wedding photos critique Anneke Van Hoyweghen

Wedding photos critique for Anneke Van Hoyweghen https://www.facebook.com/anneke.vanhoyweghen Anneke thank you for your submission. I appreciate taking the time and I am happy to provide some comments . I can […]

Wedding photos critique

for Anneke Van Hoyweghen
https://www.facebook.com/anneke.vanhoyweghen

Anneke

thank you for your submission. I appreciate taking the time and I am happy to provide some comments . I can see your passion for taking photos and the intention to do it seriously. Your images have a good composition, and I believe you have eye for that. What I see you can improve is to get them a bit more power in post production to turn them form average normal photos that anyone can take, into your style and personality.  The green would look better if it was greener, black blacker.

Bride’s smile

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The image above is OK ish, however if this is about the bride portrait, I would make it bigger and ignore the surroundings. Or alternatively get the groom to turn around, see his face as well and have their eyes following the rule of thirds. I would increase the vibrance in Lightroom or Photoshop.

Brial couple’s kiss

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As an comment unrelated to the quality of the photos, this is the first bride in my life I see with a dress that is completely away from white. How is that possible? – not a biggie I am just curious what was the intention or tradition?

On another hand, I would avoid the direct sunlight. I see pockets of shadow behind and I would ask them to them as the contrast is not helping. In am sure if they would be in shade, the colours will be more vibrant naturally without post production especially in this blue/grey/silver wedding dress situation.

Composition is good, nothing more to comment on this. Also as a photographer it is your responsibility to make sure the dress is arranged properly to look more spectacular. This is a pose and it should be followed through as every detail can help

Blue eye detail

 

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I can understand the intention of this image but I believe it is too dark, grey and austere for what it needs to be. Contrast with the dark hand of the make up artist is disturbing, as the darkness dominates the image. I can see you followed the rule of thirds and accentuate the colour of the eye independently on a black and white picture, but I do not believe it helps in this composition.

What I would do is to look on the eye frontally, see half of the face and have a shadow of the make up artist hand as a suggestion. The eye should look at me, and to be bigger in the image with a more vibrant colour and contrast.

Anneke

I hope my comments above are not too harsh, but I wanted to give you honest comments for you to improve. You stand in the good part of the the submission I am receiving. Some of them are not good enough to be displayed and I cannot waste my time talking about them. In your case I enjoyed spending the time to give you hopefully a bot of value.

Here is what I would like you to do: Please pick one of your favourite photographers in your country and tell me who is he/she. I would like to have a look on their website and maybe we can do a bit of comparison.

Where is your website?

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