Wedding shots.

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  1. Roger

    Roger TPF Noob!

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    A friend asked me to do his daughter's wedding a couple of weeks ago....here's two shots.
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  2. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I really do not like that blur effect in the images, specially in the second one
     
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    Fair enough, can you tell me why? The wedding couple loved them incidentally.....my intention was to make aspects of the image stand out and for me this was achieved. I do think it's not something that should be used often.
     
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    I don't think the effect is so bad as the images it was used on. I don't like the people's faces being blurry. They look like they were smeared. :)

    If it was just used on a bouquet without people or someone inanimate object, I would like it better.

    But, the couple loved them, so that is what counts. :)
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmmmm........#1 isnt working for me. The blur isnt giving me an easy feeling. I see that you were trying to focus on the flowers but I found my eye drawn to the back side of the two leaves in the one bouquet. And they are the least interesting thing in the pic.

    I love the creativity you have brought to your pictures. I m sure w/ some of the suggestions people gave you, you could make them better then you already thought they were.;)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It looks like you added 'motion blur'....kind of makes me queasy.
    If you are going to add blur, I'd suggest 'lens blur' or 'Gaussian blur'.
     
  7. Roger

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    Thanks Lyncca....indeed as they say, the customer is always right....however I wasn't convinced which is one reason why I posted. It was a tough situation, rainy day, shifting light and not that great an enviroment, very small space.

    Thanks for the input Mishele....I should have arranged the flowers, but I like the expressions on their faces...even though they are blurred.

    Thanks BM....I used a selective blur action in PS, agree though it does the head in a bit :D.
     
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    I have to agree with some of the other posters, the motion blur is too much for me. Selective focus with a blurred background (also known as shallow depth of field) would have worked well but this false sense of zooming forward might interest your client now, but 5-10 years from now they might not feel the same way.
     
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    I think this is a case where the lay client likes the effect, but us photographers don't. The client is the one paying your salary ....
     
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    Yea I agree as long as the client likes it, its all good. At the end they are the one paying.
     
  11. Roger

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    Thanks for commenting....I think you're looking at this from a photographers pov...naturally. Wedding couples look at their photos from a nostalgic one.

    Couldn't agree more....I didn't get paid for this one, it was a love job for a mate.

    Agreed.

    Here is a non blurred shot.
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    If you are not charging them for the pictures and they like them, OK.
    Otherwise, very poor quality pictures, IMHO.
     

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