Some Wedding reception pics

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Michael Brown, May 1, 2008.

  1. I attended a friends wedding a couple of weeks ago, it was nice to go to a
    wedding and not be working. I couldn't help myself though and still brought
    my camera along for the reception (it stayed in the car for the ceremony in
    respect for the paid shooter)

    Weddings are not really my forte, even though I have done quite a few. These
    were a very different style to what I normally shoot and I quite like how
    they finished up. Opinions?

    Mick Brown
    Michael Brown, May 1, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Very nice. I should invite you to my wedding reception later
    this year :) Free cake ;)
    Troy Piggins, May 1, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Were you drunk when you took them or is that the current style now to
    have the camera at weird angles? Looks like you captured the joy of
    the reception without having to describe it verbally like some weaker
    photographers we know. Nice job.
    Annika1980, May 1, 2008
  4. LOL I actually was drunk, I've known the bride for 20 years, and she loves
    the style, but I think I went over the top cos of the alcohol :)
    Michael Brown, May 1, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    very nice set. the only minor criticism is the last one
    "chris and his new mum in law" doesn't quite do it for me.
    The angle seems wrong, or something for that shot. That's
    just my opinion though. Other than that, the rest are
    fantastic. Very Well done.
    Doug Jewell, May 1, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    Nice shots.

    It is funny, the biggest troll to ever invent usenet is always going on
    about not many people posting on topic posts but here is one that he can
    make a comment on as it is his profession and where is he?

    Guess he is still reading over it wondering how he can twist it to
    mention attacks, bullying, ebay accounts and slip in read it all at
    ^Tems^, May 1, 2008
  7. Nice fun shots. I agree that the "tilt" was a bit overused, but just as
    long as the bride loves em that's all that matters. As for the alcohol, for
    some it can open up that channel of creativity, for others it can destroy
    it. Great job and glad you had a good time.

    Stamping out Internet stupidity one idiot at a time. Never empower the
    idiot, embrace it and stimulate it. For more details go to the Usenet
    Stimulus Project page.
    Rita Berkowitz, May 1, 2008
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    Zot Guest

    ^Tems^ wrote,on my timestamp of 1/05/2008 3:05 PM:
    and he did reply, although with another alias...
    Zot, May 1, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Michael Brown wrote,on my timestamp of 1/05/2008 10:43 AM:
    Greg and Blob win the day, I reckon!

    b&w originals or desat colour?
    Noons, May 1, 2008
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    JPDFDA Guest

    Nice work. Being a bit drunk can be of help in working the "clients"
    to pose for the shots. Contrast and tone are very good and the images
    are sharp where they needed to be. The tilting was a bit over done,
    but as someone else said,"If the bride loved it. That was good
    enough." Of course I am paraphrasing that a bit.
    Nice to see B&W for a wedding. Not enough as far as I'm concerned.

    JPDFDA, May 1, 2008
  11. Yeah that was a classic, Bob is a character that's for sure.

    I shot the images in B&W mode on the camera, but as I shot in RAW, all the
    colour came back when I uploaded them (evil possessed camera).

    It still allowed me to look at the shots in a different way while I was
    shooting though which is good.

    In Photoshop I have a couple of actions set up to get the chocolate looking
    effect on the pics.

    Mick Brown
    Michael Brown, May 1, 2008
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    Alienjones Guest

    Ha, ha, ha. Nice tilt to the scenes mate!
    Alienjones, May 2, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Just the usual great work - one might begin to think you are very
    talented, Mick..!

    You obviously know your equipment well, use the light (rather than
    'supply it obviously'), and your sense of the moment is excellent. Add
    that to a happy event (not all weddings have that mood!) and the fact
    that the attendees obviously all related to you, and that is why the
    shots work well. But yes, a few too many angles.. (O:

    As I posted on another thread, if you want to see some wedding mastery,
    go visit Cliff Mautner..
    or his blog at

    Cliff migrated from photojournalism to weddings and seems to love it,
    but you need a certain type of character to do it well. I did weddings
    for a few years in the 70's (Bronica MF) and enjoyed the first year but
    then found it hard to find new ideas in what can be a very formulaic
    situation, especially if you are shooting very formal events and have to
    stick to a 'studio style'. I decided to give it up when I found the
    enthusiasm to find new ideas began to wane and I was getting into a rut.
    (I was also getting a bit depressed as I could see many of the
    couplings were obviously doomed to failure. You can sense it...)

    Mark Thomas, May 3, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    Ha, ha, ha. WANKER

    They are 1000% better than any crap you have taken
    ^Tems^, May 6, 2008
  15. Actually I wasn't related to any of them, just some very old and dear
    friends. (Spose you could say that's as close as you can get)

    Agreed on the angles, I do have a lot that aren't as extreme just haven't
    got to them yet, got to get the paying customers done first :)

    I will go and check out Cliff's work later today when I get back.

    Michael Brown, May 8, 2008
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    Alienjones Guest

    Careful Mick... You'll likely be corrupted into thinking blown
    highlights and blocked shadows with no identifying detail in the subject
    is just artistic merit when Mautner does it but shitty work the trolls
    have a field day with when it's mine (or maybe yours).

    A lot of the early wedding photographers (like in the 1960's) used to
    tilt scenes. Most wouldn't attempt to create anything but correctly
    exposed pictures while doing it.

    Even today, the likes of Julian Star:
    likes to do B&W with a large proportion of tilted images.

    The pictures on his web site look nothing like the ones he delivers to
    clients which just goes to show, it how you promote yourself, not what
    you deliver that matters when queer trolls pass judgment. The pics in
    this ad are his: Would you
    have authorized their use if they were yours?

    at home.
    Alienjones, May 8, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    How the **** do you turn every thread to be about you?

    You are the biggest troll in this group.
    ^Tems^, May 8, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    Are you saying they didn't take photos of weddings before the 1960's?
    Can anyone see this leading into Dog telling us he invented the wedding

    Most wouldn't attempt to create anything but correctly
    Who gives a rats arse where you are.
    ^Tems^, May 8, 2008
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    Alienjones Guest

    Have I missed something here or are you nyme shifting to avoid kill
    files? Get a life idiot.
    Alienjones, May 8, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    Oh, the irony of Doggy having a go at someone changing names.

    Poor Doggy, aren't you the dick that said you always change your name
    but never your email so if people have you killfiled you should stay there?

    My email never changes but my 'nyme' does.

    You are a first grade fuckwit
    ^Tems^, May 8, 2008
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