First official wedding

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  1. tinfish

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    Well I just finished posting the online gallery for the first official wedding of my new business. I have shot a few weddings before, but one was all but free for a friend, and then a few as a second shooter. But this is the first one that "I" booked. I did have a second shooter, which eased the stress a bit, and my wife was along as an assistant (also carrying a camera). I am posting a link to the gallery. The shooter can be identified by the letter following the image # located in the bottom left corner of the page. a=my wife, b=me, c=second shooter. The gallery is pretty large, but runs pretty smooth with a decent internet connection. I would appreciate anyone that would not mind having a look around and telling me what you think.

    http://www.lifeofrileyphotography.com/hickmott/

    Thanks!
     
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    Did the couple not like B&W photos?
     
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    Well I am no pro but IMO those are Excellent! One thing I noticed, during the vows the bride has noticable tan lines which are a little distracting, I don't know if they can be edited out or not but that is about it:) Over all, Fantastic job!
     
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    Crimson, yes the couple specified that they preferred color and did not seem particularly interested in black and white.

    d40, it is bit distracting in a few photos, I guess I should have tried to doctor it up a bit.

    Thanks guys for taking the time to check it out and comment!
     
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    I do with I shot that well:) You mind me asking what lens were used for this? and Camera? Thanks
     
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    Thanks, I used a Nikon D300, 17-55 2.8, and 70-200 2.8
     
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    Great shots....

    I, too, shoot w/D300 and 17-55 and 70-200 (both 2.8).....

    Do you use the 70-200 much at a wedding? I find I can use the 17-55 almost exclusively.....

    Again, great start!
     
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    Thanks Greatwhite. Well I've just recently started, and both the lenses are new. This is the first wedding that I used these lenses. I did use the 70-200 during the ceremony, but it was an outside venue with lots of room. It is great for getting up close, but I could see in a smaller venue that the 17-55 may be more ideal.
     
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    Very nice setup:)
     
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    Very nice! What kind of post production did you do?
     
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    You did a great job! There we're a few where I didn't like the crops, but everything turned out excellent for the most part. I know how difficult it is for outdoor lighting....in a couple of the posed portraits you had the sun directly behind the bride and bride's maids and managed to pull it off. we're you using a reflector for the sun or just let the speedlight do all the work?

    My 17-55 2.8 stays glued to my body for most weddings. Actually, I take that back, I do switch it out for a 50mm 1.8 prime sometimes.
     
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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the positive feedback.

    StarFin. I do quite a bit of PP. Color correction as needed. I often boost the brightness, and almost always boost contrast. I am a pretty big fan of vignetting so I use that alot. Noise reduction as needed (higher ISO). On close ups if I think it is going to be a "favorite", I'll do some blemish touch up.

    Buzzzerker: I did not use a reflector, just sb-800 cranked down a bit for fill.
     

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