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Old Sep 20, 2006, 9:27 PM   #1
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Here is a portrait shot of a bride and groom I took last Fall. Shot with a Canon 20 D, focal length of 102, F3.5, frame mounted flash for fill. Let me know what you think- especially in regards to lighting as well as composition. Photography has always been my passion and have for the past year been shooting weddings to earn extra cash on the weekends. Let me know how I can improve/refine my skills!

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Old Sep 20, 2006, 9:31 PM   #2
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Sorry- newbie and obviously made an error uploading the picture. Here it is
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 9:40 PM   #3
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Here's another picked at random.
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 10:01 PM   #4
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First shot - a little bigger (sorry, I'm learning)
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 10:07 AM   #5
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[align=left]You have got the positions ok. You need to make more use of the light, on the first shot you have some harsh shadows under the noses. On the first and second shot I would had use a reflector to get some more light on the subjects. Apart from that not bad.:|
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 5:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for your feedback-I agree completely-- Ironically I had a home-made reflector (a piece of white artboard with a muted foil back) that got damaged on the way to the event. I was hoping to juice up the fill flash and tweek the exposure to eliminate the shadows. I guess I could/should have moved to a more shaded area to diffuse the light but unfortunatelythe best location for the shots was in direct/unimpeded sunlight!
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No need to fumble with a reflector. Better positioning in the direct light and fill flash is all you need in these situations. Ideally the lighting would have been nearly flat for these shots and a reflector wouldn't have achieved that result.

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 3:26 PM   #8
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Would you have positioned them facing into the light or with the source behind them? Both have their pitfalls- but wich would have achieved the best results?
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 3:46 PM   #9
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I position depending on how direct and harsh the light is. It looks fairly harsh in this shot so I would not turn them to it. I prefer a slightly shaded area over the direct light. Sometimes it can't be helped so if you have to deal with the subject directly facing the light a diffuser would come in handy, just not very easy to deal with unless you have an assistant.
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