Recent Wedding...Meg and Ben (12 pics)

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  1. NJMAN

    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    These are some photos from my second practice wedding. They hired a pro to do the ceremony, as well as the formals before and after the ceremony. I took a few shots at the church, but not many. I didn't want to get in the way. I did the reception and dance photos for free. I was nervous about this, especially with the lighting (or lack of) at the dance. As I have mentioned to some of you, the lighting at the dance really threw me for a loop, and I didnt know if any of them were going to turn out. I hope these are okay. C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking! :)

    1. 50mm, no flash, sitting in the 4th row.
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    2. same as above
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    4. Some of the groomsmen relaxing while the B&G were preparing for shots.
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    5. A fun shot.
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    6. Now, the groom's turn.
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    9. They wanted a high contrast soft touch with somewhat of a sharp edge.
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    10. I wanted them to look somewhat realistic with the lighting the way it was. Tried to use the right amount of flash with the existing lighting (next 3 pics).
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    Thanks for looking! :)

    NJ
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    Looks like you did a nice job...and you were worried ;)
     
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    Nice job..#9 is my favorite
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Weeeell done! :thumbup:
    Really!

    But, of course you were nervous beforehand! Who wouldn't be!?!?!
    And wow, weddings are such a BIG thing in America!

    I really like the idea of the two fun shots! :lol:
     
  5. NJMAN

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    Thanks Mike! Of course Im worried. If I wasnt worried as least a little bit, I dont think I would perform at my best. ;-) And thanks for all the great info on FEC in my other post. :)

    Thanks Leo. I sent you a PM about #9.

    Thanks Corinna! I think I like the adrenalin rush right before I take the important shots. But it is also nerve racking. It was lots of fun, mainly because it was a family wedding, and I was not pressured by the B&G.
     
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    1 & 2 don't cut it IMO...but the rest of them rock!! I love the conversion on #4 along with the soft feel you gave it. #8 & 9 have wonderful colours, almost pastel, and the overall softness lends itself to very romantic shots. well done!
     
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    Fantastic shots NJ:

    My favourite is #9 with the high contrast / sharp edge. However the others are great as well.

    I am a little petrified about doing a wedding coming up on September 29th. I hope my shots turn out even half as good as yours.

    I would sure like to know how you made that # 9 look so sharp, it really is amazing!


    Paul.
     
  8. NJMAN

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    Thanks heip. I'm sure the paid pro had much better shots in the church than I was able to get with a 50mm and no flash during the ceremony. As for the others, thank you! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. I prefer to do outdoor shots much more anyway. :)
     
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    Me Too.

    BTW..I bet your #8&9 shot rival anything the pro shot
     
  10. NJMAN

    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    That may be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my work! You made my day!!! :)
     
  11. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #4, #8 and #9 belong in their keeper pile. No questions asked. #8 should be the cover of a "When Meg married Ben" book - absolutely kicks me in the head. . .very very nice. 8 edges 9 simply because I'm not TOTALLY feeling the fence in the back, but it really doesn't take away from the teeth-kicking power of the overall image. Oh man, if they were white fences - that would be sweet.
     
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    Thank you ANDS! Kicks in the head and teeth are a good thing in this case, I assume. :lol: Seriously though, thanks for your nice comments!
     

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