1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Shots were taken after my friends ROM. I just asked them to pose for a couple of shots using my D90 with 55-200VR kitlens.
In the first pic, The shadow on the face of the bride is quite dark. Can this be overcome during actual shoot?I know it was created because of the angle against the sun, but can metering or in-camera setting can do the job to lighten the shadows?If PP is needed, what software and feature can work well? Is fly really amust in this kind of situation?
In the 2nd pic, I want to achieve a somehow washed out background.I noticed that all my shots similar to this got saturated background. Is it because of the lens I used? Can larger aperture do the job? Does metering play a role here?
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
To lighten the shadows and unsaturated background.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Just so happen that I brought my cam to take group shots. Not really planned to take photos like this.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think I achieved my goal in almost all of my shots which is to take candid images showing good emotions.