Another first wedding

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  1. niccig

    niccig TPF Noob!

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    I shot my very first wedding on Saturday! I was assisting/2nd shooting, so there was no pressure at all (whew!), but I didn't get to do any of the formal shots. So here are a few, tell me how I did - I can take it!

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    There were definitely a LOT that were completely mis-exposed (I chalk it up to crazy backlighting fooling the meter), so I definitely need to work on that part. I'd like to learn how to use my flash (sb800) to the best effect possible - I have the diffuser dome, but I'm looking at getting a lightsphere, or maybe just making "a better bounce card." Any tips on composition, lighting, equipment (I need faster lenses!), etc are appreciated!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like you did a great job. The color & WB look pretty good.

    That looks like a pretty tricky lighting situation...lots of back light. I'm not sure a bounce card or accessory will help all that much...the thing to practice is balancing flash with ambient and knowing what FEC to use and when.
     
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    Quite good for a first, the results should inspire you to continue. Personally, I'd alter pics #2 and #8 to bw, but that's just my pref, though I think they'd look swell in bw. Definitely keep at it!
    Greetings from D.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys! After looking through the photos a bit more I think I definitely need to work on
    a) filling the frame (for some reason this has never been an issue for me in other types of photography, but I just didn't seem to have a handle on it for the wedding)
    b) less camera tilt - I think I tried to get way too artistic, at least for a first attempt
     

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