Let me know what you guys think
They really liked them. Weddings are easier to do than most people think due to the couple's emotions being involved. They look less at the photo and remember more. Thanks for the critique. As far as the negative space in most of them, I do that out of habit becuase I blow a lot of them to 8x10 which cuts a lot of that out automatically. But I will try and change that in the future.Mike,
Here's my .02 worth (probably not worth that much).
#1. Too much negative space for me (especially above the heads). Much tighter composition to include only the two heads, hand, eyes. Great exposure and WB.
#2. Once again, too much negative space above their heads. Also, brides don't like "shiny" faces. Carrying around powder all day is impossible. So I would process her face to soften those shiny spots. DOF in this photo is way too much at f8. I would attempt to use a very narrow DOF to get rid of that hat rack as much as possible (or move them).
#3. Love it! Very good BW conversion. You held the shadows very nicely. Great pose.
#4. Love the shot. Don't like the sheets up on the windows at all. I might have tried to take the sheets down, and use ambient light with side shadows coming in from the window if that was possible.
#5. Best image in the bunch! However, too much negative space for me again. Would attempt to crop the composition (if possible) to something that only includes the candle centerpiece and the couple. That would also eliminate that blue thing up in the right hand corner.
Overall, very good. I'm sure the couple will love them. Exposure and WB were correctly accomplished. Particularly like the emotion that #5 communicates.
Critiques are so subjective. What's important to remember is, do you like them? And MOST important, does the couple like them? I'm sure they did.
Thank YouHey Mike, good shots. I really like what you did with that last shot.
ThanksFine Job on these Mike!
I especially liked the next to last..
ThanksVery nice - I like the first and last best.