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#1 Glenn

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:05 AM

Hello folks. I've been gone for a while since I am almost officially "retired" from the military community.

 

Anyway, I had the chance to shoot my cousin's wedding last weekend. The couple already hired two "pro" photographers so all I had to do was to take some pictures at my own leisure. I was one of the sponsors so I was not able to take pictures during the actual wedding ceremony. It was not an elaborate wedding just a simple wedding. This was my first time to shoot a wedding so I would like to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you think. Please visit my website below and let me know what you think. I am open for suggestions or feedback (good or bad) to improve my work. I don't intend to thread in this wedding business.

 

I used my D3s with 70-200mm f2.8 VRII with SB 800 and the other camera was my D800E with Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 and SB 900 which are my "go-to" set-up. Thank you. :)

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:37 AM

Congrats Glenn I've been retired 10 years, thank you for your service.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:57 AM

Congrats Glenn I've been retired 10 years, thank you for your service.

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Thanks Jim. I'm on my terminal leave until the end of August. Whooohooo! :)


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:40 AM

Congrats, Glenn and excellent job on the wedding!


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

Congrats, Glenn and excellent job on the wedding!

 

Thanks Art. :)


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:46 AM

There are several photos that I think are fantastic.  The whole album is pretty good though.  The posing is good and the composition is good.  The only recommendation I have is to use a reflector board to bounce the light back up to their faces.  There are a few that the face is a little dark on.

But overall, you did a great job!  I've only done two weddings so I am no expert.....


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

There are several photos that I think are fantastic.  The whole album is pretty good though.  The posing is good and the composition is good.  The only recommendation I have is to use a reflector board to bounce the light back up to their faces.  There are a few that the face is a little dark on.

But overall, you did a great job!  I've only done two weddings so I am no expert.....

 

Thanks for your feedback Donna. Great observation. I did wish I brought my GF diffuser in order to have a more even and balanced lighting.

 

There are some that could have been better but I was more of a spectator and I tried to stay away from the paid "pros" who were covering the wedding.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

These are nice. In addition to Donna's suggestion, thing like image 30, where it is a shot of the cupule? You want to get in close, either zoom in or get closer depending on what lens. I would get closer, you already cut their legs, but that is what you wanted them. So, get in closer, make it waist up, these type, you want their faces and getting closer will blur the background more. DOF is aperture and lens subject distance. BUt, you know that, shooting an event is hard to remember all the photo rules. You did good.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

These are nice. In addition to Donna's suggestion, thing like image 30, where it is a shot of the cupule? You want to get in close, either zoom in or get closer depending on what lens. I would get closer, you already cut their legs, but that is what you wanted them. So, get in closer, make it waist up, these type, you want their faces and getting closer will blur the background more. DOF is aperture and lens subject distance. BUt, you know that, shooting an event is hard to remember all the photo rules. You did good.

Thanks for your feedback Dennis. I appreciate it. :)


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