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My first Baptism. How did I do?

 
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Apr 10, 2016 00:00 |  #1

Hi guys i was approached by some family friends and asked if i would be able to documnet thier daughters baptism. My whole family knows me as the camera freak. I agreed to do it as my gift to thier daughter for her baptism. I've always wanted to photograph events for people but I think i've always been affraid to just go for it.
Anyways they were extremly pleased with my photos. They did an amazing job of sharing these photos and now im getting request from others to document thier events. My wife and other family members say "go for it follow your passion". I just wanted to share a few from this event and I'm looking for honest critique and opinons on if i should persue this or just keep working overtime at my day job to pay for all my photo toys LOL.

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Apr 10, 2016 01:13 |  #2

Top notch shots, excellent work.


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Apr 10, 2016 01:28 |  #3

Agreed, you really did a nice job documenting the moment(s)


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Apr 10, 2016 02:02 |  #4

Wonderful images. I'd like to see some wider shots in asking the tighter shots. Nice window light in some of those shots. Did you use any flash?

Which church is that?




  
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Apr 10, 2016 07:38 as a reply to  @ frugivore's post |  #5

Thanks for the positive feed back so far.
When I took these photos the widest "fast lens" I had was a 50mm, my 24-105 being f4 was no use to me inside the church. The entire set was taken all natural light, I took a few test shots before using a flash and decided bumping the iso on the 6d was a better choice in that wonderful church. I've done a couple more shots in that church since and it's absolutely beautiful to shot in.
It's called St Clements of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church.

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Apr 10, 2016 08:35 |  #6

tatony333 wrote in post #17966840 (external link)
Thanks for the positive feed back so far.
When I took these photos the widest "fast lens" I had was a 50mm, my 24-105 being f4 was no use to me inside the church. The entire set was taken all natural light, I took a few test shots before using a flash and decided bumping the iso on the 6d was a better choice in that wonderful church. I've done a couple more shots in that church since and it's absolutely beautiful to shot in.
It's called St Clements of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church.

Thanks again every one.

I've shot at that church without flash (can't really bounce anywhere) and was fine with a zoom. Granted it was at f/2.8, but it was mounted on the 5D. So I think you would've been fine at f/4 just to get the wider shots.




  
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Apr 10, 2016 18:05 |  #7

really great stuff. did they let you use the flash?


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Apr 10, 2016 22:31 as a reply to  @ DanFrank's post |  #8

Thanks.
Yes the church does allow flash, But after taking a few shots with a flash I came to the conclusion that natural light just looked so much better that day. Pushing the 6d to iso 3200 is no problem and even 6400 if you really have too. Light room does a great job killing noise in post.




  
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Apr 11, 2016 00:12 |  #9

In #4, the dude looks like Robert de Niro's brother.:-P

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Apr 13, 2016 11:52 |  #10

Great job! I love all the colors.

If I had to give some critique, I would say to watch your white balance. The first 3 are pretty good, but #4 has a slightly green tint to it and #5, 6 and 7 are more reddish. Just try to stay consistent across all of them. But I think you're off to a great start :)


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Apr 13, 2016 12:46 |  #11

grism13 wrote in post #17970520 (external link)
Great job! I love all the colors.

If I had to give some critique, I would say to watch your white balance. The first 3 are pretty good, but #4 has a slightly green tint to it and #5, 6 and 7 are more reddish. Just try to stay consistent across all of them. But I think you're off to a great start :)

There is mixed lighting in that church, some of it caused by stained glass windows.




  
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Apr 13, 2016 12:53 |  #12

Great set of photos.


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Apr 13, 2016 13:15 |  #13

Very nice !


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Apr 13, 2016 13:22 as a reply to  @ frugivore's post |  #14

That may be but the white balance can still be adjusted, at least so the skin tones are consistent across all the images. Unless OP is ok with green skin


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Apr 13, 2016 22:26 |  #15

grism13 wrote in post #17970520 (external link)
Great job! I love all the colors.

If I had to give some critique, I would say to watch your white balance. The first 3 are pretty good, but #4 has a slightly green tint to it and #5, 6 and 7 are more reddish. Just try to stay consistent across all of them. But I think you're off to a great start :)

Thanks again everyone for the compliments they sure do build confidence.
Yes the white balance in that particular church is a nightmare. In the back of the church you have tons of white natural light coming in through the doors and the rest of the church is all stained glass. I custom set my white balance in camera for the main part of the church where I knew most of the action would be. Picture 4 is taken right at the back of the church with a lot of white natural light mixing in with the stain glass light, I did try and correct it in post Maby I'll give it another look and see how I can improve it. Thanks again.




  
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