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Nathan Padgett
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Had a pinteresty bride recently who had a bunch of "let's do some like this" photos.

One in particular really tripped me up when I went to shoot it.....

I've finally figured out one way of doing it, without cropping. Let's see how long it takes you guys to figure it out.

EDIT: To clarify, this is a ring shot (or at least that is what is people are led to believe).


The photo is not mine and I don't know who took it (another pinterest flaw). A google image search shows its a very viral image. I'd love to see the exif on it.






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May 13, 2013 at 03:36 PM
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I dont understand what needs figuring out. It looks to be a circular wood frame (or even an old bike tire with no spokes) with no picture in it being held (or stood up) and shot through. Pretty basic to me. And very cheesy.

What you need to do is start telling brides you will not copy Pinterest images as it will stifle your creativity. And trust me I understand and have had to explain this to clients. Don't do it.



May 13, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Nathan Padgett
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truehuss wrote:
I dont understand what needs figuring out. It looks to be a circular wood frame (or even an old bike tire with no spokes) with no picture in it being held (or stood up) and shot through. Pretty basic to me. And very cheesy.

What you need to do is start telling brides you will not copy Pinterest images as it will stifle your creativity. And trust me I understand and have had to explain this to clients. Don't do it.



That is a ring shot. Supposedly anyway. I began to think it was a part of a barrel or something too once I went to take the shot.

And trust me, I completely agree with you on the pinterest thing.....but this tread is only about how to do this shot. I find it more interesting as a technical photograph more so than a creative one.



May 13, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


I can't believe you used the word "How" in your title


May 13, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Aremac 01 wrote:
I can't believe you used the word "How" in your title


well.....it will be a how......later in the thread

but I'll rename it "can" now....


EDIT: Just read the rediculous "how vs why" thread. Changing title back to "how" since it's all the hype right now.


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May 13, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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Nathan Padgett wrote:
well.....it will be a how......later in the thread

but I'll rename it "can" now....


Now we're getting PC on this board!



May 13, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


"Why" still applies here...as in 'why on earth would I want to create this!'


May 13, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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cordellwillis wrote:
"Why" still applies here...as in 'why on earth would I want to create this!'


Again.....please don't turn this into a "pinterest sucks" thread. I know. But I do want to make my clients happy, which means if they ask for some cheesy photos, I may take some cheesy photos. And as silly as this photo may or may not be.........it is VERY popular one.

To answer your why question:

a: because a bride wants it
b. because it's interesting to figure it out
c: because a paying bride wants it
d: it takes two seconds to make a paying bride happy





May 13, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


In *most* cases, I don't see why we as photographers shouldn't please a bride's request for photos like this. If we don't like it, don't show it on our blog or website, but it's still our job to make the bride happy.



May 13, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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Nathan Padgett wrote:
Again.....please don't turn this into a "pinterest sucks" thread. I know. But I do want to make my clients happy, which means if they ask for some cheesy photos, I may take some cheesy photos. And as silly as this photo may or may not be.........it is VERY popular one.

To answer your why question:

a: because a bride wants it
b. because it's interesting to figure it out
c: because a paying bride wants it
d: it takes two seconds to make a paying bride happy



My comment has nothing to do with printerest, instagram, etc.

If my client wants (more like demand) something I don't do I missed something in my communication to them about what I do. Sure, a request is cool and we get them too, but I really stay as far away as I can from copying what they see somewhere else. Most of my clients let me do what I do based on what they saw during the consultation. A "generalized" request is preferred. A copy is frowned upon.

I think there is a bit of confusion about making a bride happy by copying and doing what YOU do as a photographer. On the other hand if your business model is to take 90% request based on what the client provides I agree, do exactly what they want. The question then becomes did you succeed at doing something you don't do or know how to do [properly as requested]. I don't find myself asking that question because I do what I do (as in what I know based on what I've studied/practiced).

Any request can be attempted. The end result is the issue. If you're really crappy at handling fill-flash will you agree to do a shot in high-noon with the sun over your client shoulder? If you agree to it have the correct gear ready and practice....IF you have time to learn the proper technique. Otherwise, do what you normally do to create great images and the reason the client hired you in the first place. Later on you can learn the proper way to use fill-flash. Obviously this is a simple example in which if you're getting paid to do this you should know fill-flash already.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


We're not supposed to be asking HOW anymore, only WHY.


May 13, 2013 at 06:35 PM
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Tony should be able to tell you.


May 13, 2013 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Look at the grass this thing is on. Clearly it is not a ring shot. It's a big oval wooden frame.


May 13, 2013 at 07:55 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


I just keep looking at it and am so annoyed by how the thing is cropped...


May 13, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


I just keep looking at it and am so annoyed by how the thing is cropped...


May 13, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Definitely not a ring shot. If it is then it's a composite.


May 13, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Shoot through any circular item.

As for the why? Who cares why? The bride wanted it.



May 13, 2013 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Nathan Padgett wrote:
well.....it will be a how......later in the thread

but I'll rename it "can" now....

EDIT: Just read the rediculous "how vs why" thread. Changing title back to "how" since it's all the hype right now.


Ridiculous?

Some very good thoughts in that thread. Did you understand what was meant?



May 14, 2013 at 09:19 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Its part of a low fence. I dont mind the shot, the colour of the ring is a bit unhelpful but why is this hard? Sorry Im lost.


May 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · HOW can you recreate this photo?...


Shoot through a round object. Add a Red saturation layer in Photoshop and adjust to taste. In ten years remark on how you, too, were part of the Instagram New/Vintage photo fad and be happy you kept the RAW file.


May 14, 2013 at 01:48 PM
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