Tuesday, March 18, 2008

another wedding

I did another wedding last weekend with mark parker. I really enjoy shooting weddings. I was talking with a friend recently, and she was telling me what I have now heard from several people, that they would never want to shoot a wedding. but I love it. I really enjoy trying to capture moments. capturing family dynamics, people's real facial expressions. it's a lot of fun for me. here's a few of my favorites from the recent wedding:








8 comments:

t.sc said...

I think you picked some of your best ones. I really like the 2nd and 3rd.

katie said...

i love the ones at night... so beautiful. the mood is just so quiet and secluded.
you're really making me want to shoot at night... never tried that before! can you get that look at all sooc??

Brian T. Murphy said...

thanks tsc. still figuring these out, as you know.

katie - I love night photography. it's my favorite. but it might be also out of necessity, since night is both when I have time for photography, and when I am most creative. what is sooc?

Chris and Stephanie Rohloff said...

These pictures are great. What camera were you using...are you a digital guy, or are you old fashioned?

Brian T. Murphy said...

it's all digital for this guy.

katie said...

oh, it's "straight out of the camera" sorry... i was just wondering what settings you use and if that look is achieved only through photoshop?

Brian T. Murphy said...

oh, cool. never heard that term before. my images are all edited pretty extensively - at a minimum I push colors in lightroom - don't really use photoshop very much at all. the outside night photos were all kind of interesting. slow shutter speed (around a half second), with the camera on a tripod (obviously), and then I was using my flash as well. the slow shutter speed captured the background light, and then the flash (I had it set low) filled in on their faces / clothes. I was pretty far away, zooming in (trying to not get in the way of the primary photographer), and I think I was just getting really lucky. the relative far distance kept my flash from being too harsh.

I'm still very much figuring out flash photography.

these images looked pretty damn good sooc. but they look a lot better after I edited them. I even tonemapped a couple of them to really bring out the colors and sort of push it in an HDR direction.

I'm a nerd.

katie said...

dude. i envy your time, smarts and programs.
keep it up.