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When I rotated the image to correct the distortion. Lightroom does not limit me to rotating around the center of the image. You can pick any point in the image and rotate around that point. In this case, I picked the electrical meter on the side of the house. I rotated the image to bring the conduit leading out of the top of it to vertical.
"I just don’t have $3000-5000 at the moment to get new gear, but **bleep** I wish I did!"
Who does? You'er not alone in that. But, kido, are you ready for the cold hard truth? If not stop reading this right now.
Plain and simple you gear is crap. You are actually getting good results with what you have. I have been in the wedding business for over 5 decades. My very first rule is the offer the client something that Uncle Bob or a nerdie guy down the street can't do. Everybody has a Rebel T6 or 7 or 5 or 4, etc. Why should they pay you when they can get the same thing for free or very cheap?
First advice is stop buying that stuff. When you can't afford the good stuff buying the wrong gear only makes getting the good stuff harder. Make sense?
OK the rude part out of the way let's try to get the most from what you have until you can upgrade it. Always, always shoot Raw file format. For the outdoor shoots like you displayed choose a 'fixed' ISO probably ISO 200. Set the Rebel to P mode or Av mode at f8. WB can be set to auto it doesn't really matter in Raw just the very best exposure and focus. Have only the center focus point active and the Rebel in One Shot. Adjust your exposure if needed for a properly exposed shot. Indoors no one can offer you settings with out seeing the venue.
I rarely use a tripod. Usually only for the group shots but it needs to be a top quality one, too.
You need, it is mandatory, a good post editor like Photoshop or Lightroom, preferable PS. This is not option you have you have a good editor, period. You need to learn PS thoroughly. In PS you need to fix your composition, You can't have power poles or tickets here signs ot trucks in the background unless they are part of the scene. believe me nobody wants a power pole or lines in their wedding shot! This also comes down to the thought, you are offering a product that the bride and groom can't get elsewhere. If you keep producing poor quality work the word will get out. Lastly, for now, don't over process your shots. In post editing less is more.
I wish you all the best but this is a tough business. I started two of my nieces in the wedding photography business, one made it and is very successful. The other quit after a year or so, didn't have what it takes, do you?
BTW, if after reading this and you are still on speaking terms with me I will be glad to offer suggestions. Good luck.
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