Trash the Dress images

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branny
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Thanks to our very brave bride who was up for the shoot we got some nice images to add to our forthcoming TTD video. Opinions welcome.
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/57678238

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branny
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Wow! 100 views and no comments. Now that either means they're terrible and members are bothered about offending moi? or, they're overwhelmingly good and everyone thinks they can't fault them.
C'mon guys they're miles off great and mostly untouched off the cam. Some tips on giving them some photoshop Pizzaz would be greatly appreciated.

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You cannot access this album:confused:

MAGLINK
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Yup cant see so cant comment

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I can see them, and they look fine to me.

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Well Branny I've had a look and all I can say is Why?

To qualify this I would say, are you taking these picture for the bride who wanted to have a dip in the fountain in which case congratulations you have successfully covered this bizarre event.

Or do you inhabit a part of the countryside where there is an excess of demand for people who want to have a dip in a fountain on their wedding day, in which case it's a good marketing ploy and go for it.

If you are thinking I just want to show that I can do something different, then I would have a good think about your target market and ask yourself if they really see themselves doing something like this on their wedding day. And furthermore what they might think of a professional photographer who obviously believes this is a great idea.

Hmm.

branny
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You obviously don't get it Hmm. :)
Where have you been? - It's TTD and definitely not on their wedding day.
This is our 2nd in as many weeks and girls and guys are actually queueing up to take their outfits to the most bizarre places. Places where they certainly wouldn't go on the wedding day for fear of crumpling their dresses.
The last one had a vintage Bentley brought from 50 miles away to complete the scenario.
What they might think of a professional Tog who does this?
Yippee!!

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red
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Hi Branny,

You probably didn't get many replies because you put too many images up for review. 'Togs best kept secret..only show your top images and limit the choice!

Water always works, some cracking shots in there but some don't make the grade so edit hard and take them out.

Composition of the couple leaves a little to be desired, man leaning into woman's shoulder and hiding half of his face doesn't sit, a bit of fill in flash would be my way out although he's leaning way too close for my liking and it's usually better image wise if the woman rest her head on the man's shoulder (stereotypical I know but it works and sells)

The bride is obviously the show off of the 2 so your job was to bring the groom out more, which you failed to do most times. He seems very reticent and happy to take the back seat (although there are a few shots where he shines).

Generally love the concept, some great images hidden in there, a 'togs dream to get the creative juices flowing, shame one of you lot thought of it first..bet it catches on though :-)

Gavin Gration
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I'm guessing we need some sort of account to view the images????

branny
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Hi red and thanks for the genuine critique and observations. You're right about them both. The groom was happy to let her shine and didn't even want to take part, though once he saw the images, he wished he's done more.
We've done a few of these now, but have yet to edit the videos to suitable tracks.
Can't guess why you can't see them Gavin.

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Barry Hunter
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Can`t see them either unless I register or sign in!

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Gavin Gration
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Sorry - I've tried here and at work on different machines.

Here's what some of us are seeing:-

branny
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Hi Gavin and others - should be ok now. T'other half fiddled wi settings.

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Barry Hunter
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That`s better!

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