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Bride & Groom recessional. This is the first wedding I've ever shot (for friends) so any kind of critique welcome! I will do some... (show more)
Exif Data
  • NIKON D7100
  • 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
  • f/4.33985
  • 100mm
  • 1/320 seconds
  • 400

Q&A Discussions

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  1. A
    Daniel Thullen

    Melissa, I love the “candidness” of this photograph, especially the smile on the bride’s face. I would have liked you to be somewhat more in front of them to capture more of the groom. (He’ll love this capture!) My only suggestion would have been to frame so that the couple is on the right third of the scene. It gives them “space” to walk. You’ll love editing in LR, especially for the repetitive tasks. Presets are awesome!

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    • A
      Melissa Hruban

      Thank you so much for your suggestions, Daniel! I will keep those things in mind in the future!

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  2. B
    Pye Jirsa

    I really like the candid nature of this image Melissa. I think there is a kind of awkwardness in the hands here, if you shot through this scene with multiple frames, I might see if there is another frame that is a little more natural.

    Usually I will shoot quite a few shots in moments like this just to make sure I can pick one out that’s perfect.

    But still, doesn’t break the image, it’s still great.

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  3. C
    Pye Jirsa

    I like her smile, very natural. But sometimes the individuals might be a bit selfconcious when it comes to open mouth smiles. Again, having a few images of the interaction might help pick out the perfect one.

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    • C
      Melissa Hruban

      I agree that there’s a good chance she will feel self conscious about this image. I personally love it because both of their expressions look so happy and excited, but it’s easier to see the beauty rather than the flaws as the photographer!

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  4. D
    Pye Jirsa

    Melissa I dig your logo and watermark, but I think the size is a bit large. I’d go small and unobtrusive so it doesn’t make the image feel like an advertisement.

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  5. E
    Pye Jirsa

    I dig the Fuji 400h pastel color grading for this image. Works very nicely.

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    • E
      Melissa Hruban

      I’m loving those filmic presets, so gorgeous! I’m struggling trying to figure out if this “look” will go with the rest of the images from their ceremony/reception though! I’ve never shot such a large amount of photos in so many different scenes before, so I’m having a hard time nailing a “look”

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