Fashion Photography Photo Critique
Ala Moana Wedding
by Trenton Crawford
Category: Fashion Photography
Lens: Telephoto: 50-200mm
Exposure time: 1/1200 ,
Description: This Japanese couple was getting their wedding pictures done by a professional and I see all >
This Japanese couple was getting their wedding pictures done by a professional and I stood from afar and shot a couple for myself. I was trying to capture the brides dress with the ocean sunset in the background.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
You did nicely on the composition with the situation you have. You captured a lovely moment where the groom is looking at the bride.
Overall composition is good - the horizon needs to be straightened out, I like that you got all of her dress in the photo, though the barrel, or garbage can in the lower right corner is distracting and could easily be taken out in post.
Great job capturing the image at such a low light and getting nice highlights on her shoulders and some details in his face. You need to select the correct color balance with your camera.
A sunset image should be warm and golden, especially for a wedding photo, and her dress a true white - the cold tones don't work for this image. Either utilizing the presets in your camera or doing a custom white balance.
Hello Trenton, Overall, I like where you are going with this image. I think if you had been in control of the shot, you would have had a far more successful image. You caught a lovely intimate moment from a good vantage point. If you were to present this image (with corrections) to the customer, they would be very happy with it.
How to improve your photo
Think about what mood and emotions you are trying to portray. The color tone of the image is extremely important in wedding photos. Unless it is an alternative wedding or the image a very creative shot, the cool blue tones really don't work. To improve this image, I'd do an overall color correction in post, or you could take the photo black and white.
Correct the horizon line. When photographing any subject with a strong horizon line, make sure it is straight, your eye is immediately drawn to the horizon and it becomes a distraction from your subject.
Watch the edges of the viewfinder. Anything coming into the image can be a distraction. In this case, I know you were limited in what you could do, but choosing a different location, moving in or further to the left, you might have avoided the obstruction in the lower right corner.
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