Photographing the Milky Way

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I was going for a more casual posing style here to accent the fact that these were old friends of the group. I wanted the pose to reflect... (show more)
Exif Data
  • CANON EOS 6D
  • 50mm f1.4
  • f/5
  • 50mm
  • 1/160 seconds
  • 100

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Solid job on the variety of poses, and the casual style you were aiming for. Really great job all around.

    As far as taking the “wow factor” of the shot to the next level. there’s not much you can do. I might have considered under-exposing the background by about a stop more, however. That would have added emphasis to their faces against the clutter of all the leaves and twigs and stuff.

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    Matthew Saville

    The only other thing I can think of, to truly make the image strong, would be to somehow change the pose and make the groom more obvious. With this pose, it’s impossible to tell who the groom is, unless you assume it’s the guy with the boutonniere. 

    I would have given him a little bit of space between his friends, and had him open both arms to either pat them on the back of the shoulders, or the tops of their shoulders. Any sort of pose that give him a “these guys are my crew!” type of vibe, while also letting him take up more space in general. Hope this makes sense!

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    • Greg Hitchcock

      That’s a very good point, I should of coached the groom to be more prominent. 

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    • Matthew Saville

      Well it works as one image in a variety or sequence of shots, say if you had 3-4 shots in a slideshow or as an album page. But, of such a sequence, the most prominent shot ought to be another one that lets the groom be more prominent. So in general you’re really on the right track, it’s just a matter of noticing emphasis VS distraction, and asking yourself, “what could possibly lead the viewer’s eye away from where I want it to go?”

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