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Oct 28, 2008 10:58 |  #1

About a week ago I got the opportunity to shoot as a second for a wedding with Trudy Holtz photography. I can now really appreciate what some of you do, because it was definitely the most challenging type of shooting I've ever done. It didn't help that I didn't have very fast glass for indoors (70-200f/4), but even if I did, I still would have a lot to learn. Let me know what you think!

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Oct 28, 2008 11:29 |  #2

Here are my comments without any reference to Happy Gilmoore

It looks like a few of your links aren't working.

The hands/ring shot is nice, but looks like it could use some tweaks to the WB, contrast and saturation.

I really like the capture of the group shot. Looks like they are really having fun. My only comment is that the vignette should be more subtle

I like the other shots I can see - B&G walking, G kissing B and the groomsmen.


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Oct 28, 2008 12:06 |  #3

Thanks for the comments. Sorry about the broken links, I think I fixed them though. Yea, I probably go a little overboard with vignetting too often, I'll play with that a bit more. With the hands shot, did you mean that you would like to see more saturation and contrast? Thanks again.




  
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Oct 28, 2008 12:30 |  #4

Welcome to the wedding club!


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Oct 28, 2008 13:19 |  #5

These are wonderful shots!!! Great shots for a 5th weddings, let alone a 1st! Congrats and thanks for sharing! I LOVE the group shot!


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Oct 28, 2008 16:17 |  #6
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shooter mcgavin wrote in post #6576992 (external link)
About a week ago I got the opportunity to shoot as a second for a wedding with Trudy Holtz photography. I can now really appreciate what some of you do, because it was definitely the most challenging type of shooting I've ever done. It didn't help that I didn't have very fast glass for indoors (70-200f/4), but even if I did, I still would have a lot to learn. Let me know what you think!

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How did you get the overhead shot?



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Oct 28, 2008 18:08 |  #7

mineymole wrote in post #6579032 (external link)
How did you get the overhead shot?

i'm guessing he was shooting from a balcony over the church, or he's like 11 feet tall?


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Oct 28, 2008 18:16 |  #8

i like all of them.. the only thing i think... is that the vignette on 2 is too heavy IMO.
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Oct 28, 2008 18:26 |  #9

I really like em, # 2 and # 4 are my faves , nice creativity on the formals . Good work


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Oct 28, 2008 21:21 |  #10

I think you did a great job! :D


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Oct 28, 2008 21:35 |  #11

Thanks everybody. Yea, I was on a balcony, I called for them to look up, but I guess I can't blame them for being distracted. Now the vignette is starting to bother me. The only reason I put it on so heavy was to focus it. I don't like how much pavement there is in the foreground, but I don't want to crop anymore, so I was hoping the vignette would help, but I guess it's more distracting than the pavement.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 15:16 |  #12

shooter mcgavin wrote in post #6580987 (external link)
Thanks everybody. Yea, I was on a balcony, I called for them to look up, but I guess I can't blame them for being distracted. Now the vignette is starting to bother me. The only reason I put it on so heavy was to focus it. I don't like how much pavement there is in the foreground, but I don't want to crop anymore, so I was hoping the vignette would help, but I guess it's more distracting than the pavement.

I personally dont mind the heavy vignetting.


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Oct 29, 2008 16:39 |  #13

My main complaint about the vignette is the abrupt drop-off. If you feather it more, it would be less obvious and wouldn't be so distracting.


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