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Oct 02, 2010 15:10 |  #1

...as in Michael Brown and Christina Boots. The wedding was held in a theater built in 1936 and had possible the worst lighting ever for a guy that takes pictures of kids playing softball/baseball for fun. I tried to get out of taking the wedding pictures, but he is a friend and had no budget for a photographer and has served our country for several years, so with a borrowed 15-85, 70-200 and 580exII, I set off to photograph my first 'real' wedding.


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Oct 02, 2010 15:56 |  #2

I find the first picture a bit noisy and not sharp..
I think that the background is great in the first pictures, but in the secound one I think it's not.


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Oct 03, 2010 03:44 |  #3

Crop the first image so that the arms on each end don't show.




  
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Oct 03, 2010 18:29 as a reply to  @ FerNie's post |  #4

Thanks for the comments so far, I appreciate it. Of all the pictures I took, there were some that were better and some that were worse, but all in all, I learned that I don't want to ever photograph another wedding! You guys work way too hard :) I think that I will stick to kids playing ball instead.


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Oct 05, 2010 11:19 |  #5

Weddings are hard, but they get better. I did my first wedding for a friend this year and it went horribly. It was in a very cluttered church that had terrible florescent lighting. I couldn't use flash during the ceremony, and couldn't walk past halfway down the isle. Most of the pictures turned out green or purple from the florescent lights, and I had to individually fix the wb in every one. Some were uncorrectable. The backgrounds were terrible cluttered.
I wanted to quit! But a few weeks later I was a second shooter at a more extravagant wedding, and most of my shots turned out great.
Yes, the background looks terrible in #2, but you caught the moment and showed the expression. Work on composition, expression, and lighting and the backgrounds will get better. Don't be discouraged.


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Oct 05, 2010 11:27 |  #6

Old Coot wrote in post #11026844 (external link)
Thanks for the comments so far, I appreciate it. Of all the pictures I took, there were some that were better and some that were worse, but all in all, I learned that I don't want to ever photograph another wedding! You guys work way too hard :) I think that I will stick to kids playing ball instead.

I feel the same way you do, I've never done one but recently put a proposal together for one and backed-out of it at the end. Not worth it at the end unless you're a well known wedding photographer that can charge good money for the job. After I put together all the gear, the hours of work before and after, I decided I needed to charge 5x the amount the clients wanted to pay.


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Oct 05, 2010 22:59 |  #7

Great start! May need more experience with composition and pp, but otherwise a valiant effort!


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