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Want Pointers i think this is my favourite shot from the wedding!

Discussion in 'Wedding Images Forum' started by GinaAnderson, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. GinaAnderson

    GinaAnderson Member

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    First attempt at rim lighting and LOVE it!
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  2. gaelldew

    gaelldew Always on Premium Member

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    Really nice Gina, they should love that.
     
  3. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    As I stated in your other image you are uploading your images too low in quality .... this is only 42kb .. try again between 200-240kb should look better then .... the image size (1020px x 640px ) is fine.

    paul
     
  4. Minor Problem

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    Lovely shot but I would probably crop to 1:1 and centralise them in the frame, it's not a subject for an off centre composition IMO.
     
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    I agree that a square crop would suite this.
    Did you sort out your colour saturation problem out in PS ?
     
  6. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Lovely shot, and they should be pleased. I would also agree with the square crop for something like this.
     
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    This is nice. I agree about the crop. I'd also photoshop out that post in the background if it were me.
     
  8. Snips

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    That works! Lovely shot.

    To make it perfect possibly a little more exposure but not much ... sort of 1/3rd of a stop.

    There's a mark off his jacket which I feel should be cloned out.
     
  9. ImSoQuazy

    ImSoQuazy Well-Known Member

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    Very well done!
    Was this a difficult set up?
    Share?
     
  10. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    I agree here.
     
  11. Isac

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    Square crop is a great idea as mentioned above and I also think portrait is also good and bring it in nice and tight. Adding a matte board to present to your clients also may be of benefit, using colours from within the image. Just my take on it. I hope you don't mind.
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  12. GinaAnderson

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    Hey, thanks for the pointers everyone. As it was my first wedding I did it FOC and as such I am only giving them a link to download the processed pics (about 170 of them) - not providing any prints etc. So I thought it best to crop them all to 2x3 (or 3x2), as they will be getting their own prints/album etc.

    Still, for my own satisfaction, I will do some more work on this one. Hadn't spotted the lamppost or the mark on his jacket! Will do some more work on it and I think I will include it in my 5 images for the 7th assignment of my Diploma from the Institute of Photography. The module is on lighting and I have chosen portraiture as my theme. Should work well :) now to shoot 4 more portraits with different types of lighting..... :eek:
     
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    Hi Gina, I've just had another look with my reading glasses on, there is another mark on the right hand side, look like a bit like dust spots.
     
  14. GinaAnderson

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    So... I found another shot from that pose, what do you think of these edits?
    _MG_3582.jpg _MG_3582b.jpg
     
  15. GinaAnderson

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    WOAHHH. Why do they look so noisy when compressed?! the top one looks positively frightening!
     
  16. Minor Problem

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    You have massacred them in compression. You are allowed a max file size of 244kb and these are 37kb. use the highest compression figure that just gets the image below the max size. With an image with as much dead space as these you ought to be able to use a really high compression figure of 90 or so.

    On a more subjective note, I am a big fan of negative space but it doesn't work here. Using a higher up af point rather than the central one or focus and recompose would have worked better here as the top just isn't adding anything.
     
  17. GinaAnderson

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    What's the best way to resize to 244kb? I am a PS user. (not needed to compress files before!)
     
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    Save For Web is the best way to compress for website's.

    Also your problem will not be solved by using Adobe rgb if, as you stated, it only happens when exporting jpegs.
     
  20. Isac

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    Save for Web in PS is great for shrinking images for web as oldgeezer mentioned and I use it on a daily basis. My original (Canon) image size is 3456 x 2304 pixels at 72 PPI. Not huge but perfect for printing onto A4 or less.
    Here's a screen snap of the settings I use to shrink images for forums and my web site.
    1: Set the dimensions in pixels to the desired size (Sample is 1024 px).
    2: Reduce the Quality until the desired file size is achieved (Sample is 96%, keeping it under 244kb)
    SFW Settings-SM.jpg
     
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