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Old Jun 20, 2005, 2:49 AM   #1
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As I was shooting at the reception, I saw that the newlyweds had found an inhabited spot where they could be alone. I noticed the bride had kicked off her heels and was swing her feet happily and had to get a shot of this. Though the couple looked up and smiled, this was a simple candid shot at the reception. No special technique or equipment used here.


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Old Jun 20, 2005, 7:32 AM   #2
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Nice shot!

The twinkle lights in the background are a little distracting.

The shot feels a little too tightly cropped.

Nice use of available light!

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I think it is a beautiful shot!
Period!
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:24 PM   #4
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Nice shot!

The twinkle lights in the background are a little distracting.

The shot feels a little too tightly cropped.

Nice use of available light!

TR
The twinkle lights are less sharp/bright in print than what we see on the web. Aslo, for the final print I may desharpen them even more. Since they are directly behind the intended center of interest, I don't find them to be a major distraction that pulls they viewer away from where I want them to be. I could have moved and posed them, but then it wouldn't be a candid. :-)

I rarely crop my originals. I frame my images the way I want when shooting and only crop to satisfy the different print ratios. I start out with aproximately 9x13 and work up or down from there.

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I think it is a beautiful shot!
Period!
Thank you for the comments...I think they will like it.

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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:29 PM   #6
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Rodney,

I usually shoot a little wide and do the final crop with software.

My background is sports photography so I'm used to leaving a wide margin "for safety".

Did you move from a strong background of 35mm to digital?

You're one of the few people I've heard mention that you crop "in camera" exactly as you'd want the print to be.

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Rodney,

I usually shoot a little wide and do the final crop with software.

My background is sports photography so I'm used to leaving a wide margin "for safety".

Did you move from a strong background of 35mm to digital?

You're one of the few people I've heard mention that you crop "in camera" exactly as you'd want the print to be.

Terry
Hi Terry,

I do have a 35mm background, but not a strong one. I rarely shoot too wide unless I see that something will ad to the scene. Most often my shots portrait type shots so I generally want the subject to fill as much of the frame as possible.

When I return from a wedding, I first backup all the NEF(Nikon raw format) files to cd. I make 3 copies. One is an easy access working copy if needed and the other two are placed in a safe until the next business day. On the next business day, the other 2 are secured in a safety deposit box.

After I have my backups, I then batch process all the NEF images in Nikon Capture. Images are sized for 4x6 proofs and saved as jpg files. I glance over all images to see if any touch-ups are needed and then upload to the lab for proofs.

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 8:48 PM   #8
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Rodney,

That's a pretty awesome process!

I backup my photos quarterly to DVD and lock them in my safe.

The reason I suggest shooting a little wide is that it will give you the option to fine tune your crop after.

I usually shoot an extra 10-15 percent margin around my shots.

I'm shooting with an 8 meg camera so I don't mind losing 10-20 percent of the material after.

I guess it's just a different workflow philosophy.

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