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Suby In the House

Update 07:00hrs - Please have a look at an original shot showing the background of the scene for the 2nd shot here http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/6526.htm

Okay guys, it's the wedding session and I think it's right for me to post up a few wedding images.

What does one expect from a wedding or shoot covered by the Subster?
 
Firstly lots of fun, then it's all to capturing that special moment or day the only way the Subster can, in his own special way.
 

This post is for Barbara - barbiek , as a response to my comments on her blog that "before any snap, one should think about composition, lighting, what you are trying to capture, why you are trying to capture, what the finished result is going to look like, if any enhancing needed for the shot, what will it be? What sort of emotions you want to bring out or convey from/to the viewers",   to which she asked me yesterday "do you think about ALL those things before every shot you take?"


To which my answer was YES. Here are 2 shots taken exactly with me bearing that philosophy in mind. I knew what the end result should be like when shootIng these 2 shots AND so I made sure I used all the variables I could not control to make the shots work. 
 
Shot 1 - was blocked just as I was about to capture this shot, instead of deciding to take a few steps to the side (and risk loosing capturing the moment), decided to incorporate that person into the shot thereby only showcasing the upper parts of the couple & concentrating on the fact they are smiling in opposite directions.
 
Shot 2 - I wanted to capture the couple and BIG Ben only, but the front of BIG Ben had been cordoned off so the only place we could physically take the shots was where we where stood,  I had the building in the shot (and about 100 gawking tourists and passerby), what to do? Think quick & fast and decide, how can I use the "ugly building" backdrop in the shot and what angle would work?
 
Sinem & I have learned a lot from blogging on shutterchance.com and hopefully with each passing day, with the help of helpful HONEST comments from my viewers/visitors, we are becoming better "prosumers". Thank you guys for all your comments. Please always do comments no matter if it's a  positive, negative, constructive, destructive or whatever comment, the Subster loves to read your thoughts on his work.
 
Mr & Mrs B
 
I need to say a huge Happy Married Life to the most beautiful fun loving couple out there, it was really a blast capturing your special day, I hope and pray I do you justice with my "little snaps".

 Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

Dr & Mrs B

Suby In the House

Update 07:00hrs - Please have a look at an original shot showing the background of the scene for the 2nd shot here http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/6526.htm

Okay guys, it's the wedding session and I think it's right for me to post up a few wedding images.

What does one expect from a wedding or shoot covered by the Subster?
 
Firstly lots of fun, then it's all to capturing that special moment or day the only way the Subster can, in his own special way.
 

This post is for Barbara - barbiek , as a response to my comments on her blog that "before any snap, one should think about composition, lighting, what you are trying to capture, why you are trying to capture, what the finished result is going to look like, if any enhancing needed for the shot, what will it be? What sort of emotions you want to bring out or convey from/to the viewers",   to which she asked me yesterday "do you think about ALL those things before every shot you take?"


To which my answer was YES. Here are 2 shots taken exactly with me bearing that philosophy in mind. I knew what the end result should be like when shootIng these 2 shots AND so I made sure I used all the variables I could not control to make the shots work. 
 
Shot 1 - was blocked just as I was about to capture this shot, instead of deciding to take a few steps to the side (and risk loosing capturing the moment), decided to incorporate that person into the shot thereby only showcasing the upper parts of the couple & concentrating on the fact they are smiling in opposite directions.
 
Shot 2 - I wanted to capture the couple and BIG Ben only, but the front of BIG Ben had been cordoned off so the only place we could physically take the shots was where we where stood,  I had the building in the shot (and about 100 gawking tourists and passerby), what to do? Think quick & fast and decide, how can I use the "ugly building" backdrop in the shot and what angle would work?
 
Sinem & I have learned a lot from blogging on shutterchance.com and hopefully with each passing day, with the help of helpful HONEST comments from my viewers/visitors, we are becoming better "prosumers". Thank you guys for all your comments. Please always do comments no matter if it's a  positive, negative, constructive, destructive or whatever comment, the Subster loves to read your thoughts on his work.
 
Mr & Mrs B
 
I need to say a huge Happy Married Life to the most beautiful fun loving couple out there, it was really a blast capturing your special day, I hope and pray I do you justice with my "little snaps".

 Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (20)

  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 00:13
Hmm. I know these are put up as examples relating to your convo with Barbara, but... 1) would it have been possible to move just a few inches to your left to lessen the impact of the person blocking the bride? and 2) as this was a posed shot, how about getting the couple to take a sideways pace to their right and you one pace to your left. Then maybe you could have arranged the background so that the curved grills on the ugly building didn't touch the bell tower. Oh, and maybe you could have got in all of the bride's dress! And how about a touch of fill-flash for the faces! smile smile
Suby & Sinem: Thanks for the comments Steve, Now to your points, Could I not have moved, YES I could have, but as the couple where MOVING AT this time and had people milling all over the place, I doubt I would have been able to ask them to recreate the look I captured,
and 2. Take a visit to the spot, there is actually on the left a big sign of the London underground which I CLONED OUT, BEHIND the bride and groom is the end of the pavement where 30 or more people where crossing the road, in fact I will shot up and post an original shot of the whole scene for you to see smile

Suby
P.s
Did use fill in flash
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 28 Jun 2006, 02:38
I'll have to agree with Steve on this. Having shot weddings myself, I know it's not always possible to get the best angle but I think taking a step to the side wouldn't have wasted the moment at all. Oh and fill flash is always good, especially outdoors under sunlight. smile
Suby & Sinem: Whazzzzuppp bro? I posted a response to Steve on his comments about stepping aside, have a look at the response smile I have put up an updated image that shows the background in shot 2, have a look smile Thanks for the comments, keep em coming
Suby
suby,

thank you for your suggestions yesterday. as you mentioned above, i have also been learning a tremendous amount from the supportive community that is shutterchance.

in regards to shot #2, i actually really like the presence of the building in the shot. the building overlaps big ben, and as the two structures come together, it creates a little pocket for the couple. i really dig it.
Suby & Sinem: Nicole, you always welcome, I hope they helped. Well there is my job done, It was impossible to capture Big Ben in the shot without the building, I had so much going on the background it was not funny, I have posted up an update with an image of the background in all it's glory, have a look at it. Thanks for the comments. Suby
  • Mask
  • Europe
  • 28 Jun 2006, 08:20
Love the radial blur picture on the left, where are those worldcup pics ?
Suby & Sinem: The world cup shots will be posted soon. I never really know what i will post up until I sit in front of my PC and normarly go where the wind blows. Promise to post soon smile Suby
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 28 Jun 2006, 08:42
man you are so good at this. its just amazing how you plan things, the first image looks like...everybody can take shot like that, but then i saw result when u croped it a bit, and it was AMAZING.however i really like nr 2 best cause i saw the result of processing, so applouds from me bro┬┤ smile smile
Suby & Sinem: Awww, thanks Bruno(always nice to get the ego stroked smile) Twas very difficult shooting the 2nd shots where we did. We only had about 15 minutes to do the shoot as the we had to get back for the reception (which was about 45mins away). The bride wanted Big Ben in the shot and as you can see with the original, that was not an easy thing for me to accomplish with how busy the foreground and the background where and I guess they did not really want pictures of passerbys, buses, cars, signs and all in the wedding album smile, also having the party walk around looking for a more ideal spot (of which there wasn't) did not really cut it.

Suby
  • micki
  • 28 Jun 2006, 10:56
Well, Suby, you did it!! You have created two of the most original photos here, and definitely given yourself credibility to help others along with your comments! I can only imagine how pleased this couple was with these images and, I'm sure, the others you created!!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Micki, thats the aim to hopefull be able to help educate at least 1 person out there, we sometime do not remember the basics when taking pictures and one has to hopefully be able to remind people that that "understanding the basics" helps us understand when and where to break/bend rules and conventions. I hope the couple like the finished result when it's all done.

Suby
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 28 Jun 2006, 11:18
you did a great job, two very unique and special wedding photos. I'm sure they are very happy with these!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Faustina, I really hope they are smile
Suby
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 28 Jun 2006, 11:38
I am sure they will love these shots, specially the zoomy one!
Suby & Sinem: Yup, love the "zoomy" one to smile thanks for dropping by
Suby
  • Morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 28 Jun 2006, 12:14
Suby,

I agree with you. We can't always have perfect shots, especiallly when you're taking pictures of people, at events or life in general it's not like still life - everything is in a constant state of motion and if you don't get it then, that moment's, maybe forever. Rather, i think with pictures like these, a photographer should aim at capturing "perfect moments" and then use whatever tools she/he has at her/his disposal to tweak whatever imperfections there might be as a result of sacrificing precision for a shot at chance, just like you've done with these shots here, esp. the one on the right.

Having said that, i think with the 1st (left) shot, if you'd waited about a second or two and taken just a step aside and by so doing reduced or totally eliminated the obstruction caused by the fella's head, you coud still have captured this "perfect moment" and achieved that ideal balance between beauty and precision.

Nevertheless, it's still a lovely shot. Nice one.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Morenike, truth is as soon as I took the shot I did step to the side to catch the shot withouth the head in the way, but... alas the moment was gone and ended up with a shot that cannot be used smile Sorta proves me point. smile Also the amount of people milling around was not funny.
Anyway thanks for commenting, I really appreciate you and everyone taking time to comment here today. Keep the comments coming folks smile
Suby
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jun 2006, 13:28
Love is in the air, great serie.
Shot2....great composition. When did you take that? Didn't know you were in London recently.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks bro, (although as I knew you would blank shot1 smile) Was in london to cover the wedding on Sunday. We really need to hook up bro smile Suby
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 28 Jun 2006, 15:26
I love both shots, but the second one is outstanding.

The shadow across the brides dress in the first shot bothers me just a little. I remember having been a bride myself, almost 22 years ago, we put a lot into the dress, so we don't like the dress being blocked from view. Today's dresses are also so much prettier than the ones from the 1980's. I still like the shot though.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Laurie, I have soo many shots of the dress me thinks it is sickening smile Thanks for your comments as usual.
Suby
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 22:38
Me again. I do have a good grin when I read your posts Suby smile From an absolute artistic point of view (if I can grasp the concept myself), I stand by my earlier comments. However, wedding photography isn't really about that, it's about capturing the moment, expressions, emotions etc and I'm quite sure the couple would be delighted with both shots. Having seen what you had to contend with for shot #2, you did a really good job to get your final result. Respect!
I love the composition of the second shot.
  • chinny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2006, 11:31
Hey! love the emotive vibes of the picture! Gives off a romantic passing through time and space kinda vibe! lol- lovely pic. the first makes it more special than just a plain old wedding foto. x
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 30 Jun 2006, 00:50
Hey Suby, I have had a busy week so this is my first visit in three days. Permit me to have a look at what I missed.

These shots are really good. I'm glad you explained your problem solving process, it's something I've been giving some thought to lately. Having said that, I'm not too fond of the strange blob in front of the bride. Next time you should bring an assistant who can quickly tackle anyone who gets in your way! Otherwise I love the way you composed this photo. The lighting is very good, and the added radial blur is perfect.

The second photo is excellent. I love the perspective, a very creative way of cutting out the clutter of the busy environment. The angle of Big Ben is very cool too, and I like those funky circular awnings that run parallel to it.

I'm new to photography, but so far I find it very difficult to keep all those different elements in mind while composing a photo. I'm sure that eventually it will come natural to me, but for now I often look at my work and ask myself how I could have neglected one or more of the basic principals. Photography is like golf that way.
  • Kris
  • Belgium
  • 30 Jun 2006, 14:33
The left one with the zoom effect is outstanding!!!
Love the left shot.
Love the PP on the second shot, but I think a little more isolation between the subject's head and the staircase of the building might have been better.
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 04:45
Dynamic feel to both the photos. Great keepers for the photos. Hope they got prints wink Motion is nice for the first. I don't even notice the other person. This is way better than a normal static photo. The second one has a good angle and interesting backdrop.
  • Abi
  • 6 Mar 2007, 11:36
nicely done

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