Amber and Kyle's Wedding

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  1. bennielou

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    A few things: The detail shots at the beginning could be a little tweeked, just to give it a little extra. Like the shoes, a vignette maybe, or something just a little more.

    Overall I liked your detail shots. They're some of my favorite to shoot.

    The rings are blurry, I'd say your focus was off, of you needed a macro lens.

    Also, what lighting did you use? I love the lighting cast on the wedding cake, gives it more drama.

    I really liked the pictures, and that dress is gorgeous!
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Overall, pretty good job. Group shots a bit off - lighting is very centered and direct. Use an assistant and/or strobe/room lights. It's an investment that will glorify your images (you already have a good eye) and will further improve your creative side.
     
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    i agree....nice shots overall, but the lighting seems a bit harsh on the ones of people.
     
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    Overall, excellent.

    And, how did you do the lighting on the wedding cake?
     
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    Thanks. I have two assistants.
     
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    No flash. :) Total ambient using available light.
     
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    Oh, and WHOOOP!!!

    -Class of 2010
     
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    Hi Ranger,
    Not sure what the "Oh Whoop" is about.... I was advised to use assistants, and responded that I have two, and furthermore thanked the poster.

    I've been shooting weddings for some years now, and I have found that assistants are indeed much needed. First of all, I have way to much gear to lug around on my own. Secondly, I can't handle all the lighting, posing, and shooting by myself in a timely fashion on my own. And lastly, the weddings I normally work are very large (between 150-350 guests) and I can't simultaniously take photos at the church of the afterformals, and at the same time be at a venue across town taking photos of the reception area before it is trashed. It's truly a group effort. The people working with me are well paid and team members. Also, the people working with me have worked with me for years.

    So anyway, back to the "Oh and Whoop" comment...I'm not exacty sure how that applies. I only responded to a poster.

    If you were referring to shooting ambient light on a shot or two, it's only because of fast glass and years of doing this. I'm really confused by the comment. :)
     
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    I am assuming that he is also attending the same school as the newlyweds.
     
  11. bennielou

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    Could be. :)
    The bride however is a vet, and the groom works on Wall Street. :)

    I think he took it as being arrogant, which I didn't mean to do. To some people I guess, having two full time helpers would sound like a brag. To others it would be a needed thing. I guess it would depend on the photog, the amount of people involved (both the wedding party and the guests).

    I didn't start out with massive wedding parties and guests, and maybe they aren't to that point yet. I don't know. When I first started out it was just me, myself, and I.

    Nowdays, I need assistants to stay competitive. I'm in a brutal market, and I'm charging enough to have to put up a good fight.

    Being a beginner on this forum is not tantimount to being new in business. And offering crit is not equal to knowing what you are doing.

    I'm used to the boards and I like them because I get good feedback. I notice that the newer the photog the more feedback, but that's cool too. I just have to cut through it. :)

    Thanks for totally getting it!
     
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    Ah, I guess that the Texas A & M patch is throwing some off.
     

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