Wedding Photography

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by sarasphotos, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. sarasphotos

    sarasphotos TPF Noob!

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    This was my very first paid wedding! Just a few pics of like 400! No way I could sit here and upload that many!! lol c&c please!

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  2. LotusLove

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    very good, #1 her ring doesn't seem in focus though, but i like them :thumbsup:
     
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    For your first paid wedding, they are ok shots. I will point to some things that I do not like so much. Overall, for your first, not too bad. I am assuming you ferreted through your pictures, and these are the ones that delighted you the most. So, I will assume these are the best.

    1. I like this one
    2. I have always liked the hanging dress, it's a must get for every wedding. I do not like the lighting and the shadow to the right.
    3. You got a good shot. I know there is no way to candid catch this shot like you did, if you would have asked the person on her right to lower her arm just a bit to get her face. This face would have added to the photo.
    4. I do not like this photo at all.
    5. Looking to catch the details of the wedding, this is the details of a ton of glasses. This shot would have been very good, if the rings were in one of the glasses, or some other detail significant to the wedding memory,.... was inserted beside or inside the glass. Although it is a good pic, I am assuming it is one of the best, since it beat the rest for an appearance on this thread.
    6. This photo does nothing for me, really kinda of Blah. However, I would pull your watermark out of the cake.
    7. The only thing I see that could make this capture better, is the bastard flower to the left hand bottom being removed. It takes away. I do like this photo.
    8. The background color could be better in this one with some PP work. It's an ok snapshot, but shouldn't make your list in beating out all the rest to make it here in my opinion.
    9. You do not want my opinion with this one.

    Conclusion: In all, I hope you take this well. These are just my thoughts, and hope you take something, and improve upon it. Don't get angry please, I employ you to do awesome just as I hope to one day do. congratulations on your first paid gig.
     
  4. MohaimenK

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    I won't go from picture to picture. And to be honest, everyone has their opinion into what looks good and how this could be changed to that. But in general, your pictures came out WONDERFUL! I have to shoot my first wedding today and tomorrow and I've been looking online ALL day at what others have done. With that said, if I saw your profile on your website, I'd think you're a pro.

    Great job! Hope I get good result like yours today!
     
  5. LotusLove

    LotusLove TPF Noob!

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    i agree with MohaimenK- i think you did a great job, some people get on here and just nit pick everything and get a little rude, i know that people want an honest opinion but this is the forum for beginners and so people should have more constructive posts verses just pointing out all you did wrong....
    I think you did great :biggrin:
     
  6. SageMark

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    You guys are rediculous. Was I rude to post C & C? Has anyone given anything to help her grow, other than a congratulations. I think I was more constructive than you guys, cmon. She posted here because she wants help, not to show off. If it's to show off, she would be posting under another forum, or on her website. Essentailly, I'll follow the crowd then and say this then. Don't change a thing, do exactly as you did this time everytime. There is no need to learn or advance. We will not critic your work here, this is a place for congratulations only.
     
  7. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I see a lot of things over exposed. Things like the wedding cake, the window, mash potato she is scooping. Things like that can really ruin the whole photo.
     
  8. JasonLambert

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    You did a great job for your first wedding! The shots look well composed and the focus (on most) is good. Your B&W and Sepia look dull and do nothing for the images.

    All-in-all... Good job!
     
  9. Texas Aggie

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    Great pictures! I'm sure they'll love them. Take my C&C with a grain of salt because I don't shoot weddings...

    1. Definitely have to take this picture for the wedding. Maybe a little more contrast, and it seems a tad out of focus.

    2. About as good of a shot as you can get for a wedding dress profile. Overall though, not THAT interesting. Maybe a little post processing can make it "pop".

    3. Nice. The focus is spot on. I wish I could see a little more of the face of the woman on the right, but you can't help that.

    4. I like it, although it may look better as a B&W similar to your last one? Great photo either way.

    5. I like it enough, and your clients will probably appreciate it as a shot of the wedding "preparation."

    6. Maybe a different angle? I don't like the composition of this photo that much but maybe you couldn't help it.

    7. That plant is bothering me in the corner. Otherwise, I really like this one...great job. Maybe a tiny bit of straightening?

    8. Good shot, maybe edit out the tongs in the bottom left corner.

    9. I think this is my favorite of the bunch...I love this B&W.
     
  10. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, I noticed some blown highlights and stuff too, but for the most part I don't think anything ruined your photos. IMO, if the dress isn't overexposed, you're ok.

    If the customer/client is happy and you're happy, it was a success. Sure you'll do better on your 10th wedding than your first one though. Keep it up, I'd personally be too scared to photograph a wedding.
     
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  12. oldmacman

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    I thought SageMark had a pretty balanced and comprehensive list of positive and critical comments. He was encouraging and pointed out things to work on. Exactly what a new photographer needs to grow. The are good photos, but they do have flaws and the OP asked for C&C. No harm imo.

    On a separate note, I almost never look to see what forum a post comes from. I see posts in the new list and when something looks interesting I wade in. I don't want to speak for SageMark, but he may operate in a similar way. Sincerely, I will start looking at where a post is coming from, though.
     

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