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thanks to all who have commented and left some really good advice and critiques on my last few uploads, iv tried to use all the good advice iv received over the last couple of days and this is my final shot in this series. thanks again for taking time to comment .
as before used a layer and adjusted highlight to retrieve the detail in the dress, used the dodge tool to soften the skin tones.
steve

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:SIGMA DC 18-200mm F3.5-6.3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 5:00 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Bride and Groom 3
Username:STEVELIN STEVELIN
Uploaded:5 Nov 2012 - 9:31 PM
Tags:Bride, Groom, Portraits / people, Wedding
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:45 PM

Perfect. Youve taken suggestions on board, used them, and produced a very good shot.


Well done,


Willie

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 10:24 PM

thanks willie.
steve

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:10 AM

I would still prefer to see more contact and togetherness from the couple. Obviously the lack of it is because direction is being given by the official guy. ie. One arm round the bride and flowers held by the bride further to our right and therefore more central in the pic. and with the groom with hands out of pockets in closer order.

One more obvious feature, the bride is on the incorrect side of the groom. As the bride walks down the aisle with her father (or whoever is giving her away) she is on his right arm. She arrives at the left arm of the groom and that position remains throughout the service and for the sake of officialdom (at least in my day) remains so throughout all the remainder of the photographs.

Exposure is better here and when you start to do your own wedding pictures, if you do of course, you will be well placed to arrange your own pictures instead of having to put up with arrangements made by others.

Well done though.

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 6 Nov 2012 - 9:11 AM

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iancrowson e2 Member 4209 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:30 AM

I think this is a lovely photo. The detail on the dress is very good, they are smiling and looking happy, a great shot to remember their special day.
Ian

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 41181 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 12:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It's hard to judge, but on my iPad, it still looks dark. I haven't commented on your previous submissions, but to me, the grooms suit blends with the dark background, and the impact of the brides red hair is lost. To me, it could bear more exposure in post processing. There is plenty of detail left in the dress to work with.

Minor points for all the shots...the couple need to be closer and actually look like they bond. Here they could be two mates standing together. Get the grooms hands out of his pockets and round the bride. Get them to face each other unless you are after a particular look. Arrange the dress so it flows onto the ground, rather than being scrunched up at the bottom. Move away from a background like this because 1. It lessens the green cast caused by the foliage. 2. It looks less sharp and doesn't attract attention. Look out for untidiness, like the brides hair and random bright items around the frame, and get the corsage in the middle.

Lots of tiny tweaks, but they all make a difference on once-only occasions.

Nick

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STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM

thanks all for the feedback.
steve

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom843 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:48 PM

You have worked on the dress and done a great job of retaining detail but lost all detail in the grooms suite and some shadow areas. You have done the right thing. Get the brighter areas right, then lighten the shadows later. A bit of work with the dodge tool would lift this from nice to excellent.

Paul

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 10:15 PM

thanks paul i will have a go with the dodge tool i see what you mean
steve.

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STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 10:33 PM

uploaded v2 thanks paul
steve

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