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A few more from Diane & Neils wedding

Postby Nikodian1 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:14 pm

I found the reception venue very difficult to shoot in. 2 sides were all wall to floor glass with fairy lights strung all over the roof!
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Re: A few more from Diane & Neils wedding

Postby TomCofer » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:56 pm

Nice shots Jenny. You may want to do a bit clean-up on the back of his coat in the second shot.
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Re: A few more from Diane & Neils wedding

Postby Nikodian1 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:58 pm

TomCofer wrote:Nice shots Jenny. You may want to do a bit clean-up on the back of his coat in the second shot.


Thanks for that, I will certainly clean up! As I now have a Wacom tablet and pen which helps greatly, much easier than a mouse.

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Re: A few more from Diane & Neils wedding

Postby Ed Shapiro » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:06 am

Hi Jenny! A few pointer for you!

Cake! You may have lost a bit of contrast due to strong light coming in through that window but the soft-pastel effect is nice and there is good delicate detail in the cake. Sometimes it is best to use the window light as a light source but not as a background by shooting the subject form an alternative angle and using a plain wall as a background. That way you can maintain the soft quality of the window light without strong color in the background.

The beside the car shot: The lighting on the skin tone and the dress is very nice and there is tactile texture and detail in the fabric. Since some of the skylight is coming in form directly overhead there is little or no light in the eyes. I don’t know if you used flash fill on this shot but sometimes just a wink of flash will open up the shadows in the eyes and create catch-lights. Another solution in that kind of lighting is to have the subjects looking at each other in which case the shadows in the eye sockets will not be apparent. If you have the person escorting the bride helping her out of the car or something with more action going on; the shot will be more animated and natural. Also- watch for trees and polls “growing” out of you subjects heads. In shots where you can see vertical references such as trees or buildings, it is important to avoid camera tilts. That can be corrected in a bit of cropping and straightening the image.

The ceremony shot: Try to catch the couple facing each other so that you can see both profiles. The expression and the position of the bride that you captured is very good!

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Re: A few more from Diane & Neils wedding

Postby Nikodian1 » Mon May 04, 2015 7:16 am

My appologies, I missed this feedback Ed.
Thankyou, I value your advise. I will most difinately take it onboard for my next wedding venture.
You were right, I didnt use fill flash for the image of Diane & her son standing outside the car.
My editing skills in PS are improving and I have taught myself how to bring the shadows out in these little areas, it did improve the shot a little but would have been better with the fill light.
I have some images that I am still fine tuning with editing, so i will hopefully post some more in the not to far distance.

The wedding cake was a thorn in my side, it was already set up surrounded by windows! I did try to get in behind it but there was not enough room to capture a complete shot, I didnt dare try to move the table forward! but once again in hinds sight I should have used exposure compensation, common knowledge went out the window as my nerves took over.

Wedding photography is a difficult one for me to practice as we dont have many wedding invites of late! everyone is married!
Perhaps I could gate crash a wedding or 2 in a public park!
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