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p.1 #1 · First time as first shooter


Low key wedding, know both bride and groom very well, they liked everything from make-up to music being done by friends. Comments and critique welcome!



























Oct 27, 2013 at 07:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · First time as first shooter


... and a few more



























Oct 27, 2013 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #3 · First time as first shooter


Nice work.

Several are very magenta heavy. Ensure your calibration is accurate. I do like the pushed red. Definitely sets you apart.



Oct 27, 2013 at 08:19 PM
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p.1 #4 · First time as first shooter



Look nicely balanced to me. I wouldn't change a thing!



Oct 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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p.1 #5 · First time as first shooter


I'm guessing that before his wedding day that guy has never once just laid down on the grass.


Oct 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #6 · First time as first shooter


amonline wrote:
Nice work.

Several are very magenta heavy. Ensure your calibration is accurate..


the images look good on my monitor - nice set




Oct 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #7 · First time as first shooter


CW100 wrote:
the images look good on my monitor




Iím noticing these days that people are going to be viewing images on a variety of crappy monitors of their own (rather than paper like the old days). These photos for example are probably going to be shared on social media to be viewed by friends (most with tablets and phones and the like, all with different balance) much more than printed, so I try to balance things in a way such that it doesnít look too terrible on an arbitrary device. Often this means erring on the red/yellow side because green skin tones look like crap but red/yellow hues still look acceptable. I usually balance with my (good balance) desktop monitor and (crappy color) nexus 10 and (differently crappy color) nexus 4 mirroring my desktop screen live as I adjust WB and contrast, to a point where it looks good on my monitor but at the same time not terrible on the other devices, which quite possibly more closely reflect what others without good monitors will see upon delivery. Any others have better approaches?


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Oct 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #8 · First time as first shooter


On my display, the images look great- both the detail in the gown and the RED leaves in #2 & #3 look just the way they should.

Nice composition, use of angles, etc. Looking forward to seeing more work from you.

Did they have any door games?



Oct 28, 2013 at 03:00 PM
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p.1 #9 · First time as first shooter


Here are a few more. As always comments and criticism welcome!





This one was lit with a beauty dish. The other 4 are natural light only.












Of particular note, the number 99 has special lucky meaning in Chinese culture, especially for lovers, and signifies everlasting.



















Oct 31, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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p.1 #10 · First time as first shooter


The last 6 all have the same dutch tilt.


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p.1 #11 · First time as first shooter


nikonftw wrote:
The last 6 all have the same dutch tilt.


Thanks for the comment!

I did take some straight versions too which should be deliverable.
What's the general take on dutch tilts these days? Personally I hate them for video but with stills I see them useful from time to time. But you're right, perhaps I do overuse it. Something to work on.



Oct 31, 2013 at 03:30 PM
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p.1 #12 · First time as first shooter


I think you did a great job for your first time, the ring shot drew me in to look at this post


Nov 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #13 · First time as first shooter


Great job for a first- well done.
Colours look ok on my Imac.



Nov 14, 2013 at 06:25 AM
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p.1 #14 · First time as first shooter


not a fan of the tilts but good first set


Nov 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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p.1 #15 · First time as first shooter


Crops are a little tight, IMO. I would have liked to see more diversity in the framing and lens selection.


Nov 15, 2013 at 02:32 PM
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p.1 #16 · First time as first shooter


wuxiekeji wrote:
I did take some straight versions too which should be deliverable.
What's the general take on dutch tilts these days? Personally I hate them for video but with stills I see them useful from time to time. But you're right, perhaps I do overuse it. Something to work on.


I'm not a tilty guy, but I appreciate tilt where it makes sense. What I don't like is when someone just tilts out of habit, or without consideration for the composition. If the tilt is just a thing you tend to do, then I'd say stop doing that, and decide to tilt, on purpose, when it benefits your composition.

I don't think the tilt hurts most of these images individually, but taken together, one does sort of get the sense that you maybe could use an orthopedic adjustment. If you can explain why you chose the tilt for each image when you took it (as opposed to why it works after the fact), then I don't have an argument with you. But my guess is you shoot a lot of scenes both straight and tilted and then decide later which you like. I wonder whether you'd be better off doing it more purposefully.

But the bigger issue is whether you're aware of the prevalence of tilt across the entire set you deliver. If you deliver a balanced set, then how you achieve that balance is mainly a matter of efficiency (i.e., not having to shoot everything twice). If you don't deliver a balanced set because you don't notice that a large fraction of your delivered images are tilted, then you should start taking more notice of those characteristics.



Nov 15, 2013 at 07:04 PM
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p.1 #17 · First time as first shooter


Helpful comments. Thanks a lot!


Nov 16, 2013 at 07:47 AM
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p.1 #18 · First time as first shooter


Love the first macro/ring shot and the white balcony.


Nov 19, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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p.1 #19 · First time as first shooter


Good Job! My first wedding wasn't half this good


Nov 19, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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p.1 #20 · First time as first shooter


I like all of them! Really beautiful colors! the reds are perfect!




Nov 22, 2013 at 02:12 PM





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