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#1 Mark Scott Sr.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 09:34 AM

These are two photos taken at two different weddings. Both are members of my family and graciously allowed me to take some photos.

 The first photo was taken in Oct 2006 .The bride Tina was captured as she was arriving . At the time I was using a Fuji Finepix s3100 ,F-stop 3,exposure set @1/640 and ISO -64.

Second photo is from Jamie and Nicole taken June 2010 at the beach. I now had moved up to a little better camera, Pentax K100D ,F-stop 13,exposure set @1/750 and ISO-800

 These are just a couple pics I really liked.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 04:40 PM

Since the first image is a moment of opportunity, it's difficult to set the scene for composition.  The second photo, the first thing would be to check the background.  The water and sky work, but the boat and the people in the water are distracting.  Also, since you're shooting with a bright Sun, either a fill flash or a reflector in front of the bride to reduce the shadows would have been a big help. Her expression is terrific!



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:52 AM

Hey Mark,


The are good shots, however I would reconsider my settings if I were you. On the second photo there is no need to be up to 800 ISO and introduce all that noise. Since it is a portrait kind of shot you could have dropped you aperture by several stops, also you shutter speed can easily be cut down by a factor of two or maybe even three. That should deb enough to get you down to ISO 100, maybe get some background blur and still prevent motion blur.


Keep up the good work, but think about those settings when you are shooting.





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Posted 12 October 2014 - 04:20 PM

 Mark they are very nice. The second photo I agree the ISO should probably been around 100, the aperture could have been around f 8.0. In the future maybe watch the background that boat is a distraction of a very nice bridal shot, or just be ready to photoshop it out. The first one maybe change your angle slightly and give the bride some room for travel, also have a flash ready to lighten the shadows. Overall very nice work.

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