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Jun-10-2007, 10:51 AM
that I used a DSLR at.:D
I wasn't the photographer, just an attendee.
I took 15 or so shots, a few of them turned out.
There was a skylight that seemed to put a spotlight on the bride and groom during the wedding.
Equipment: Canon 30D at ISO 800, Canon 28-300is
It helps to have good looking people getting married also.
The Deacon. (aka Mick Jagger)
The bride and groom. (looking a little scared)
Exchanging vows. (she's so happy)
I thought this wedding stuff was hard. (just kidding):wink
But you used it to your advantage. These are great photos!
Jun-10-2007, 05:05 PM
I agree with Dee...some very interesting lighting there that served you well. You should quit being a guest.
Jun-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Thanks Dee, Scotty.
This was much better than being the real photographer.
I had today free, I guessing their Photog will be working up shots for the next week.
Jun-10-2007, 07:47 PM
These are really super Dave! Boy did they look nervous!!! :rofl
As a guest, how did you manage such a great view of the nuptials???
Doesn't appear you seated with the guests, at least not in the last 2 shots. I think you better hang your shingle.
Jun-11-2007, 06:00 AM
The first one is a winner.
Jun-11-2007, 07:15 AM
I like the light on the official in the first shot, but the second photograph is a real winner. Just love that light and, like you say, it doesn't hurt to have some beautiful people to photograph!
And, like Scotty_R says, it might be time for you to think about being a working attendee at some of these.:dunno Maybe?
Jun-11-2007, 07:31 AM
You have taken some really good photographs...many a pro would be happy to have captured such wonderful shots.
Jun-11-2007, 08:21 AM
I know people who would kill to get wedding photos anywhere near this great. I love the lighting. You could really make some money at this. That is a very sharp lens for a Canon:D .
Jun-11-2007, 02:57 PM
That is a very sharp lens for a Canon:D .Good thing you were smiling when you said that! :rofl
Jun-12-2007, 06:32 AM
Wow those are great...the lighting was poor...but you did excellent. They [bride and groom]...should be really happy...more than happy.:thumb
Jun-12-2007, 07:37 PM
What f stop did you use? I still can't believe that is done at ISO 800 you barely see any grain in the background. Did you do alot of PP? I have the 30D and have not used 800 yet (I don't recall going past ISO 400) Those are some nice pictures. I love the natural lighting. If that's your first stab at weddings, wedding photographers have something to worry about LOL
You did a good job.
Jun-12-2007, 09:19 PM
Renay, I believe the lens was wide open, (f5.6) for all of these. Shutter was from 1/50 to 1/250 of a second. (I really like i.s. lenses)
My post work was A little USM, then crop and resize, for a couple of them I use the noise reduction filter in PSE4, plus a touch of Smart blur.
(smart blur can be very useful in small doses) a small dose of USM again and that's about it.
I'll guess I worked about 2-3 minutes per shot.
The 30D does pretty well at iso 800. Way better than my XTi.
No pros have anything to worry about me cutting in on their action. I know I just got a few lucky shots in.
Like I say, I was just sitting in the crowd snapping a few off.
slight crop, resize only.
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