A&P I shot a wedding. First time Ive tried. 25 pictures

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by adamlewis88, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Im afraid to post this up here because I know how you guys can be but I figure you never learn unless you put yourself out there, right?

    I was fortunate enough to have a chance to assist a friend of my fiance with the shooting of a wedding. It was pretty much a "youneedpictures/weneedexperience" type thing so Im happy with it. I learned a lot from it and would definitely give it a go again if I was ever able to.

    I was just assisting really so I didnt pose anyone. I took pictures of what I could when I could and really just tried to capture the way they were more than the way I would have them posed/arranged.

    1
    [​IMG]
    2
    [​IMG]
    3
    [​IMG]
    4
    [​IMG]
    5
    [​IMG]
    6
    [​IMG]
    7
    [​IMG]
    8
    [​IMG]
    9
    [​IMG]
    10
    [​IMG]
    11
    [​IMG]
    12
    [​IMG]
    13
    [​IMG]
    14
    [​IMG]
    15
    [​IMG]
    16
    [​IMG]
    17
    [​IMG]
    18
    [​IMG]
    19
    [​IMG]
    20
    [​IMG]
    21
    [​IMG]
    22
    [​IMG]
    23
    [​IMG]
    24
    [​IMG]
    25
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    27,892
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Some really good ones man. A few really bad ones too, but mainly because you were not close enough.
     
  3. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,578
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    MGD: The champagne of beers! Lucky for you all of your guests look like they enjoy dancing, but unfortunately for you #17 would have came out better if their skin tones were....lighter....or you used a fill flash.

    Good work besides that
     
  4. Jbrown

    Jbrown OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    Messages:
    44,497
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dallas
    Those some big boobs
     
  5. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Overall not bad at all.
    I like the dancing shots, details on how you did them? Rear sync flash?

    Also, be careful about using a wide angle on people - it distorts them really badly.

    I like this one best for some reason:

     
  6. the Rosswog

    the Rosswog OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    [​IMG]

    I drive past this abomination every time I go through Ohio and Kentucky to get to Nashville.

    it's the ugliest building I've EVER seen.
     
  7. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    43,134
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    east coast
    Not a bad start at all. You've got some good captures there. I really like #1 and #3.

    Next time though put #'s on your pics so we can tear you a new asshole properly. :bigthumb:
     
  8. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Which ones specifically are really bad?

    I used fill flash. Only so much I was able to do :hs:

    2nd curtain sync (rear sync..whatever you want to call it).
    I know WA distorts some but I was just trying something different than the norm :hs: I dont think you learn much that way

    Its ugly and old. Reception in the bottom wasnt bad though.

    Numbers added. Proceed to lemme know how you feel.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    43,134
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    east coast
    I'm feeling pretty good today. Not too many aches and pains. You??
     
  10. rallysport

    rallysport New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    On the first few id say watch the backgrounds (they can be a bit distracting) and on number 12 watch having people in and out of shadows like that
    Besides that very nice! For a first wedding id say pretty good!
     
  11. Nullius

    Nullius New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    8,259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maranda
    omg what was he thinking?


    some good pictures man, but i couldn't really concentrate cause i was trying to figure out the physics of the honeymoon.
     
  12. ziggie216

    ziggie216 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2001
    Messages:
    29,850
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco
    nice job.

    not really into that ghost image thing for the last few though
     
  13. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    7,108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Klingonlandia
    Nice one!

    Also, it's nice to see some non-white wedding pics, cause I'm so fucking bored of those.
     
  14. wrong1

    wrong1 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    socal
    very nice. If they were my wedding I would be pleased with them. I like the 2nd curtain dance pics, I'd like to hear more of the technique you used on them. My favorite was a toss up between 3, 5, 7 and 22. I like 24 because I can see that kid on the left about to put his mac on... He's like "oh ya Im gonna get me some o that tonight"... I also liked your use of the wide angles. I don't mind a little barrel distortion.. I think it can and often does add an interesting perspective.

    I don't like 13,16 or 17. You might be able to save 18 with some post work on the skin tones.
     
  15. iridium130

    iridium130 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    6,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anaheim Hills, CA --> Denver, CO
    I spy boxed wine in the last picture!
     
  16. Gvidon

    Gvidon New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    16,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I like em...
     
  17. alexromo

    alexromo New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    4,571
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wahiawa
    niec pics, lighting is off in the building pic

    the ppl are underexposed man
     
  18. Snowballer

    Snowballer - Blissfully Insane -

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
    What lens did you use?

    I really like most of them... great job, man!
     
  19. f/2.8L

    f/2.8L New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2004
    Messages:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    404
    Nice pics!
     
  20. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I agree on the 2nd curtain.
    Without it, people just look frozen there and it seems pretty flat. If I had off-camera lighting, I would probably do something else, but for me this worked just fine.
    The technique isnt really too complicated. Its similar to shooting nighttime football with a flash actually. First you know you want a slower shutter so you set that. I was using 1/10 for these. Then, you dont want the picture to be blown out so you set your aperture/ISO to give you an EV that is underexposed by however much you like. Less -EV is going to give you a stronger background due to ambient light and more -EV is going to give you a darker background with stronger strobe lighting. After youve got that, let the flash bring it all back up to normal and shoot away.

    13 I like but maybe its just me. Someone had said that they wont know whos in the picture but Im pretty sure the wedding party knows who was in it ;) Also, I wasnt the one posing them/positioning them and when I saw them lke this with the sky and sun in the background, I just took the picture. I suppose I could clone out that light...

    16 was people giving messages to the bride and groom on a little camera. It may not be much photographically, but it is something that the bride and groom liked

    17 I personally dont like. Thats the only picture they actually asked me to take. :dunno:

    Thanks for the input.
     
  21. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    That building face was in direct sunlight. There was nothing more I could do to not blow out that building. :hsd:
     
  22. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    16-35/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 24-105/4, and 135/2
     
  23. flipflop

    flipflop flippity flop flippity flop

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    808 Son
  24. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I was thinking the same thing!

    Those are great pictures and you're only going to get better. There are not nearly enough quality photographers who can service the black community. Most photographers shoot the ceremony and some posed pictures and then they bounce. Candid photos at the reception make the best pictures. You will be able to make a lot of dough as a side gig. Good luck!
     
  25. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I hate posed pictures :hs:
     

Share This Page