Nikki and Greg Wedding

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  1. GotaLuvThosPens

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    Nikki and Greg got married a couple weeks ago. Here are a few of my favorites from the day...

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    Has kind of a Rustic feel, these are pretty good. Last one might be a tad underexposed
     
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    1- Processing looks odd. Did you try and make it look old fashionned? It seems out of focus and she actually appears to be photoshopped in.
    2- nice detail shot
    3- I really question his hand over her ear like that. The position of the fingers make it look like he is going to tear her ear off
    4- nice detail shot. I like the spoon idea.
     
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    I think it's the shadow that's making her look odd in the first picture. Yes I did put an effect on it.
    as for 3... I didn't pose this shot so I didn't pick how his hand was. He was pushing some hair behind her ear after he thought I was done shooting.

    Also I do agree with above that the last shot needs a bit of an exposure bump. I'll see what I can do with PP for that.
     
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    Photo #1 makes me recoil....it looks like a really cheap, badly-corrected 18-55mm kit lens, filled with chromatic aberration was used to shoot the photo...I saw another wedding you posted today, where a bride and groom are kissing...the first photo in that post also has the same absolutely awful CA look to it...it looks like the first USA version (the non-USM, non-IS piece of junk that Canon could not pawn off in Asian markets, where buyers of the original Rebel got a USM version!) of the 18-55 Canon kit zoom that came out with the original Digital Rebels...one of the worst modern zoom lenses ever unleashed on the public...I recently gave mine away...
     
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    While I struggled a bit to shrug off your use of such negative words.... I do agree that I'm in need of an upgrade. For now I work with what I have... Which is actually Nikon not Canon. But regardless.... I should explain that I am a low cost wedding photographer. It's mostly just a hobby but I wanted to give people the option of having some creative wedding photography even if they are on a tight budget. (It has lead to some VERY interesting weddings I might add!) So since I'm not charging much at all I try to keep my overhead down. It makes it hard to justify an upgrade. But eventually...
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In my mind, when it comes to a one time event, there is nothing to justify not upgrading. There are lens rentals and body if you can't purchase. To me, it comes down to quality of product. If i charge less, it is because I have less experience, not because my quality is inferior, ya know?

    While I grow in experience, in style and in artistic skill, I'll up my price. I'm also a low cost wedding photographer, don't charge all that much compared to market, but I take pride in giving a quality product. Which means purchase, rent or borrow stuff if I need to.
     
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    To each his own though... I personally would rather hire a photographer with a good artistic eye and a high level of professionalism than one with top of the line gear. All of my clients have been extremely pleased with my work. That's what matters most to me.
     
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    Top of the line gear doesnt mean a good, sharp image. Personally, if you have a great eye but are unable to produce a quality image, that is decently sharp and ok composed, I wouldnt hire you, no matter how artistic and interesting your eye could be.

    Professional? I totally agree on that. I would never hire someone who is does not work in a professional way.

    It all depends on what clients want and if you are able to makes your happy and deliver on what you are hired for, props to you. :)
     

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