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My first wedding
Posted By: apemen, 11-20-2010, 02:46 AM

Because we have very brief official wedding procedure
"after-wedding" photo session would be more accurate : )

There were 2 pros,
I shot alone before they arrived and after they left; and with them while benefiting from setups they used.

I had 2 K20D bodies, one with DA70 and one with Sigma 30mm,
forum member Montman's advice was right on. It was very convenient to work with that setup. Thank you very much Montman : )
I also shot a few with DA15 and DA200.

Pros used Nikon D300 and flashes.
They fired flash with every shot, even for graduated-lighted near window conditions, which I think ruins it.
Flash was firing like the modelling mode in AF360, not sure what it is and what for?

Outcomes are better than I expected.
I thought after like
1- I don't need FF -as an amateur those results are enough for me.
2- I could use more ISO, I barely -can- use over IS0800 with K20D.
someone said K-5? : )

enough said.

1. DA70 f/2.4

2. DA15 f/6.3

3. DA70 f/2.4

4. DA70 f/2.4 men are in the mood : )

5. DA200 f/2.8 I definitely need to use that lens more often

6. DA200 f/4

7. DA200 f/3.2

8. DA70 f/2.4

9. DA70 f/2.4

10. Sigma 30mm f/1.4

11. we're going in DA70 f/2.4

12. Sigma 30mm f/2.5

13. Sigma 30mm f/1.4

14. Sigma 30mm f/1.6

15. Sigma 30mm f/2.2

16. Sigma 30mm f/1.4

17. Sigma 30mm f/1.4

18. DA70 f/2.4

19. Sigma 30mm f/2

I am very curious what outcome had the pros get off with using flash under that condition.
20. Sigma 30mm f/1.6

21. Sigma 30mm f/1.6

22. Sigma 30mm f/1.6

23. Sigma 30mm f/1.4

24. Sigma 30mm f/1.4

25. Sigma 30mm f/2

26. DA70 f/2.4

27. DA70 f/3.5

Be safe from bed eyes-the blue amulet- , and be happy
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11-20-2010, 03:17 AM   #2
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Wow! First shot is epic, so clean and sharp, the bokeh is amazing. I love that lens.
#4 Looks like they were having a great time
#7 Great Formal Portrait (Can’t beat natural light)
#10 Nice detail shot
#13 Like the stairway
Really nice set especially for a first wedding.
I hear you on the ISO with the K20D, I use the K20D as a Backup and the K-x as my main just because it handles ISO so much better.
Still can't get over how clean and sharp #1 is.
11-20-2010, 03:53 AM   #3
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Some really nice shots there!

I really like shot 21, there are some lovely details on the dress!

I think for shot #20, a small amount of fill flash would be great to give the bride a little more illumination on the right side of the face, or maybe even a mask in photoshop to lighten up that part a bit. Nonetheless I think it's a great semi-candid shot

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Thank you montman,
I am glad to listen to your advice on lens choice.
DA70-Sigma 30 worked great for portrait-indoors.

First shot was taken in the shadow in a very bright midday.
Ambient light helps a lot.

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Thanks 0rangepeel,

I appreciate the advice on #20,
I may try to improve it on photoshop.
11-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Well, if this is your first wedding, I think you did an amazing job! Great pictures and ditto processing. Well done!
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Love #5, 18 & 20 for the very natural expressions. Might re-crop 5 & 18 for more impact, and bring out the shadow of 20 would be awesome. I am not a flash lover either.

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Very nice!
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Well done. That 30mm Sigma is pretty respectable bit of glass, isn't it?
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great Job mate....if thats your first wedding..Id say it wont be your last..
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Thank you all : )

Yes, Sigma 30mm had been worthy inside, for both its focal length and large aperture.
those who cannot afford the FA31 may very well consider it.
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