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Excuse me while I blow my trumpet

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by minimad, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. minimad

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    No, not that one!

    This one:

    Today I photographed my second wedding this time as the Official photographer :)

    Crappy light, not a fantastic venue and a stressed bride made it hard work. A 50mm f1.8 lens and lots of CF memory meant that I really enjoyed the event.

    If anyone's interested I'll post a couple of pics once they're off the camera. :)

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  2. Mylo

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    After that build up you've got to show us some pics.
    When I first read it I thought you meant 'your' second marriage :rotfl:
     
  3. tomson

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    yeah, post a few up - would love to see them.
     
  4. seany

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    Yeah, give us a butchers:)
     
  5. HMHB

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    I did some years ago for my mates wedding but was not brave enough to be the main photographer ! I got loads of good shots as the official photographer was setting up all his shots, therefore I'd be slightly off to one side and got loads of candid shots that you don't get from the official ones. It must be very nerve wracking to be the sole photographer, one mistake and their whole day is ruined !
    It would be good to see some shots
     
  6. DJW

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    Done the same myself & got really positive response from the bride & groom :) Plus side is no pressure if the shots don't come off.

    Actually know a semi pro photographer who does the alternative wedding shoot as described above......more unique than the normal service.

    Also want to see the shots.....always good to see how the meter coped with the white of the dress.
     
  7. minimad

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    Well, hopefully I've got this right (the attachments I mean).

    There should be 4.

    I realised I lied a little on my last post, I was 2nd shooting, not the main phot. The B & G will get to have any of the pics that I took though, about 350 in all.

    Hope you like 'em!

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    Shots 2 & 3 work really well....especially shot 3 :thumbsup:

    Not a fan of the 70's batman angle shots for 1 & 4 though ;) , although others may like it. (Hope you don't mind me saying).

    Thinking of your shot 3, I saw a pro's shot on similar theme where they had brides face in focus with groom looking on from distance, out of focus. Worked well , as does yours.
     
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    I'm glad you like them! I don't mind your comments at all, if all of us were alike, every photo would be exaclty the same!

    Shot 3: I have a couple of the b&g like that, saw this one (the best man) and posted it. :)

    Thanks for your comments :)
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  10. MRW

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    The bloke in picture 3 is a bit blurry.

    (I'll get my coat)
     
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    I'm sorry minimad i don't like them at all :(

    Adrenochrome.
     
  12. minimad

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    Hey - no need to apologise. As I said previously, if we all had the same tastes... :cool:

    MRW: Thanks for that, I'll try and get the focussing right next time . . . :rotfl:
     
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    I liked the photos, but am I right in thinking that the subject (such as in pic 1) should be looking at the camera, unless we can see what he's looking at?

    I'm sure it'll be good for all the folks out there getting married - the more wedding photographers there are out there, and therefore more competition, the lower the prices!

    We paid £1700 for ours :eek:. Still, he was bl**dy good, and worth the money.
     
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    Christ, I'm in the wrong game :suicide:
     
  15. minimad

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    MRW - you are right, I do have the rest of him looking at the camera. Something caught his eye as I took the shot. Just liked it as a different shot.

    Once I have edited the rest I will post a few more for your opinions.

    £1700 quid? That's why I'm getting into the business! Although, not charging anything like that much!

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  16. DJW

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    Expect to see you win December comp then ;) :zonked:
     
  17. MRW

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    £1700 for a day is good money - but then we did have an expensive album.

    And also, you're paying (or charging) for years' of experience - and no matter how many gadgets you have, there's no substitute for experience.

    And on your wedding day, it's not just the pictures themselves, it's the way the photographer manages your guests that makes all the difference.

    Good luck!
     
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    Agree fully with this point......some are awful & people lose intrest & wander off, whilst others have the crowd like "putty in their hands".

    So come on minimad, give us your best lines :smoke:

    Working for IBM, with 5000 plus people working in Portsmouth, I might be able to slip your card on the canteen board for a percentage :devil: :zonked:
     
  19. MRW

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  20. minimad

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    Thanks! I've changed it now :)
     
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    I was recently invited to my girlfriends mum's wedding. They already had a freind of the family who was the designated photographer. He was using a 78' nikon film camera with flash gun and b&w filter with coloured film. My job was to video the event but could not pass the opportunity up to take my new dslr canon300D. Like you said in the original post, most of the shots where from side angles and of candids. They did turn out quite well, and good job they did as the main photographers film produced about 6 usable photos and the rest were dead..... Thats why digital is the way forward. I implied he should get the new nikon d70 so at least he can use his old lenses and stuff. I was gutted for the old fella!!

    One of the photos is on my photosite if you fancy at butchers at it.
     
  22. paulc1

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    It would be nice to see a family shot,..thats always the telling photo.

    Your'e very brave mate doing a wedding, I think I would just collapse in a heap of, "what if they dont like these photo's" nerves!!
     

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