- Oct 7, 2010
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Regardless of your feelings, what were those of the client? It's not a bad shot, but I can't help thiking it could be much better. There are a couple things that come immediately to mind: Your background is busy and distracting, and despite being softly focused, still has enough highlights to compete with the subject for the eye's attention.
I think another 1 - 1 1/2 stops of fill light would have helped as well. You've kept the detail in the dress, but the blown veil is a bit harsh.
Lastly, I think the pose could be be improved slightly. I would suggest turning her body a little more toward the camera to make her upper arms look smaller. I would also suggest cropping the bottom of the image just below her left elbow. The way she's posed and the way the gown is sitting makes her look rather ample in the posterior; not something that any woman wants in an image regardless of how ample she may or may not be.
All of that aside, it's definitely ot a bad image. You've nailed the focus, and made good use of DoF to help isolate her from the background, and she has a nice, genuninely happy expresion. Was there a boquet? Including that often gives a nice splash of colour against the white of a wedding dress.
Just my $00.02 worth - your mileage may vary.
Was there a boquet?
Excellent point Pete; thank-you for mentioning that. :thumbup: I (and I think a lot of people) have the bad habit of using the term 'fill' to mean more light; not fill as in 'supplementary'....Now I know nearly everyone else has told you you need some fill lighting here, but, but I find you have plenty of fill. What's missing is the main...