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CC my first wedding

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by gilbert, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. gilbert


    May 6, 2005
    So. CA
    I was so nervous about shooting this wedding that I only got about 3-4 hours of unrestful sleep the night before. But once things got going, the jitters disappeared and I was able to think somewhat clearly. Shot with combination of D200 and D70 with 17-35mm f/2.8 or 28-70mm f/2.8. CC appreciated. Thanks for looking!

    NIKON D200    ---    40mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    56mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 640

    NIKON D200    ---    42mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 640

    NIKON D70    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    28mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 320

    NIKON D200    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/80s    ISO 1600
  2. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    these are nice, but no "color" pictures?
  3. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Yes please show us color. The first one is fabulous...looks like something you see in a bridal magazine.
  4. gnet158

    gnet158 Guest

    Great stuff, but I too want to see them in color. Just corious, did the couple ask for color too?
  5. gilbert


    May 6, 2005
    So. CA
    I'm really rather surprised at the clamor for the color versions; to me, the color really gets in the way, while the b&w is just so much more elegant to me, especially for weddings. The only exception to me was #7. Anyways, here are a few of the color versions, let me know what you think of them compared to the b&w versions. Btw, the couple left it up to me to decide on color/b&w.

    #1 color
    NIKON D200    ---    40mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 100

    #4 color
    NIKON D70    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/250s   

    #5 color
    NIKON D200    ---    28mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 320

    #7 color
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/80s    ISO 1600
  6. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    My preference is color. Thanks for sharing
  7. Great shots. Love the color ones more.
  8. I like the color ones better, too.
  9. The color photos are a lot more pleasing to my eyes. :smile:
  10. dutchtrumpet


    May 2, 2007
    Very Nice. I like the first and second especially!
  11. MeSince83


    Apr 3, 2008
    Nice shots but I think your crazy :) 

    I'm a big fan of BW photos but your colors are much better. I think the problem is that the BW's lack contrast, they're a little flat. On the other hand, the color ones are damn near perfect. Good job.
  12. Ruff Draft

    Ruff Draft

    Sep 2, 2007
    I'm with the color versions as well! It's whatever the customer wants though ;) 
  13. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Color is better for me.
  14. I like the colour versions , maybe because the B&W's look over-exposed .
  15. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    I'm with everyone else on this one. I LOVE monochrome, but in this case, the color versions have so much more impact. Excellent work BTW.
  16. DanWhite


    Jul 10, 2005
    Lansdale PA
    I really like the color versions of these also, but I love them in B&W also. I think by opening them up the way that you did in the B&W version you lost some of the shadows and contrast that makes these images great.

  17. ibcj


    Dec 19, 2006
    New York
    You have some great images here. I'm sure the b&g will be pleased. For your next wedding, I hope you rest a little easier...your work speaks for itself. :smile:
  18. trahanw

    trahanw Guest

    Definately color..some of the BW seem washed out. But I'm still in teh beginning stages. good Job stick with the color
  19. gilbert


    May 6, 2005
    So. CA
    Wow, thanks to everyone for their comments. I didn't expect everyone to overwhelmingly vote for the color ones. I converted to b&w and intentionally reduced the contrast to give a vintage, old photo look. I'll try to dial back the adjustment and give it another shot. Thanks, again!
  20. JoJo2Fast


    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    I like 6 and 7 is B&W but the rest in color. I like the loose crop on all of them too, turned out great.
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