Photos from wedding last week

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are two of my favorite from before the wedding.

    Bride with Mother & Sister doing up the dress.
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    Bride with some window light
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    Comments or critique welcome.


    Lots of photos from the wedding are on display at my web site http://groups.msn.com/RoadTripsandParties
     
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    Backgroud look like not suitable for wedding photo.But the smile of the girl look like cute!!!

    Sorry if I am wrong
     
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    The lighting on the first one really draws attention to the bride.

    The second is nice but as a chunky girl myself, I can say that a slight side angle view might have been more flattering. As to the background, a wedding is where a wedding is - there isn't always a "good" background choice available.
     
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    Definitely true about backgrounds, but you can either blur them with PS, clone them out completely or use a larger aperture to get the background blurry.
     
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    Nice photos, Mike! I usually do what Mavrik suggested and shoot at a really large aperture to get rid of those pesky background details that always seem to show up. I think you did a nice job getting natural expressions, very difficult to do on a wedding day after a ton of photos have been taken.
     
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    Well exposed shots :thumbup:.

    What was the light source in the first frame? If flash, was it on a bracket or on the camera?
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Lighting in the first one is from my camera-mounted flash, bounced off the ceiling. That flash also has a flip up panel that directs some of the light forward when in bounce mode. I believe I also used bounce flash in the 2nd one, but most of the light is obviously from the window.

    I know the backgrounds don't look all that good, but it's the bride's house so it may not look as bad to her. These are all shot at F4 with a 50mm F1.8 lens. I would love to shoot at a larger aperture but my flash unit only has settings for F4 & F8.

    The hours & minutes before the wedding are usually rushed and/or stressful. I try to get my shots without adding to the chaos or getting in the way...not quite fully candid, photojournalist style but not really posed & orchestrated either.

    I've been busy with some other stuff but I'll try to post some other shots from this wedding today some time.
     
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    You're right, Mike! I think the couple is a lot less harsh on the photos than the photographer is :) You've done a great job, especially with the limitations you had on the flash. I'm sure she'll love them and I look forward to seeing more!
     

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