Assisted at a Wedding 8/9/2007

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  1. JKB79

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    I was fortunate enough to assist at a wedding this past weekend with a girl I met through another forum recently. I am wanting to specialise in wedding photography as friends have told me I have the "eye" for it but I am wanting to get some unbiased and constructive criticism on my shots. Editing is definitely okay if you don't mind telling me what you did.

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    Thank you for taking the time to look. C & C, good & bad most welcome.
     
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    Were you using a flash? There were a lot of shadows, #6 though is the only one that was distracting to me though. Personally I don't like the framing around every picture, but it goes with the B&W. Poses you captured looked good though, composition is good as well, and I really like #2.
     
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    I like them but not a fan of the border...keep up the good work
     
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    Well done. It doesn't look like a first timer for sure. You have some beautiful stuff there. I really like the first second and third. I just adore the one of the bride/veil. Gorgeous!
     
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    I love the first one! Shw has a nice smile and you captured her happy moments very nicely! Good job!
     
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    Thank you for the kind comments. Unfortunately I didn't have a speedlight at the time so I didn't use any flash. All of them were taken using the 75-300mm kit lens because I really didn't want to get in the way of the official photographer who was kind enough to let me tag along. It was a great experience and hopefully I will hear back today whether or not I can do some unpaid work experience with a wedding photographer near where my parents live.
     
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    I agree with whoever told you that you have 'the eye' for this. Nice photos for sure...great candid style shots.
     
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    Since you were not responsible for lighting (not wanting to interfere with the photographer), I won't mention those issues. ;)

    #3 would be lovely, except for those pointy elbows. I'd love to see softer lines there.

    #4 is almost a black hole. Can we see this one in color? Perhaps the brown of the tree will help?

    After seeing so many of them in b&w, I missed seeing color images. Is there a reason so many of them are in b&w? Showing us the color images will help us determine if you've got the skin tones right. ;)
     
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    Thanks Wildmaven, even though I wasn't responsible for lighting I would still like it if you could advise on lighting issues. The ceremony was in the beach and where they were standing the bride was in full sun, but the groom in shadow. What would your suggesstions be for future reference.

    Thanks also for the fresh eyes, re the pointy elbows.

    Unfortunately I can't show #4 in color because I actually shot most in B&W.
     
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    I like #1 and the last one best. Very nice.
     
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    Were you using film? If using digital, why not shoot in color and then you can change it to B&W if you like?
    I really like the first and the last two...mainly because they don't seem as dark as the rest. And as "contrasty." And it seems as if the sun just wasn't on your side that day, and maybe that's why the B&W's seem so harsh to me...but I would prefer to see more of a range between such dark blacks and whites.
     

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