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Brian Virts
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http://brianvirtsphotography.com/blog ...for the full story


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Jul 09, 2013 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Nice job!


Jul 09, 2013 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Excellent job!


Jul 09, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Smoking set
Love the father daughter dance shot.



Jul 09, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


wow! really great coverage all around


Jul 09, 2013 at 02:34 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Nice stuff, Brian, this set has a unique feel.


Jul 09, 2013 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Really like these! I'm digging the 70s vibe.


Jul 09, 2013 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


you did an amazing job keeping with the feel of this unique wedding in how you presented it


Jul 09, 2013 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Thanks everyone!


Jul 09, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


This is one of the coolest (most unique) weddings I've seen posted on FM. Her dress, her dad's uniform really and the buggy set it apart from the norm. #22 has an ethereal feel about it. Thanks for posting!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


That is one cool wedding, and you captured is nicely!


Jul 09, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Great feel to this set. The atmosphere you created here, totally fits their style - especially in shots like 18, 21 and 22. Sweet job.

--David



Jul 09, 2013 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Solid work!!


Jul 10, 2013 at 03:32 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Thanks for the comments!


Jul 10, 2013 at 03:17 PM
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Outtake, me in an odd twist with a 5D3 and 70-200 during formals:

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Jul 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


This was a set that I looked at and had a different opinion of many of the posters so I decided not to give feedback.

Overall, I'd classify the set as "serviceable". I say the same thing about some of my blog sets as well!

#3 is a nice moment, but i feel that the bride is in such an awkward position with her head completely turned.

#4 is a miss for me. I think it's too OOF to be in the blog post. I think the shot there is the mom anyway.

#5-8 i think you handled the harsh conditions quite well.

#9 is a pretty boring image for me. I wonder if there could have been a more interesting/creative way to showcase the carriage?

#10 is sort of what i was talking about. but i think working a bit closer with a wider lens would give a more intimate feel to the moment. maybe being closer there and having dad help his little girl out of the carriage would have been better?

#11 and 12 are good. i like these. center comps work here.

#13-17 are OK and fall into the 'serviceable' category. nothing wrong with them, nothing standing out for me.

#19 is a miss. too OOF.

#21-23 are nice shots for sure. i like the solo of the bride a lot. maybe the best shot of the set.

#24 i just dont get. i think you were trying to get a sense of the venue/environment...but maybe pull back wider and get more interior?

#25 is good...maybe BW?

#28 is just a whatever shot. def deliver, but nothing special for the blog.


i'm just not so sure that there is anything here that is all that different from 80% of wedding photography out there. and i dont know that it has to be 'different' per se, but the presentation just doesnt seem pointed/aimed

i also think that a lot of the telephoto adds to a bit of a distant feel to your photography. try getting closer and use wider focal lengths at parts of the day other than the getting ready.



Jul 19, 2013 at 03:18 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


I like the use of the tilt-shift. Makes me want to get mine out and use it more than I do.


Jul 19, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


Brian Virts wrote:
Be as critical as you want, just please suggest where to go from here. I've thought about incorporating more artificial light, but I just hate the look of it.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1225670


Brian,
Your work is very finished looking. Based on only that fact, I'd imagine that you're busier than a lot of people. It would be very easy to consider hiring you. Most of the photos are really solid from this wedding, but here's some of the negatives that stood out to me..


This isn't the best light and I find it awkward that they're looking at the camera from so far away.
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This is a good moment, but you missed the framing. The left half of this needs to be cropped or eliminated in camera. Or move to the right.
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Then there were a few images that I can see why you liked, but don't make the bride look very good... which should be the priority.... Here's two:
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Compare that to how thin she looks here and you'll see how your angles in the previous two shots were unsuccessful:
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Jul 19, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


I will weigh in again Brian and perhaps give a little rebuttal to Tony and Chuck's comments.
I disagree with Chuck about this set being the "same" as 80% of everything out there...
You have a particular style that you have been developing over the past couple years. Your use of telephoto shots and TS shots give a particular feel to your photos that is unique and nice. I am not sure I am at the point yet where I could pick out a Brian Virts shot if it stood alone but you are close.
Calling the photography serviceable is also somewhat harsh IMO. Their are only a few situations and a few photographers who can rise above the normal level of wedding photography and present something truly truly amazing. This is not truly truly amazing but it is in the upper echelon of wedding photography. Calling it serviceable cheapens what you have done. Your shots are mostly well balanced, lit nicely, are pleasing to the eye, and tell a great story. You have captured the key moments well and have done it in an artistic way.
We are in this industry to make money and IMO I look at these and believe you could be charging whatever you want. When I look at a set I often think "how much are these photos worth". These are nice enough you could theoretically ask whatever you wanted for them.

You are also at the point where you have developed a style and despite what others say or critique you are pretty going to do your own thing...stick to your guns.

I generally agree with Tony about the bride shots. They are not bad just perhaps not the best angles.



Jul 19, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Country Wedding (32 pics)


The critiques were very good and I hope you carry this knowledge on to your next shoot. I'd love to see the next wedding and how you apply these critiques. I do have one question for you however silly it might sound...How did the bride and groom feel about the photos?


Jul 19, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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