my first wedding shoot!

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  1. hurd300403

    hurd300403 TPF Noob!

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    well, i've finally photographed my first wedding. here is a link to the photos on the blog...it's just easier than trying to post here in the forum so i'm sorry for those who don't like clicking on links!

    sam hurd photography

    i'd love to hear any (constructive) feedback.

    thanks for your time!!
     
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    Nice job! Congrats on your first successfull wedding! My only criticsm would be to watch the exposure on the dress. You lost a lot of detail on the top of the dress in a few shots and the brides face is clipping in a few areas. Otherwise, very nice job!
     
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    cool..thanks! i think i need to calibrate my monitor a bit more as the histogram in lightroom says it's not actually clipping, but i've seen it on a different screen and it definitely looks like it is. any suggestions? or perhaps i should just under expose just a hair to be safe...hmmm
     
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    Looks good Sam- Congrats!
     
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    Sam, few things
    first image on the right - bride is ANGULAR, looks awkward.
    4 girls, (3rd image) girls on the sides have distorted faces
    good catch of fireworks

    Overall, based on what you presented, its ok. It isn't to die for glamour, it isn't high key emphasis it is a capture. You do have a long way to go but you have a decent start.
    Good Luck
     
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    Overall I noticed a few distracting hotspots. When shooting weddings I find that these sorts of things are less noticed by the people IN the shots, because its the memory they are after, but if it gets distracting there is a problem.

    The third image is really bad, with the group. There's some horrible distortion on the outer people, what lens is this?

    The best pictures are the Bride and Groom leaving the church (?) and then arriving at the reception. (There seems to be a contunity problem though, as its dark when they leave, and bright when they arrive... or are these shown out of chronological order? LOL)

    The one with the people dancing is good, but also a bit odd with the near tilt-shift effect, the foreground and backgrounds are very blurred.
     
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    my my how far things have come for me since posting this thread. i thank you all for your valuable advice given in this forum, and i hope you continue to contribute!
     
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    Nice job man.. What did you use? 35? 24?
     
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    for that wedding i mostly used the 85 1.4, 24-70 and 70-200. no adays i tend to use 24 1.4, 35 1.4, and 85 1.4 only
     
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    They are great!!! Thank you for sharing!! I think my fav is the one where they are standing in front of everyone holding hands and she is laughing! Very nice shots!
     
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    I am not a pro wedding photog but if these were my wedding photos i would be really really happy.

    I really like the post processing you this on these, they kinda have a vintage feels to them, with the car and the style the bride has, good job. there is some minoir flaws like other said but nothing major to worrie about imo, they look great.
     
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    do you use any flash at all? seems like everything was done natural light?
     

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