My first WEDDING

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  1. oldmacman

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    There are lots of comments already that point out problem spots. Here are a couple quick edits to show you where you can take the photos if you are interested changing the pics at all.

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    I may have gone too warm on this one.

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    :thumbup:what did you do for these?
     
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    In PS:
    - duplicated layer and set blend mode to screen
    - noise reduction: topaz plugin (mostly because I am working on small, web based images)
    - sharpen with a duplicated layer, blend mode at linear light
    - filter>other>high pass - I cannot remember what level I used, but it wasn't much. Probably somewhere between 1 and 2 with the layer at 70%
    - brought image back into LR and tweaked colour, fill light, black levels, saturation

    Those are the broad steps. There may have been some other minor steps, but the above is what would have gotten it close. The tall narrow image was tougher because his head is blending into the dark glass in the background. I think I had to do an additional screen and mask his head to get some separation. Plus her dress is blown out toward her feet, so many of the steps had to be masked and adjusted so that it did not make that area worse.
     
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    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hi friend,
    @1: this image is not that bad
    @2:Is he praying? OK with that
    @3: can be included in the collection; one boy has red eye
    @4:trim out the first half vertically; then this will be good image
    @5This you could have shot, kneeling on the white carpet, showing symmetry
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    @7:this could have been a she-only image
    @8: The best; the couple looks best here
    @9: you took a wrong position
    @10: i am not sure
    @11: angle is good; tilt justified; but grains spoilt the image
    @12: this is not a good angle for a father-daughter combination
    @13: you should not have posted this here; sorry
    @14: This is a very good still image
    @15: You should not have posted this; sorry
    @16: Some body has clearly pointed out; the eyes are led to nowhere

    You can improve very much by regular practice; regards
    @7:
     
  5. iRay808

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    Wow. okay i did this as a favor. A FAVOR! My friends said they loved it. so idk why everyone is hating on this shoot. I know for sure that the pics came out pretty whack because i had to do A LOT of editing. especially because almost half of the pics came out under exposed. i hate weddings and understand why everyone on here kept saying that weddings are the most stressful types of photo shoots.

    I really don't care about the criticism on how my pictures were shot at all the wrong angles. I am of the younger generation and wanted the pics to look more NON-TRADITIONAL.. I HATE when things looks BORING or OLD

    I KNOW for a fact that i shouldve read MORE posts on here and took notes before shooting the weeding. but THANK YOU ALL for putting in your own thoughts and critiques in... The prints came out really nice and my friends were satisfied on what they got. Especially for the fact that they wanted to SAVE money.

    n sorry for those critical mofo's. I AINT A PRO remember. it was my FIRST WEDDING! at least i know what to expect next time. if there ever will be a next time lol
     
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    Look at it this way, your first wedding is in the books. its a part of history. Now you can focus on the mistakes that were make and improve from there. The way i see it, your ahead of me, ive never shot a wedding (not yet). Dont throw away the pics keep them so when you improve you can look back and see where you started.
     
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    you asked for criticism so they gave it. take it and learn from it. people are being critical because its a wedding, not just something you can go "oh hey i goofed up on this set, can we retake the shots" its a one shot chance to capture the moment and it can't ever be recreated. these were friends so you got lucky. but if it was a paying customer things could have gone allot worse.
     
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    Again, your website makes it sound like you are. It is somewhat misleading


    Take what people will give you. Free advice for beginners is pretty cool, although it may hurt your ego, your ego is young and you will rebound to thank them later once you have learned more.

    Good luck and work hard
     
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    I thought some of the comments were useful, in fact the most insightful item I read was get the money shots into the bank and then go artistic. I agree with you Boring and Old is lets lets call it, Boring and Old. Many, many people are enjoying the angular shots and I like you stepped out of the zone and went after it. :thumbup:
     
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    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    As a generalisation i feel...

    Comments and criticism must be creative and supportive

    They must not cause deep hurts to such levels that people hate this great art form

    There can be humour, but never humiliating sarcasm

    Regards
     
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    Hi.

    Photoshop effects in over-abundance are evil. Sometimes a good levels-adjustment is all you need :mrgreen:
     
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    I love these. The second one holds so much emotion! I also love the tones in the 15th & 16th. Great job!
     

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