new(ish) to wedding photography....c&c please.

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  1. C.Lloyd

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    So I've been taking pictures for as long as I can remember, but just the past couple of years have gotten into the wedding realm. Just friends' weddings and one friend of a friend. One of them wasn't even going to get a photog at all, so I pretty much did it for free. Anyhow, let me know what you think.

    I hope this links thru Facebook...

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    Thanks for looking!!
     
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    Pic 2. The vignette doesnt do it for me. It cuts off and too much blank space. But 4 and 6 are quite nice
     
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    I'm never a fan of vingetting unless it is done in camera with an "arty" camera/lens, think holgas, and even then I'm not really thrilled with it.

    I know most wedding people love the vingetting, selective desat, faux soft-focus, etc and as a photographer you should know when to use it to "help" an otherwise ordinary shot and when you're just putting lipstick on a pig.

    #4 and #7 are the best of the bunch.

    #1 is framed awkwardly.

    #3,6,9,10 get closer to the subject.

    The guy's face in #2...

    Sorry if this sounds a little harsh, but I get the most out of a critique when people are honest about which shots don't work.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I love getting feedback that isn't just "i like this one" or "i don't like that one", although hearing that someone likes a shot isn't a bad thing.

    I guess I need to work hard on my people photography most, since I feel that #4 & #7 are the best of the bunch too (and they're the inanimate ones).

    In #1, I thought that the guy in the background taking the picture made the scene look a little like a celebrity wedding, since it showed another person taking pictures. And oddly enough, that's the best man on the right, the maid of honor was 6 feet off the left and to get her in the shot made for really awkward angles. I'm also not a big fan of the "O" face of the minister.

    #2... the guy's face....I feel ya, but that was the best he had to give.... :meh:. You shoulda seen some of the others...

    Too much nothingness in 3,6,9 and 10, eh? You're probably right, I could crop those a bit closer... although in #3, I'd lose the cool halo effect of the light.(which I didn't create in PS, but the way, the light from the flash did that. I did punch up the blur a little, though. And the vignetting in that one is all from the lens). Also in #3, I was only about 5 feet away, my toes are just outside the frame of that shot. I was shooting pretty wide angle, 11mm IIRC.

    Wasn't harsh at all, tmyprod, I appreciate all comments/criticisms.

    Oh, and I just noticed I don't have a #5, it goes right from #4 to #6.
     
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    Anybody else?

    Hmmph.... they must not suck too much, nobody tore into them badly. (Not that I'm looking for someone to do that).
     

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