You can see from the words he used and the statements he made that how little he knew about the hard work of wedding photographers and yet he feels qualified to judge the industry by showing a few mediocre pictures with weird colors, cheesy photoshop effects and poor exposure.
What so valuable about this picture for the bride?... pictures too much noise and not sharp, cannot see details of the wedding dress, awkard angle and you cannot crop/aligned anymore without cutting into the wedding dress.
You need a faster & more fps camera with high ISO capability to capture the perfect dress position with motion as your shot shows the wedding dress is a huge ugly mess (IMO). This is not experiment but just a snapshot to me.
Maybe you should invested in some proper strong flash and do some off camera flash shooting.
If you are observant you will see some of the winnings are Singaporeans wedding photographers; eg Stephen Loh, William Chua, KC Wong,
Last edited by sjackal; 6th July 2011 at 02:00 PM.
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Thanks I enjoyed those links, I am sure many others will find it useful.
I don't chance to experiment these type of shots that cos it was the actual wedding day and the couple had super tight schedule to follow. Even the gates crash was very very fast..lucky for the bridegroom, he didnt spend much on the ang bao too. So the situation is different from those shots that you showed me.
I just follow thru what happened that day and tried to document some of those moments.
Last edited by sjackal; 6th July 2011 at 02:23 PM.
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http://www.ispwp.com/contests/ispwp-...groom-portrait and those from Ah_k.
The bridesmaids were quite funny.
guess this touched a raw nerve eh
but here's another kicker: not all who call themselves "pro" produce fantastic work. usually most of them shoot very "normal" pictures. yet they get many jobs? why? because of good marketing.
so it's pretty much generalizing that pros are really good at what they do. not all are fantastic. at least, not by what i've seen some people post.
but on the other hand, the ispwp website was great! but not every "pro" is capable of that.
Last edited by lifestyle1881; 6th July 2011 at 03:11 PM.
I thought I shouldn't be saying anything since I'm not a wedding photographer. But this thread gets "funnier" by the minute. Why all the intense reactions over TS. Some of you are sounding too aggressive, need to take a walk. Yes I get that he's not up to professional standard, his title can be taken as provoking and he's made some unsounded comments about professional wedding photographers.
However, look at where he is and the context he's making these statements from. He's shooting FOC. He isn't bothered with shooting standard shots. He is given free rein as a 2nd/3rd photographer. So from the first place why compare him with professionals like yourselves? Even if he turns "pro" tomorrow, his skill bracket will restrict his client/price range and if he can still get clients then it's the clients' choice what. If he still shoots FOC then let him la... he happy can liao right.. what for he need to care about you too? Lol.
I get that the market sucks, ya commercial photography market sucking as bad for me too, so let off some steam is unavoidable. Grouse finish, then just let TS be la. I don't envy his position too. His friends could be paying less for the actual photographer cos they have TS to do the creative shots FOC. Somewhat insulting to all parties? Lol. The bigger problem is and has always been education of clients' standards. What they find acceptable or good, couldn't pass muster for those who know better. Instead of poking holes at TS, why not redirect your energies towards more fruitful endeavours. =)