Debbie and Mike Wedding Pictures

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  1. Leo

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    Wanted to share a few shots of a wedding I took last Saturday using my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. I would appreciate any comments or critiques. Thanks for looking.

    I was a little hesitant in posting these pics but I want to thank NJMAN for pursuading me in posting these pics and his pre-critiques. Yeah could use some more work but I think these sets are a lot better than when I first started a year ago.


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  2. Johnboy2978

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    These are actually pretty decent. Was this a paid pro gig or just for fun or being a second shooter? Either way, here are my thoughts, and I've only shot 2 so far with a 3rd on the way, so take it w/ a grain of salt.
    1- Might try a tighter crop so the rings are just dead center and to also get rid of the background contrast.
    2- Might have shot with an aperture around 2.8 - 4 to blur the pews in the BG and also got on my knees to avoid looking down on the ring bearer.
    3- same thing w/ the aperture for a more shallow depth of field, but it looks like they were pretty close to the BG so it probably wouldn't have helped much.
    4- pretty nice as is
    5 - also pretty nice, maybe just a tad wider so the bride isn't crammed at the side.

    Good job though. I'll be interested to hear others
     
  3. NJMAN

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    Nice job! My only crit would be to adjust the white balance for #2 since the boy is looking kind of yellow. Other than that, I think your shots are very good. Your subtle use of flash is very nice. There is a good balance between ambient and fill, which makes your foreground and background evenly lit. I'm very glad you shared these. And thanks for mentioning me. :)

    Well done Leo!

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  4. Leo

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    Thank you for comments Johnboy. Yes it was a paid gig, I do more of debuts (quincineras) than weddings. Weddings are more stressful than debuts.
    I agree with #1, I did not do any cropping at all. Pics #2 and #3 are shot with f/2.8
     
  5. Leo

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    Thanks NJ, I actually did not use a flash on any of the church pictures. But at the reception, I used a Stroboframe ProT flash bracket with my 430EX and an Omnibounce flash diffuser.
     
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    better?

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  7. JimmyJaceyMom

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    Very nice! My opinion only - having nothing to do with photography and the rules and all just the way i like to look at things, i like the rings with the background but I think it would do it justice to take some of the left side off, not necessarily all of the contrasted background. I dont know if I am making sense. LOL I hate typing what I'm saying.
    Good job! ;)
     
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    Much better color IMO! :)
     
  9. Leo

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    thanks, yeah i am kinda partial with or without the background. At least I got a picture of the rings. Didn't really have a good picture of the ring exchange. I was standing behind the priest about 10-15ft away. Wish I had a 70-200mm lens. Tried cropping the ring exchange but it was too grainy, I shot with an ISO800.


     
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    thanks NJ
     

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