Yes, I do shoot weddings..... occasionally!

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Today's ceremony was a very casual wedding at a local park (And by casual, I mean: The bride picked her bouquet in the garden of their B&B on their way to the park, I was one witness, and they grabbed a lady from a big family picnic to be the other...). They were a great couple and a ton of fun to work with. This image caught my eye as I was transferring the files... is it just me, or does she have a little Goldie Hawn thing going on?

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    More to follow when I get to actually processing them. As always, comments, critique and suggestions always appreciated.


     
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    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    A low maintenance bride! That's awesome! Nice pic. I kinda, sorta see GH since you mentioned it, but never would have on my own.
     
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    Pretty bride, nice photo as always.....
     
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    No Goldie Hawn, but I definitely see a Lauren Hutton thing! I like the shot, the way the ropes create a frame within a frame, of the face. Not sure about the hand holding the bouquet, doesn't quite look right hanging, but don't have an alternative either. It may just be the image resolution, but there's a softness on the face overall, like the DOF may have been a tad shallow, but I'm an eye fanatic who counts every eyelash. As always a solid shot, that I'm sure the bride will be thrilled with.

    Since I'm shooting a wedding tomorrow evening myself, some of which will be outside, would you mind sharing your lighting on this? Flash, Reflectors, other background on the shot? I pretty much have it planned out already, but it never hurts to hear others experiences.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks! :)

    Thank-you, sir!

    Nope, focus is good; you're seeing the result of a quick & dirty exposure increase on the face followed by a somewhat ham-fisted noise reduction. You might be right on the Lauren Hutton thing...

    Lighting is 100% ambient - I had lots of stuff with me, but never got a chance to use it.
     
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    Really, you lucked out with some great light.

    In the process of packing my stuff, for tomorrow. Have some shots outside under a big tree. Taking reflectors and speedlights, flags......maybe the kitchen sink. LOL
     
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    Nice image, she doesn't look scared at all...
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You wouldn't buy "skill"???? :(

    Yes, I did luck out. Good luck with your shoot!

    I hope not!
     
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    In your case I'd attribute at least 99% skill. LOL As to my shoot, I won't lie I'm wound tighter then a two dollar watch, as it's been 45 years since I've done anything like this.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mehhh, you got this dude. Just visualize the bride as Little Bit, and you'll knock it out of the park! ;)
     
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    Yes lightening is perfect in this case. You have captured a happy bride in a shoot. You can find little lightning issues by zooming through the face of the bride. But overall you have done a great job.
     
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    Cheers!
     

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