Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by Vtec44, Sep 9, 2018.
No, you said “We have them for a reason” and proceeded to ramble on about how anyone who would ever blow a highlight intentionally is incompetent.
Why's no one mentioned the numbering of the photos? if it had been a noob posting you'd be all over them in a second ;D
Anyways really love the 2nd and 4th and would be over the moon if they were my wedding photos.
These are wonderful but have to say # 4 is gorgeous, I love the pose and the rendering of the B&G and foliage looks magical.The in and out of focus of foliage the color tones of light and darker greens and the right amount of contrast make this one cracking good.
I never ramble. I am if nothing else, pretty direct. Not necessarily incompetent, but not adhering to good photographic ideals. I've looked through his wedding portfolios and I'll stand by my original assessment of his shooting style: blown highlights and not as Tim Tucker would describe in such a lovely technical way (though I can't find one image of his where he's done this intentionally), but in such a manner as to take away from the stars of the show, the B&G. For me, it is always about the primary subject being in the forefront. Listen, if you guys like this style, hey, more power to you. I'm a purist and I learned the old fashion way and learned from many of its masters and it is not my style, so don't expect I am going to jump in line with the rest of you who want James to mentor you. Happy trails.
Nobody is asking you to like it. But the fact that it isn’t your style doesn’t make it wrong or bad like you originally implied. There is a way to provide CC without being rude and abrasive, and you might find that you get farther that way.
I don't need to go any farther or further, I am content where I am. I have stood steadfastly by my words and by those words, it is never good to intentionally blow highlights when it is exposure possible not to, which is what I said from the start. It's his style and I don't like it...c'est la vie. We're stomping a dead horse into the ground.
so in a scene with a sun behind the subject, it's always best for everything to be a silhouette so long as the sun is exposed not to clip?
Another aspect about wedding photography which we all realize...
No matter how much planning we do, we are not in complete control. We don't chose the day or the time. The location is pretty much locked in... so is the wardrobe. And time is certainly limited.
No of us likes keeping a couple from getting to their celebration.
Getting the most out of our allotted time while dealing with all of the above is perhaps the biggest part of our task. Judgements must be made on the fly.
So, maybe he turns them in a manner or moves them over a bit so he can still get the shot and a correct exposure without blowing the highlight, or uses reflectors, or a carefully hidden fill flash.... Novel ideas, eh? Or, maybe he underexposes and reveals the mid tones and highlights in Photoshop. There are always alternatives to not having blown highlights, but as I said earlier, if that floats your boat, by all means go for it.
Then you allows a bit of blown highlights dictate your creativity. There is a really good thread about technical perfection vs creativity. Btw, you talk a lot. I'd love to see some of your creative portrait work.
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