Some Wedding Pictures

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Hong Hai Liu, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Hong Hai Liu

    Hong Hai Liu Guest

    Hong Hai Liu, Aug 4, 2005
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  3. Hong Hai Liu

    Bill Poston Guest

    I'm just begining myself so I don't feel I have enough experience to
    make a sensible comment about your pictures. I will say that none
    seemed above average. Probably just like photos I'd take. I suggest,
    nad it's something I alwasy look for but can never find, the unique
    picture. Something that makes it stand out in a group. It's that
    secret ingredent that amkes a picture stand out.

    Now, please tell me how you used Pacasa to post your pictures to a web
    site. I use Picasa and I'm anxious to hear how you did that.

    Thanks.
     
    Bill Poston, Aug 4, 2005
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  4. Hong Hai Liu

    UC Guest

    Why did you do this? What possible motive is there for anyone to look
    at this?
     
    UC, Aug 4, 2005
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  5. Hong Hai Liu

    Guest Guest

    2 L Clerkenwell Close

    Firstly, learn how to set the manual colour balance on your camera, it
    usually works like this;

    1. Put the camera in P mode and take a picture (with the direct flash) of
    something white, don't make any adjustments to the exposure
    2. Go the the white balance settings in the menu and select 'custom white
    balance'
    3, Choose the picture you have just taken of the white object (it won't look
    white) and select that as your white balance.
    4. Change the white balance control to the custom setting, as opposed to
    daylight, shade, cloudy etc.
    5. take some pictures and be amazed at the difference.

    Try using bounce flash, that will make a big difference too and it will get
    rid of sweaty faces and hard cold lighting.

    As for composition etc, that's another matter, just look at pictures in
    magazines and on TV and wonder how they did it.
     
    Guest, Aug 4, 2005
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  6. Hong Hai Liu

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    Avoid backlight, ie. the window. Use that light to your advantage.

    Be concious of your background.

    Look for ways to bounce your flash to avoind the reflections and shadows.
    Perhaps invest in a reflector.
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 4, 2005
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  7. Hong Hai Liu

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest


    I think he is looking for feedback and some constructive critisim.
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 4, 2005
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  8. Hong Hai Liu

    Hong Hai Liu Guest

    Just google Picasa and download it. Then use the export html feature (in
    the edit menu or view menu), afterward, just upload the html output to your
    website.

    Andrew
     
    Hong Hai Liu, Aug 4, 2005
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  9. Hong Hai Liu

    UC Guest

    The photos are horrible, in my opinion.
     
    UC, Aug 4, 2005
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  10. Hong Hai Liu

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    Well thats honest feedback but how can he do better?
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 4, 2005
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  11. Hong Hai Liu

    Hong Hai Liu Guest

    Ah, UC, I heard about you, you must be the resident alt.photography troll.
    Well, it is a pleasure to meet you too.

    Andrew
     
    Hong Hai Liu, Aug 4, 2005
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  12. Hong Hai Liu

    UC Guest

    How much is it worth to him to know? The photos are poorly composed,
    off-color, crooked, and the backgrounds are poorly-chosen. Objects
    stick out of people's heads. Photography of events takes years of work
    to master. No tips are going to help.
     
    UC, Aug 4, 2005
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  13. Hong Hai Liu

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    --
    The photos are poorly composed,
    --

    Can't argue with that
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 4, 2005
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  14. Hong Hai Liu

    UC Guest

    Why do beginners flood newsgroups with requests for tips to correct
    amateurish, beginner photographs? Why should we waste our time wading
    through hundreds of bad photgraphs?
     
    UC, Aug 4, 2005
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  15. Hong Hai Liu

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    ---

    Because they want to learn.

    Seems to me it is your choice to participate or not. Your delete key is
    broken?
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 4, 2005
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  16. Hong Hai Liu

    UC Guest

    Where's my payment? Tennis teachers get paid, why shouldn't I?
     
    UC, Aug 4, 2005
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  17. Hong Hai Liu

    DBLEXPOSURE Guest


    Ahhh a capitalist. Well, there is nothing wrong with that. But,
    unfortunately we live in "free market society" and most are willing to
    share their knowledge for free.



    Perhaps you should check with your local community college, maybe they are
    looking for a Photography 101 instructor..



    But be careful, if you belittle your students and try to make them feel like
    crap because they asked a question, the school might not keep you around for
    very long.
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 4, 2005
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  18. Hong Hai Liu

    Snowy Rose Guest

    ::comes out from under the lurker table::

    May I make a few little suggestions?

    Try to fill the frame with your subject. Get closer whenever you can.

    Watch your cropping. Its a little thing I learned in photography class...
    don't crop at joints... if you've got the ankle or top of the feet, finish
    off the feet (i.e.: 49). Looks better.

    Try not to center your subjects smack in the center of the frame. Try
    printing up a 8x10 of your shot, and take some paper to some of your shots
    and cover up the extra space, like on 63. That way you can see where the
    real picture is, and not just the distracting background.

    Last thing. Humans are for the most part, vertical creatures. If you've
    got for the most part, 3 or less people in a group, go for the vertical.
    Horizontal looks odd if you don't crop it right.

    Hope this helps a little bit, because I think the best part about
    photography (aside from black and white prints in the darkroom ^_^) is
    getting better. Good luck.


    patricia
    (a pro-photog in the making ^_^)
     
    Snowy Rose, Aug 4, 2005
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  19. Hong Hai Liu

    Hong Hai Liu Guest

    Thanks to those people who replied to my message with helpful advices and
    constructive criticisms. I will be sure to apply your tips in future photo
    shots, such as using custom white balance, adjusting flash, and fine-tuning
    cropping and compositions.

    Andrew
     
    Hong Hai Liu, Aug 4, 2005
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  20. Hong Hai Liu

    Steven Wandy Guest

    Maybe because you are such a HUGE ASSHOLE!!!!!
     
    Steven Wandy, Aug 4, 2005
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