Wedding in Color


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Virgo

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Nice portrait shots you've got here. Mood is there. However, some candid shots have quite a lot of distractions there. For e.g., the one with the kids using mobile phone shouldn't include the camera man.

You the main or backup camera man?
 

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Virgo said:
Nice portrait shots you've got here. Mood is there. However, some candid shots have quite a lot of distractions there. For e.g., the one with the kids using mobile phone shouldn't include the camera man.

You the main or backup camera man?
thanx for the encouragement! :D

including the photog in the kiddies shot was fully intentional. i couldn't do a thing about the coffee jugs though. n of cos the person walking away's distracting as well. ;p was trying 2 capture the moment then. portraying the kids vying for a shot with the photog. i feel dat by excluding the photog, the shot will not work. :think:

i was 1 of 2 photogs dat day. no main or backup. i'm the groom's fren & the other photog was the bride's fren.
 

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Love the colours and detail...I thinkt the one with the kids, cell phone and the photographer is ... ok...there's contrast there.

I particularly like the last shot with the waiters etc...may I ask how was that shot achieved?

Curious and willing to learn.

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Picard said:
Love the colours and detail...I thinkt the one with the kids, cell phone and the photographer is ... ok...there's contrast there.

I particularly like the last shot with the waiters etc...may I ask how was that shot achieved?

Curious and willing to learn.

Thanks
thanx for viewing. hope u enjoyed the pics. ;)

the waiters shot was simply done using a slow shutter speed. i believe it set it at 1/15s. u gotta practice handholding at slow speeds 2 get it relatively sharp. hence any movement will naturally result in trails. those non-moving objects will remain sharp.

i oso pre-focused on the area slightly in front of where the 3rd waitress (only 1 whose face is focused) is. i was shooting w/o flash but in continuous burst mode. this shot is 1 of a series of 6 images captured continuously.

last but not least. a zoom radial blur filter was added in photoshop for the final effect. of cos u can achieve dat by zooming yr lens while doing a long exposure. but i wasn't about ready 2 miss the moment by trying dat!!! :bsmilie:

hope this helps...
 

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Picard said:
Love the colours and detail...I thinkt the one with the kids, cell phone and the photographer is ... ok...there's contrast there.

I particularly like the last shot with the waiters etc...may I ask how was that shot achieved?

Curious and willing to learn.

Thanks
To add to this, you can also do it easily in PS, under filter -> blur -> radial blur. Experiment!

 

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Virgo said:
To add to this, you can also do it easily in PS, under filter -> blur -> radial blur. Experiment!

ah ha! botanic gardens at eco lake area.
 

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the candle + silhouette one :thumbsup:
 

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EOS500N said:
thanx for viewing. hope u enjoyed the pics. ;)

the waiters shot was simply done using a slow shutter speed. i believe it set it at 1/15s. u gotta practice handholding at slow speeds 2 get it relatively sharp. hence any movement will naturally result in trails. those non-moving objects will remain sharp.

i oso pre-focused on the area slightly in front of where the 3rd waitress (only 1 whose face is focused) is. i was shooting w/o flash but in continuous burst mode. this shot is 1 of a series of 6 images captured continuously.

last but not least. a zoom radial blur filter was added in photoshop for the final effect. of cos u can achieve dat by zooming yr lens while doing a long exposure. but i wasn't about ready 2 miss the moment by trying dat!!! :bsmilie:

hope this helps...
Just another question from a newbie. :D If you zoom your lens while you're doing a long exposure, will the changing size of the subject cause the subject to blur? Also, how do u avoid hand shake while zooming the lens?

Just want to find out more about this technique
 

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Stoned said:
Just another question from a newbie. :D If you zoom your lens while you're doing a long exposure, will the changing size of the subject cause the subject to blur?
yes


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Also, how do u avoid hand shake while zooming the lens?
mount everything on tripod and zoom carefully but decisively

actually since zooming causes image blur in radial direction..=> a little bit of cam shake in zigzag direction also wont die lor :)
 

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Pretty nice, most of them are keepers. The one with the L lens + kid doesn't tell anything though.

Just one question, how come the ones in white wedding gown, her face is slimmer....then the ones in kua, her face is rounder and fatter?
 

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the one with L & the 2 girls shows that u must use kwanon L then can have nice nice pics as in the pic itself ! :D :bsmilie:


hehe..on a more serious note, the L guy on the left is probably servign the role of a "framing element" to help frame the 2 girls sicne they r the subject of that shot
 

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2100 said:
Pretty nice, most of them are keepers. The one with the L lens + kid doesn't tell anything though.

Just one question, how come the ones in white wedding gown, her face is slimmer....then the ones in kua, her face is rounder and fatter?
i just notice that too! maybe is the kua?
 

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clive said:
the candle + silhouette one :thumbsup:
thanx! it was a spur of the moment thing. never tried it b4. was trying 2 get the wedding couple's silhouette in the doorway. i noticed a light source on the onlookers on the left. used dat 2 dimly illuminate them. overall turned out ok. at least i think so. ;p
 

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Stoned said:
Just another question from a newbie. :D If you zoom your lens while you're doing a long exposure, will the changing size of the subject cause the subject to blur? Also, how do u avoid hand shake while zooming the lens?

Just want to find out more about this technique
as wat clive mentioned, since u're zooming, u'll b blurring the image already. so slight handshake wouldn't do much 2 alter the image.

juz b as steady as u can. zoom smoothly in 1 motion. it depends on how long u're gonna expose the shot. u can even pause in between zooms at different focal lengths 2 achieve special effects. try it out on colorful street or building signboards or x'mas lightings. best 2 use a tripod for such long exposures.
 

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2100 said:
Pretty nice, most of them are keepers. The one with the L lens + kid doesn't tell anything though.

Just one question, how come the ones in white wedding gown, her face is slimmer....then the ones in kua, her face is rounder and fatter?
i believe its all a matter of angle n perception. wearing different colors of clothings can alter 1's appearance.

similarly, shooting from different angles, b it low, high, left or right will oso show a person's facade differently. more so with a wide angle lens. n oh yes lighting oso plays a part.

wat do u think?
 

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clive said:
the one with L & the 2 girls shows that u must use kwanon L then can have nice nice pics as in the pic itself ! :D :bsmilie:


hehe..on a more serious note, the L guy on the left is probably servign the role of a "framing element" to help frame the 2 girls sicne they r the subject of that shot
u read my intentions pretty well. which is why i chose not 2 include the whole photog int he frame. juz his cam.

unfortunately my position & lack of reaction time didn't allow me 2 attempt this shot from another angle. but come 2 think of it, i really can't find an angle 2 squeeze the gals, the photog & the wedding couple in the same frame; n yet tell the story behind it.

well, nobody said photography's always easy anyway... :D
 

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