Winter Wedding

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  1. schumionbike

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    Hi everyone, one my close friend got marry this past weekend and he asked me to photograph his wedding for him. He did not want to spend too much money as he is still young and his wife is still in college. It was either that I photograph wedding for him or he would just have family member do it. The wedding actually consist of the reception part because the caremony was done like a month before with just family member so yeah. This is a Bosnian wedding so everything was a little different. Anyway, I like some critique on the shots as this is my time shooting a wedding ever, it was scary but I'm glad i did it. Oh and if anyone is wondering, I don't remember the bride and the groom kissing at all, think that part was the culture.

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    I like a few of the captures. Overall they don't have a professional feel. You captured good moments and I am sure they will love them, but compared to a few that post on here... not even close. Good go at it though. I have only shot a couple weddings myself, and it is nerve racking!!!
     
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    im going to agree. some nice moments but not really a pro feel to them. some could be cropped better, others could be straightened. one key ingredient that you're missing though is a shallow depth of field.

    what gear and settings were you using?
     
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    Thanks for the comment, I appreciated it. Here are a few more.

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    Thanks for the comments, I didn't see your post until I post the new pics. Most of the shot was done at f4.0-f5.0. Depend on the shot, but the shutterspeed was anywhere from 1/60 to 1/200 and the camera was on auto ISO. I would've prefer better bokeh on some shots too but my equipment doesn't allow for it. All the shot was from a Nikon D40 with the kit lens and an sb-600. Ironically, my buddy D3000 was the second string camera.
     
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    you're probably better in low light than the D3000 anyways.

    so with the equipment you had i'd say you did a fairly decent job. a good lens is crucial for a wedding. i'd have rented a nice 28-70 or 24-70 and called it a present to them, the difference it makes over a kit lens is remarkable.
     
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    Yeah, renting a lens was a bit out of my price range. I put all the photos into a hardcover photobook from mpix instead. My next lens is probably Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 lens.

    I'm not sure about the different between the D40 and the D3000 when it come to noise (probably insignificant) but it seem that the D3000 has a much better AF. I'm much more proficient with my D40 though so I used that for the wedding and kept the D3000 only for emergency. I wonder if the new kit lens is any sharper than the old kit lens.
     
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    not really, a kit lens is a kit lens. the 18-55 does a pretty damn good job for what it is, but it's a kit lens.

    fwiw the 28-70 f/2.8 lens rents for $30 for a weekend near me.
     

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