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I’m almost a year late.. but I thought I would give some feedback since you posted some stuff for this year. I’ll start from the bottom; I like Jacob’s session, although the 3rd and 4th shot need fill light, his face is underexposed and the eyes need that clear look with catch lights. Maybe take the redundant b&w out or pick one, less is more.
Up to Bekkah and Jake- I like the tub shot.. I might add getting the subjects in the background doing something, and soften the light hitting the group, even a bed sheet can bring it down 2/3 stop of light. Backing up, your opening shot with the setup, I’m not sure how to say there is too much there with clutter, that just demands a recompose or if you have something different to offer. The wide shot over the chairs as the bride and groom are in front of the audience there is too much info there, maybe a crop or pull the shot in tighter next time ( the chairs in the foreground are not flattering to the shot) and it doesn’t bring my eyes to the bride and groom or even the wedding party, because I almost can’t see them unless I concentrate.
The serious shot or if that’s what you were going for with the bride and groom; she doesn’t look like she wants to be there and looks extremely posed, next time have them stand there, then tell him to pull her in to him while having their own moment(it’s okay to have him say something like how good she looks or tell a joke to her, share something giving you the smiles and happy reactions the wedding day deserves), and nail it! Over all, your wedding went well, mostly better than the togs I see in the area here charging similar money. I haven’t covered it all, and don’t want you to think I’m crushing your work etc.. Keep shooting. One more thing, change your elevations if you can often, the perspective of seeing something “straight on” can become uninteresting; be free with your camera, and trust your instinct more.
Hi Ink, if I’ve offended you actually I’m sorry for that. I’m not proud.. I’m upset. Years ago before gear and hi res mobile devices were available, people relied on pros to get work done and done with respect to the industry. You either put your head and heart in the game or stay out of the industry. People like this need to be informed of their horrible work. I posted on 500px to get reactions from potential peers and gather some raw data compared to my thoughts. You saw the FB post, they don’t KNOW their bad and where the horrid mistakes are. I retain my anonymity here and on Facebook to help vent frustration. I don’t have 20+ years in my craft to just let this happen.
I’ve struck gold in the “faux” arena. The girl is claiming she’s never been so busy, but I just don’t understand. Give a quick look.
https://www.facebook.com/Alwaysnforeverphoto and http://www.alwaysnforeverphotography.net/ just horrible mistakes made throughout.
What is this? http://500px.com/photo/79834553/always-by-cy-borg?from=user_library
Where’s Waldo? Uh I mean the dress.. http://500px.com/photo/79834557/always-by-cy-borg?from=user_library
What is this? http://500px.com/photo/79894645/always-by-cy-borg?from=user_library
Bill, my apologies about the $100 thing.. I use that as reference to most hacks as their level of work, and the typical dollars they list a service for, $100-750 range etc.. I’ll clear this up, that she charged $800 for this wedding. And the Armbruster Chapel/Funeral home has no restrictions on flash. I’ve sold their venue space a few times, and very aware of any rules etc.. This was just a sad day in the photo department.
Add on comment; Her shots are soft, and she’s shooting hi iso to compensate for the kit lens she’s using. People shouldn’t be subjected to paying for work like this.
What ever title you would like to assign, however she should NOT be taking anyone’s money for service she can’t deliver. I don’t allow my clients to go through my entire image cache unedited to select from some shots I didn’t intend to be seen. Be your own best editor, and delete the shots for exposure, those that are clearly not for your clients eyes.
I’ll bring some interesting stuff to the table.. I’ve been fighting the hacks in the area for work, and it seems the prospects are flocking to the $100 “fauxtogs”. Feast your eyes on this disappointing wedding, which I hope the couple realize what a mistake the choice of picture taker they have chosen.
Numero uno see this- http://jennifermotzphotography.pass.us/juliaandmike/i-yQx91112909200
Then see the rest of the tragedy here- http://jennifermotzphoto.com/wedding/wedding.html
And the whole redundant gallery here – http://jennifermotzphotography.pass.us/juliaandmike/
Expose more of these hacks.