1 wedding photo - C&C please

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  1. LCARSx32

    LCARSx32 TPF Noob!

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    I took this at my aunt's wedding. I thought it was a neat shot, but I'd like to get everyone's thoughts.

    I know the picture is grainy. I had the camera on a tripod, but obviously couldn't get everyone to freeze for a picture. So, I had to bump the ISO to 800 to get decent exposure. In hindsight, I would have thought of something funny to say so her expression wasn't so stoic.

    The settings were ISO 800, f/4, 1/40 sec.
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    Please, any thoughts would be appreciated.

    -Ray
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmmm... to be honest, I'm not terribly fussed about this image. I think it has some potential, and if you could increase the exposure on her face, it would help greatly. As you mentioned, her expression doesn't appear as happy as one might like, BUT given the circumstances, I think you did well.
     
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    I think that picture would have been so much better if the wedding bands were there by the stones, it'd make the picture more meaningful IMO
     
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    Sorry, but it is pants, why focus on the rocks when one of the most important things to shoot is the bride and groom
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "pants" ? :confused:

    You're right, the bride and groom are the whole reason d'etre for the photographs, but it's important to capture the whole event, and often images like this are missed. In 20 years, they will still remember walking down the aisle, but until they look through their wedding album, will they remember those blue stones, or other little odds and ends?
     
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    Yeah but focusing on the rock doesn't do much IMO. I'd have focused on the cake leaving the rocks blurred.... The rocks in focus makes that part of the image the focal point of the picture. Which leaves me to think, are these rocks really that interesting?
     
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    The DOF on this shot makes the cake look like a large lump of icing lol. I agree with those above, the focus object should have been the cake.
     
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    if that cake were in focus it would look more like a lump of icing. Lets see some of your other shots.....





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    I think there would have been more interesting things to shoot
     
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    I think we were both typing at the same time although looks like you submitted before me....
     
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    Of course I got other pictures of the cake and the happy couple! I'll post some more of the pictures sometime.

    Thanks for the comments. Oh, by the way; the cake was a big lump of icing, lol. It had to be over an inch thick. She wanted a more simple cake that had a "ribbon" of icing? coming down it. But, another aunt was paying for it and apparently decided she liked this one better...

    -Ray
     
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    nice effort, but I am afraid you missed the moment. The cutting of the cake is more important than the stones in front....its not a 'bad' shot..just the wrong focus, IMO.
     

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