(Closed) Just starting out! Nervous!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@miss.nicole: It’s hard to give you feedback based on one photo, and this board probably isn’t the best place to get critique if you’re looking for real feedback from other photographers. Try the Fred Miranda boards, photo.net, or Open Source Photo. You’ll get honest opinions and feedback from folks who know what they’re looking at in terms of skill. Good for you for doing it for free, but I would say the best way for you to learn is to shadow a professional before you jump out on your own. You never want to risk someone’s wedding memories.

Post # 4
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814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

As BeeM said it’s hard to say much about one photo. And she’s correct in saying that the absolute best way to learn to do this right is to shadow a professional.

I’m a professional photographer, and I can give you critique if you want it?

Post # 7
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Can you ask permission of the couple to post more pics, so we can really get a feel for your style?

I think its great you and your husband are doing this! Ask them for an honest critique, and also see if they can do a testimonial for you guys.

We ended up getting a CD with all the pics and the rights to them from our photog. The first CD we got was blank, and he was really quick to respond and send another one right away.  They (him and his wife) were really accomodating throughout the whole experience, and honestly we forgot they were there most of the time.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you should join a photography forum. You have customers eyes and then photographers eyes. 

Post # 9
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814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@miss.nicole: Oook based off one photo haha this’ll be hard. I think you got this one almost right. I would have taken it more around to the left because this is not the most flattering angle of the bride. From this angle her arm looks very wide and her stomach is sticking out which I think is less about her body shape (the latter) and more about the positioning. If you’d taken it slightly more front on you would have got more detail and a more flattering view, while still focusing on the bride. Does that make sense?

The colours are quite good, but if you’re going for this kind of shot I think you need all head or no head (you’ve got the bottom of the groom’s chin).

I see what you’re going for, which is good. It shows you’ve thought about the shot, it’s just not quite there.

To my eye I can tell it’s not a professional shot, BUT to most couples, especially ones who are getting their shots for free, it’d be good. I think if your shots are this kind of quality, the couple will be very happy.

 

(hope that’s not to harsh. English is my second language, so some of my choices can be a bit off sometimes haha)

Post # 10
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394 posts
Helper bee

Id be more than wiling to look over some of the final images and give you some constructive criticism. I have a degree in photography and photographic theory/history. So I actually do some work with “up and coming” photographers and artists building their portfolios and brand. Just PM me and we can talk privately.

Post # 12
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1405 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not a lady, but am a pro photographer.  I am sure this isn’t the best shot from your day.

The composition doesn’t work for me.  Unflattering angle on the Bride’s arm and the couple looks “amputated” near the heads.  The eye is not drawn to their hands.  Also, the Grooms other arm is cut off too.  You can try cropping this tighter, but I would try shooting from above or below next time to really get the part of the image that draws the eye to be the hands.

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