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tonyhart
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · J+C // Quintessentially English


Despite living in SA and the groom being half Swedish, this wedding was quintessentially English with the exception perhaps, of the weather, which was extremely fine! It had a real garden-party feel to it.

Not sure where I stand on this set so some frank feedback would be great.

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Sep 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · J+C // Quintessentially English


Go on, Tony. You know these are great.


Sep 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · J+C // Quintessentially English


JakAHearts wrote:
Go on, Tony. You know these are great.


Yeah, strong set throughout, really like them. I love wedding like this too.

#12 - is that her mum with the camera!?



Sep 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · J+C // Quintessentially English


Very nice stuff, wow thanks for it !!!!

The only one that doesnt belong to that first class wedding phbotography is the very first one (the shoes and the ring), in my opinion.

Jaime



Sep 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · J+C // Quintessentially English


Thanks for the feedback guys. Rich, nope that was an auntie I believe. Mum is on the left of the frame. Jamie, fair point on the shoe/ring shot, I wasn't sure about that either.


Sep 24, 2013 at 01:31 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · J+C // Quintessentially English


#4 step to your right a bit, get both faces in the shot

#9 favorite moment/PJ photo of these pics for me. A "cracking" photo

#43 cool framing/composition

#54 my favorite kind of venue photo to take

Also agree 1st photo is out of place style-wise, as it pertains to presentation and branding for your blog/website, but "necessary" coverage for the client for sure.



Sep 24, 2013 at 02:16 PM
tonyhart
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · J+C // Quintessentially English


Thanks for taking the time Andrew. Take your point on #4 but the comp worked less well if the dresser/mirrors weren't 100% square and centre. Fair play on image #1! Can I ask, what is it that people dislike? Is it what it's of, or is it a technical nit?


Sep 24, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · J+C // Quintessentially English


I thought #51 unusual...caught my attention for a second look. All are very good.


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · J+C // Quintessentially English


2 is Renoir type shit!
Nicely done on this set. My only critique is that you need to trim it down. I won't specifically say which images but a lot of the little girls and some of the repeat ceremony stuff just adds "fat" to the set.
I think you could show 25-30 and have a much stronger set.

Amazing coverage though



Sep 24, 2013 at 04:54 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · J+C // Quintessentially English


hardlyboring wrote:
I think you could show 25-30 and have a much stronger set.




Sep 24, 2013 at 06:36 PM
tonyhart
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · J+C // Quintessentially English


I think you're both probably right. It's strange, I feel like when it comes time to put my portfolio together, I'm ruthlessly good at cutting it down to represent exactly what I want to shoot. However, when I'm trying to cut weddings down to blog, despite culling it again and again and again, I really struggle to hit the magic 25.

I think it comes down to this. In a portfolio of all your work, images have to stand alone. They're not supported by other parts of the same story. That's not the case with a wedding set for FM/blog. In that scenario all the images are self-referential and part of a whole. To that end, I find it hard to reduce a story down to beneath about 50 images. I can see that there may only be 10/20/30 standout/emergent images here, but for me, those 10/20/30 on their own are excessively incomplete because they don't tell the story of the day. One of the tenets of documentary photography is IMHO that images do not stand alone, they're part of a body of work and as such I find 25 simply too few in which to encapsulate the day.

Now, I may be wrong, but I think that's the root of why I often post more in the 40-50 range rather than 25-30. That said, I'm here to self-analyse to it's a useful convo to have!



Sep 24, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · J+C // Quintessentially English


Tony -- I think you can blog however many you want. When you post to FM you are essentially just wanting to put up "the best" of the wedding. You are IMO one of the elite shooters here. Take it to the next level by cutting all the extra BS.
I used to pose HUGE sets as well. Lately I am just focusing on putting up a few choice shots.

Unless you are seeking critique on something specific the extra images just get in the way of the best ones.



Sep 25, 2013 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · J+C // Quintessentially English


I will try my best! I just struggle! But thanks


Sep 25, 2013 at 09:28 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · J+C // Quintessentially English


I think its a fine set overall. #9 in particular is a strong documentary image. I am also drawn to 17.

15 is very close to being outstanding, but the crop should focus on the girls rather than centering the bride.




Sep 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · J+C // Quintessentially English


This is truly an amazing series full of wonderful, perceptive photos.

I don't know how much of a purist you are, but I have a couple of things I wonder if you'd consider. On #7, the ballerina photo, would you consider cloning out the object on the ground behind her lifted foot? On #8, which is a wonderful shot, there's a shape in the background that looks like a carport. Would you consider doing some work to get rid of the blue lines so that you can't tell it's a carport?

#34 indicates you've been hanging around Serg too much

Again, this is wonderful work and the customer should be well pleased!



Sep 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · J+C // Quintessentially English


9 is very well executed. Love it



Sep 25, 2013 at 02:27 PM





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