Recent wedding shots

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  1. Big Mike

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

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    These are from a wedding I shot on my birthday. Just a quick edit for posting up here.

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    Hey Mikey! I like it!

    4 and 6 are stand-outs.

    Is that a rapeseed field?

    -Pete
     
  3. Big Mike

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

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    Thanks Pete.

    Yes, we call it canola now though. It's actually one of the most popular crops to grow up here. For a few weeks in the summer, it looks really great, especially when contrasted with blue sky and some greenery.
     
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    Great shots.
     
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    I'm not sure if you were looking for C&C here, but I'm going to give it anyway, hope you don't mind too much.

    1.) Other than the distracting background I do like this photo quite a bit. However, the older fellow (the dad?) is he the best man? if not he looks a little odd there just cause his suit doesn't match etc.

    2.) I love the colors that you got out of 2-8 (were you using a circular polarizer?) gotta love it when the clouds play along for you. the only small nit is that the smiles from the woman in 3 and the bride in 5 look a little forced. The photos look amazing though.

    9.) This is really blue. My main problem with it though is probably the fact that his suit is obviously black. It seems like it should stay black anyway, that's how it seems to me anyway.

    10.) smiles and pose seem forced. was this shot staged or did they actually stop for you?

    I love the shots in general they were very nice and my critiques are very minor. Excellent job.
     
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    Nice work.
     
  7. Big Mike

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

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    Thanks for the comments, and I do appreciate the critique.

    Yes, I did use a circular polarizer and burned the sky a bit in post.
    As for the forced looking smiles...that's just what they looked like. It's easy to see a resemblance between the groom and his mother in they way they smiled. We do have some more candid shots from various parts of the day, where they look a bit more natural.

    As for the color in #9...I dropped the color temp quite a bit, to sort of simulate moonlight. There is also a lens flare around their hands, which is affecting how his suit looks.
     
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    great shots!!
    but #6 looks like they are photoshopped in. dont know what it is, but it's kinda weird... maybe it's just me... :)
     
  9. Big Mike

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

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    It does sort of look like that. It's because the flash exposure was a bit brighter than the ambient, especially on the B&G.
     
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    #1 is the only one I see any issues with, it needs more DOF
     
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    Beautiful location for shots! That field is perfect.
    I love the photographs but would have lowered the contrast a bit, IMO.
    #8 is my favorite!
     
  12. Big Mike

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

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    More DOF? Everything in the shot is in focus. Or did you mean less DOF? I would have liked to have less DOF, to throw the background out of focus a bit...but I was limited to 1/250 for the flash sync, which meant that I had to shoot at F11 or F16 (something like that). I think I may have tried using HHS but that really reduces the range of the flash.
     

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