Bridal Portraits, Reynolda Gardens

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I took these over the weekend at Reynolda Gardens near Wake Forest University. I wasn't thrilled with the timing, the bride selected a 3:30 to 5 shoot...and there wasn't alot of shade around (not a cloud in the sky...the sun was blazing away), but I think I did okay with these anyway.

D200, 17-55mm DX.

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and one IR portrait....I don't know if she'll like it or not...but I do. It was more for me anyway, she has plenty of regular shots to choose from!

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I'd call that a succesfull shoot in every regard Joshua. Direct sunlight can be scary, but you really did a great job. Nice job controlling the dress too!
I bet she will be thrilled.

The IR shot is so cool she might even like *that* one!!:smile:
 
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I'd call that a succesfull shoot in every regard Joshua. Direct sunlight can be scary, but you really did a great job. Nice job controlling the dress too!
I bet she will be thrilled.

The IR shot is so cool she might even like *that* one!!:smile:
Thanks Stuart. Yes, I can actually be thankful for RAW processing power. The dress was sacrificed to expose the rest of the scene. I knew I could bring it back with a RAW tool...my only fears were for bad shadows (some of which I fixed in post), but hi-contrasty outdoor shoots can be a nightmare. I am breathing a sigh of relief now as I go thru the rest of the shots. I think she will be well pleased.
 
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Joshua.......... you are too good at this!!!!!!!

Excellent work again!

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Thanks, Graeme!

These are classics, but I don't care much for the last one.
Thank you Woody...I think the last one is either a 'Love it' or 'Hate it' kind of image. it is definitley different...but I wouldn't expect to see this one on display at the reception.
 
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very good job.

the only thing i'd mention if i am to nitpick would be... some of her poses...it looks stiff/uncomfortable/awkward....not quite sure what it is..
 
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Excellent work Joshua! I just did a similar shoot - getting the exposure correct was no picnic. You did a great job indeed. Just curious, did you have a high keeper ratio? I only managed 40 out of 200. :frown:
 
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Excellent work Joshua! I just did a similar shoot - getting the exposure correct was no picnic. You did a great job indeed. Just curious, did you have a high keeper ratio? I only managed 40 out of 200. :frown:

Hi Fred...most of my problems were from stray shadows that I didnt like. I learned alot from this shoot though. I have enough that will make her happy...lets put it that way. :wink:

Exposure was a nightmare...but I used alot of the lessons I have learned from this very forum in the past...so a big 'Thank You' to everyone.
 

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