First Wedding....need feedback

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  1. roxysmom

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    Hello! I had my first wedding this weekend. It was a cousin who had not planned on hiring a professional photographer. I have really wanted to get wedding photography so I jumped at the chance. I purchased a Nikon D40, sb600 flash, flash bracket, flash diffuser, I have a 18-135 lens and I rented a 17-55 for the event. I'm signed up for several classes in my area, I have two more practice weddings coming up and I am thrilled.

    I appreciate all the wonderful help and tips I've received from this forum it has helped me feel comfortable with taking my first steps!

    I posted my favorite images below. I sent about 20 to get printed as a "test" before putting together her proof album.

    I'd appreciate any feedback. Thank you.


    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb302/roxysmom_photos/?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like you did a good job on your first time out. :thumbup:

    I cringed a little when I read "I have two more practice weddings coming up". I hope that means that you will be practicing but that there will be a hired pro there as well.

    Being the 'only' photographer for a wedding is not a time for practicing. It's one thing to shoot a wedding when it's either you or nobody...but these are supposed to be once in a lifetime thing.

    If you are going to shoot weddings, make sure you have backup. A 2nd camera, a 2nd flash etc...

    I don't mean to be discouraging...you have potential so go for it...but don't put yourself in a situation that could derail your plans.
     
  3. JimmyJaceyMom

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    Nice. I love i think it was labeled 250? The one with the bride alone sitting in the grass. Great job.
     
  4. roxysmom

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    When I mean "practice" I mean I'm not charging I'm doing it as a favor. I've been lucky to find a few people who did not have money for a photographer so I'm doing it for them. They were just going to use pictures that friends and family took.
     
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    Did you cosider making any changes to these in an estiting program? I saw yours were ok to edit and I played with one but only quickly so the color is off on this. Some people only like an all natural imge with no enhancements but I am a sucker for added contrast and saturation. I'm a weirdo though. :)

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    That does look nice. I had done touch-up work already but it appears you cropped it differently and made the rings stand out? Anything else I'm missing? When you "fix" photos what generally do you focus on? I guess I'm asking what is your favorite thing to do?

    I could not get it to post but I did take a few shots, made them b&w then made her flowers in color.
     
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    I did it kinda quick just to show you but I played wiht the levels and then the contrast and the saturation.There was a mark on her arm I took off and I lifted her chin a little. I darkened her eyelashes and I brightened her jewelry. I also painted over her tanlines. :) I have been paying a bit of my attention to elsaspet. I didnt crop it but I added a border which would only be for putting it on here bot really for printing.

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    I really like it. How did you get rid of the tan lines?
     
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    You did a really great job especially for a first wedding!! The only thing i could say is that your black and whites lack a little contrast but other than that great job!!
     
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    this is an 8 year old thread
     

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