I loved almost all the pictures from last weekend’s wedding at Kingston Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. They had to move the wedding inside because of the rain, but with really nice light coming in the windows I thought it turned out really nice. The Nikon D700 is almost noiseless at the iso800 I was shooting at, that way the beautiful ambient light coming in the windows lit the scene, I just used the flash to put a little sparkle in the eyes. I’m putting a few of the images below, if I upload any more shots they can be seen in my live photo stream at http://www.myrtlebeachphotography.org/live_stream.html.
I had plenty of time to take all the dancing pictures I wanted at my last reception. So I was playing around with the effect of using a slow shutter speed and zooming the lens with some shots. I’m getting better at it. One key I realized is you have to keep your subject right in the middle of the lens to keep them clear while everything else blurs.
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These are a few of the shots from last weekend’s wedding in Pawleys Island, SC. It’s a really pretty area, the beach is a bit different than in Myrtle Beach. I liked the little areas with rocks that you see in a couple of the shots.
I’m sure anyone that has been to my website in the past will notice a big difference in its look. My goal was to make everything look a lot cleaner and to highlight my pictures better without distractions from the site itself. I modeled the site after some other wedding photographers as well as some other popular websites as well. I was going for really clean code that will load quickly, and look great on the iPad as well. There are still some photo galleries that use Adobe Flash because it’s the only way I can pull my images from Flickr in real time. The first page of my site will be viewable on the iPad, but to see the other galleries you have to visit a custom page. Hopefully one day there will be alternatives to everything that Flash does. At least my whole site isn’t built on Flash like many photographers, for the most part it’s clean html code. I find it ridiculous when you visit a photographer’s website on the iPad and you just get a message, download Adobe Flash, without any other content. I don’t know if some web developers yet realize Flash websites are dead. Many sites look fancy, but have very little good content. I hope everyone likes the new site and finds it useful.