A&P First Engagement shoot this afternoon

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  1. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Wish me luck!

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  2. Jbrown

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  3. johan

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    aren't you going to post your list of gear to take?
     
  4. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    good luck... be sure to post the pics here. :bigthumb:
     
  5. Mach D

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    uhg, engagement pics. the scourge of the modern wedding abortion.

    hope youre getting paid!
     
  6. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm sorry, who the fuck are you again? :hsugh:
     
  7. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Photos uploading now. They were previewing the shots from my camera after and were in love. Which is all that matters.

    Two for now while they all upload.

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  8. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I like the second one... the line in the brick cutting through their head is a bit distracting though. can't wait to see the others. :cool:
     
  9. Mach D

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    I just lurk these forums. But I had to chime in for engagement photos. 90% of them are white shirt barefoot on the beach bull.
     
  10. mojito

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    they make the couple happy
    they make the photographer more money

    wtf are you complaining about?
     
  11. mojito

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    post more, look good so far, but kinda dark, if they go to print them a lot of that will block up
     
  12. johan

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    yeah, these are not bad. I'm sure the couple will be happy. Like the second one more, maybe turn down the vig on #1.
     
  13. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Thanks, Mojito. I know my monitor needs calibration so that may have something to do with it. It's brighter than others i've seemed to notice. Good suggestion on the dark aspect. I think i'll touch some up a bit more, lighten up on the vignette in some and order some proofs.

    Some more. The rest here: http://www.artbynicholas.com/gallery/8320520_gy426#545096425_sSXFm

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    Wondering if I should stamp out the black ground lamp in this shot?
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  14. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Actually, im replacing the shots with the black lamp in them right now.
     
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    Good...black lamp adds nothing to the shot
    Will be stronger with it out
     
  16. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Say bye!

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    I think I really like this shot with the vignette. Really throws the focus on the couple.
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    beautiful shot, vig works with this one
     
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    looks good, she's got a nice ass :yum:
     
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    Nice work - like the PP
     
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    great set man, i like the pp -- it really makes the photos pop
     
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    I like the ones where their laying on the grass, great DOF
     
  22. Girth

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    man, you did great. Love most of those shots. :cool:
     
  23. Harry Pothead

    Harry Pothead EAT IT!

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    I have a question, i guess goes to most that do, do engagement shots. BTW love the shots!!

    Question: When you have them pose, how long do they actually hold that pose? Sometimes I think in my head when i see the shots like yours it goes like this: 'go to location, pose, shoot, next'. Also how many shots do you actually take of that pose itself? And I guess if it feels awkward change pose?

    The couple you took seems to very fun loving and also love the camera vs. those who are static.

    Maybe i'm just overthinking like i always do, but i do love the intake of more information, and then going out and doing it. Although i haven't been inquired of an engagement shot, yet.
     
  24. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments and valued suggestions.

    As i have been getting into this portraiture work more, I have found it best to work with people who are not camera shy. But more than anything - I personally work well with people who can pretend i'm not there and just be themselves. I have been spoiled though as I have been working with people I have known for a long time, so this helps with comfort.

    The last shoot I did two weeks ago was with two girls (a late mother day photo shoot) and they were so uncomfortable, it was difficult for me to frame the scenes and keep the theme because I was almost too busy guiding them to the point in how to stand, take a breath and relax, etc. That made the job that much more difficult, but I did what I could with it. Just a learning experience in being more flexible and versatile in how I work with people, what they should expect of me, and what I expect of them. It's a team effort after all I think.

    I gave this couple free reign to do what they wanted, but I guided them as to how they should come together, so I could frame the shot the way I wanted (based on what they wanted). From that point on, it was all natural, and I would generally shoot between 3-7 shots of that "moment" as I call it.

    So basically there's a lot of improvisation within the guidelines of the theme I want to capture. If that makes any sense. I feel it allows the subject flexibility to be natural and feel comfortable around each other and myself.

    Hope that answers some of your questions.
     
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    any exif data on this?
     

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