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#1 Laney

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:04 AM

A few samples of a wedding i shot, breaking all the rules. No backup camera,  one kit lens,  no spare cards, no planned posing.  It was all done on the hoof - i like to live on the edge :)

 

Luckily, the couple , Andy and Rebecca, are friends of mine

 

 

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:12 AM

Well done but I have to be honest I do a lot of weddings I would be in fear the whole time without a backup! Again well done I love the one with the confetti!

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

If i was a serious wedding togger Jim, i'd do the right thing and act like a pro, but this wasn't a serious shoot



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

Oh no criticism here they are every bit as good as any pro and better than some. To be honest I have never had to truly use my backup except that I usually have my Tokina 100 f2.8 Macro mounted as a portrait type lens and I will shoot some with it but I shoot mostly with my Sigma 24-70 HSM EX f2.8 mounted on my main body. I'm just a worry wart with weddings I always think of the worst that can happen, even with my flash for a long time I only had one and I prayed I would not have it fail, but now I have a backup I got another used SB600 so I now have two.

 

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Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

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MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

Never took it as a crit Jim, just good advice, which i'd gladly follow if i was a wedding shooter.  I steer clear of them, because people are a nightmare in such situations.  I've known wedding togs who've been royally ripped off, sued, shouted at etc etc.

 

Joe Public becomes a weird animal when they have ' servants ' doing jobs for them



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

Nothing wrong with those Photos Peter.

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:24 PM

Thanks Peter

 

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Wonder how many ' peters ' we can mention :blink:



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

Excellent images. The Black & Whites are my fav! Very nice work, pro level stuff.

 

I admire your courage.  

 

This brings back fond memories of a wedding I did decades ago!!   <_< I believed they liked the results, but I was horrified.  Shade, no fill in flash, film, painful to even think about!  I think they were on a budget and I did it for free.

 

They later divorced…luckily, not due to my wedding photography skills!  :D


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:38 AM

I did one wedding--came out fine--my nerves are still frayed.
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

Thanks Art

 

I didnt find it at all stressful because there wasn't any pressure on me...i bet if i'd been hired for money, it would have been a completely different kettle of fish



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:17 AM

I have done 100+ weddings. I used backup twice. Strobe cord died once, and the cam in the take-up spool died. The camera would not wind the film! 

Those are real nice photos BTW. 


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:04 AM

Thanks Phil !



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:45 AM

Thanks Art

 

I didnt find it at all stressful because there wasn't any pressure on me...i bet if i'd been hired for money, it would have been a completely different kettle of fish

I just wanted the pics to turn out.  There was no chimping then!  You took a lot of images and prayed they turned out!! lol It stressed me out.  Still bothers me.  


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:57 AM

:D

 

I have no experience of film,  but i admire anyone who has and could make great photos. I've been pampered with the invention of digital and I reckon i've got it easy in comparison



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

Digital is a walk in the park compared to film.  I used to shoot a lot of B&W and went thru hundreds of images to get ONE!

 

And, often times, I had to print a number of prints in the Darkroom to get it right!  Software to edit!! LOL  I remember Light burning with a spatula, and using my thumb to add heat to get the tone darker while in the development tray, how much easier it is today!!

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:41 AM

Yeah, then you get dark spots where you rubbed emulsion off the print!


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:02 AM

I shot a few weddings with film and I will tell you the stress level is very high until you get those prints back! One wedding I did with film I shot BW in my N80 and Color in my F100. I had my SB-600 mounted on my F100 and my long gone SB-50DX on the N80 it was a long day and I only shot 3 rolls of BW and 4 rolls of color. Today with digital I shoot twice that amount if not more.

 

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Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

Years ago I had a part-time job shooting weddings for a chapel in Niagara Falls, and because most of the clients came from the states they would want the photos quickly as they would only be there a short while so we used a 1 hour service.  I was never stressed about how they would turn out (too naïve I guess) as I figured I had the right tools, a Nikon F5, 24-70 2.8 and a 70-200 2.8 and a Nikon flash on a bracket.  I never had a bad shoot and all the clients were so happy, some even giving me a tip in American dollars ( which with the exchange rate was pure gravy for me)

Now as I get older, I find myself picking the shots more and I hate when I have to just snap.  I will say that digital has allowed me the freedom to shoot what I see in the camera and then PS CS6 allows me to create what I saw in my mind.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:36 AM

Very nicely done, Laney!

 

Wonderful what living-on-the-edge can do sometimes...

 

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