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Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by giletti, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. giletti


    Jan 12, 2008
    Victoria, BC
    Hello there

    I usually shoot land & cityscapes and was asked to make some wedding photos for my girl friend's sister. Oh well, 1st time, etc.

    What do you like / don't like ? C&C appreciated.
    (Still have to look & process so many photos - my day job comes in between :) 

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  2. Martin, I think these are wonderful, carefully posed, exposed and processed!!
    In #1 I would prefer the shadowing tined down a little as I found it just a little eye-catching. #3 I would have slightly less blur as it looks a bit too obvious that it is post processed. 4+5 are brilliant.
    Thanks for posting them for us to view.
  3. intruder61


    Dec 16, 2008
    i like them all. cheers,
  4. giletti


    Jan 12, 2008
    Victoria, BC
    Thanks everybody.

    @ Geoff: Now that you mentioned the shadow in #1 I agree it is distracting a bit. Also agree with your other comment. Thanks !
  5. DRGSin


    Nov 29, 2007
    nicely done! you nailed them all
  6. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Beautiful job!
  7. teets4


    Dec 19, 2008
    I realy like th style of 1,2, and 4.
  8. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    These are really nice. FWIW - I would clone out the lower sequin in #2. I like the photo - but my eye is drawn to that lower middle sequin and not her eyes.
  9. Little Cub

    Little Cub

    Feb 13, 2007
    Vegas, baby!
    Hi Giletti,

    I like the compositions of all the photos. I agree about the shadow on the first photo, and the blur in the third one. I really like the use of the reversed vignette which adds to the photos.
    With that being said, I would like to see more contrast in the second and third one. I feel like the lady's face is a little too hidden behind the veil, although I like the concept. On the third photo, I like the border trim you added, but because of the lines in the wood my eyes move away from the lady, again it is a nice composition. What if you added contrast by darkening the background a little. This may make the lady "pop" a little more and make it look more "modelesque."
    Please remember, these are just my humble opinions. I think you did a great job and they are going to love them! :) 

    Little Cub
  10. giletti


    Jan 12, 2008
    Victoria, BC
    Thanks everybody for their kind words !

    @ Little Cub & Geoff: I will soon have time to try out your suggestions and probably post the results tomorrow evening.
  11. Paintguru


    Dec 28, 2006
    Detroit, MI
    Agreed that 4 & 5 are great.
  12. very nice set of photos, well done.
  13. photobrad


    Oct 1, 2008
    Well after reading the title, I surely wasnt expecting this caliber of images. Very nicely done.
  14. They are all very nice. The background shadow in #1 has been mentioned, but the other problem I see is that she needs to straighten her wrist if she intends to have any impact with that punch! :) 
  15. cr2596


    Aug 20, 2008
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Im just not a fan of the white vignette. I dont find much else to be wrong with these.
  16. giletti


    Jan 12, 2008
    Victoria, BC
    Thanks everybody !!
    (Still have not had time to follow your suggestions - haven't taken new photos either :(  - I'm not complaining tho', b/c I still have a job ! )

    @ photobrad: Amazing photos on your blog!
  17. exitnine


    Jun 5, 2008
    Boston, MA
    #1, #2 and #4 are nice
  18. photobrad


    Oct 1, 2008
    thx man! Keep up the good work, you are doing great!
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