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Featured A Wedding (with the XE3)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    The setup: A very good friend was getting married 2,500 miles away, on a budget. He asked me and his cousin to both shoot it. Cousin has some decent experience, has good gear (Canon 6D), and is a great guy to boot (we've hung out a few times). My XT1 isn't back from repairs yet, so it would be just the new XE3 for me. Wedding was to be indoors, at about an hour before dusk.

    I brought the Rokinon 12, the 23 f2, and the 56 1.2. Cousin wasn’t around until just before the ceremony, so only I got shots of the rehearsal and festivities leading up t it.


    1. It got DARK in there, quick. Think “6400, f1.2, and 1/80”.
    2. Even when it was still daylight out, the ceremony happened with their backs to enormous windows, so things were seldom awesomely lit.
    3. I shot RAW+FINE for the ceremony and blasted through a 16 gig card like it was a pack of spearmint gum. And I am (ahem) NOT a “spray-n-pray” amateur, dammit. So I switched back to just FINE for afterwards, trusting my decisions.
    4. The rehearsal and ceremony wound up about 1,500 shots on card, before any culls.
    5. All edited, it wound up being 224 shots I sent them.
    6. The XE3 did wonderfully. Really, really well. If I had any little quibbles with it, they were small enough that I've forgotten them now.

    Some shots I liked, for whatever reason(s):

    46698480661_2bf73dc0a0_b.jpg KBRY4312-SJP by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    45783191505_cb91f8c8de_b.jpg KBRY4504-SJP by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    46645709022_a61706cff4_b.jpg KBRY4683-SJ2P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    31757034227_7eb280a9ef_b.jpg KBRY5017-SJ3P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    45973725504_93c652fffd_b.jpg KBRY5071-SJ3P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    46698344361_20c1eab73c_b.jpg KBRY5453-SJ4P by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  2. Kyle - these are some nice images. Well done.
    . . . David
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  3. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Sounds like you did well in tough lighting.
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Great shots. But remember Kyle, it’s not the camera, it’s the lens. No, wait, it’s the photographer. I always get that wrong.
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  5. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
    Well done!!
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Great shots, Beautifully done!
  7. Knowing what to shoot and how to shoot it more than makes up for any shortcomings in equipment.
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  8. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Why shoot raw + jpg at a wedding? Curious why not just go all raw and plan to process after?
  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Jpgs are available and adequate for quick feedback to the clients to select from. RAW for the final product.
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  10. I also shoot RAW+JPEG. 90% of the time my JPEG's are just fine with just an occassional bit of manipulating. Plus to share on Social Media, many sites require JPEG's which saves a step.

    But I have the RAW's to fall back on if needed.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
  11. bassman

    bassman Regular

    Feb 12, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    The Bassman
    What makes weddings hard is no do-overs.
    What makes weddings easy is you usually get to shoot (with your camera!) happy people.

    Nice shots.
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  12. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR

    The final products are all going to be jpgs, so if you're good at getting it right in-cam, you're already almost done my way.

    I don't even own a computer, I use a work laptop that's locked down, so I have no raw converter. Thus, as long as I get the photo 95% right in-camera, all I have to do to edit is a quick hit with Polarr, a web-based jpg editor.

    I shot RAW to give myself the flexibility to covert through a different colorway, really. I didn't (or haven't yet, anyway) wind up using any of the RAW files. And they've got all the final shots from me.
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  13. jssaraiva

    jssaraiva Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    Nice work, you’ve captured well some unique moments there!
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