Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by Vtec44, Sep 9, 2018.
Poor Bulldurham, since 2014 he's had 11 disagrees and 6 of them have been in this thread >.<
Actually, my style combines wide angle landscape shots, environmental portrait shots, close up intimate shots, and detail shots to give the viewers the whole story of the day. This approach is clearly stated in my about page on my website. My weddings aren't just about the B&G. It's about the place, time, and people (everyone). My approach isn't just about the B&G and my clients are fully aware of this, in both written explanation and visual presentation. My manner doesn't take away the star of the show but it enhances the story of the day. I don't just snap a few pretty photos of the B&G, I tell a story.
I don't expect anyone to jump on anything. I personally hate dark and moody hipster Instagram photo filter style, but I never tell those photographers they're wrong. I actually understand their approach even though it's different than mine. A good artist should always keep an open mind so you can evolve.
Here's a perfect example, wide angle shot for the clients to remember the beautiful place where they took the engagement photos and a close up shot to maintain focus on them. Both were shot on my Pentax 67ii medium format film camera with Portra 800 pushed 1 stop, blown highlights and all.
Make that 7.
I'm totally KIDDING!!
Perhaps, but my likes to posts are two to one over both of yours and to me, that speaks volumes...however, that also gets into name calling and you may disagree with my assessment but if you want to contribute to the thread, I suggest you do it with something other than words.
James, I do understand your style; I just don't like it and despite contraindications by others in their shared disagreement, I will continue to promote proper exposing and each person can take it or leave it. We probably could be friends despite the difference...LOL
Bulldurham, I suggest you take a step back man and breath, I was trying to make light of a potential volatile situation I wasn't having a dig, I don't particularly care about internet likes or dislikes as it has no reflection on a person when they log out of this website...
... oh don't get me started with proper exposure. That's a whole new can of worms! LOL But yeah, we will agree to disagree, friend.
Then my apologies for a misconception of what you were saying. I think it's time to close this thread and everyone get back to shooting what they like.
Man am I late to the game here! I really like the set! On a philosophical level, I have to imagine that if Ansel Adams or other original "greats" of the photography world were still around, what would their shooting style look like now? Especially in the digital era where photographs can be manipulated so much. They pushed the boundaries when little was known back then to set the standard and I'm sure they would still be pushing boundaries today as technology changes. Who knows, they may be like "we were wrong, blow the highlights! Blow them like your life depended on it!"
On a technical note, do you adjust your greens with any specific treatment using individual color channels? I always struggle with my greens, especially in environmental portraits and balancing them with skin tone. They often are too light and yellow, and when I try to adjust them the color either goes nuclear green or they become obviously altered. Yours are a little dark for how I would edit, but they're much better than I am able to get.
*swoon* The framing. The lighting. The posing. The setting. Number 1 and 4. *swoon*
Straight our of a story book, once again. <3<3<3
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