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Tell me what you like or don't like

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

  1. giletti

    giletti

    170
    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

    intruder61

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

    giletti

    170
    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

    DRGSin

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

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Beautiful job!
     
  7. teets4

    teets4

    77
    Dec 19, 2008
    florida
    I realy like th style of 1,2, and 4.
     
  8. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    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

    311
    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

    giletti

    170
    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

    Paintguru

    336
    Dec 28, 2006
    Detroit, MI
    Agreed that 4 & 5 are great.
     
  12. very nice set of photos, well done.
     
  13. photobrad

    photobrad

    Oct 1, 2008
    Florida
    Well after reading the title, I surely wasnt expecting this caliber of images. Very nicely done.
    BB
     
  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

    cr2596

    719
    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

    giletti

    170
    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

    exitnine

    321
    Jun 5, 2008
    Boston, MA
    #1, #2 and #4 are nice
     
  18. photobrad

    photobrad

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