I bet these will be the favourite photographs!
Not sure about that but thank you!
What a great set. Full of joy.
Thanks Graham, it was a lot of fun
Nice shots and welcome to CC
Great set of shots.Number 12 is fab,certainly catches the occasion.The place was obviously hoppin'!!!!
You're not wrong, I'll be honest for a long day like that I'm grateful to have the camera to slow down my drinking!
A great set of pictures Pete. The official photographer left to early judging by the shots you got - well done! Oh and welcome to CC btw
Thank you, the fact that he left made me a lot more comfortable getting off my seat during the speeches to make sure they had a record of it.
nice set, I take it you enhanced the depth of field out of focus effects in a few of the earlier ones, was that Photoshop filter or just selective blurring, it's a nice effect.
No filters or photoshop, they were taken with either the 135m F2 or the 85mm 1.4 on a full frame. Not much depth of field!
Great shots Peter. Hardly your average Uncle Bob with your skill set and a D800 to boot!
I must admit a couple of flickr groups I look in on where the pros go on and on about Uncle Bob`s annoy me a little. I think people forget we all like to have a little shot or two when we can at weddings and know I always take a body and one or two lenses for a little play. As you say as long as you keep out of the paid pro`s way and don`t interfere with his posing / light set up with random flashing / calling I don`t see the harm Having started doing a few weddings myself I tend to set up, invite shooters in then move them around and shoot again or just ask people to remember I`m being paid and look at me and not had a problem yet. I`m sure I`ll change my tune the first time I meet an arrogant so and so.
I made sure I kept out of the photographer's way and, as one of the ushers, I was on hand to get people as required for the official photos. In the church particularly, he was behind me and I made sure he wasn't taking a shot when I poked into the aisle to take mine!
I actually had very little interest in getting the shots that I knew he had in the bag, which is why my lot are a bit more quirky!
A D800 - How did you get that?
Cracking series of shots and the jumping was a wonderful idea.
Thank you! the D800 is a long story but I was lucky enough to be in New York the weekend it was released and pre ordered it the day it was announced.
It's a great camera capable of some great detail, here
is an example of a photo I took in New York from the empire state in full size.
I am enjoying the D800, I like having the video and it's fun having the huge resolution, but there is a pay off. At 100% the D700 (my last camera) raw files are fantastic, you can push the exposure, shadow detail, sharpening, saturation and at 100% the images remain clean. On the D800 I have noticed most adjustments do introduce some noise at 100%, something that I had noticed on my micro 4/3rds Panasonic GF-1.
I could of course, down sample the images to 12Meg and they would be clean as a whistle, but that not the point of having 36Meg monster.
Don't get me wrong, I would not go back to the D700, the auto ISO for different focal length lenses I would miss too much for one thing, but there is definitely a price to pay for that pixel density.