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    Posted: 11 January 2019 at 19:14
Thought some of you might find it fun to see a wedding shot only at 35mm and 85mm. All of the below are at 35mm.

If you want to see the full post, there are a handful of images at 85mm - it's very obvious which ones are 85mm.

http://www.rharris-images.com/2018/10/17/laura-joshs-henley-hall-wedding/

Obviously, I'm posting on a camera gear forum so you may find this of interest for different reasons. But when I come to photograph a wedding, I don't think "let's just use this lens for the fun of it". That would be rather selfish in my eyes. It's simply a matter of taste and a style that I've followed and developed.

With that said, you may find of interest the "look" that 35mm gives you and the world it puts you as the viewer in.

Hope you enjoy!

Have a nice weekend,
Richard

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Edited by ricardovaste - 16 January 2019 at 12:04
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2019 at 19:48
Nicely captured precious moments. Is it intentional that pictures 1 and 2 look identical to me? Or is that a spot-n-differences-in-similar-pictures quiz...
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I really like looking at your wedding shots. Your style captures the scene perfectly. I think #16 is one of the best wedding images I have ever seen!
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16 is really really really good. Especially catching the camera phone in action as well
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All teh photos are nice....but I like image 4, 7, 14...... :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2019 at 08:42
Lovely wedding and nicely recorded   

This series looks for me very familiar. All indoor events I have recorded, are made with faster primes too. The most used lenses for me have been on e-mount aps-c sony 24/1,8 CZ (most shots) & sigma 60/2,8, and before it a-mount aps-c sony 35/1,8 (most shots) & sony 50/1,4 on a700. 35mm FF is of course the best for me, 50mm FF is too narrow and generates problems. The indoor events are reason, why I am thinking now about replacing sigma 60/2,8 with sigma 56/1,4 now, as the proper lens exists now.

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But, but, you're doing it wrong, every wedding pro uses zooms

As you know I like your pictures and one of the reasons is the look of them. And part of that look is the use of primes (an other one is you're eye of course). Thnx for sharing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 12:13

Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Nicely captured precious moments. Is it intentional that pictures 1 and 2 look identical to me? Or is that a spot-n-differences-in-similar-pictures quiz...


Thanks! And I'm not sure what happened there... I did check before posting but somehow missed this. I've double posted it by mistake, don't worry, they're identical images...

Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

I really like looking at your wedding shots. Your style captures the scene perfectly. I think #16 is one of the best wedding images I have ever seen!


Thanks for your kind words. We do all like #16 a lot (me and the couple). It's a bit of a classic for me. The people in it are also very close to them so the moment + people + atmosphere makes it pretty strong for us.

Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

16 is really really really good. Especially catching the camera phone in action as well


Thanks! TBH I'm consciously just trying to get what's happening and the people in it. I think others obviously saw what was happening, and got their phone out as well. I sort of like it too. It shows how people react and that people were having a good time.

Originally posted by vidhyadharan vidhyadharan wrote:

All teh photos are nice....but I like image 4, 7, 14...... :-)


Thanks, all some of my favourites as well!


Originally posted by Aavo Aavo wrote:

Lovely wedding and nicely recorded   

This series looks for me very familiar. All indoor events I have recorded, are made with faster primes too. The most used lenses for me have been on e-mount aps-c sony 24/1,8 CZ (most shots) & sigma 60/2,8, and before it a-mount aps-c sony 35/1,8 (most shots) & sony 50/1,4 on a700. 35mm FF is of course the best for me, 50mm FF is too narrow and generates problems. The indoor events are reason, why I am thinking now about replacing sigma 60/2,8 with sigma 56/1,4 now, as the proper lens exists now.



I agree also that too low/narrow is problematic, especially indoors, and if you want to give a sense of what it is like there. What people were doing, what was happening, what you might see if you glanced to the side. Too long and too shallow, too often, can be very boring to me. It's also very easy to just pick out a reaction/highlight with a longer lens, but that interest fades very fast. There is always something more interesting/beautiful/complicated in my eyes, and that usually involves showing more with a wider lens.

Of course, you can naturally adjust over time.

I grew up using a 40mm for almost everything. Took me a LONG time to make 35mm natural, even though it's just 5mm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 12:13
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

But, but, you're doing it wrong, every wedding pro uses zooms

As you know I like your pictures and one of the reasons is the look of them. And part of that look is the use of primes (an other one is you're eye of course). Thnx for sharing!


Oh god, you have opened up a can of worms there . But thank you as well!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 01:09
A very convincing argument for 35mm Richard! Where can I buy one of those?

Some superb photos in there and some great storytelling. Really enjoyable to look at. Pity you missed my wedding by 20 + years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 19:12
Very enjoyable photos : )

Reasons, for me:

-I don't see anyone looking at you, you are obviously well acquainted with the guests or adept at staying in the background

-"FF look" in terms of shallow dof at those distances

-The targets are people and people like looking at people

-Very well processed b&w

Thanks for sharing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 20:39
#11 - A huge cut above the "standard" image, whatever "standard" means - decisive moment, emotion, dof selection, composition, etc., etc. One tiny, tiny nitpick - maybe get rid of the bright tiny, tiny white spot upper right.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote beardedspoooon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 04:12
I like these. I've got a wedding coming up and have been going back and forth about what I want to use. Part of me wants to go with a 35 and 85, another part of me was leaning towards 15mm, 28-75, and a 105. Then there's the part of me that wants to bring everything for just in case.

Looking at your pics has me really considering going light with a 35 (gives me an excuse to go for the Sony 35/1.4) and 85.

I prefer the "11" on your website to the one you shared here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jkp1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 08:04
Thanks for sharing :-)

#12 Donald T ?
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I am not overly happy about the B&W conversion, a bit harsh and dark, but i can see others like it, so...

What do wedding couple generally prefer ? Color or B&W ?
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