Wedding pics. need critique

pjdavep

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The only thing that sticks out to me as a sore thumb is the picture at the alter with the bored bridesmaid and guy in the background with his hand on his crotch.

*CROP IT* - they don't want memories like that :)
 

scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
CR Pro
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distant.star said:
GMCPhotographics said:
Sorry but I don't critique photos on open public forums. Why teach the countless wannabies who browse through these pages? Especially for free. My skill and tallent was learned the hard way, by trial and error...but a lot of wannabies want to take quick short cuts and think that a learnt skill can be downloaded and is free. For every poster and replier, there are hundreds of readers.

Why teach?

Because life is not a zero sum game? Because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts?

At my age I go to a lot more funerals than weddings. I've noticed the people who are grieved and who are genuinely missed are those who were generous -- with time and talent and love. They were the ones who gave back to their communities, and the photographic community is a community. Those who come here to learn are to be applauded, not considered leeches.

You might do well to sit down this evening and read a little story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. He wrote it so people might understand the joy of giving to one another. It's available free in e-reader editions, but you probably don't want to take it for free so there are versions you can pay for.

The community of people who genuinely care about the art of pictures is small. Those of us who do need to stick together and help one another -- even those too timid to come out and speak openly.
 

scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
CR Pro
I am a rank beginner and not a wedding photographer. That said, backgrounds must be paid attention too, as stated already. It seems to me when I shoot, that I find this out time and again when I look at the pics on the computer. One thing you can try is survey the area before the shoot, and be aware before you compose. Another is open up the aperture for shallow depth of field.

Otherwise, it just take a lot of time and practice, and looks like you are on your way.
sek

x2z2001 said:
hey CRF,

I shot a Wedding this Weekend and i was happy with the outcome, but could use some critique on my work. Just trying to get better so good or bad critique welcome.

Shot with a Canon 6D using the 24-105mm and a Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens. was going to rent a 70-200mm but i thought that space would limit the lens. should i have rented it anyways? ive never used a 70-200mm lens.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/x2z2001du/8932298506/#
http://www.flickr.com/photos/x2z2001du/8931676527/#
http://www.flickr.com/photos/x2z2001du/8931665953/#
http://www.flickr.com/photos/x2z2001du/8932373318/#
http://www.flickr.com/photos/x2z2001du/8931706561/#
 

scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
CR Pro
To make such such grandiose statements and to be better than judges, you must be truly great! Given that you don't give critiques, you really don't need to make a public statement, you just need to not make critiques! Humility is also a "learnt" skill as is generosity as was pointed out earlier...just saying....

Best to you.

sek

GMCPhotographics said:
Sorry but I don't critique photos on open public forums. Why teach the countless wannabies who browse through these pages? Especially for free. My skill and tallent was learned the hard way, by trial and error...but a lot of wannabies want to take quick short cuts and think that a learnt skill can be downloaded and is free. For every poster and replier, there are hundreds of readers.
 

leGreve

Full time photographer and film maker omnifilm.dk
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I only have a moment to reply, but I feel that I should because I think it could help you further.

Your next aim of evolving should be framing; either during the shot or afterwards in Photoshop.

Remember: what you acquire is not necessarily what you need to deliver. Cropping is entirely allowed any time!

So if you have shots that are not "perfect" in the shot itself, then crop off till it works.
For me that shot with the couple facing eachother and the girl standing on the left side of the photo doesn't work because she doesn't add anything to the shot... in fact she almost takes away from the shot.

Kill your darlings, and if you can't kill the darling entirely, then cut her down to size till she fits your need.
 
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