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My last weekend wedding

Discussion in 'Wedding Images Forum' started by valdano, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. valdano

    valdano Old Hand

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    Hey guys,

    Just a few of my faves from last wedding. This couple was amazing and super fun to work with. Let me know what you guys think.

    Val.
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  2. Minor Problem

    Minor Problem Always on Premium Member

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    A nice set. My only crit would be to use a higher af point on the vertical compositions as you seem to have used the centre point and have a lot of empty space above their heads that doesn't add anything to the images.
     
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  3. hooferinsane

    hooferinsane EXIF Seeker Super Moderator

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    Nice set, but not so keen on some of the crops. Really pedantic but in #1 might have liked to have seen them positioned on LHS with more of the length of the dress in and the flowers not cropped off.#2 is great, but in #3 and #4 the crops don't work for me - would perhaps be better more centrally placed IMO. Last is great though.
     
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  4. Roger S

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    Nice shots, but it seems to me that you are using the rule of thirds as a concrete law here. I agree that most of the crops do not work in this set. On the positive side, you have gotten some great expressions and have captured the joy ery well.
     
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  5. valdano

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    Interesting that you guys noticed that. You are all right. My centre AF seems to be the only one I can positively rely on so I tend to use it most of the time. My shutter is a little soft so when I try to focus then re-compose it loses focus. As for the first one, after I went into Lightroom to edit I was mad at myself for the composition. I don't know how that one managed to get me like that haha.

    Some good points there guys. The vertical ones were intentionally composed like that, but I think based on the feedback, the execution wasn't as tidy as it should have been. I think if I'm going for that look in future, it has to look more intentional. As it is now, it does look more like an accident or poorly composed shot.
     
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  6. Roger S

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    It's a workaround, but if all else fails, zoom wide and be prepared to crop a you had intended the shot in the first place. I know I always zoom a little wide to leave room for different crop factors, but you could work just a little wider for safety sake.
     
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  7. Haripaul

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    If you just crop these to get rid of unwanted space you'll have a great set.
     
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  8. valdano

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    @Roger S - Yes Roger that's an alternative. I shoot with a Nikon D700 so at 12mp it's a little on the smaller size to factor in cropping :). This might very well be my reason to get something with a little more mp. I've never been a large mp fan so I've resisted for a while now. Both my cameras are 12.3mp but I guess I might need to reconsider.

    @Haripaul - True, but I'll then be handing the clients 6mp images hahaha
     
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  9. Newbandit

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    I used to shoot weddings with a D700 and found I could crop stuff no problem. Consider these sort of images rarely make it past a 10 x 8 as a print. In an album they will be even smaller. Crop away. You deffo don't need more MP's
     
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  10. Ogofmole

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    I shoot sports with a D700, and have found that I can almost crop a image in half and still print at A3 with good results.
     
  11. gaelldew

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    Might be a totally stupid suggestion on my part, but, do you use Back Button focus? easier to recompose. Now I wait to be told that I am. LOL.
     
  12. Kevin Fox

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    Got to agree with the rest. The last is probably the best of the group just because you didn't cut any body parts off. The D700 is still a nice camera and your having issues with focus, it's rarely the cameras fault. Not sure I'd use it for a paid gig and a wedding if it's that bad. Some wouldn't be happy with the results.
     
  13. Roger S

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    I'm still shooting with 5Mp cameras for portraits and weddings. I have loads of room left for crops and still be able to print 8X10. I haven't even tried the 12 Mp camera for that aspect yet. ;)
     

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