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The Bride portrait

On the 3rd of May 2008 I was fortunate enuff to have 3 very good photographers shoot our wedding, Jide, Remi and Atunbi made our wedding memories very special indeed and I am so gratefull for their hard work. A few weeks after the wedding I couldn't help but get my wife into her wedding dress and get some shots done.

So heres an image from the shot with my wife. So no Suby I don't weddings, this was just a shoot that happened to have wedding type images. This image is more for my fine art photography type work.

Interestingly enuff this image seemed darker on my PC.................. hmmmmmmmm..................  oh well. I am beginning to move toward square crops, anybody know of way to have a square crop on my camera. I also seem to produce soft images (not sharp) and I seem to prefer that ............. thats weird as I used to produce sharp images back in the day, maybe its a phase..........

 

The Bride portrait

On the 3rd of May 2008 I was fortunate enuff to have 3 very good photographers shoot our wedding, Jide, Remi and Atunbi made our wedding memories very special indeed and I am so gratefull for their hard work. A few weeks after the wedding I couldn't help but get my wife into her wedding dress and get some shots done.

So heres an image from the shot with my wife. So no Suby I don't weddings, this was just a shoot that happened to have wedding type images. This image is more for my fine art photography type work.

Interestingly enuff this image seemed darker on my PC.................. hmmmmmmmm..................  oh well. I am beginning to move toward square crops, anybody know of way to have a square crop on my camera. I also seem to produce soft images (not sharp) and I seem to prefer that ............. thats weird as I used to produce sharp images back in the day, maybe its a phase..........

 

comments (13)

This is a lovely pic. Wow!!
sk: thanks debola
  • Ada
  • Candy hills and strawberry fields
  • 16 Oct 2008, 01:44
lol...I would have said. I was wondering if you were taking shots during your own wedding. This is lovely Asiko. How did you light this?
sk: Nah but the guys did offer me the camera on my wedding day LOL. Two lights, using a bit of cross lighting technique. One from the back at an angle of 45 degrees and another from the front to fill in her face
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2008, 06:29
This is an emotive and excellent shot. My only nit is that the lighting/mood doesn't quite fit in with the wedding theme
sk: thanks for ur comments Stan, I think we sometimes put too many rules on what photography should be or shouldn't be. Is there a characteristic on what a wedding image should or should not look like? Should the lighting be soft? or edgy? or moody? or gothic? I can see where U are coming from dude, but I have to disagree with you on that one buddy.
This looks fine to me Matey.
sk: LOL thanks Michael
  • FLOOG
  • The ample bosom of Mother Nature
  • 16 Oct 2008, 15:52
Beautifully observed. Wonderful lighting and composition
Soft images are good too. This is sharp where it needs to be. First congrats on the wedding! And lovely photo of your wife. The lighting and composition are very effective.
Hi Asiko,

I have been laying low on here for bit but I am tempted to to say something here. First off beautiful wife, I am happy that she is willing to shoot in her dress again. I have been trying to get my wife to do this for years now but no luck.

Now lets get techinical, I am a lover of unconvenional lighting and I know most shutterchancers dont like that or understand that, if your shot is not evenly lit then folks complain on here....I think your title kinda sets the tone of the picture. This is why I would have to agree with Stan. Now agreeing with Stan is very rare by the way. I know we tend to think too much about images as photogs. But it is also true that some lighting techniques look more approporate for some images than the others. If this was groom shot, I would like the harsh lighting. But for a bridal portrait especially this upclose, I would prefer something softer. Now if she wore some other outfit other than a wedding dress then I may like the lighting as it is. If this was my shot, this is how I would do this. I would call this bridal shoot I would do a landscape crop and include a lot of the left wall. This way the harsh lighting does not look too close and obvious. Doing it this way your viewers are more focused on omposition. And by composition, I mean there will be a nice leading line(the walls) straight to your subject. If you noticed, I use the word "I" throughout my comments because my suggestions can work for me and may not always work for you.
phew thats some comment from Dotun, i am not astute enough to give tech stuff, but this looks great to me asiko. Wife eh, well she looks stunning matey.
  • DrAW!
  • the states
  • 17 Oct 2008, 18:15
i have absolutely no complaints bro...
and i like to believe i'm astute enough to give tech stuff grin


sometimes you can use harsh lighting for weddings...it's as simple as that

i have both dotun and stan 'agreeing' on my current (same date with this comment) pic too lol!
yeah Doc...harsh lighting for beautiful brides must be a Niger/London thing smile I like to keep my brides looking very pretty with some soft light..i reserve the harsh stuffs for the men smile
  • vera
  • iran
  • 20 Oct 2008, 05:27
not really happy!!! but i can understand ! smile great snapa of this sadness..
Un retrato excelente. Me gusta mucho la cmposición y la luz tambien esta muy conseguida.
gr8 shot!i don't think it really matters if its in soft or harsh lights. We tend 2fink wedding pictures/portraits have2b done in soft lighting. Sometimes we can play around with harsh lights as well, bg versatile & creative. bsids this was done shortly afta d wedding, so it doesnt av 2b shot like d wedding day pix.

nice 1..

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