First time shooting a wedding

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  1. AlleyCat

    AlleyCat TPF Noob!

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    My friend got married last month and she asked me to be a second photographer since that guy she hired couldn't get there before 11AM and she wanted lots of photos to be taken. I don't have a dSLR so she handed me a Canon, but ON the day of her wedding. I never used a Canon before and had since held a real dSLR for like two times, max. I like photography and I don't mind learning new stuff, but it's kinda impossible to get used to a totally new model in life few minutes.

    Well, anyways, I came at 9AM and she handed me the camera and so I played with it for a while. The main guy was kinda rude and annoying, didn't give me much room to take photos of the newly wed so most of the shots I have is from the time when he wasn't there yet.

    The shots looked OK on the screen but then I took them home and I think I found probably 30 photos from the whole bunch that were usable. The rest looked catastrophic! Some were too bright and some were too dark. I got really mad at times cuz I didn't know how to adjust the speed & shutter properly, the camera just kept doing what it wanted!

    Anyways, here are some of the photos that turned out quite well - to me, at least. Please don't mind the ugly signature, I was trying out new brushes, haha!

    Hope you guys like it!!

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  2. suki

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    Some are a bit soft but over all I think these look good given the situation you were thrown into! :) 1,2 & 4 are my favorites.
     
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    CoRNDoG R6 TPF Noob!

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    For improvising right on the spot with an unknown camera...i think you did great! ;) Just like suki said, some of those shots came out a bit blurry, but overall, nice job!
     
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    The guy who shot my sister's wedding didn't have anything half as good as these, and he was supposedly a pro. Nice work!



    www.jimpowellphoto.com
     
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    Very nice just a little suggestion watch the highlights to avoid loosing details check the one that she is looking the mirror is a little bit overexpose on her face and on the dress beside that very nice job
     
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    I'd say you did very well. Not sure why the principal photographer wouldn't show till 11....
     
  7. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Maybe the principal photographer did not make enough money on Wedding photography business so he need to flip some burgers in the morning. (j/k) :lol:
     
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    Photo Lady No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i like them alot.. wished you had photographed my wedding..lol
     
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    I know I will get slagged off for this but I am afaraid to my mind this set is symptomatic of wedding shots that get posted on forums,the wedding is a day full of happiness when 2 people in love dedicate their lives to each other and yet so many wedding shots today are about how technically clever the photographer is.Where are the shots of the HAPPY couple
     
  10. fiveoboy01

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    None of these shots do a single thing for me. Practice some more. Almost all of them are soft, some have white balance issues, composition isn't interesting. Keep trying.
     
  11. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    for whats its worth, it isn't that bad :)
     
  12. Dominantly

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    Soft, blown, limbs cutoff, white balance is off, maybe 1 photo that's usable.

    Just being honest, and I do realize you said it was your first day with the camera.

    I also am intrigued by your decision to watermark the images.
     

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