My 1st wedding photo
Well, it's a nice POV - they both look interested in something off camera.
To me the girls skin on forehead, nose and chin looks overexposed - naturally highlit by the window light. Maybe if you used a burn tool just to bring the brightness down a bit.. I'd also crop some of the space behind the girls head and decentralize the subjects..
There's a lot to like about this photo. I've done a WS to bring out one possible interpretation, but there's several "Treatments" you could give this.
If you can make it to a bookshop I'd strongly suggest picking up a copy of the currently-available "Practical Photography" (UK Mag) - right now the June edition is available in NZ bookshops and there's an excellent article in there "How to shoot weddings" with a heap of good ideas and suggestions.
You have done well, with all the elements against you on Saturday.
I have shot a few weddings, so I know how stressful they cab be, even on a nice day.
I've done a workshop for you, I think it has made an improvement.
I think I will be following your thread LuDivine. I have been asked to do a similar thing in Decemeber. Yes the light here is very good, the workshops also explore more possibilities. I have found some interesting tutorial on YouTube searching under Photoshop....good luck I look forward to learning some tips from you.
Actually I quite like this ... I like the unusual positioning of the couple in relation to each other, and the point of view you've chosen.
I think you could have used a quicker shutter for this, it feels a little overexposed, especially on the white of the bride's dress and her leading shoulder.
I also think the composition could be better - less space behind their heads, and more space in front of them.
Otherwise though, it's an appealing shot!
Oh LuDivine - I am so sorry the weather upset the wedding pics. Your nerves must have been on edge!
This is lovely of the couple - but I also like BOTH of the workshops. I would crop off the area at the left. The BG showing noise doesn't matter here - it looks blurred, rather than noisy - and the more blurred - the better.
We went away on holiday before the storm and were well settled down in an apartment at Paihia in the Bay of Islands, with candles and matches ready and lots of snack food to chew on! We didn't lose any power but watched lots of TV and ate all the snacks!
And today we have come home a few days early because of the new storm that is die to hit Akld tonight - it RAINED all the way home. And we were pleased to find our house still standing here, and only tree damage outside.
- photophantom (0)
- [2008-08-02 2:29]
The altered image is much better LuDivine. Such a lovely couple you photographed. Well done
I missed this post so I hope I'm not too late to help out, however I congratulate you on your first wedding shoot. This is an intersting shot but I think what stands out the most for me is the expression of joy on the bride. So in my opinion I think as you look through the wedding photos dont just concentrate on the ones that are technically good or photographically acceptable, select also the ones that tell the story of the importance of such an event and the emotions that come with it. Remember the newly weds will recall the powerful feelings attached to their big day when viewing your images. Show them what you saw... I did a workshop to show you how I might put the emphasis on the brides happiness. TFS
- Tenfold (932)
- [2008-08-06 2:27]
First of all, sorry. I haven’t been able to stop by lately since my girlfriend and I were moving to a new house. And we don’t have internet there yet…
I think this first wedding pic works out fine. The expression are well captured: Serene joy on both faces (and a look of pride on the groom’s face. I would be proud too. She’s beautiful!).
Fairly sharp focus still and a good combination with the blurry background.
I only think the left shoulder of the bride is overexposed as is her nose bridge (or maybe it’s just the computer settings here).
Hope you and your family are doing well.