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Tying the knot

My first wedding shoot.  I still haven't shot one by myself, and was only a second shooter for this, but Dotun set me loose with the groom. 

Nigerian weddings are incredibly colorful affairs, but I liked the simple contrast of the white shirt, black shoe, and red flowers (plus the brand new sole).  I would have liked to drop the ISO on this, but only had my kit lens, so didn't have the speed necessary to shoot properly in the hotel room without a higher ISO.  Still, not too much noise, right?

Tomorrow, perhaps a pic of a wedding floral arrangement?  Or something from landscape work in JH.  I also have another from the Grand Mosque that I want to put up. 

Critiques on above (and all others) definitely appreciated.


Tying the knot

My first wedding shoot.  I still haven't shot one by myself, and was only a second shooter for this, but Dotun set me loose with the groom. 

Nigerian weddings are incredibly colorful affairs, but I liked the simple contrast of the white shirt, black shoe, and red flowers (plus the brand new sole).  I would have liked to drop the ISO on this, but only had my kit lens, so didn't have the speed necessary to shoot properly in the hotel room without a higher ISO.  Still, not too much noise, right?

Tomorrow, perhaps a pic of a wedding floral arrangement?  Or something from landscape work in JH.  I also have another from the Grand Mosque that I want to put up. 

Critiques on above (and all others) definitely appreciated.


comments (2)

  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Mar 2010, 18:54
I've done three weddings now, two for friends (who are still friends!) and one for money. It's not something I enjoy - I much prefer landscapes as you can always go back and reshoot! I can see the attraction in this scene. Perhaps a slightly less tight crop would have helped so that the right hand is not so close to the edge. I'm no expert, though!
Michael Benjamin Studios: Thanks, Alan.

Always appreciate constructive criticism. I'll have to go back to the file o' pics to see if I have any similar ones with a different crop. Maybe I'll like it zoomed out a bit more (though I recall Dotun commenting that I needed to do a better job of starting further out, shooting some, then zooming in. Missed a few pics at that wedding because I tend to "see" things closer in. Good thing I was just a second shooter!)
Not your typical wedding shot, Michael - and all the betteer for that!
Michael Benjamin Studios: Thanks, Tom. The trick, of course, is selling the "not your typical wedding" photography ;-)

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