The Makings of an Indian Bride

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  1. Mansi

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    shot these a while back, really really horrible light and a very tight spot, this was my first of shooting something of the sorts... look forward to the comments/critique

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    thanks for looking :)
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    What an interesting process! Is there a traditional colour for an Indian bride's dress? (I seem to recall red, but I could be wrong).

    This series really gives one an idea of the 'work' that's involved for a full formal affair, from a female's perspective.

    Thanks so much for sharing these.
     
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    hey anty, thanks :)
    yes traditionally the color of an indian brides dress is red, or any of its diff shades... but the modern bride this day is wearing just about any color...

    thank you for the comments :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was thinking, too, that probably this entire outfit is red with A LOT OF gold to it, and - of course - pampered by colour photography as we are, I am curious to know how gorgeous and resplendant the bride will have looked, but even your black and white photos show the speciality of that day!!!

    She hardly knows how to hold the henna-ed hands! ;) Does it take time to dry?
     
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    corinna, yes that outfit was a really heavy... and i mean REAllllllLLY heavy red and gold outfit, i chose to convert it to bw because it was just too distracting and i wanted the feel of it to come out rather then being distracted by the outfit...
    the henna-ed hands are dry... the bride usually gets the henna one or two days before so that it goes really dark, so i guess that just an awkward hand capture owing to the stuff thats on her hand lol

    thanks a lot for looking and commenting :)
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Fascinating stuff, a nice piece of reportage. It's a shame there wasn't a little more light available to you work with, it would perhaps have helped boost the contrast a little. It's interesting that there is only one photo where she looks like she may have been enjoying the process - that stuff must be much heavier than it looks
     
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    I love your closer shots, the real detail that goes into the bride. The decoration of her face etc. Would be good to see a few more close ups, maybe her hands, i know there all decorated. But great shots non the less.
     
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    accomplished! Beautiful photos of a beautiful bride.
     
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    Nice images, I would have really liked to have seen 7 ad 8 in colour as well. Nothing wrong with b/w though, it's just I know how colourful Indian brides can be, and how hard it is to shoot and get the balance right.
     
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    Beautiful shots and subject. I love the shot of her getting her hair styled. She looks worried in that 'oh what am I thinking of doing here?!'

    On shot #1, love how you got a lot of the make up palette in there and the hand. That's some sweet framing.
     
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    thanks guys for all the comments :)
     
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    Interesting set, thank you...
     

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