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#1 KMDPhotography

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:24 PM

Hi there guys ,just got Tony's books

and I like to show you some photos from my 3rd paid wedding

my 2nd one was a 3 day trip from England to Spain  

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:55 PM

Photo overload, I will critique the kiss. Very well done, the soft lighting makes good picture. I think IMHO that a low power fill flash would have had this shot perfect. This would reduce or eliminate the shadows on your happy couple.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:33 PM

I`m sure no expert, but I think for ladies, they like to see detail in their wedding dress which got a bit blown out in the solo pic with the car, other than that it looks a nice sharp pic.  The stuff in the background can be a real spoiler in a pic as it is in the first pic, though my guess is that few will be looking for that sort of stuff other than critics, cause most folk will zoom in on the happy couple. Using the lift to frame the shot was a good idea, though I would crop out the blown out roof of the lift.

 

 Been to a few weddings in my time (not as a photographer) and lately it seems the venues have improved in that some now have set up scenes in areas to make the pics more interesting... A photogenic venue can make life for the photographer so much more rewarding.. of course a handsome couple can make a big difference too...(-:

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:18 PM

thanks guys ,yeah I know what you mean about stuff in the background ,but this is where the client wanted the pics

first is as shot and then the edit

 how about this as a work round ?

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

I would have pulled them off that wall a little in those first two shots and then gone wide open to f.2.8 to blur the background a bit.  You've got a lot going on behind them. Lots of colors, patterns, textures, it's hard to stay focused on the bride and groom.  I love the image with the Ford, I might have gone with a smaller F-stop here as well to blur that background and immediate foreground.  I would also bump the exposure a little too on most of these if it was me.  Nice job for your third wedding!


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:20 PM

thanks Sam


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

I'm sure your clients are happy with your work.  I agree with Samantha about blurring the background as much as you can.  The second group image is good, but I would crop the bottom a bit so that the group isn't dead center horizontally.  You've done well for your client.  Mine are minor nits that might make your images a tiny bit better, but overall, you've got it going!

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 04:24 PM

yep thanks ,got a look at what going on in the background ,that park was full of drunks and I lucky it didn't end up as mess

and I did miss a lot of the things to make the photo a lot better

blur the background yeah I can use a softening brush in lightroom  in post, but better to shoot blurred to start with  

but all them things go right out of your head LOL


there fixed one

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 05:01 PM

and what did they get upto that night ????

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 04:13 PM

I agree with Samantha, you might have been better off opening the lens to blur the background. Overall a nice job.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

KMD

Congrats on your paid gig! Keep shooting and applying what you learn from the book and the fellow photographers here.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:35 PM

Very nice!  I could never do a wedding for money.  It would be too stressful!



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:22 AM

I would have pulled them off that wall a little in those first two shots and then gone wide open to f.2.8 to blur the background a bit.  You've got a lot going on behind them. Lots of colors, patterns, textures, it's hard to stay focused on the bride and groom.  I love the image with the Ford, I might have gone with a smaller F-stop here as well to blur that background and immediate foreground.  I would also bump the exposure a little too on most of these if it was me.  Nice job for your third wedding!

exactly what I wanted to say ^^

If it's no secret, please share your journey to this 3rd wedding, how did you get the first one ? (the 1st is always the hardest ^^)


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:32 AM

Can I ask the settings used for the group photos?






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