Thanks!

Pop the cherry Saturday evening. :D

Will hopefully have some stuff to share sometime next week. ;)


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Feb 24, 2006 10:37 |  #11

With some photohops trickery you could probably "fix" the mirror and get a great shot (it's such a great idea). I think you did very well for being your first time. Something that hits me - which is real tricky - is to get the flash exposure to not overpower the images. Some of the images could win on some less flash power, i.e. letting more of the ambient light to show, and the flash just "fill in" the rest that's missing.


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Feb 24, 2006 11:50 as a reply to  @ VanceW's post |  #12

VanceW wrote:
in the third image, where you took the couple at the alter, you "might" want to try cloning out the videographer just to the left.

No "might" about it, he needs to go. ;)

Nice job in a high-pressure environment!


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Feb 24, 2006 11:52 |  #13

Nice wedding shots. I love the look on her face in #2. Good comment about the DoF. I always forget and regret it later.


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Feb 24, 2006 12:16 |  #14

they do look good... whats up with the bride? she looks really pissed off? most are happy on the wedding day!
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Feb 24, 2006 15:44 as a reply to  @ zacker's post |  #15

Thanks for the support, folks. I'm re-working all pictures in PS and they are comming really nice. I'm more happy now than i was first evening after downloading them to the computer.

Zacker, the bride is one of the nicest people i ever know (besides my wife and myself, of caurse;) ) and she's pissed off that's wedding is one day long only, but it takes 5 months for preparations;)

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