My First Wedding

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by cculler, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. cculler

    cculler

    313
    Aug 12, 2008
    Seattle-ish
    I recently shot a wedding for my best friend's little sister, partially as a favor, and partially as practice for another friend's wedding next summer. I mark it as a success, and I know that the B&G will be happy.

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    Believe me, shooting my first wedding in 104 degree mid-day sun was TOUGH. I tried to manage shadows and use fill flash as best I could. There are some more shots HERE, on my flickr. I'd love to hear what you all think! Thanks!
     
  2. chris...
    it was a tough shoot
    and i know the B&G will be happy

    you did well....
    all of the shots are a bit, HOT, however
    the dress is blown out in every shot here.... except #6, where the shirt is blown out

    so..... it was sort of a "high-key" shoot... which is fine as well
    bright sun and white, shiny dress... a recipe for disaster, unless you factor some -EV into the equation

    did you shoot RAW?

    again....
    the composition and images are very nice
    the exposures are a bit overdone

    you should be proud of these... first wedding..... harsh conditions... well done
     
  3. ItzAlbert

    ItzAlbert

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    Sep 13, 2008
    Bay Area
    nice job on your first wedding pics. practice makes perfect :biggrin:
     
  4. cculler

    cculler

    313
    Aug 12, 2008
    Seattle-ish
    Thanks!

    Yes, I shot raw, but when I increased recovery, the whole picture took on a grey-ish tone. Rather than take the time to do masks on 200 pics, I decided to expose for faces/skin tones, and let the dress blow out. The bride and groom are thrilled, so I'm chalking it up as a learning experience for next time.