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My friend's wedding

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by pake, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    I was asked to take photos in my friend's wedding 1,5 months ago. This was the setup I had with me:
    - E-M5
    - 14mm Lumix
    - 45mm Olympus
    - 90mm Tamron
    - E-M5's bundled flash

    Well... I didn't use the Tamron or flash at all. While shooting I felt I made a huge mistake leaving the 20mm home. The 14mm felt too wide and the 45mm too long. I'm pretty sure I would have managed with only one lens (IF only I owned the Pana 25mm f/1.4... ).

    After cropping pictures in Lightroom I felt much better about my lens choices but still couldn't stop wondering about 20 or 25mm lens. I believe a 30 or 35mm would have been great too but it's too late to whine now... :biggrin:
    But I gotta admit I'm now tempted to buy the Pana 12-38 f/2.8 or wait till there's a 30-35 prime lens with ~f/2.

    All I can say is that the E-M5 is a pretty damn capable camera! My girlfriend had her 5Dmk2 with her and I processed all the pictures from both of us and... I can honestly say they isn't really any difference between the shots. Pretty much the only difference is that the Canon produced bigger pictures (more room to play with cropping) while the E-M5 shines in dynamics (shadows/highlights). And also the Oly-colours are more pleasing. But I guess you all already knew that... :tongue:


    Anyway, here's some of the pictures I took (part 1):

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  2. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    and the part 2:


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  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi
    Extremely beautiful and well done . This is a perfect example what OMD can do. I reckon you have used OMD and 45 mm 1.8 more than anything else . I love all of the them and wonderful PP.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi
    5th Pic from below is a masterpiece . I love it just love it.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  5. melonbread

    melonbread Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Aug 27, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Jannette
    Ah! Awesome set :)
    I wish there were more pictures of the purple dress *biggrin*

    Well done. Bhupinder above me here has leant me his PL25 for the past two weeks and I can honestly say that it's barely left my camera, and I will have to buy it as soon as I return his - Great for portraits on the go, as it crops really well :)
     
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  6. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

    275
    Apr 19, 2012
    An excellent set, some truly great captures in there. And that comment comes from someone who first shot a wedding in 1973 and has only recently retired from professional wedding photography.

    One small problem, though, and it has nothing to do with the photography. The groom looks extremely unhappy in many of the images, with real joy apparent in only one (8th from the end).

    Was he really *that* miserable on the day? His bride is very beautiful. What's to be sad about? :confused:
     
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  7. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Mu-43 Regular

    137
    Feb 10, 2012
    Lancs., UK
    Nice shots!

    Hi
    Lots of great shots there but must echo CUBs' comments about the groom looking unhappy. In fact during the ceremony shots there's quite a few unhappy faces. I realise its just a moment and seconds later the expressions might be different though. The shot with the bridesmaid? and the window behind her....picks up all the ine hairs on her shoulder and arms :eek:. I suppose it shows how good the camera and lenses are though. Nice set though and well processed!
    JohnyT
     
  8. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Great set. Hard to pick just one, but as Bhupinder said, the 5th from the last is really a top shot.
     
  9. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Wow!

    You did an excellent job, very professional looking pictures.

    PS: anyway to see the "other" pictures from your girlfriend's camera?
     
  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    My thoughts exactly! He is only smiling in one shot - wow! I perform lots of weddings and usually both the bride and groom are grinning the whole time. This poor guy looks most unhappy. Beautiful photos, though! :biggrin:
     
  11. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    A very nice set.How could the groom be unhappy with that very beautiful bride!
     
  12. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Great set, you did an excellent job!

    Just an observation: What's with all the frowns?!? Looks like everybody loosened up in the end and finally got some smiles. lol.
     
  13. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Great photos. B&G should be very happy.

    Except that personally I just don't like the selective colour thing you've done with the ties. It's a great colour but as a selective colour on a black and white shot it totally dominates the entire shot. You can't see anything but those ties. I'd try a straight on b&w version or an antique tone or something./anything else.

    Gordon
     
  14. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Jannette .. I can be your second wedding photographer :wink:.But come on you dont have to tell this story about PL25 everytime ..ahahah.You can say its yours and u are lending me this lens .
    Cheers
     
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  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    hahah ya ..Please ask groom if he has some other preferences ..:rofl::wink:
     
  16. melonbread

    melonbread Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Aug 27, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Jannette
    I actually think it's a mental safety mechanism for me to keep convincing myself to buy it.

    On the wedding photo set, I would really love to see more pictures without the aged photo/ BW processing - as it seems like a lovely colourful wedding :)
     
  17. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Thanks for your input! I reviewed my photos and noticed that you're right - my friend doesn't look too happy. As I know him well I can say that it's just the way he is. We Finns aren't the happiest people on this planet you know and this guy isn't the happiest of us... :biggrin:

    I'm sure he was happy about the event etc. but since he's a bit "moody" it (happiness) doesn't show enough.

    @ tdekany: We're leaving to Dubai in a few hours (for a week) so I'll try to remember when we get back home!

    @ flash & melonbread: Obviously I kept the colors in the pictures I gave the couple but I just wanted to "play" with some of the best photos and make 'em a bit different. I consider them just as a bonus. And since I did spend extra time on those I wanted to show them here instead of the original coloured ones. And yes, I understand that the purple ties in a b&w picture may be distracting to some but I wanted to try something different as well. :)


    ps. Hmm... I looked through the pictures again and the purple ties in 3 or 4 b&w pictures IS a bit too much. One or two would have been enough. :biggrin:
     
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  18. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    I'll just re-use this old thread of mine since the title is still accurate. A friend of mine got married one week ago and I took my trusted E-M5 (and PL 14mm + Oly 45mm) with me. Here's some of the pics I managed to take - and this time showing more colors than last time. :wink:

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    #17. It wasn't my flash since I rarely use one but the timing was quite perfect (regarding the lighting). :biggrin:

    I have to admit I would have gotten (far?) better shots with Oly 75mm and PL12-35mm since I had to do heavy cropping on some of the pictures. Even though PL14 is my favorite lens PL12-35mm would be 100x times better in these events. I just haven't managed to justify its price to myself yet... :mad:


    If interested, the whole album can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lpdjg56c8cvgkq2/QjLouILAIb
     
  19. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    a big improvement in all departments. well done.

    Gordon
     
  20. RickinAust

    RickinAust Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 9, 2013
    Australia
    You know what they say, never work with animals or kids as they steal the show. Like part 1 number 10 the one with the little girl and the bride looking down on her and part2 number 10 great candid shot.