A&P Engagement Portraits

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  1. hardcore2Jazz

    hardcore2Jazz New Member

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    Woke up at 5:30AM to go take photos for my roommate and his fiance for their engagement portraits. Six hours later and over a gig of photos later, here is what I came up with:

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    We are going out again in a couple weeks. Ideas would be great...
     
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    Shots are pretty good, but are you using a reflector? I noticed some shadows that could use lightening up a bit.
     
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    No, no reflectors. Wish I had though. I tried to dodge some of the shadows, but it just looked to faded so I stuck with the shadows.
     
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    Can anyone suggest somewhere to buy reflectors for cheap? Also, what type would you recommend for this type of shooting? We were constantly on the move with lots of people around.
     
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    they have such an awkward looking pose in shot 2/3
     
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    Funny, that's their favorite one. I thought the guy looked a little unnatural or uncomfortable in it, but we are going back to retake that one anyways.
     
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    fill flash
     
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    fill flash used on some... wouldn't have helped too much when using the 75-300mm.
     
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    i haven't tried them myself but i've seen people use car sun shades that have the silver backing on them. ghetto, i know.
     
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    If you nicely apply some tinfoil to a piece of foamcore, it makes for a decent budget reflector. Bonus: you can make it whatever shape you like for varied effect.
     
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    I'll give that a shot. I was actually thinking about that this afternoon wondering if it would work. Anyone else here try that?
     
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    You can easily make a reflector by taping pieces of alumium foil to a piece of cardboard or just using a 3' x 4' sheet of poster board or foamcore. However, you'll have better luck by using an external fill flash instead of a reflector. A reflector requires an assistant to hold it plus you have to get it pretty close in order for it to work. Fill flash has the advantage of being adjustable in power and you can go with hard or soft fill. You can also buy attachments that will increase the "throw" of the flash.
     

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