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smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 47314 posts
9th Oct '12

idk what I got myself into with this wedding shit....I'm nervous. I'm only doing the reception part of the wedding next weekend. Any tips on how to get good lighting? Or backdrop material I could get at a craft store?

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting kuhlaynuh.:" the weather is KILLING my business. I've had to reschedule a family shoot twice now, and it's scheduled ... [snip!] ... mini sesssion even, and there are 5 families that are suppose to show up........60% chance of rain. i'm going to kill myself."

Go away rain!! Good luck..

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
9th Oct '12
Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18310 posts
9th Oct '12

BRANDI! CC on this one :lol:



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existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" idk what I got myself into with this wedding shit....I'm nervous. I'm only doing the reception part of ... [snip!] ... part of the wedding next weekend. Any tips on how to get good lighting? Or backdrop material I could get at a craft store? "


Why do you need backdrop material for a wedding? Do you know how to bounce flash?

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18310 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Could someone fix his skin, please? I keep trying but it looks fake :oops::oops: "


What do you want done with it?

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" What do you want done with it?"

Lol I should of elaborated. I mean the splotchy part on his face, or does it look fine how it is?

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" BRANDI! CC on this one :lol: "

I think it's cute, my only comment really is his skin feels a little on the hot side. Nothing is blown but you've got a bit over 240 which is pretty hot. It's primarily the left cheek (viewing wise) and side of the nose.



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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Could someone fix his skin, please? I keep trying but it looks fake :oops::oops: "


it doesnt look bad at all but here you go i tried



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user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
9th Oct '12
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Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18310 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" I think it's cute, my only comment really is his skin feels a little on the hot side. Nothing is blown ... [snip!] ... blown but you've got a bit over 240 which is pretty hot. It's primarily the left cheek (viewing wise) and side of the nose. "


How do you do that? :lol:

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" How do you do that? :lol: "

Levels layer in photoshop, slide the black slider under the histogram all the way toward the right and you'll see.. You can stop it at various numbers (like I did at 240) to see everything that's above that particular number. It's a good way to show blown pixels if you can't really detect it with your eyes.



As far as blown stuff goes, it's kind of a relative rule. If you're shooting with back lighting and you have very small portions of the edges of arms/hair blown.. not really a big deal..

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
10th Oct '12
Quoting Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters:" What is your take on the Nikon D3100? I have been on SO about wanting a new camera and I think I just might get one! Yay! :D"


I have a Nikon D3100 and like it; however, if I knew I was going to be so into photography I would of spend the extra money and got a camera with a autofocus motor.

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
10th Oct '12
Quoting ♥~Xan~♥:" Took a couple snapshots of the kids while they were playing in Cam's room, for some reason I only get the most serious of faces out of my son now :lol: "


Awhh they are both adorable!

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 47314 posts
10th Oct '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" Why do you need backdrop material for a wedding? Do you know how to bounce flash?"

The bride wants me to setup in a part of the reception almost like a photobooth type area. She wants people to be able to come over and pose for me. It's hard because she's spanish speaking and I can't understand fully.




and yes. I'll probably take a big light too