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09-07-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hello,
i read daily photo critiques but this is the first photo i've posted!

I was jsut walking by the couple, and saw the professionals shooting, and i decided to shoot for 5 seconds as well and give it a try.

Can you please give some comments for the composition of the big photo and also the post processing that i did for the crop?

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09-07-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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I see two big issues with the first:
1. At least 2/3 of a stop overexposed
2. That guy in the background doesn't belong

And in the second, the guy's still there, but I do like the soft effect, except that I would have likely toned it down just a little bit.

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I agree here with Adam, the exposure meter has over-read the white dress and the white background resulting in over-exposure. The composition for a wedding shot is too cluttered, man in background.
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Ok thanks .
Yes I agree with both of you. I didn't want to spend too much time on the photo, thus I didnt edit the guy.
I am wondering what type of photos did the $4.000 paid photographer do for this scene

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There's an invaluable amount f work put in by pros to make the difference between your results and those on their wedding album. The right exposure, the right composition, the right lighting, the right PP work - it all comes down to hours of preparation, posing (which you took full advantage of from the photographer ), execution and post-production.

Your results are fine for a snapshot, given the above comments, though there is also the issues of dynamic range (blown highlights), choice of focal length and ambience (part of the X-factor in stunning portraiture).
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hehe ok

Basically the photographer was 2 meters on the, and some photos he was sitting on the ground, and some standing up... I can't remember what exactly was the background in that direction...
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The crop almost works. The only way to rescue it would be to paint the whole background with a soft blur to get rid of everything except the subjects. It is their day, not the guy in the background's.

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