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Bride & Groom

Discussion in 'Wedding Images Forum' started by oldgeezer, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Always on Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, This was as close as I could get without stepping on the Official Tog's toes.

    This was my Step-Daughter's wedding at some flash hotel. Most of the shots I could get, they were looking at the Tog so not a lot of eye contact during the day.

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  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Waiting for that eye contact is never easy, especially if the paid tog is doing a proper job. It's just a guess, but I think in this case, they picked a good one. Both lovely, but the second shot is great, Pete. I bet it looks even better in full size.
     
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  3. oldgeezer

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    Honestly Roger, very disappointed with the quality.
    I should have taken a different lens but it was a last minute request to take the camera just for candids.
     
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    Isac Old Hand

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    I've only taken wedding shots as an unofficial tog - once but I know how hard it was looking back. Trying to get the attention of the B&G without upsetting anyone. I feel your angst Pete, but I did manage a few rippers. Got plenty of the guests which was a good consolation prize I guess. These are great shots Pete, #2 for me.
     
  5. oldgeezer

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    I could have been a bit pushy but I was really just a guest and they were paying good money so I was under no pressure.
    I must admit looking back, I wouldn't shoot another wedding for money. It's really for younger, fitter photographers and a bloody long day.
    It was done with military precision which spoilt it for lot of the people. Tended to take a lot of fun out of the day and the best man was a dick but the official togger was a nice girl and did let me in on a few moments as I was the step-dad.
     
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  6. Ramble Vision

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    nice shots pete, the distance makes for some good negative space use. good work
     
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    Thanks Steve.
     
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    As a pro photographer and ex-wedding photographer, here’s my take on the images.

    Composition is good and technically they’re fine, although the negative space is good there’s a little too much of it and you maybe could have got closer or zoomed in, or just crop in the images.

    Eye contact is not a problem as the couple can be interacting which generally looks better and less formal anyway. For me there are two main problems:-

    The first, which is not under your control, is the flat footed way they are standing.
    The second is the miserable look on both their faces, as if they’re not very happy. Here you could have waited until the right moment until they smiled at each, or at least looked a bit happier.

    Wedding photography is a stressful, tiring job, best left to the younger togs I would say!
     
  9. oldgeezer

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    Appreciate the comments @bernieraffe . I shot these wide as they are for the title of a 16:9 slideshow I am putting together for them. I had this in mind when I shot them.
    I have plenty of the 'NORMAL' so called shots but I always like to put together a 16:9 version slide show as it looks better on a widescreen.
    And yes, it is best left to those younger photographers. I enjoyed it 20 years ago but then I had control over the situation, well sometimes. I know full well to keep out of the way from experience.

    Example:

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    Yes, this is much better, lovely expressions.
     
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    They will love that last one Pete, really nice natural shot.
     
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