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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


Hi,

This was what I considered the best of the formals I shot.
What should be improved?




Sep 08, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


Good depth to the photo.

While I love the B&W, I think you lose some of the focus on the couple because they are almost lost in all the texture. If it was color, they would likely stand out more



Sep 08, 2012 at 02:17 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


joelconner wrote:
Good depth to the photo.

While I love the B&W, I think you lose some of the focus on the couple because they are almost lost in all the texture. If it was color, they would likely stand out more


+1 I had hard time trying to find bride at first sight.



Sep 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


Basically, i see the same. He's in a good spot. You should have brought her to this side so show would have stood out equally.


Sep 08, 2012 at 04:28 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


You could try to burn down everything except for the bride and groom to guide your eye to them.


Sep 09, 2012 at 10:50 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


Here it is in color, personally i preferred the B&W, but i must agree in hindsight the couple is a bit lost in the scene in the B&W conversion.




joelconner wrote:
Good depth to the photo.

While I love the B&W, I think you lose some of the focus on the couple because they are almost lost in all the texture. If it was color, they would likely stand out more




Sep 09, 2012 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


The color version is very nice also.


Sep 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


To me it looks as if she is trying to console him.

brad



Sep 10, 2012 at 02:00 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


I would completely crop the building out of the left side of the photo. IMO it's to big and to bright and it's the first thing I look at..more so in the B&W but it still I think it would look better without it. Maybe a vertical crop instead? Then do what Ca5 said and burn down the surroundings a bit







Just a thought. I can take the image down if you prefer, just trying to show you what I'm thinking.

-Brian

*edit* I also agree with the consoling him part although I'm sure it was meant to be a "moment" it may benefit from a better "pose"




Sep 10, 2012 at 04:07 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · One picture from my third wedding shoot for criticism


When I looked at the original image, I noticed too much clutter, a dark tree in the middle which is overbearing, and the real subject too small and lost in contrast.

The advice above is right on, as is BGP1's crop. If you wan to keep this in B&W, you will need to play with tones and selective exposure to emphasis the couple as the subject. Also it will perhaps be better to flip the picture so that subject is closer to the left (where westerner's eyes go first). Here is my rendition.









Sep 10, 2012 at 04:40 AM





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