Some Wedding Shots

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phoman
phoman Contributing Member • Posts: 909
Some Wedding Shots

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bluefox9er Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
Re: Some Wedding Shots
MrSpoiledRotten Regular Member • Posts: 105
Re: Some Wedding Shots

Very very nice, which camera/lens???

phoman
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Re: Some Wedding Shots

Thanks, these images were taken with 5D and 24-105L, love this combo!

MrSpoiledRotten wrote:

Very very nice, which camera/lens???

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YordanRhapsody Regular Member • Posts: 328
Re: Some Wedding Shots

nice work, maybe faster apertures to blur the background a little more will be better...

Antony Ellguy Regular Member • Posts: 310
Critique and suggestions

Hi, hope you put these up for critique.

Shot 1. Don't like the sepia treatment. It looks like it still has some colour in it, but if that's so, there's not enough. You need to either leave more colour in it, so it just looks aged, or alternatively make it a true sepia. Pose is not flattering to the bride (teeth etc.)

Shot 2. This type of pose looks much better with a bride looking disinterested, with attention from the man. This type of feel works better due to societal mores etc. passed down from less liberated times. To have it the other way around creates a feeling of disdain on the part of the man. Bride's eyes need some work.

Shot 3. Nicer but needs to be a little more centred. Think about getting his focus on her, while she looks away.

Shot 4. Never never never do selective colouration if you can help it (and I know that much to my shame I have one in my gallery, but I plan to remove it in the website's next iteration). It was just a bad idea when it came out, and it's now an old fad. Otherwise the shot is great.

Shot 5. Distracting, not flattering to either party, snapshot-like.

Shot 6. Too much to one side, tree growing out of head. Think about shooting at a wider aperture to blur the background better. A little fill to help them pop would be nice.

If you are interested in doing more of this, have a read of an article I have written on wedding photography. You may find it interesting.

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/Wedding101-page1.html

There are also many good books on the subject available. I recommend "The Best of Wedding Photography" by Bill Hunter and "Wedding Photography - Getting Perfect Results Every Time" by Ian Gee.

Best regards,

Antony
http://www.northcoastphotography.com.au

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Ludovic Monchat Veteran Member • Posts: 3,217
Antony

Interesting critique, a lot of points taken, thanks. Sorry for the OP but that's how it goes, you learn also on others mistakes.

I found your critique a bit tough in terms of level of detail. The bride's eyes for instance surely need some PP, but is this job included in your forfaits ??

Thanks anyway for the link, simple and very interesting, very inspiring on how to say "no thank you"

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Antony Ellguy Regular Member • Posts: 310
Re: Antony

Ludovic Monchat wrote:

I found your critique a bit tough in terms of level of detail. The
bride's eyes for instance surely need some PP, but is this job
included in your forfaits ??

Well, personally, if I was presenting images for external review, I would make sure things like this were addressed. Wrinkles etc. need to at least be minimised. I feel that it is important to point issues like these out to inexperienced wedding photographers, as it's not always something they realise is important.

To the OP, I hope you don't find my critique too harsh, that wasn't intended, but seriously, that's how you improve - not through dozens of "Great shots" posts that tell you nothing about what you can do to improve.

Cheers,

Antony

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phoman
OP phoman Contributing Member • Posts: 909
Re: Critique and suggestions

Thank you much, you brought out some good points. This is how we all learn.
Best regards

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bluefox9er Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
Re: Antony

Antony Ellguy wrote:

Ludovic Monchat wrote:

I found your critique a bit tough in terms of level of detail. The
bride's eyes for instance surely need some PP, but is this job
included in your forfaits ??

Well, personally, if I was presenting images for external review, I
would make sure things like this were addressed. Wrinkles etc. need
to at least be minimised. I feel that it is important to point issues
like these out to inexperienced wedding photographers, as it's not
always something they realise is important.

To the OP, I hope you don't find my critique too harsh, that wasn't
intended, but seriously, that's how you improve - not through dozens
of "Great shots" posts that tell you nothing about what you can do to
improve.

Cheers,

Antony

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i believe your comnts would onyl be conidered harsh if you didn't offer a true solution or a contributive suggestion to improve the photograph. sure, critique can be a teeny bit paiful, but if you act on it, it could lead to greater rewards over time..

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