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Old Nov 7, 2009, 6:44 PM   #1
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Would like your comments on these two shots please.
Ian and Amy have asked me to take their wedding photo's for them next year and to take a few shots for them so they can add to a website they have made up. Here are just two of the shots from the sitting, all C & C welcome, thanks for looking, Steve
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the first shot, the saturation seems to be a bit high and hue seems off a bit. also its actually a little too sharp, resulting in a bit too much details in the fingers and particularly the fingernails. you may soften this up a bit, both in absolute sharpness, and toning down the colors.

its a little too close for me as well. did you take any a little further back?

the second one. i am not a big portrait guy. so i will leave that for people better equipped to comment. for me i would like a lighter colored background, and a little more dynamic lighting, little higher key, with warmer colors.

thanks for sharing, hope that we can be of help.
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Bloody hell that was quick
Thanks Hards80 for the reply and comments, a fair point made about the sharpness in the first shot, I was torn between the devil and the deep blue sea with this shot, I wanted to get the detail and colour in Amy's ring to stand out more, which is why the finger detail shows up more, maybe just sharpening in Photoshop on the ring might have been a better idea.
The 2nd shot was tried with a different background but it for me just wasn't working and more importantly Ian and Amy preferred the black background. As for the lighting it was done with natural light from a big window behind me and a head on fill-in flash just to lighten things up a bit.
Lighting is a weak point to my photography and I am always willing to learn to improve.
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I very much like the first pick, with all those micro details that are pretty revealing about the persons and the photographer.
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I very much like the first pick, with all those micro details that are pretty revealing about the persons and the photographer.
Thanks Is that a good thing or a bad thing? LOL
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very quick n dirty attempt.
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Ha, ha! Now it's politically correct.
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yea, its borderline cheesy isn't it .. lol
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yea, its borderline cheesy isn't it .. lol
I believe your first comment about not using such a tight crop is more relevant than the sharpness or lack of same. About twice as far as the present shot would Still show up the details of the ring, and leave the viewer without actually examining the hands.

And like you, I'm no portratature guy, and will leave that to others.
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