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Old May 27, 2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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I have not taken any wedding pictures since I did my brother's wedding 30 years with a 35mm camera. These 2 pictures were take yesterday at my nephew's wedding with available light at ISO 3200, f/8, 1/25 sec for the first picture and 1/15 sec for the second. There is a little noise in there because of the high ISO used. The aisles were cordoned off with decorative ribbons and I didn't want to get in the way of the professionals, so these shots were taken from the side where I was sitting.
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Old May 27, 2012, 4:44 PM   #2
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G'day WCK

There's nothing 'amateurish' about these 2 shots
Each could very easily go on proud display at their home

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Old May 28, 2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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Phil,
Thanks for the comment! I make a couple adjustments and cropping of the pictures. I would like you to take a look if I make it better or worse.
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G'day WCK

You ask for feedback on your 2 images

#1- I would suggest you delete the flowers on the RHS where they intrude behind the groom, and on the floor behind the bride, I would delete the thing on the floor and the dark thing half-way up the image

#2- I would delete the overhead row of white lights - they distract my eye from the group of people.

In both images, I would make the verticals to be vertical - each image has a left-lean [maybe a tripod leg was incorrect position] - but it needs fixing

Hope this is okay with you
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Phil,

What you suggested makes a lot of sense to eliminate all the distractions in the pictures especially on #1. I took out the flowers on the wall but I left the thing sticking up on the floor to avoid cutting to much on the bottom of the bridal gown.

On #2, I straightened the perspective correction and cropped out the lights on the ceiling. Now this picture looks a lot better.

Thanks a lot of your help!

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G'day mate

All good - well done > glad you're happy with it too

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I have not taken any wedding pictures since I did my brother's wedding 30 years with a 35mm camera. These 2 pictures were take yesterday at my nephew's wedding with available light at ISO 3200, f/8, 1/25 sec for the first picture and 1/15 sec for the second. There is a little noise in there because of the high ISO used. The aisles were cordoned off with decorative ribbons and I didn't want to get in the way of the professionals, so these shots were taken from the side where I was sitting.
These are great! Try to stand up next time. It will change the perspective! You will see!
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Thanks for the advice! this means a lot from a professional.
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