First Wedding...

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  1. David84

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    Hi All,

    Before the flaming begins, please note that a friend of mine who is somewhat new to wedding photography asked if I would like to join her as the 2nd shooter. I did and had a lot of fun and learned A LOT! I made a lot of mistakes and unfortunately that cost me quite a few shots. Guess that's why we all start off as 2nd/3rd shooters for a while. Good news: lessons learned and hopefully my second wedding will be more sucessful.

    The ceremony and reception was in fairly low lighting, which caused a few blurry photos b/c of my slower shutter speeds... lesson learned :)

    Anyway, I would really appreciate feedback on the pictures below. I am looking to grow, and advice is heavily appreciated.

    Thanks,

    David

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    Nicely done. Your white balance is off in several of the photos, but I think you got some really great shots.
     
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    LOL AT the guy on the right side in #4! i loled hard!

    i really like them! keep up the good work!
     
  4. David84

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    Thanks to both of you on the kudos.

    Bennilou: I agree completely with the wb. I am such a rookie - I had it set to daylight the entire evening of the wedding! Learning experience :)

    Ghache: I was laughing pretty hard too! That particular groomsmen was funny the entire night. The group clown :)

    Does anyone have technical advice on what I can do better or adjust for the future?
     
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    Great job for a first wedding, or even a second or third for that matter. Until you get down WB settings, I would shoot in RAW. I set my WB and still shoot in RAW because I will frequently forget to change the setting with change of venue until I have already clicked off a few shots. I dig your creativity and composition. Are they wine people or something?
     
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    Newguy - they are somewhat wine people yes. Their wedding was held at a local winery. Thanks for the feedback. About 1/2 of my shots are in RAW. I will work on editing the wb when I get home this evening. Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Thanks Travis!
     
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    I agree about the wb issue, but overall you captured some really great shots! What kind of equipment were you using? I too will be a 2nd shooter for a wedding this weekend.
     
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    overall nice shots, but watch what you cut off and what's important, like cutting off an elbow but so much open space in #2 and cutting off her dress in # 8 (atleast in my opinion)

    overall classy and i laughed with the guy on the right in the groomsmen
     
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    The first photo of the groomsman is my favorite. :D

    I think you did a great job on these!!
     
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    Your composition is already really good. Your candids are fab. The only advice I could offer is to get a really good program for doing WB. I use Lightroom, and it's IMO, pretty excellent. I think they have a trial thing, so check it out.
    Again, job well done!
     

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