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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #034 – Wedding Photography

Adam Lerner October 12, 2012 Comments Off

Michael contacted me earlier this year after his cousin asked him to photograph her wedding. Michael is 17 years old and having never shot a wedding reached out for some advice. He’d actually NEVER BEEN TO A WEDDING before! As an non-experienced wedding photographer, he was potentially taking on way more than he could handle. Wedding day photography has a rapid flow from the multitude of events that occur on a wedding day in a variety of shooting situations. Indoors, outdoors, couples, groups, portraits, and event photography, all in one day. Being comfortable and competent with your equipment is paramount as there will be many different shooting situations where there is no time for guessing and trying to figure things out. I recommended that Michael try to see about doing some assisting with a professional wedding photographer before jumping into shooting his cousin’s wedding and suggested he recommend his cousin to hire a professional wedding photographer. For that day, I suggested that he offer to shoot some candids for the couple while staying out of the way of the professional photographer to hang back, observe and learn. Michael took my advise, and ended up shooting the wedding alongside another cousin who is a professional fashion photographer.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #033

Adam Lerner September 21, 2012 Comments Off

This week’s Friday Flickr Photo Critique comes to us from Jack Westhead of London, UK. I met Jack at the Frotowalk in London across from Royal Albert Music Hall. This critique goes a bit long, but there’s a lot to talk about.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #030

Adam Lerner May 25, 2012 Comments Off

This week’s photoset comes from Keagan Oka. Streetshots shot with a Canon 60D and 50mm lens nicely processed in black and white.

What drew me to Keagan’s photoset was the consistent look of his candid streetshots. He does a great job of isolating his subjects relative to the background and captures ordinary people in ordinary situations. Somewhat like he’s telling the story of everyday life around his city thru the people that inhabit it.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #029

Adam Lerner April 27, 2012 Comments Off

This week’s photo set comes to us from Clayton Ulmer who shot some killer photos of his friends while they were making a music video. What drew me to Clayton’s photo set was the consistent look and feel of his images while telling the story of the day’s events.

Clayton did a great job getting close to the action, yet keeping the photos candid and natural. He did a fair mix of portraits, action and detail shots that all help to build the photo story.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #028

Adam Lerner April 20, 2012 Comments Off

This week’s photoset comes from Josh Rud, an aspiring motorcross sports photographer. Josh has been shooting these events for a while and has a real knack for capturing the intensity and action.

I like that Josh mixes his shots with action and different angles. I love seeing the dirt flying up in the air and the excitement of the riders flying thru the air, wow!

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #027

Adam Lerner April 13, 2012 Comments Off

This week we have a couple photo stories from Scott MacWatters, a student and photojournalist from Texas. What drew me to Scotts photo stories was the way he got right into the action and does a great job telling the stories of the events thru his photography.

Both sets are strong. Scott gets up close and captures moments and details all necessary to the unfolding events. He goes beyond the action to not only get detail shots, but wide shots to put the events in context. All key components to good photojournalism.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #026

Adam Lerner April 6, 2012 Comments Off

This week’s photoset comes to us from Polish photographer, Philip aka galenphoto via Flickr. What drew me to Philip’s photoset was the nice cohesive nature of his images. He sticks with his subject material and you can see he’s on to something with his portraits.

I also liked how Philip is using flash combined with low-light scenes to have his subjects pop on an otherwise dark background.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #025

Adam Lerner March 30, 2012 Comments Off

Chris from Toronto, Canada shares with us a set of photos he shot while visiting New York City. I like the intensity of some of the shots he caught as candids and that he was bold to get close to his subjects at times.

I think that Chris’s set is cohesive with a definitive point of view and his shooting style with framing and how he sees light is very nice. Some of his images maybe were just a little off, but from what I can tell he’s got the talent and desire to make great images and his Flickr stream is one to watch.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #024

Adam Lerner March 23, 2012 Comments Off

Today’s Friday Flickr Photo Critique is from Australian photographer, Simon Baker who does a great job with his landscapes that are full of fantastic details and vibrant colors.

Simon does a great job with framing his scenes and when he can’t be bothered to find the exact right time of day, he uses neutral density filters to stop down and get more detail in his shots.

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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #023

Adam Lerner March 16, 2012 Comments Off

Dejan hails from Serbia and photographs lifestyle, subculture thru candid portraits. I really liked Dejan’s cohesive set of images and feel that he’s got a great eye for this type of work.

I would like to see Dejan concentrate on some photo-stories built around his friends and the subculture he hangs with. Maybe its the skater friends, maybe musicians and or street performers, but I think he’s done a nice job with this set and look forward to seeing how his work will progress over time.

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