Featured: 'Mu43 Wedding Experience' by SSSYURRR

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by SSSYURRR, Mar 13, 2014.


    SSSYURRR Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2014
    Moscow, Russia
    Real Name:
    Sergei Yurin
    Hi, my name is Sergei Yurin, I am wedding photographer from Moscow, Russia.
    I have a friend here in the community who's been asking me to join for a couple of months now. You might know him as LivingLoud.
    I used Canon 5D Mark II and other canons + several L lenses for about seven years. January 1 2013 I decided to replace my Canon gear with Olympus OMD E-M5 with lenses listed in my signature. I can say that I was very impressed with the result from this little Oly camera:)
    Now I want to share with community some of my photos from my weddings. At the moment shutter count on my OMD E-M5 shows 100K shutter actuations, it was heavily used, I've shot 60 weddings with Oly during year 2013. Also I bought E-P5 because I like how it looks like and how it works, IMO it's one of the most beautiful Oly cameras:)

    UPD: if you interested then check all the pages of this topic, I'll share more pictures there:)

    And now, several photos made by me with m43

    1. E-P5 + 60/2.8 macro

    2. E-P5 + 9-18/4-5.6

    3. E-M5 + 9-18/4-5.6

    4. E-M5 + 45/1.8

    5. E-P5 + 75/1.8 (my lucky combo!!!)

    6. E-P5 + 75/1.8


    7. E-M5 + 75/1.8

    8. E-M5 + 9-18/4-5.6

    9. E-P5 + 9-18/4-5.6

    10. E-P5 + 75/1.8

    11. E-P5 + 9-18/4-5.6

    12. E-P5 + 9-18/4-5.6

    13. E-P5 + 75/1.8

    14. E-P5 + 9-18

    15. E-P5 + 75/1.8

    16. E-P5 +75/1.8

    17. E-P5 + 75/1.8

    maybe one of my photos will promote somebody to switch to m43, that's would be cool:)
    comments, questions etc are welcome

    p.s. sorry for my english
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  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    Wow!! Amazing photos! The colors are so vibrant and nice!

    Welcome and please share more!! :2thumbs:
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  3. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2014

    Thanks for your post.
    They're some great photos here.
    I suppose there is a lot of work on the light when shooting, but I'm curious about what you use to process your images.
    Can you explain a little bit how you proceed?
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  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Sergei, these are wonderful photos. Love the "fun" that you capture in your photos. Well done!

    Share more photos please!!
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  5. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 8, 2013
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    Maxim Guselnikov
    You've finally made it! Nice to see you here my friend! )
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    SSSYURRR Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2014
    Moscow, Russia
    Real Name:
    Sergei Yurin
    Thank to all of you for attention and comments!
    I'll share more later, sure, why not! I have a lot of photos:smile:

    About post process: nothing special, I use LR 5.3 and Photoshop CS6, sometime use Portraiture and Alien Skin Exposure, that's all:thumbup:

    by the way: all of these photos in bigger resolution are on my website, imo bigger pictures has more impression
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Did a quick browse of your website's photos. WOW! Just as awesome! Hope you'll continue to share your photos.
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Thank you for sharing, Sergei, great stuff!
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  9. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2013
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    Sergey, I've been looking for a thread like this for a long while! There are simply not too many good mu43 wedding galleries online. Your stuff is really amazing! I only wish you'd upload more photos to your Flickr and 500px. :smile: Just wonder what ISO did you use for the indoors pictures with 9-18 lens?
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  10. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
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    Beautiful images! Welcome to the forum.

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  11. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    Sublime images .. wonderful processing ... especially those wideangle O9-18 ... plus that O75 magic ... Great stuff.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  12. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA

    Fantastic work! May I recommend a 1-click edit in Lightroom on all 9-18mm shots to eliminate chromatic aberration? It's a personal quirk--it drives me crazy :D I'm sure your clients are too consumed by the beautiful composition and subject matter to notice though.

    Thanks for demonstrating what m4/3 can do in the hands of a capable photographer. The m4/3 community has a bit of an inferiority complex from all the FF and APS-C sensor bullying, so it's always nice to be reaffirmed :)

    Can you comment on your flash workflow? How do you trigger? I assume you always set flashes to manual? I keep playing with the idea of dumping Canon for m4/3 but haven't had the heart to give up wireless TTL on Canon using Phottix triggers.

    Looking forward to seeing a lot more from you.
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    SSSYURRR Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2014
    Moscow, Russia
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    Sergei Yurin
    Thank you for comments, friends!
    I'll try to answer to questions:

    1. I almost never used ISO higher than 1600 on any camera I had, about ISO with 9-18 indoor - it depends, for example photo #11 made with low ISO since I wanted to capture the sky first and silhouette of the couple at the same moment, photo #2 was made at ISO 800 with flash behind me, that was rainy and cloud day in october, not much ambient light. Sometimes I used 9-18 in restaurant - there I used ISO 1600, almost always

    2. I found that when I use Fl600 in TTL mode it has a big lag between I press the button and actual shot, it is inappropriate to me because people have time to close their eyes after pre flash fires, so I switched to full manual mode on camera and on flashes. In most of situations 1\8 of power of YN560III is enough for my needs.
    To trigger flashes I use Yorngnuo RF-603C, had to modify them for Oly by myself.

    3. I sold all my Canon stuff, must say that I didn't use canon in 2013, everything was made with Olympus without any problems, at the moment I also have Nikon 610, just in case:)

    4. Yohan Pamudji, sure, tell us about your CA elimination method. Cannot say that 9-18 has many CA, but 75/1.8 has a lot of this stuff, I use brush tool in LR and I made action for PS to remove purple fringing

    5. I just started my Instagram, Flickr and 500px, sure I will continue to share my photographs from all the cameras I had there:)
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  14. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Fantastic work Sergei. And thanks for sharing it with us. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. :2thumbs:
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  15. Jason C

    Jason C Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2014
    Brilliant work Sergei!

    Almost makes me want to move to Russia and re-marry...don't tell my wife I just said that...

    Seriously, excellent quality.

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  16. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
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    awesome stuff :)
    got to update my wedding pics :)
    I still use a mix of OMD and FF gear about 50/50 but going to make the cut this year I think

    agree about the TTL lag drives me mental have to go manual or get auto mode maybe ?

    yes we are a small group of pros going M4/3 though but growing
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  17. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Great work here. Fantastic compositions and superb post processing. Thanks for showing us how to do it properly!
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  18. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
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    Incredible images! Thank you :)
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  19. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
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    I think this is the first time I've heard one of my fave lens -- the Oly 9-18 -- being used professionally. The images are very very good. OMG Oly should pay you.

    Sent from my iPhone
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  20. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
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