1. Welcome to NikonCafe.com—a friendly Nikon camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

My first wedding

Discussion in 'People' started by Flyfishdk, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Flyfishdk


    Nov 1, 2006
    Hi all

    I had my first wedding in the beginning of last month. I did alot of documentary before, under and after the ceremony but they wanted some portraits and here is what I got. They are very happy with them, but what do you more experienced photogs think?

    NIKON D200    ---    29mm    f/4.5    1/30s    ISO 400

    NIKON D200    ---    24mm    f/4.5    1/30s    ISO 400

    NIKON D200    ---    24mm    f/4.5    1/125s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    31mm    f/4.5    1/250s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    24mm    f/4.5    1/30s    ISO 400

    NIKON D200    ---    24mm    f/4.5    1/45s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    26mm    f/4.5    1/60s    ISO 100
  2. Haibane


    Aug 14, 2006
    Smyrna, Georgia
    Most of those are really Red to me.
  3. Nico,

    I like the last three shots, The first two are fairly flat and underexposed. The third & fourth pose for the Bride is awkward and the exposure is off. In the fourth shot her ivory dress turned blue.

    Looks like tricky lighting. Were you shooting in aperture priority? I've found with high contrast scenes (white dress - black tux) the only way to get a consistent good exposure is to shoot in manual mode.

  4. If the bride and groom are happy, it's a job well done. But if you're planning on shooting more weddings, you should work on technique, just in case your next clients are more demanding. Most of your samples have distracting backgrounds, WB issues, and I don't think any of them portray genuine joy on the part of the subjects. Sorry, but that's my honest opinion.
  5. booman58


    Feb 15, 2006
    Hey Mike, here is the EXIF info for the 4th pic:

    Model NIKON D200
    Software Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
    Datetime 2007-03-29 21:29:30
    Exif version V2.2
    Shoot datetime 2007-03-03 16:03:40
    Image size 461 x 659
    Exposure time 1/250s
    F-Number F 4.5
    Exposure program Aperture priority
    ISO speed ratings ISO 100
    Exposure bias value EV 1.0
    Max. aperture value F 2.8
    Metering mode Multi-segment
    Flash On
    Focal length 31 mm
    Focal length In 35mm film 46 mm
    Subject distance range Unknow
    White balance Auto
    Contrast Normal
    Saturation Low
    Sharpness Hard
    Macro Off
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.