Bride, Overcast, Cold, Natural Light

jepabst

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Aug 28, 2013
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Another bride to share from 2014 - it was about 35 degrees, we were all freezing in Indianapolis. The bride liked these bronze doors, we jumped out of the trolley and snapped some shots. It was completely overcast with no visible directional light. Normally I would add light in a situation like this, but it was so cold it was hard to operate (and did I mention it was extremely windy as well.)

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Shot all natural light - no reflector.

Canon 6D
1/500sec
ISO-100
50mm f/1.4 @f/1.4
 

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tolusina

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jepabst said:
.... The bride liked these bronze doors....

Canon 6D
1/500sec
ISO-100
50mm f/1.4 @f/1.4
If she liked the doors enough to halt the trolley, why did you blur them?
With the settings you've posted there was plenty of shutter speed headroom to stop down significantly while still staying with ISO 100 handheld, plus, with a 6D you could have bumped the ISO a bit, stopped down even further.

Isn't the object of paid work to please the client rather than showing off what our gear can do or what we can do with our gear?

I do like the shots quite a bit. Bride is gorgeous and well lit. I just think you missed the client's desires here.
 

TeT

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Lovely shot...

I too would have liked to see some door texture in this shot... I think it would have added to the moment...

Do you ever not take a perfect shot.... Nice work.
 

jepabst

EOS T7i
Aug 28, 2013
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Chicago, IL
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These shots are at the war memorial; we didn't stop explicitly for the doors, but rest assured, there are some shots at f/8.0 that get the doors and detail, but I don't think they are as successful. I know the bride liked the shots I shared here - she made them her profile pics at one time or another on Facebook. The warm/rust/bronze tones were great against the light skin and white dress - as opposed to the limestone walls surrounding them. Happy client.
 

Sporgon

5% of gear used 95% of the time
I really like the second shot; the 50 has given a bokeh that almost looks like a slow shutter + zoom effect. Emphasises the bride.

Just a word of caution. Posting images like that shot on the 50 / 1.4 wide open at f1.4 will make you unpopular with the must-have 50/1.2 or Sigma 1.4 brigade ;)
 

jepabst

EOS T7i
Aug 28, 2013
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Chicago, IL
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Sporgon said:
Just a word of caution. Posting images like that shot on the 50 / 1.4 wide open at f1.4 will make you unpopular with the must-have 50/1.2 or Sigma 1.4 brigade ;)
Haha, you're probably right.
I've been shooting for a long time and I can say with a high degree of certainty that I will never own the 50mm 1.2

So many places I'd rather put that money.