Wedding snaps - Oct 09, 2004 :edit: Color photos added

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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Pictures from a wedding that we attended today - Wedding

    Available light, Manual mode (first time), tenD, Canon 50mm 1.4 (99.9%), Tamron 28-300, wide open, zero cropping (that too, my first time), chimping (I should say reviewing. Oohs and Aahs were less :)), RAW, PS-CS.
    Comments/Critique welcome, as usual.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Great job, Danalec!! Very nice contrast in all of them. Nice:D
     
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    Awesome gallery you have and thanks for sharing.

    Now for technical stuff: you say you shoot in raw, how many images can you get on a 512 card? you are obviously doing more than desaturating; what settings in channel mixer are you using or maybe you acheive another route?????
     
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    Thanks shutterbug, jonmikal.

    Around 80 images.


    I'm a novice in PS. Picked up bits and pieces primarily from TPF.

    Workflow:
    -ISO800, Manual mode, Wide Open, a few + and - depending on the lighting conditions.

    -Shoot in RAW

    -Open RAW in Photoshop CS
    I love the RAW Processing in PSCS

    -Fiddle with the Temperature if needed.

    -Edit the White Balance IF needed.
    I did not make any changes for yesterday's wedding.

    -Increase the Shadow.

    -Fiddle with the Exposure only IF needed.
    One of the pictures from yesterday's wedding was underexposed. Increased the exposure in PS. I think thats a great feature for "accidents".

    -Then I play with the Vignetting tool IF needed.

    -Save the file As TIFF.

    -Save As another TIFF for Black and White

    -Convert the image in to BW using the Gradient Map tool
    (Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map) I picked it from Voodoocat's tutorial.

    -Then I control the Shadows and Highlights -
    (Adjustments > Shadow/Highlight.)
    This is a beautiful beautiful tool that I discovered last night!

    -Adjust the Curves (Image > Adjustments > Curves) IF there needed.

    -Sharpen it IF needed.

    -Save the TIFF file, and Save As JPEG for Web.

    Hope this is clear.
     
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    I think you did an awesome job :) Great work!!
     
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    I think the happy couple will be very glad to have these in 20 years. What a wonderful gift. :)

    Curiosity here- why tiff instead of psd format? On my iBook tiff is a PITA as they open verrrrrry slowwwwwwly. PSD files aren't exactly speed demons either, but they're faster than tiff.
     
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    oh no!!! b&w!!! hah kidding... great job! I like those photos... but I prefer color photography. But even though those are neat :)
     
  8. danalec99

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    No particular reason. Just have not thought of it yet. If both these file formats do not "loose" the data, may be I should try psd. Other than the speed which you were mentioning, is there any serious differences between TIFF and PSD?
     
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    Daniel, nice work. My personal faves are #11, 13, 18, 23, 31.

    I just came back from a wedding shoot, and I love to see what others do. Great work!
     
  10. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Alison, for indoors with/without windows, what kind of lighting do you use? Do you have the speed light (assuming you use one) afixed to a bracket?
     
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    I use a Quantum flash with a huge bracket. Today because there were three of us shooting we were able to remove the flash and use various bounce/fill techniques. Still though, it was really dark and a pain to get good lighting. I really think we need to shoot with a higher ISO and not have the flash be working so hard. Next wedding I am going to shoot the reception at at least 400 and see how it goes. Outdoors is much better!
     
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    Thanks Al. :)
     

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