First "formal" wedding

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  1. Timinator

    Timinator TPF Noob!

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    Not a big fan of shooting formal weddings, I've done a few casual (beach, outdoors, park) weddings and had fun, but the whole formal church dealio
    is really not my style and is, in a word, "intimidating."
    Anyways, this was my first one as the groom is a friend and I told him I'd do it...
    Here are a few images from the looooong day. C&C always welcome!

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You have some good shots here.

    #2 and #3 are especially good. Nice use of window light in #3.
    On the other hand, #4 looks like on-camera flash and it doens't look nearly as good.

    The skin tones in #6 really took a swing to the warn side.

    #10 & #11 look pretty good.
     
  3. JaimeGibb

    JaimeGibb TPF Noob!

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    These look great! You did an awesome job!
     
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    I don't know this area of photography very well so I can't give you any advice, but #7 is very creative the angle is wonderful. I think it is your strongest shot.
     
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    Haha I love the kid's expression in #7.
     
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    A lot of them are very flashy. Did you have your flash on board your camera? I would highly suggest a bracket or lightstand if you have to use flash.
     
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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree. Every wedding is a learning experience though, you have a great eye and thats what matters :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice. I like esp. the black and white ones with natural light. Agree that there's room to improve on using flash.
     
  9. Timinator

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    Yes, I used a flash bracket. I diffused the flash on a few in the church
    and even with high ISO the images were still pretty dark.
    Kinda tough to adjust flash metering on the fly with everything happening so fast! Also angle bounced a few some turned okay some did not
    Any suggestions or flash tips are appreciated.

    Thanks for the feedback!!
     
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    I like #2, 10, and 11
     

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