My first wedding! yay! C&C please!

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  1. sara bird

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    Here are a couple from my first wedding this weekend. I have a photographer friend who let me come along and be a second photographer so I could get some practice. I would really appreciate some feedback!

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    I think you did well for a first wedding but my feedback is as follows:

    1. I'm not crazy about the composition and I can't make out what the bride is doing....it seems she's trying to fix her hair and that doesn't strike me as a "catch that moment" photo.

    3. The gown in the background is very distracting and the child's face, while adorable, is too dark and seems to have a gray overcast.

    4. I really like this shot! My only issues with it (nit picking) is that the hair on the left side of the photo is distracting me and I wish the reflection wasn't in her eye...otherwise beautiful capture!

    Nice job.
     
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    Dude you got talent. Those are truly pro quality.



    Hope it was ok to say dude to a chick. How is it that girls are the new force in photography?
     
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    Thank you for the imput!
    I see what your saying in #1 but I feel I should explain that the photo was suppose to be more about the flowers ( the groom sent them to her while she was getting ready) but I still wanted her in the backround.
     
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    1 is ok but seems snapshotish
    2 is blurry, unflattering and snapshotish
    3 woudl be ok but that dress in the background is distracting and weirdly placed. also snapshotish
    4,5 and 6 are my favorites but they need some post processing work

    nice work for a first try
     
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    what would you suggest?
     
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    5 and 6 are really excellent, but 1 and 2 are not so good...there bad (sorry) :)
     
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    #4 #6 are my favourites, probably some more post processing could be done, but good all the same.
     
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    Here is a quick edit of one of them. You should look up wedding portraiture and look at a LOT of photos. Then compare them to your own and see what yo ucan do better! Work on your composition skills and then spend a lot of time playing with the post processing with the very basics done, in terms of color, sharpening, contrast and brightness. Vingetting is also very popular with wedding photographs... Good luck in the future! :hug::
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    kellylindsey...I really don't like your touch-up of the photo. I think you have made the make-up that she is wearing very thick looking. I think it has too much sharpening and maybe too much contrast.

    As for the OP. Glad to hear you were a second, that is the best way to learn in my opinion. As for your photos...

    #1...okay I guess, just nothing that amazing...maybe black & white?

    #2...blurry...thats it! Needs to be trashed.

    #3...flat lit and a little too dim.

    #4...nice shot. Could use a little vignette and maybe some saturation.

    #5...too much going on.

    #6...one thing...she has great lips!
     
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    #2 seems like a focus problem, focus is on her right arm not her face.
     
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    that edited version by kellylindsey needs to be taken off- it simply sucks
     

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