1st pre wedding shoot...


shanegeach

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:07
Hey all, I'm back after a horrendous time studying, and planning for this wedding I'm doing.....

Wanted your views and CC's on the images I will be uploading soon... Thanks in advance...

Shane
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shanegeach

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:10



This is the 1st....

timbo

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:14
Nice concept.

I can see more of the hand on the right than the one on the left, and there is more light on that hand, which unbalances it slightly IMHO, it could be toned down though.

There is also a distracting highlight above the little finger on the hand on the left, again this is easily removed.
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shanegeach

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:33
thanks tim, the highlight you can see is another diamond ring...... i shall try to tone them down a bit and try clone the small highlight out, and slightly darken the (left) right hand as we see it now.... but thank you again for your words of wisdom
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mikew

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:42
Definitely clone the light spot away and I agree with Tim take some of the colour out. Have you got the focus spot on? One fingernail looks sharper than the ring to me. Nice idea and shot. I assume you could do something similar with the groom?
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shanegeach

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:49
Thanks mikew, with regards to focus, i dont think i have coz i used the manual 50mm 1.7, the 3 main stones are not in focus as such. I shot this handheld so...... I have considered the groom for this type of shot but unfortunately he was half asleep last night when we were at my mum's house...... I will tone it down and clone the light spot out most definitely....
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mikew

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:55
I find that at close range hand held if I sway a little then the focus goes way off and you've got double trouble as the bride could move too. Just a thought.
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shanegeach

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 19:57
yeah you right, although i was on one knee, i found she was kinda swaying more than me.....
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mikew

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 20:03
Definitely worth working on and waking the groom up

You could get her to lean back against a wall and use a tripod?
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Last Edited by mikew on 31/05/2010 - 20:04

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shanegeach

Link Posted 31/05/2010 - 20:26
thanks mikew
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aliengrove

Link Posted 01/06/2010 - 00:14
Not often you see an original wedding shot nowadays, but this is certainly one. I think the thumbs arranged more symmetrically would improve it a bit. Maybe the fingers all touching symmetrically as well, as the ones that are holding the ring are doing? I think it would work really well if the whole composition were more symmetrical. Maybe I'm just a symmetry freak!
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Last Edited by aliengrove on 01/06/2010 - 00:18

mikew

Link Posted 01/06/2010 - 07:24
I like symmetry as well but I think that the almost symmetry here makes it more human and personal.
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thoughton

Link Posted 01/06/2010 - 11:47
Nice shot Shane, I agree with Mike the focus needs a little work. perhaps a slightly longer DOF to include both the ring and the tips of her fingers.
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shanegeach

Link Posted 01/06/2010 - 12:42
thanks guys, just as well this was not the real wedding shoot, it was just a few spontaneous moments at my mums house over the weekend..... all the CC's will be used on the day when I'm there ........
Camera: *ist DS,MZ-50,
Lenses: D-Xenon 50-200mm 4/5.6, pentax smc a 50mm 1.7, Kiron 70-210mm, Pentax SMC DAL 18-55, Asahi 2x Rear tele-converter, Sirius M42 135mm macro, M42 extension tubes 61mm,
Flash: Jessops 360 AFdc
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